Wanted: your ancestors who may have committed historic crimes
Family historians are using a newly-digitised list of ‘proclamations’ from between 1821 and 1860 to seek out namesakes who might have been involved in criminal activity
Family historians are using a recently published archive to trace whether their relatives were featured in the Irish equivalent of “wanted” posters from 200 years ago, a legal researcher has said.
Fiona Carroll, a solicitor who is leading the Law Reform Commission’s Statute Law Revision Programme (SLRP), has found that people are using a list her office recently digitised to identify namesakes involved in a range of historic criminal activity.
Carroll was referring to a ...