Thursday, 4 December 2014

More Irish dog license register entries added to FindmyPast

FindmyPast ( has added 3.6 million more entries to its Irish dog license registers collection for Ireland.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris, I sent you an email on this WW1 related release by MoD yesterday. I have put together a brief outline of the highly significant release from MoD triggered after a number of FOIs:

    In answer to my recent freedom of information request the MoD have just put up an index of over 300,000 service records of those born pre-1901 which have been not yet been transferred to the National Archives. This means that now almost all of the surviving WW1 service records can be identified online. The MoD has not yet released from its archive the remaining pre 1901 service records it retains because of cost and data protection concerns. Now individuals can check to see whether service records of old WW1 soldiers (born before 1901) who continued to serve after 1920 or re-enlisted after 1920 have survived. The full response to my request and the attached index can be found here: .

    Please note that the index does not include Home Guard service records.

    This is a highly significant release for anyone interested in ancestors who served in WW1 and who may have continued or resumed their service after 1920.


    Justin Nash

    Information on this and other FOIs which have revealed the full extent of the WW2 Medal Records can be found at

    Information on the surviving 1920-1942 Army attestation books (a significant supplement to as yet unreleased service records) also revealed by an FOI can be found here: