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“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”

Dublin-based, supporting both beginners and experienced genealogists alike






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Our Upcoming Events 


Tues. Feb 13th 2018 8.00pm

Ed Gilbert - Update on the Irish DNA Atlas  - at DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire


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Open Morning Meetings

Wednesday 28th February 2018 10.30am

At Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel 


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GSI Feb Lecture - Precis

Tues. Feb 13th 2018 8.00pm


Ed Gilbert - Update on the Irish DNA Atlas. -

Ed will be presenting the latest results of the Irish DNA Atlas, a DNA cohort of individuals with four generations of genealogical data. The Irish DNA Atlas is a joint project between the Royal of College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland, combining genetic and genealogical information. The latest results of the Irish DNA Atlas demonstrate the subtle sub-structure within Ireland, with genetic groups reflecting past historical and demographic borders. In addition, the researchers show a significant subset of Irish and British individuals with joint Irish and British genetic ancestry which is reflective in their ancestral surnames. Lastly, the Irish DNA Atlas has shown the existence of a significant proportion of Norwegian-like ancestry within Ireland, which dates back to the times of the Viking invasions.


Our Newsletter 








February 2018 Issue

      Ireland's virtual record treasury

      'Viking' or 'Lochlannach' Ancestry?

      'Ireland's military history

          ..... and more.....Click here

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


Most lectures to the Society are recorded on video and are now available to watch online.  .


January 2018

Irish DNA Atlas : an update

Ed Gilbert

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at GSI    

Stuart Rosenblatt was

installed as the new

President of The

Genealogical Society

of Ireland

Click here for details  

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Vexillology Ireland

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Journal 2018

Published Feb 2018


Distributed free

to all members

Can be purchased

€10 plus postage

More here 

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

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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



Our Opening Hours 


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Feb 2018: GSI has a stand at Back To Our Past Belfast

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Feb 2018: New addition to the GSI archive

Stuart Rosenblatt has added another volume to his magnum opus on Irish Jewry.  Click here for details and photo

Dec 2017: Irish DNA Atlas Published - Details Here

Irish DNA Atlas Published  –  The Society has received an overwhelming level of response to the publication recently.

Jan 2018: Genealogical Society of Ireland new premises is fitted 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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