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"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" - Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham (WEBINAR)
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM - Noon CDT
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG and Mary Wickersham
$15.00 IGSI members/$20.00 non-members
John Grenham's "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" is often called the 'bible' for anyone researching their Irish roots. Now in its 5th edition (published by Gill Books in April 2019), it is available through local bookstores and on Amazon.
See the Activities entry for more details about the book.
Mary Wickersham and Tom Rice will lead us through this amazing resource that "can be used by the absolute beginner, the keen amateur and even the more experienced genealogist" (The Irish Times). 
Tom Rice, CG is a professional genealogy writer, lecturer and researcher. He is a past officer and director of IGSI and past director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. He is managing editor of The Septs and is a genealogy desk volunteer at the Minnesota Historical Society Library.
photo of Mary WickershamMary Wickersham is a longtime member of the Irish Genealogical Society International and the Minnesota Genealogical Society, and a past director for both societies. She has over 12 years' experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer. Her background is in software and websites.
All you need is an internet-connect device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
Register HERE
IGSI members can obtain the required Discount code by contacting Kathleen Foley at prior to registration.


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Virtual Celtic Connections Conference,
available online through midnight CDT September 30, 2020
We're sorry you missed the virtual conference! While registration has closed, the content - presentation recordings, chat recordings & transcripts, and syllabus - are available to registrants until midnight CDT September 30.


Webinar recording available to members!

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"The Connemaras: Despair in the Heartland" with Jane Kennedy, M.A.
The recorded presentation is now available to IGSI members 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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October 17
"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors": Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham
  "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" - Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham   Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:30 ...
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 ...
December 31
Future event - in the works
Please bear with us as we get ready for our webinar.   A link to registration will be placed here.