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Library Closure

The Hoffman Research Library is open on Saturdays starting January 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday evenings starting January 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.  
If you are not an IGSI member, you can sign up to receive email regarding re-opening plans for access to the public.

It’s time to learn!

Perhaps you will have a bit more time to delve into your Irish ancestry and IGSI can help.
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We have an exciting slate of live webinars for 2021 so put on the kettle to brew some Bewley’s (or sip on some Bailey’s) to learn with IGSI from the comfort and safety of your own home. You will see previews of upcoming webinars in the right column. For more details and to register, click on the Activ
ities tab.
Other webinars planned for 2021 include:
  • The Burren Girl movie and discussion with Rita Davern
  • The Unplanned Irish Immigration to Canada with Melanie McComb
  • Comparing the Irish-Rich Databases with Mary Wickersham
  • Hiring a Professional Genealogist with panelists Liz Gomoll, Bob Johnson and Lorna Moloney
  • Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch and Other Major Genealogy Websites with David Rencher
IGSI members have exclusive access to recordings of past webinars. New to genealogy? Check out Tom Rice’s FamilySearch: In-Depth to learn valuable tips for navigating the largest free genealogy database in the world. Or perhaps you are wondering where your ancestors came from in Ireland. Lois Mackin’s Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: An Irish Case Study will provide tried-and-true steps you can use. For more information, log in as an IGSI member and click on Past Webinars.
Are you a computer novice? Not experienced with webinars? Check out What Is A Webinar? and try watching The Connemaras: Despair in the Heartland.

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February 13
Brick Wall Strategies
  Brick Wall Strategies   Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST Instructor: Michael John Neill $15.00 IGSI members/$20.00 non-members   Do ...
March 13
Irish Famines and Emigration - Before, During and After the Great Hunger
  Irish Famines and Emigration - Before, During and After the Great Hunger   Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CST Instructors: Dr. ...
April 10
I Got My DNA Results: Now What???
  I Got My DNA Results: Now What???   Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG $15.00 IGSI ...
May 8
Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives
  Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives   Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: David Ouimette, CG, CGL $15.00 IGSI members/$20.00 non-members ...
June 12
Burren Girl - documentary file and discussion
  Burren Girl - documentary film and discussion   Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Rita Davern FREE!   All you ...