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 licence 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. 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.
Search The Irish Genealogist Names Database, 1998–2005
This new resource allows you to search The Irish Genealogist Names Index and to directly download relevant articles, in full, from the Journal. So far, we have launched Volumes 10 and 11, which cover all the articles in the Journals published in 1998 to 2005 inclusive.
Articles from Volumes 12 to 14, covering all issues of the Journal published 2006–2013 inclusive, will be added to the Names Database over the next 12 to 18 months. However, only volume 10 will be free, the subsequent volumes will be located in the Members’ Area.
← Our Unique Resources Page last edited 29 August 2016