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Historical and genealogical societies may have valuable genealogical information on your ancestor. Some societies focus on a specific area, region, family line, or name, while others deal with all of Ireland. Many publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. Some publish queries about Irish ancestors or maintain lists of members' research interests. Some have special indexes, collections, and projects. Many are based in countries to which Irish immigrated, such as the United States or Australia. You may want to join and support the efforts of one of these societies.

The names and addresses of these societies are listed in:

Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. 3rd ed. Dublin, Ireland: Gill and Macmillan, 2006. (Family History Library book Ref 941.5 D27gj 2006.)

Ryan, James G. Irish Records: Sources for Family & Local History. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 1997. (Family History Library book Ref 941.5 D23r.)

For more information about the publications of these societies, see Irish Periodicals

One-Name Groups

Some societies gather information about individuals with a particular surname. If you would like to find out about or join such a group, contact the following organization:

Guild of One-Name Studies
Box G
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA
ENGLAND
Internet: http://www.one-name.org/

Locating Records at the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many sources compiled by Irish genealogical societies. These sources are described in the Author/Title Search of the catalog under the society's name. Copies of some records gathered by Irish genealogical societies are also listed in the Locality Search of the catalog under the record type. For example, cemetery transcripts compiled by a local family history society are listed in the Place Search under:

IRELAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

Societies' histories or lists of members' interests are indexed in the Place Search of the catalog under the following headings:

IRELAND - SOCIETIES

IRELAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES

Lists of and guides to societies' collections are indexed in the Place Search of the catalog under the following headings:

IRELAND - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

IRELAND - [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

IRELAND - [COUNTY] - [CITY, TOWN, OR PARISH] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

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