"Ireland's most active genealogical society"


The Genealogical Society of Ireland is rightly called “Ireland’s most active Genealogical Organisation”. At any time, a range of projects are going on or being planned. Frequently, these projects need help from volunteering members.

Such projects might include:-

  • Recording and publication of cemetery inscriptions
  • Extracting information from original documents into databases
  • Preparation and publication of journals, books, etc
  • One-off projects e.g. Assembly and shipping of books for Sarajevo University following major fire

Details of projects will appear here from time to time


Details of research activities will appear here from time to time

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...

Coffee Morning at Royal Marine

Coffee Morning at Royal Marine

The next coffee morning is on Wednesday 27th November at 10.30 at Hardy’s Bar in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. A donation of €3 is expected

December Lecture

December Lecture

Digital Transformation for Cemeteries - Neil Sherrin Tues. Dec 10th 2019 8.00pm DFEi, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire An overview of the opportunity that digitisation presents for effective cemetery operations, genealogy activity, and new revenue generation. Neil is the...