Irish Family History Societies (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Research: Irish Ancestor  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Irish Family History Societies

The main ones are given here and most have links to many other Irish societies, databases, information & chat rooms.

All-Ireland Family History Societies

Ireland Genweb Project
Online only

Irish Ancestral Research Association
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Dept. W, 2120 Commonwealth Ave.
Auburndale, Massachusetts
02466-1909 USA

Irish Family History Foundation
Irish Genealogy Ltd.
Floor 3, Shelbourne House
Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland

Irish Genealogical
Research Society

Online only at present

Irish Genealogical Society Internationa
1185 Concord St. North
Suite 218
South St. Paul 55075USA

Northern Ireland FHSs

North of Ireland FHS
Mr. G.N. Sibery
c/o Queen’s University
Graduate School of Education
69 University Street
Belfast , Northern Ireland BT7 1HL
has links to websites for branches in Coleraine,
Lisburn, North Down and Ards, Omagh and Portadown
Ulster Historical Foundation
49 Malone Road Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 6RY
Northern Ireland Genweb
Online only:

Republic of Ireland FHSs

Genealogical Society
of Ireland

Mr. Michael Merrigan
11 Desmond Avenue
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish FHS
P.O. Box 36
Naas, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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