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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. Aug 14th 2018 8.00pm

If Those Trees Could Speak: Frank Tracy - at DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire


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Open Morning Meetings

Wednesday 25th Jul 2018 10.30am

At Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel 


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GSI Jul Lecture - Precis

Tues. Aug 14th 2018 8.00pm


If Those Trees Could Speak: Frank Tracy

This talk traces the family history of Lord Massy of Duntrileague from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the present day. Lord Massy had 34,000 acres of land and four mansions in Ireland. In 1924 the 6th Baron Massy was carried from his last mansion in the Dublin Mountains and dumped on the roadway. The present family are ordinary working people living the in the UK. Frank will be leading a guided walk for South Dublin Libraries around the Massy Estate at Killakee (beside the Hell Fire Club) at 11.00am on Thursday 16 August.

Our Newsletter 








Jul 2018 Issue

      Why Join a Genealogical Society?

    Important Work - Back in print soon


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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


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


July 2018

Unlocking Roman Catholic records outside Ireland.

Brian Donovan



For previous lectures click here




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

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 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



Our Opening Hours 


Wednesdays 10.00-4.00pm

Saturdays 2.00-5.00pm

GSI President (2014)
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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

front cover
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The Daonchartlann at Loughlinstown

Our Genealogy Archive and Research Centre

The Daonchartlann is open to members and the public on Wednesdays 10.00-4.00 and on Saturday afternoons 2.00-5.00. The computer facilities there are being extended and it is hoped that there will be increased access to genealogy databases. There are always experienced members on hand to provide advice and assistance.


Close to N11 Loughlinstown junction, Loughlinstown Drive is a long winding cul-de-sac, and the Daonchartlann is located near the end, behind the DLR Leisure Centre. The nearest M50 junction is junction 16 Cherrywood.  The centre is served by the 7a bus from Dublin via Dun Laoghaire, by the 111 bus from Dun Laoghaire and by the 111 bus from Brides Glen Luas station

Call in and meet us!!

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