Recovering the lost collections of the Public Record Office of Ireland’

If you can spare 72 minutes I recommend viewing the YouTube video ‘Malignant destiny? Recovering the lost collections of the Public Record Office of Ireland’.

It tells the story of the buildings and collections at the Four Courts in Dublin destroyed in 1922, and also the work of the archivists before and after that tragic event. As genealogists and family historians, it’s easy to overlook the generations of effort and expertise that lie behind the production of a document requested from an archive or online.

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