We are "Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation" 

Why join us?  What do we offer?


A newsletter (Ireland's Genealogical Gazette) emailed to you every month to keep you up-to-date with activities and developments.

A journal supplied to you each year in the Springtime


A lecture each month (first Tuesday 8.00pm) on a topic of Genealogical interest - location: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St.

An informal open meeting with coffee and chat on the 4th Wednesday 10.30am - location: Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

Websites/Social Media 

Main website:- this one

Facebook site updated almost every day and widely shared.  Find it here

Twitter site updated almost every day


...Right to use GSI post-nominal

...Right to Register your own assumed Arms or emblems with the Society free of charge;
...Right to have your Club, School or Institutions assumed Arms or emblems registered with the Society free of charge to a maximum of ten registrations.

Research Facilities 

Newly-equipped computer room

Access to extensive range of genealogy sites:-

...Ancestry and Find my past

...Irish Newspaper Archives

...more being added shortly


Discounts for members:-

...Ancestry and Find my past

...Irish Newspaper Archives

...Flatcaps and Bonnets

...more being added shortly

To avail, email membership@familyhistory.ie


Extensive and growing archive held in Dun Laoghaire






Participate in some of the Society's projects

...Cemetery recording

...Ireland's DNA Atlas

...Digitising of records


contact archivist@familyhistory.ie

Special Interest Groups 

Vexillology Ireland

for all interested in the subject whether professionally as a vexillologist or vexillographer or simply a flags enthusiast

Heraldry Ireland

promoting an awareness, appreciation and knowledge of Ireland’s heraldic heritage and of heraldry in general.

Volunteer Participation 

GSI is entirely staffed, operated, and maintained by volunteer efforts.  There may be opportunities to volunteer for participation in the society as a volunteer at various levels, compatible with your skills and preferences.  Let us know if you would like to volunteer

Promoting Genealogy 

We promote the interests of genealogy:-

...in the public media

...in outreach activities at the request of societies and organisers of public events

...in government and political circles

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