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Irish Genealogical Research Society (Ireland)


18 Stratford Avenue




The Irish Genealogical Research Society, based in London, encourages and promotes the study of Irish genealogy and collects books and manuscripts of genealogical value. The recourses are of most use for pre-1850 Irish ancestral research.

The library's holdings include:

§  Family histories and pedigrees.

§  Directories.

§  County, town, diocesan and parochial histories.

§  Monumental inscriptions in Ireland and elsewhere for people of Irish descent.

§  Transcripts or abstracts of wills and administrations.

§  Chancery and exchequer bills.

§  Card indexes to 18th and 19th century Irish births, marriages and deaths taken from 18th and 19th century provincial Irish newspapers.

§  Journals of genealogical interest.

§  Reports of the Keeper of the Public Records in Ireland 1882-1936.

The society publishes 'The Irish Genealogist' which has been the official publication of the Irish Genealogical Research Society since 1937. A full listing of the contents of the Irish Genealogist can be found here and a complete set of the Irish Genealogist 1937-1993 is available on CD from Eneclann. An online names index, covering the years from 1937 to 2012, extracted from member submitted articles to the journal is available free online.

Annual membership entitles you to:

§  The Society’s annual journal, The Irish Genealogist.

§  Twice-yearly Newsletter.

§  A monthly full-colour e-bulletin packed with up-to-date news about the world of Irish genealogy.

§  Access to the online Members Discussion Forum.

§  Access to the Members-Only section of the website. Many indexes, lists and transcripts to some of our library material are held here, referencing many thousands of names.

§  Free access to our unique collection of Irish manuscripts and books, housed in our London-based library.