Fiona Fitzsimons - Finding women in the sources -
Women make-up half our ancestors, but many people tracing their
family history neglect the female lines. This is because women are more
difficult to trace in the records, because of their social and legal
status. Finding women in the records is all about knowing how and where
Fiona Fitzsimons explores the range of sources and collections
available on Findmypast for family history, as she shows you how to
search for (and find) your female ancestry.
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.
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
For the month of October, the book is available at a discount of €3. Click here
Our Opening Hours
Our archivess and research centre are closed. We hope to re-open in a new location soon
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.