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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. Jul 10th 2018 8.00pm

Unlocking Roman Catholic records outside Ireland. - Brian Donovan - at DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire


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Open Morning Meetings

Wednesday 27th Jun 2018 10.30am

At Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel 


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GSI Jul Lecture - Precis

Tues. Jul 10th 2018 8.00pm


Unlocking Roman Catholic records outside Ireland.

Brian Donovan

We’re all familiar with looking at Catholic records in Ireland, but the Catholic church is also the largest and oldest denomination in America. In Britain, despite rigorous enforcement of the penal laws, up to 25% of parts of England remained Catholic during the 1700s. Both the US and Britain’s Catholic community expanded dramatically through Irish immigration, especially in the nineteenth century. But Catholic records outside of Ireland are notoriously difficult to access. This has started to change, and in this talk Brian will give you an overview of the work he is doing with Findmypast to make these records easily accessible. He will describe what records survive and how they can help you build your Irish family history.

Our Newsletter 








Jun 2018 Issue

      Genealogy and Tourism

     Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland


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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


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GSI Lectures now on video


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


June 2018

History and Genealogy – you can’t have one without the other.

Declan F. Brady


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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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Journal 2018

Published Feb 2018


Distributed free

to all members

Can be purchased

€10 plus postage

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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 Moore. 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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Irish Family Names Map



Specially designed and beautifully

produced map of Ireland surrounded

by hundreds of Irish family crests

depicted in full colour with the areas

of origin of each surname marked on

the map.

Special Price – just €12.00

including postage worldwide.

Details here


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