Find My Past Ireland is an online tool to help you flesh out the Irish branches on your family tree. They have just released the Irish Prison Registers (1790-1924), a register that contains more than 3.5 million entries, covering all types of custodial institutions.
Most records include details such as physical description, next of kin, and information about the crime and sentence. What was once a source of shame is now a clue in your hunt for your past – and the juicy bits at that… This is an easy way to find out if you have jailbirds nesting in your family tree!
Don’t forget we also have Find My Past UK and Find My Past AU for our family history detectives and a variety of other family history resources. (Please note that you can only use Find My Past resources inside community libraries.)
Explore at will!