Wednesday 15 January 2014

Irish Volunteers newspaper An t-Óglách online from 1918-1933

This Friday the Military Archives website ( from the Republic of Ireland will add pension records for those who served in the Old IRA. A quick check on the site has, however, also revealed something else I did not know was already available online - free to access digitised issues of An t-Óglách, a newspaper designed to provide guidance and to develop the Volunteer movement.

The coverage runs from January 1918 (when the UK was still at war) to February 1933. If your ancestors were in the Old IRA or part of the Irish Volunteer movement, they are well worth a look - as indeed they are for anyone with Irish connections from that period.

For a background to the publication, and to access the editions themselves, visit


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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