The Irish Genealogist Database

The Society’s annual journal, The Irish Genealogist, 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 70 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 and wills.

All these contributions have been scanned to create a brand new, readily accessible resource of some 250,000 names. This new database already holds names gleaned from the journal for the period 1937-2001, and names from the 2002 to 2012 journals will be added before Christmas 2013.

If you find an entry you are interested in:

  • 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.


Our Unique Resources                                                                                                      Page last edited 27 October 2013