Yearly Membership



Annual membership entitles you to:

  • The Society’s annual journalThe Irish Genealogist.
  • Our twice-yearly Newsletter, which brings news about the Society, interesting tit-bits, genealogical updates and notes about items in the Society’s archival collection.
  • monthly full-colour e-bulletin packed with up-to-date news about the world of Irish genealogy (see sample IGRS eBulletin).
  • Access to the online Members Forum. This is where members share their knowledge and ask for help with research queries.
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the website. Many indexes, lists and transcripts to some of our library material are held here, referencing many thousands of names.
  • Free access to our unique collection of Irish manuscripts and books, housed in our London-based library.
  • Free one-on-one advice session with our London-based library volunteers who are friendly and very knowledgeable Irish genealogists. You’ll find a visit to be a really encouraging and helpful experience.
  • Access to the free library Look-Up Service. This specifically relates to book searches within the IGRS library at the Society of Genealogists.
  • Receive invitations to attend Society events in Britain and Ireland.
  • Enjoy special offers on book sales and specially-negotiated member-only discounts for website subscriptions – for instance, one of our current offers allows IGRS members a 20% discount on annual subscriptions to See here for more details.
  • Contribute your discoveries to our frequently updated Facebook page which brings all manner of news and discoveries about Irish genealogy, history and culture.
  • Promote your personal family history website on the Members’ Websites page of

By joining the IGRS you become part of a friendly and active society whose members are keen to facilitate and encourage the sharing of knowledge and expertise in Irish genealogical research.


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