An Irishman by Any Other Name

What a great class this is going to be! IGSI’s “Irish Saturday” class on May 9 will be led by Tom Rice, and bears the theme “An Irishman by Any Other Name.” You won’t want to miss it!


Malarkey – Radio with an Irish Accent

I failed to give you a heads-up about last night’s radio show featuring two board members of the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Luckily the program was recorded so it’s not too late to hear Sarah Martin and Tom Rice being interviewed on Malarkey – Radio with an Irish Accent.


Getting Started With Your Irish Genealogy

If you’re new to Irish genealogy, you’ll want to attend the November 8 Irish Saturday class at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library. Tom Rice’s presentation will be “Getting Started With Your Irish Genealogy.”


Are You Ready to Research in Irish Records?

“Are You Ready to Research in Irish Records?” is the title of an article written by J.H “Jay” Fonkert and published in the April 2014 issue of The Septs, which is the quarterly journal of the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI).


We’re Back!


We’ve “escaped a bullet,” as they say. A WordPress update failed to complete last Friday, April 11, which prevented me from logging in to edit or post for over four days! There was some concern that the archived items couldn’t be restored. Happily, it looks like most everything is back to normal.

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Irish Places and Jurisdictions

April 12 is Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library, which means another IGSI class. Certified genealogist Tom Rice will share information about “Irish Places and Jurisdictions.”


More About Irish Estate Records

Most of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers, leasing plots directly from the landowner or sub-leasing from another Irishman. Land records are a good source for family history information, even if our ancestors didn’t own real property in Ireland.


Class on Estate Records – Sat, Nov 9

November 9 is Irish Saturday at the MGS Library in S St Paul. IGSI is sponsoring another class to help you learn more about your Irish roots.

Experienced researcher Tom Rice will share his knowledge of Irish estate records. Your ancestors didn’t need to own land for this topic to be important to you!


Books for Irish Research

Irish Saturday is February 9 at the MGS library! This month’s class should not be missed! Tom Rice will be talking about “Choosing Books for Irish Genealogical Research.”


Double IGSI Opportunities in November

November is a big month at IGSI! We’re sponsoring two opportunities to learn about Irish genealogy!

1) On Saturday morning, November 10, Tom Rice will lead a class on estate records. For much of the 19th century, most Irish lived on land that was part of an estate. The records of these estates may list […]