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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

MilitaryArchives.ie releases 5,000 new MSPC files

As scheduled (see last week's blogpost), another release from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection is freely available from this morning at MilitaryArchives.ie.

These files relate to claims lodged by the participants of the revolutionary period or by their dependents.

This instalment contains almost 5,000 new scanned files relating to 1,576 individuals. Some of the files are huge, holding many pages. I've opened two files this morning with a combined digital 'weight' of more than 85Mb; one of them held 31 pages, the other 57 pages, so be prepared not only for slow download if your internet connection is sluggish but also for a lot of reading!

This will bring will the total number of files now available online from this collection to around 20,000 (relating to 6,564 individuals).

For a snapshot of the collection, see RTÉ's 'taster' presentation.