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Subject: [S-I] Military Records
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 14:57:10 +0000
Here's a few URLs bent on showing you that it is well worth it to pursue this topic. A simple google turned up:
The Irish Pensioners of William III's Huguenot Regiments, 1702.
>From Huguenot Society of London Proceedings, Vol. 6, No. 3, Nov. 1899
Unfortunately, just the Huguenots, but there's more where THOSE came from.
This page is from the catalog of an Australia organization that lists its holdings. Shows what is in PRO but can be gotten in Australia and anywhere else where fiche is collected.
Turning to the LDS catalog, I was curious whether anything was actually cataloged under Monaghan. Yes.
Militia lists, Co. Cavan, Fermanagh, and Monaghan
Microfilm of manuscript: [19--]. 1 v. Manuscript is at the Armagh County Museum, Armagh.
Militia lists are from the 1700's.
Armagh County Museum no. N8 FHL BRITISH Film 1279356 Item 24
Order, use, then spend day in Armagh exploring Navan fort!
Roll of the Monaghan Yeomanry Corps Monaghan Yeomanry Corps
Microfilm of original at the Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan.
FHL BRITISH Film 1279320 Item 10
Eh? What's this says I??? I google I find a Genuki page with huge amounts of info:
And this website dedicated to the regiments. Alas, you must know the regiment first to access most British military records. Identifying the regiment is the military search equivalent of the ever-popular Irish search (as much so as root canals)..... Identifying the townland of origin.
I've seen the regiments ID'd in English parish records -- marriages in particular. Many Irish enlisted in the British army. Many served in England and married there. If you find one that did in IGI (which has indexed most English parish records) order the microfilm. The 'good stuff' won't be in the index.
I am always amazed at people who will check IGI but never order the microfilm. They got shrubby trees -- not because there's no records but because they won't go beyond the index. As they say: "We have seen the enemy and he is us!"