Our Society…  

“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”

Dublin-based, supporting both beginners and experienced genealogists alike

---Campaigning

---Informing

---Educating

---Publishing

---Researching

---Preserving records

 

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Our Upcoming Events 

Lectures

Tues. Nov 14th 2017 8.00pm

Tadg O'Shea - Irishgenealogy.ie - A National Treasure...  - at DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire

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For more click here

Open Morning Meetings

Wednesday 25th October 2017 10.30am

At Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel 

 

For more click here

GSI Oct Lecture - Precis

Tues. Nov 14th 2017 8.00pm

 

Tadg O'Shea

Irishgenealogy.ie - A National Treasure.... Over the last ten years or so Irishgenealogy.ie has become possibly the most important website for genealogist both professional and amateurs. The recent inclusion of the Civil Records comprising birth, marriages and death records with images, has radicalised the genealogical and historical community. The site initially incorporated church records from mainly the Dublin and Kerry dioceses including some images, though not a complete set. Over the years the site has grown from mainly the above mentioned church records, followed last year by the release of Civil records with images. The records are subjects to historical time constraints.The most recent addition to the site is the 2016 Family History element which is aimed at the educational sector, particularly secondary schools. The detailed research of two well-known and well documented individuals in the form of former Taoiseach Sean Lemass and Sean MacDiarmuda provides a template for how to develop research skills at an early stage.The site also provides useful research help and links to other relevant genealogical websites.

 

Our Newsletter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2017 Issue

      "Family History Month"

     Monthly Studies in Local History

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For Our Beginners 

Best to start from what you know about your ancestors. GSI provides a simple template here.

 

To progress further, download a free handbook on “Tracing your Ancestors in Ireland”

 

Find your ancestors in the censuses of 1911 and 1901… Click here

 

Come to GSI open meetings, 4th Wednesday each month.. Click here

 

Join GSI… Click here

GSI Lectures now on video

 

Certain recent lectures to the Society were recorded on video and are now available to watch online.  .

 

October 2017 James Scanell - DMP Casualties during the War of Independence Part 3 Click here

 

September 2017 - Brian White Some residents of Killarney Road, Bray Click here

 

August 2017 - Brian Hollinshead - OpenStreetMaps : Where historical Geography meets Genealogy - click here 

 

July 2017 - Brian Donovan, findmypast - Finding my Irish Story - click here

 

June 2017 - Mary Beglan: How Online Sources Helped Put Flesh on the Bones of the Beglan Family Tree Click here

 

May 2017 - Mike Mulligan, Ancestry : The story of our DNA - Click here

 

April 2017 - Tom Quinlan, National Archives - Digitised online resources and complementary sources for researching family history - Click here

 

March 2017 - Ciara Kerrigan - National Library Ireland : The Manuscript Collections of the Genealogical Office - Click here

February 2017 - Capt. Daniel Ayiotis

Defence Forces:  Developments at the Military Archives 2017 - Click here

 

December 2016 Stan Zamyatin

Evolution of the Irish Harp - Click here

   

 

New     

President 

Installed  

at GSI    


Stuart Rosenblatt was

installed as the new

President of The

Genealogical Society

of Ireland

Click here for details  

Our other websites 

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Our Vexillology and Heraldry sites

Vexillology Ireland

Heraldry Ireland


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Ireland’s DNA Atlas

Volunteers required

 

Working with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we are researching Ireland’s unique DNA. We need volunteers to provide samples for this research.  If your 8 great-grandparents came from the same area, we need you. 

 

Find out more here 

www.familyhistory.ie is published by Genealogical Society of Ireland Limited, 11 Desmond Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, IRELAND

For corporate information click here

email:- web@familyhistory.ie 

Flagging Ireland

Flagging Ireland is a new 52-page full colour publication (August 2015) by the Genealogical Society of Ireland, edited by Stan Zamyatin. It deals with the design and use of flags in Ireland, north and south. It is intended for use by school;s, colleges, sporting clubs and local communities to assist them in the design, manufacture and use of flags. This guide takes the reader through the steps to create a wonderfully vibrant and visible representation of the unique local identities of communities and groups. The price is €10 +€2 p&p

Special Discount For the month of October, the book is available at a discount of €3. Click here

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Our Opening Hours 

  

Our archivess and research centre are closed. We hope to re-open in a new location soon


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Genealogical Society of Ireland new premises is at an advanced stage of fitting out.  Open Wednesdays 10-4 and Saturdays 2-5

 

Click here for a map showing our new location behind the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown

Entrance through the carpark of the Leisure Centre.


We are very grateful to Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council which has made the premises available to us.

The computer room and facilities for tracing family history are fully open.  The archives are being fitted out.


 

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