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Fáilte!  (Welcome!)

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.
While you are on the IGSI website, check out our last webinar for 2020. “Finding Your Overseas Ancestors: A Case Study” with Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD scheduled for Saturday, November 14th from 10:30am – Noon Central time. You can find more information and register on the Activities tab of the IGSI website. The live webinar is available to members ($15) and non-members ($20).

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.

At Home Research

Researching from home?
Log into the IGSI website and read (or reread) Research Guidelines and Research ResourcesWhile you’re at it, take another look at Surname Interests to add or compare notes with other IGSI members for possible new family members you might not have known existed.  Have fun!
Be safe, be well.

Limited Research Hours at Hoffman Research Library
The Hoffman Research Library is currently open for limited library service on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM and on Thursday evenings from 4 PM to 8 PM. Admission is by advance reservation and is limited to 8 researchers for each two-hour timeslot.  Wearing masks, social distancing, and self-cleaning directions are part of the new rules for library use.
The library is available for use by members of IGSI and all other genealogy societies located at the Minnesota Genealogy Center. Reserve a 2-hour slot by using the Minnesota Genealogy Center’s Sign Up Genius website
Please contact in advance if you plan to visit the library and anticipate needing advice or assistance with your Irish research.
If you are not an IGSI member, you can sign up to receive email regarding re-opening plans.

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November 14
Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study
  Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study   Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30 AM - Noon CST Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD ...