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Irish Resources for Family Historians: Political Issues

This State Library of South Australia guide highlights resources available at the Library as well as various databases and websites that may assist your search for ancestors in Ireland


Ireland has seen invasion, occupation and foreign rule for much of its history.  This page features only a small sampling of resources available.

The Ulster Covenant - 1912

This archive, held by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland contains just under half a million original signatures and addresses of the 237,368 men who, on 28 September 1912, signed the Ulster Covenant, and of the 234,046 women who signed the parallel Declaration.  This archive is searchable and once a person of interest has been located, in the search results, an image of the signature may be viewed.

War of Independence 1916 - 1921

War of Independence 1916 - 1921 Websites

BBC History - 1916 Easter Rising

Conflict Archive 1968 - present