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The Genealogical Society of Ireland strongly recommends that anybody wishing to trace their Irish ancestry, as a first step, get a copy of 'Tracing Your Irish Ancestors' by John Grenham, MA, MAPGI, FIGRS, FGSI, published by Gill and Macmillan. Make sure it's the FOURTH EDITION - see: www.gillmacmillan.ie 

However, in the meantime please download the information booklet produced by Fáilte Ireland 'Tracing Your Ancestors in Ireland' from the panel to the left on this website. It's an excellent source for useful websites etc. There are also some very useful websites listed under 'Links' on this website.

Remember  it is always of great assistance to join a genealogical organisation - this Society always welcomes new members.

The Society does not undertake commercial genealogical research assignments and therefore, we direct all such enquiries to the following:

Although there is no official accrediting body for Irish genealogists involved in commercial research, many have successfully completed diploma courses offered by University College Dublin and other institutions in Ireland. Lists of professional genealogists are provided by the National Library of Ireland, National Archives of Ireland, Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland Limited www.apgi.ie and on the website http://24-7genealogist.com

Remember the Society's Archive & Research Centre, An Daonchartlann, at the Carlisle Pier (Old Mail-Boat Pier) in Dún Laoghaire is open each Wednesday 10.30hrs to 16.30hrs (except 4th Weds. open at 13.00hrs) providing a Free Family History Advisory Service to visitors to this unique facility.