Irish Family History Society

Connecting People With Their Irish Roots

About the Society

Our objectives

The objectives of the Irish Family History Society are:

  • To promote the study of Irish family history and genealogy.
  • To promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material.
  • To promote the recording of gravestone inscriptions.
  • To advise all those interested in seeking their Irish roots.
  • To encourage the repatriation of information from overseas on Irish emigrants.
  • To collaborate with and support other societies with similar aims.

What we do

To pursue these objectives the Society undertakes a number of activities.

  • The Society publishes a Journal annually.
  • In addition, a News Sheet is issued each Spring and Autumn containing up-to-date Society information, members’ queries, details of future activities and news from the world of Genealogy.
  • The IFHS arranges lectures and seminars which are normally held at the Dublin City Library and Archive, 138/144 Pearse St., Dublin 2.
  • The IFHS also organises regular visits to Archives and Libraries so our members can find out about resources available in them.
  • Annual General Meeting, followed by 2 guest speakers.
  • Members’ Area on our website offers free access to Resources

Join Us

If you want to support us and/or avail of the benefits a Society Membership offers, you should join us.

Membership is only €25 per year.  And in addition to the above, a Society Membership entitles you to a 25% discount on  an Irish Newspaper Archive subscription, which is normally €149 per year.

To join us, please click the button below.