"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 11.00am. 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. Normally Coffee and biscuits are served but in recent times these meeting have been held online via zoom, see our Social Media chanels for details.


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 via our Social Media channels, these talks are currently being held over Zoom, and include international speakers and audience.

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


The Archive will NOT be open next Wednesday, 31st May

Drop in Meeting

some of the topics and links discussed at our recent Drop in Zoom meeting : Lock keepers - canals & River Shannon, OPW, Irish waterwayshttps://www.failteromhat.com/ John Hayes, directories, Land Owners , Irish Flax Growers etc...

GSI Open Meetings

GSI OPEN MEETINGS Society’s Monthly Open Meetings are now all held via ZOOM due to Covid-19 - edited : note Covid restrictions have now been lifted. Tuesday September 14th - Evening Open Meeting, 20.00hrs (Zoom)‘The East Wall School Boys Strike of 1911’ - Joe Mooney....

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,...