Ancestry – Easter Rising Records

Easter Rising Records

Ancestry have added two new Irish Collections under the Easter Rising heading.

The Easter Rising took place 24th of April 1916, Easter Monday.

Martial Law was subsequently declared in on the 25th April 1916 in an attempt to maintain order on the streets of Dublin, this was later extended to the whole of Ireland.

During the aftermath of the Easter Rising and during the years of the Irish War of Independence individuals were arrested under Martial Law if suspected of being pro-independence and committing treason to the Crown.

Under Martial Law individuals were tried without a defence council, without a jury and the trials took place in private chambers. Members of the public and members of the press were not allowed to be present at the trial.

The records included in this collection are:

Courts Martial Files, 1916-1922

Intelligence Profiles, 1914-1922