“Might this (above) be your great-great-granny’s birth certificate?
“The destruction of seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history in the Four Courts blaze of 1922 (top) was one of the great tragedies of the Irish Civil War.
“The day after, charred documents salvaged from the wreckage were packed into 300 boxes and sent to storage for 100 years.
“Now, a Trinity team is using technology to decipher records once thought lost forever, gather copies from around the world, and create a Virtual Record Treasury to open 30 June 2022, centenary of the fire.
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