"Ireland's most active genealogical society"

“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”

We have a core group of very active volunteers who give of their time to keep the Society vibrant and active. We always welcome volunteers who can contribute to that activity. It is a great way to meet like-minded members and create new friendships, while always advancing one’s knowledge about genealogy.

Morning Open Meetings


On the 4th Wednesday each month (except December) the society holds a morning meeting at 10.30am. This is an opportunity for members, potential members and members of the general public to meet, to discuss relevant matters. There is usually no formal agenda. Coffee and biscuits are served. There is a nominal charge to cover costs
Morning meetings currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions.


On the second Tuesday each month the society hosts a lecture on a subject of interest to members. Details of upcoming and previous lectures will be found here, together with details of how to get there. A small donation (€3) is expected.
Lecture schedule is currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Advice and Research

We provide a research and advice service on Wednesdays and on Saturday afternoons in our Archive and research centre in Loughlinstown.

New system is place for research centre due to Coronavirus restrictions – see latest update.

We undertake research activities and projects from time to time


We do not confine our activities within our own organisation.
We are regularly invited to support the activities of other kindred organisations, by providing lecturers, by providing a genealogy help and advice desk.
We also participate in shows such as “Back to our past” and/or in support of TV, radio and other media
We provide articles to magazines, ezines, and other websites on genealogy-related matters

GSI Open Meetings

Tuesday May 11th - Evening open Meeting - 20.00hrs (Zoom) Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage.com - resources for research.Wednesday Wednesday May 26th - Morning Open Meeting 11.00hrs (Zoom) Informal general discussion on family history...

Open Meeting

GenSocIreland is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting - the Topic is 'Introduction to GSI online resources'Time: 08:00 PM Tuesday 9th February 2021 Meeting ID: 995 9185 6018 Passcode: 218703 Join Zoom Meeting...

Donate to the Society

Donate to the Society

Keeping the society going is always a challenge. And we always have plans for the future, which are impossible to progress. We keep our costs to an absolute minimum – all of the Society activities are provided by volunteers, and expenses must be fully justified,...

An Daonchartlann – Archive & Research

An Daonchartlann - Archive & Research of the @GenSocIreland will be CLOSED on Wednesday 19th August 2020. An Daonchartlann will reopen at 10.00hrs on Wednesday 26th August at 10.00hrs by APPOINTMENT ONLY to archivist@familyhistory.ie

August 2020 update

An Daonchartlann & Covid-19 An Daonchartlann – Archive & Research Centre is open each Wednesday between 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs (subject to current advice at the time) The new system for operating the archive due to Covid-19, is as follows. (1)  All visits...