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== Image Visibility  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Ireland, Prison Registers collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This is a compilation of prison records from collections held in the National Archives of Ireland. Most of the surviving prison records from the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland are included in this collection. This project was done in cooperation with www.findmypast.ie.  
 
This is a compilation of prison records from collections held in the National Archives of Ireland. Most of the surviving prison records from the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland are included in this collection. This project was done in cooperation with www.findmypast.ie.  
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For a full list of prisons in Ireland and their dates of operation, see the article on the FindMyPast website, [http://www.findmypast.ie/articles/world-records/full-list-of-the-irish-family-history-records/institutions-and-organisations/irish-prison-registers-1790-1924 Irish Prison registers 1790-1924].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Ireland, Prison Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]<br>
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These records usually include the following information:
  
== Record Content  ==
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[[Image:Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 1.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px|Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 1.jpg]]
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection usually include the following information:  
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[[Image:Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 2.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px|Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 2.jpg]]
  
 
*Name of inmate  
 
*Name of inmate  
*Residence  
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*Last Residence  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Age  
 
*Age  
*Crime committed (including the name and address of any victim)
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*Crime committed  
*Name of Victim
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*Name of Victim  
*Name and address of next of kin
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*Name and address of next of kin  
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*Marital Status
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*Date crime committed
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Place of birth
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*Approximate year of birth
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''Searching the Index'''
  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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==== Using the information  ====
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When you have found the information that you are looking for, the following information will help you in your research:
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*The age of the ancestor can be calculated for a birth year.
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*The place at the time of imprisonment may be your ancestors residence if he is found on a census.
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*If the registrant wrote down where he or she was born, use that information to search in the church records for the parents.
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==== Can't Find Any Information?  ====
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If you can't find any information, consider the following to help you in your search:
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*Search for a nickname.  Prisoners may have been registered in prison under a nickname instead of their real name.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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*[http://www.findmypast.ie/?sourceID=13&utm_source=aw_uk&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=gen FindMyPast.ie (Ireland's FindMyPast website)]  
 
*[http://www.findmypast.ie/?sourceID=13&utm_source=aw_uk&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=gen FindMyPast.ie (Ireland's FindMyPast website)]  
*[http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/irish-prison-registers.html Irish Genealogy Toolkit]
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*[http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/irish-prison-registers.html Irish Genealogy Toolkit]  
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/ Irish Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/ Irish Genealogy]
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
"Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMQJ-DQF&nbsp;: accessed 28 June 2012), Maria Mcdonald, prison sentence 1899; citing Eneclann LTD. Ireland, Prison Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.  
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"Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMQJ-DQF&nbsp;: accessed 28 June 2012), Maria Mcdonald, prison sentence 1899; citing Eneclann. Ireland, Prison Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
 
 
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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Ireland, Prison Registers collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1790 to 1924.

This is a compilation of prison records from collections held in the National Archives of Ireland. Most of the surviving prison records from the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland are included in this collection. This project was done in cooperation with www.findmypast.ie.

For a full list of prisons in Ireland and their dates of operation, see the article on the FindMyPast website, Irish Prison registers 1790-1924.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Eneclann. Ireland, Prison Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

Record Content

These records usually include the following information:

Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 1.jpg
Ireland, Prison Registers DGS 4492625 22 Page 2.jpg
  • Name of inmate
  • Last Residence
  • Place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Crime committed
  • Name of Victim
  • Name and address of next of kin
  • Marital Status
  • Date crime committed

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of birth
  • Approximate year of birth

Search the Collection

Searching the Index

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Using the information

When you have found the information that you are looking for, the following information will help you in your research:

  • The age of the ancestor can be calculated for a birth year.
  • The place at the time of imprisonment may be your ancestors residence if he is found on a census.
  • If the registrant wrote down where he or she was born, use that information to search in the church records for the parents.

Can't Find Any Information?

If you can't find any information, consider the following to help you in your search:

  • Search for a nickname. Prisoners may have been registered in prison under a nickname instead of their real name.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMQJ-DQF : accessed 28 June 2012), Maria Mcdonald, prison sentence 1899; citing Eneclann. Ireland, Prison Registers. National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.