Our Society…  

“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”

Dublin-based, supporting both beginners and experienced genealogists alike






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Our Upcoming Events 


Tues. Jan 8th 2018 8.00pm

How to start and administer your own Y-DNA project - Paddy Waldron.- at DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire


For more click here

Open Morning Meetings

Wednesday 23th Jan 2018 10.30am

At Hardy's Bar, Royal Marine Hotel 


For more click here

GSI Feb Lecture - Precis

Tues. Feb 12th 2018 8.00pm

How to start and administer your own Y-DNA project - Paddy Waldron     This talk will explain how individuals or surname or clan groups can set up surname DNA projects, hosted by FamilyTreeDNA.com, and show how the tools provided to project administrators can be used to investigate and explain the surname origins and history. Men with an interest in their surname history should submit a sample of their own DNA for Y-chromosome analysis and then recruit other men with the same or similar surnames to do likewise.     DNA kits will be available at discounted prices after the talk for those who have not yet swabbed.

Our Newsletter 








Jan 2019 Issue

   January 1919, Dáil Éireann, War,  and 'Flu

   Local History Reviews

             ..... 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.  .


December 2018

Recording an Irish Townland History - Billy Saunderson  Video



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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Our Vexillology and Heraldry sites

Vexillology Ireland

Heraldry Ireland


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

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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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Genealogy Help Centre

The Centre 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



Close to N11 Loughlinstown junction, Loughlinstown Drive

is a long winding cul-de-sac, and the Centre 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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