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Limited-time membership special price

Receive $5 off a new individual membership now through December 31.  See Online Join to take advantage of the offer.

Library Closure

The Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center will be closed from Sunday, November 22, 2020, through at least Friday, January 8, 2021.  IGSI members will be notified of re-opening plans.
If you are not an IGSI member, you can sign up to receive email regarding re-opening plans.

Donations accepted now

Give to the Max logo Nov 19 2020Be sure to check the option to cover transaction fees so IGSI receives your full donation. 
Make a gift now
Thursday, November 19, 2020, is Give to the Max Day when most charities throughout Minnesota coordinate appeals for donations. 
With the outbreak of the pandemic in March of this year, IGSI moved all remaining educational opportunities to an online platform. Buoyed by the recent success of both our Celtic Connections Conference and the 2020 webinars, we are looking to increase the capabilities of our current webinar platform (like the ability to show videos during the webinar!). 
The Education Committee is hard at work with fabulous webinars for 2021. To support them, our goal is to raise $ 2,000 between now and the end of the year. Will you join us? Help us reach members all around the world with exciting content and speakers!
There are several ways to donate:  see the Donate through Give to the Max page to make a donation.

It’s time to learn!

IGSI members hThe wordsd "online learning" on a laptop screenave exclusive access to a number of terrific webinars.
Have ancestors who came through or from Canada? Check out “Following the Irish Trail to Canada & Beyond”.
Trying to find your great grandmother’s parents? “Irish Church Records” is for you. Or perhaps you have time on your hands due to the pandemic or the record-setting early snow in Minnesota. “FamilySearch: In-Depth” will open your eyes to the over 4 BILLION records available to you free. And who hasn’t tried to figure out what types of records are available for your County Cavan ancestors. The newly posted “’Tracing Your Irish Ancestors’: Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham” will lead the way.
These and several others are available to IGSI members in the Past Webinars section of the IGSI website.


Webinar recording available!

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"The Connemaras: Despair in the Heartland" with Jane Kennedy, M.A.
The recorded presentation is now available on the Past Webinars page. 
IGSI members can also view Tammy Priolo's FREE "Following the Irish Trail to Canada & Beyond" from there.
Check out Webinar Recordings to view other webinars to watch for a fee.

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You can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Irish Genealogical Society International.  Set up IGSI as your designated non-profit so credit for qualified purchases will add to Amazon's donations to IGSI.  go raibh maith agat  (Thank you!)

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