Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group

2nd Thursday each month, at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online via Zoom Meeting
Facilitated by Mary Boyle, this group seeks to learn more about all aspects of Irish genealogy research. This will be unlike other SIGs in its structure around the Family Tree Irish Research Guide by Claire Santry. This book is a very approachable guide to contemporary Irish research. You will be asked to read a chapter a month and encouraged to try out the recommendations on your own ancestors.
  • Aug 12th - Chapter 4: “Understanding Irish History”.
  • Sep   9th - Chapter 5: “Understanding Irish Geography”.
  • Oct 14th - Chapter 6: “Deciphering Irish Names and Surnames”.
  • Nov 11th - Chapter 7: “Civil Registrations”.

Register for the SIG

Click here to register. You only need to register once. The same link is used for all occurrences of the Irish Genealogy SIG.


To participate in a Zoom meeting, you need a device with a microphone. A desktop computer, laptop or tablet work best. A smart phone can suffice although it may be hard to see the slides on the screen.

Click here to join a Zoom test meeting to get your device ready to attend a Zoom meeting. A small piece of software may need to be downloaded.