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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ireland, Intelligence Profiles, 1914-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  • Colonial Office: Ireland: Dublin Castle Records. CO 904/193-216.
  • War Office: Army of Ireland: Administrative and Easter Rising Records. WO 35/206-207.

About Ireland, Intelligence Profiles, 1914-1922

Historical Background

As nationalists in Ireland struggled for independence, the British Intelligence Forces were keeping a close eye on their movements. The Dublin Metropolitan Police, as well as the Royal Irish Constabulary, recorded the known daily movements of those suspected of being disloyal to the Crown.

This Collection

Included in this collection are photographs, newspaper clippings and notes recording Sinn Fein meetings as well as the everyday movements of those deemed to be suspects in the eyes of the British forces.

The records in this collection date mainly from 1917 but include some people who were involved in the nationalist movement prior to 1917.

The records relate to activities all across the island of Ireland and with close to 800 names searchable within, they shed light on major events happening at this time. There are over 22,000 images within the collection available to browse.