Centuries of Irish history were lost as a result of the Four Courts Fire in Dublin in 1922. Senior Genealogist Rhonda R. McClure will delve into the history leading up to the battle at the Four Courts, discuss the records that were housed in the Public Records Office, and explain why their destruction has made researching in Ireland so difficult. The lecture will also include record alternatives, what survived, records in other repositories, and an initiative to recreate a virtual Public Records Office.
This syllabus is intended to accompany our online lecture Anniversary of the Four Courts Fire in Dublin (archived recording as of 6/23: https://americanancestors.org/video-library). It includes a reference for all resources mentioned in the session, plus links to many others.
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Created by Rhonda R. McClure
Published: June 2022
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