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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

National Archives of Ireland: 1916 centenary events

The National Archives of Ireland has published its programme of events to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916. Among its plans is the publication of a 'simple online guide to genealogical research'.

This guide will be aimed at secondary school students and will take them through the process of tracing their own family history. The National Archives say that newly available sources such as the Bureau of Military History and the Military Service Pensions Collection will be highlighted to help the students trace ancestors who were involved in Ireland's revolutionary decade.

Other plans for the year will see the launch of a range of the NAI's digitised records – among them images of 6,500 files from the Property Losses (Ireland) Compensation (PLIC) files 1916, which deal with compensation for damage to property during the Rising – and a new exhibition, Jacob’s Garrison 1916, which will include accounts of those in the garrison and a history of Jacob's biscuit factory, a major employer in the city.

For more details of the NAI's plans, download the programme of events.