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Janet
28-02-13, 21:15
The following website may be worth looking at for all those who cannot find army ancestors in the UK and who may just have been in Ireland at this time. Looks lke another good Census substitute.


http://census.militaryarchives.ie/

Janet

Elaine ..Spain
28-02-13, 21:18
Link not working for me Janet.

Elaine ..Spain
28-02-13, 21:20
Have found it - will repost link
http://census.militaryarchives.ie/

Karamazov
28-02-13, 21:21
Link not working for me Janet.
Nor me!

Karamazov
28-02-13, 21:23
Have found it - will repost link
http://census.militaryarchives.ie/
Thanks Elaine - just cross posted seconds before you put this up - it works...

Janet
28-02-13, 21:28
Have changed link! Also posted on general but meant to post on research! Brain addled today!!

Janet

Darksecretz
28-02-13, 21:28
would you like this moving Janet to Research?

Darksecretz
28-02-13, 21:29
Have changed link! Also posted on general but meant to post on research! Brain addled today!!

Janet

sorted Janet x

Janet
28-02-13, 21:30
Thanks Julie!!

I should add the following to make more sense of this as I have just received an e mail through the Cork Genealogical Society.

"It is a a SEARCHABLE DATABASE based on a military census from 1922 and launched online this morning.The census outlines the full extent of the Free State Army’s manpower during the Irish Civil War, and was held in November 1922 to audit the general state of the National Army at the time.The census, which came about halfway through the war as the National Army fought against anti-treaty members of the IRA, was conducted in an effort to ascertain precisely how many recruits the army had at its command.

Without accurate information, headquarters staff could not adequately estimate pay bills, feed, clothe or procure weapons or even determine how many troops they had at their disposal so the Army Council decided in October 1922 that it would undertake a census, documenting its entire manpower at the stroke of midnight on the morning of Friday 13 November that year."

Janet