Ireland Branch Archives



Back To Our Past: 12-14 October 2012
For the third consecutive year, the IGRS exhibited at the annual BTOP show at the RDS exhibition centre, Dublin. The show is Ireland’s premier family history event and several IGRS members were presenting talks as part of its extensive lecture programme. Member volunteers were also on Stand 1 to answer genealogical and membership queries, and a good number of visitors took advantage of our special show ‘membership bundle’ offer.

It was good to see so many existing members, too. Several dropped by to say ‘hello’, to talk about their research triumphs and challenges, and to tell us how much they’re enjoying their membership.

Summer Outing: Saturday 16 June 2012

A full-day outing, visiting Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan, Belvedere House in Mullingar, and the Fore Mausoleum and Monastic Site, all in County Westmeath.

Open Day: Saturday 19 May 2012
Venue: Seminar Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
Lecture programme + Q&A:

  • Digitising a treasure trove: The Chief Secretary’s Office registered papers, with Nigel Johnston, NAI
  • Crime and punishment: Ireland’s prison and petty sessions records, with Brian Donovan,
  • A myriad of sources for early Irish marriages, with Roz McCutcheon FIGRS
  • Sources for adoption and fostering in Ireland, with Anna Austin
  • ASK THE EXPERTS – Question and Answer Session.

AGM and Lecture: Saturday 21 April 2012
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
AGM, followed by Lecture:

  • The Landed Estate Court Rentals: now digitised, but still a much underused source, with Aideen Ireland, National Archives of Ireland.

Spring Lecture: Tuesday 27 March 2012
Venue: Seminar room, National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

  • Military Manoeuvers – Placing Ireland’s Military Records Online, with Captain Stephen Mac Eoin, Military Archives.


Ireland Branch Open Day: Saturday 21st May 2011
Venue: Seminar Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St., Dublin 2
Lecture programme + Q&A:

  • Unusual & Strange Sources for genealogy, with Jim Ryan
  • PRONI: A new beginning, with Rob Davison
  • Tracing the Irish in World War One, with John Goodman
  • Sources for wills in the National Archives, with Aideen Ireland
  • Ask the experts! – Question and Answer Session

Summer Outing: Saturday 18th June 2011
Visit to Kilkenny Castle, St Canice’s Cathedral and Woodstock Gardens, Co Kilkenny
Cost per person: €55 (incl coach, all entrance fees, morning refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea).

AGM & Lecture: Saturday 16th April 2011
Venue: Seminar Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St., Dublin 2
Lecture: Settlement Patterns on the Hook, County Wexford, with Dr Billy Colfer.

Reception to mark the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of the Society: 31 March 2011
Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
The Guest of honour was the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese who was made a Fellow of the Society.


Autumn Lecture
Venue: National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin
Lecture: Genealogy – The Latest Innovations from Utah, with Keith Withington

Summer outing: 26 June 2010
Tintern Abbey, Dunbrody Abbey and J.F.K. Arboretum, County Wexford

Open Day: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Venue: Seminar Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse St., D. 2
Programme of four lectures + Q&A:

  • Griffith’s Valuation and Valuation Office Records, with John Grenham FIGRS
  • The 1641 Depositions project and genealogy, with Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer and Dr Elaine Murphy
  • Natives and newcomers in Cromwellian Ireland, with Dr John Cunningham
  • The records of Glasnevin Cemetery, with Mervyn Colville and Shane Mac Thomáis

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