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Genealogy

The Police Museum holds microfilm copies of the Royal Irish Constabulary service records 1822-1922, the originals of which are held at the Public Record Office at Kew in London.

We can search for individuals and supply their service record at a charge of £25 per search. Information requested usually includes:

  • Constabulary number
  • Name
  • Age on joining (or date of birth)
  • Height
  • Religion
  • Date of appointment
  • Native County
  • Name of person recommending for the Constabulary
  • Trade or calling on joining
  • Places served with dates
  • Promotions
  • Awards
  • Punishments
  • Injuries
  • Date of marriage (if married in service)
  • Native County of wife

Please note that as these service registers were held centrally, geographical areas lower than counties are not given.

For the ranks of Sergeant and above more information may be available from the printed Royal Irish Constabulary Lists held at the museum. For this search a fee of £25 is required as this is very time consuming.

If you require a search to be carried out, send us a cheque or money order in Sterling (GBP) or pay online using PayPalexternal link opens new window - please offer payment to museum@psni.police.uk

Please email us with your request

No requests will be commenced until we receive payment.

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