Diaspora Revisited

The latest issue of The Septs, the quarterly journal of the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI), arrived in my mailbox this week. And what a great issue it is!

The Septs is published quarterly – in January, April, July and October – and is one of the primary benefits of IGSI membership. The theme of the July 2015 issue is ‘Diaspora Revisited’ with these fascinating feature articles:

Irish Does Not Always Equal White in America by Dwight Radford

Diary of an Irish Immigrant by Gabrielle Ni Mheachair

When You’re Far Away — Tales of Irish Emigrants by John B. Cunningham

Finding Your Ancestor’s Irish Place of Origin by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

Timeline of Irish Emigration by Kathleen O’Malley Strickland

Leaving Ireland by John Solon

100 Years Ago & More by Sheila Northrop

The pages are chock-full of valuable research advice as well as stories about “leaving home” and other timely news and reports.

How do you get a copy of The Septs for yourself? Join IGSI! For as little as $25 per year, you will receive electronic access to each new issue. Plus you’ll be able to view and download any of the journal issues since the beginning of its publication in 1980!

Personally, I prefer to pay a little more ($30 per year) and receive a printed copy of each issue in the mail. There are actually two more membership options: 1) you and another person in your household can have a dual membership ($40) allowing member benefits to both, or 2) if you live outside the U.S., you can join as an International member ($40) to receive The Septs by mail.

But wait! There’s more! IGSI members also receive the Genealis e-newsletter by email and are able to download copies of past issues. While there are even more benefits to membership, IGSI publications alone make it a good investment.

Here’s a link to the membership page: www.irishgenealogical.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

 

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