Tuesday 2 May 2023

Ancestry uploads two new Irish record collections

Ancestry has delivered two new Irish record collections to its database. They are as follows:

Ireland, King James' Irish Army List, 1689:
This collection is an assortment of biographical accounts from the 1689 Irish Army, levied by King James II. The original accounts were compiled in a book by John D'Alton, originally published in 1861.

Records may include the name of soldiers, their rank and regiment, their military achievements and even those of other family members.

Many Irish surnames have been anglicised so be flexible with spellings and variations.

Ireland, Patient & Staff Hospital Registers, 1816-1919: It's another beauty from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. This collection includes records from three hospitals:

  • Royal National Hospital for Consumption (Newcastle, Co Wicklow)
  • Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, a hospital and school for physicians on Grand Canal Street, Dublin
  • Westmoreland Lock Hospital, a specialist clinic and hospital for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (from 1819, women only)

It consists of administrative and financial papers, discharge registers, returns of deaths, maternity ward registers, newspaper cuttings, architectural plans and papers, staff registers, minute books, visitors books, letters, and much more.

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