Benefits of membership

“Ireland’s most active genealogical organisation”

Over 90% of our members have online access, and get the fullest benefits from membership.

Here are some of the things which our members value.

  • Monthly Newsletter –  “Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette” emailed to all members who have email facilities
  • Monthly Lecture on a topic of genealogical interest
    • 2nd Tuesday 8.00pm Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland St.
  • Monthly Informal Morning Meeting – coffee with genealogy
    • 4th Wednesday 10.30, Hardy’s Bar, Royal Marine Hotel
  • Society Website and Social Media
  • Annual Journal on genealogy and related subjects
  • Daonchartlann (People’s Archive and Research Centre), Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire

    • Society archive of 8000 items, still growing
    • Fully fitted computer centre with advance facilities
    • Broadband hotspot for online research and collaboration
    • Online Newspaper Archives
    • Access to “Find my Past”
  • Lobbying and Representation on genealogy-related matters
  • Linkage with like-minded members
  • Publication and sale of books, registers, lists
  • Special Interest Groups on related topics
    • Vexillology
    • Heraldry
    • Irish DNA Atlas
  • Linkage with other genealogy organisations – members of the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)
  • Right to use GSI post-nominal;
  • Special Prices of up to 50% off selected Society publications;
  • Right to Register your own assumed Arms or emblems with the Society free of charge;
  • Right to have your Club, School or Institutions assumed Arms or emblems registered with the Society free of charge to a maximum of ten registrations.