To prevent confusion this is an e-mail I got from the National Archives...
The information on R.I.C. members is recorded under each individual
member's service number. The service number of any member is obtained
by searching in the surname indexes to the service registers. However,
I regret that, because of the volume of requests for information we
receive, we are unable to devote the time necessary to undertake
searches in the surname indexes to determine service numbers. Unless it
is possible for us to be advised of an R.I.C. member's service number,
we have to request that persons seeking information relating to the
career of a former member of the R.I.C. visit our reading room to
conduct personally any such research.
The National Archives is open to the public between the hours of 10.00
am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday - with the exception of public
holidays. Archives are produced for inspection from 10.00 am to 4.30
pm. Alternatively, a professional researcher may be commissioned to
undertake such research on your behalf and a list of these is available
on our website at:
An index to the R.I.C. records is available by subscription at:
Note that the index is still a work in progress.
Herlihy, J, The Dublin Metropolitan Police - A short history and
----------, The Royal Irish Constabulary - A complete list of officers
and men, 1816-1922, (Dublin, 1999).
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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