The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) is a genealogical society established in 1936 with the primary concern at the time being to gather copies of historical materials compiled before the 1992 Great Fire at the Public Record Office in Dublin, Ireland.

They offer a free, valuable database Irish Index to Townlands well worth investigating as well as a free, searchable Dublin Directory 1803.

The Society has expanded and services they provide include:

  • promoting Irish genealogy research

  • collecting genealogy resources including books and manuscripts

  • hosting seminars and lectures

  • publishing an annual journal, The Irish Genealogist

  • publishing a monthly e-bulletin, IGRS bulletin, to assist members with their research

  • publishing a bi-monthly newsletter with news about the society and Irish genealogy in general

  • exhibiting and lecturing at family history fairs

  • sharing access


    some archives, and more.

Membership benefits and subscription rates can be found on their Membership page.


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