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Research Help by IGSI Staff


Requesting Research Help



There are several research projects that you can request.


Request an in-depth research:

  • Request research to locate the civil parish of your ancestors, and if possible, the townland they came from.
  • These requests are billed at $15.00 per hour members of ISGI and $30.00 per hour for non-members, plus postage and copies if used.  There is a minimum charge on all requests of 1 hour at the rate applicable.


Request copies of townland maps:

  • Cost of reproduction of the large maps is rounded to the nearest dollar.  There is an additional charge of $1.50 for a tube if the map is rolled for mailing.
  • Copies of the part of the townland map showing where your town/townland is located, $.50 per page.


Searches of unique library resources:

  • O’Kiefe, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland, 16 volumes usually referred to as the “Casey’s Collection” – submit first name surname and location in Cork or Kerry if possible.
  • Irish Passenger Lists in our library sources – submit surname(s), first names, approximate age and year of arrival into a U.S. port.  To see what is available, click here.
  • Parishes of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis microfilms ($0.20 for each page copied).  To see a list of the parishes and records available, click here.
  • A study of a surname in a known county in Ireland.  For $10.00, the surname(s) will be mapped out on a parish map of the county.  If a couple married in Ireland, both names will be done for the same price on the same map.  If the surname is too numerous to get a meaningful result, you will be notified and there will be no charge.


For all requests:

  • Fill out the research form - click here to go to the online form.
  • Give as much genealogical information as you have that will help us in your research.

o   Be sure to include your contact information (email address, home address)


Payment:  May be made by check, credit card or PayPal. Requester will be notified of the amount due after a review of the time needed to complete the request.


If you have questions for our Research Staff, feel free to send an email to:


To start your research help click here for the research form.