The Irish Genealogist Database

The Society’s annual journal, The Irish Genealogist (TIG), has been published since 1937. It is widely recognised as a forerunner in the field of Irish genealogy and for making a unique scholarly contribution to Irish genealogical studies for over 75 years.

Over the period the journal has been published it has allowed members to share the results of their work through many thousands of genealogy related articles, family histories and transcriptions of unusual records and sources. Typically, members have submitted information from newspapers, parish registers, family bibles, genealogies, voters lists, pedigrees, membership rolls, deeds, marriage settlements, census substitutes, land and tenure surveys, marriage license bonds, courts records, wills and much more besides.

All these contributions have been scanned to create a brand new, readily accessible resource of more than a quarter of a million names. This database can be searched in two ways.

Search The Irish Genealogist Names INDEX, 1937–2001

The database holds names gleaned from the Journal for the period 1937-2001 (names from the 2002 to 2012 journals will be added during 2015). If you find an entry of interest:

  • you can identify the name of the article it appears in here
  • purchase a back copy of the relevant journal here
  • buy a CD of all the journals published from 1937 to 1993 from Eneclann
  • check whether your nearest major library has a copy of the relevant journal. Most state and national libraries around the world hold The Irish Genealogist.


NEW – MARCH 2015! Search The Irish Genealogist Names Database, 1998–2001

This new resource allows you to search The Irish Genealogist Names Index and to directly download relevant articles, in full, from the Journal. Initially, we are launching Volume 10, which covers all the articles in the Journals published in 1998 to 2001 inclusive.

Search The Irish Genealogist Names DATABASE
(Volume 10: 1998-2001)

Articles from Volumes 11 to 13, covering all issues of the Journal published 2002–2014 inclusive, will be added to the Names Database over the next nine months.

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