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 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 during 2015.

NEW! We will shortly be adding a new resource which will allow researchers to search the names index and then to download the relevant articles from The Irish Genealogist. Initially, we are launching Volume 10, which covers all the articles in the years 1998-2001, but as 2015 progresses the Society will add further volumes to 2014.

If you find an entry you are interested in in the Names Index (1937-2001):

Search The Irish Genealogist Names Only Database (1937-2001)
Search The Irish Genealogist Names linked to Scanned Articles Database (Volume 10: 1998-2001) (Coming Soon)
  • 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.


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