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The Septs Submissions

Upcoming The Septs Issues and Themes
Our intent is to provide good information for members to assist them in doing their Irish genealogy. Do you have such information? You do not have to be a member to submit an article or story.

October 2023   Tips and Technology - submit by:  August 15, 2023
Ever-changing technology offers us opportunities to research more efficiently and effectively.
January 2024  Repositories - submit by:  November 15, 2023
Prepare for on-site research in Ireland by planning visits to PRONI, NLI, Irish National Archives, etc., using locality guides and more to learn the where, when, why, and how of local research
April 2024  Connacht Province - submit by:  February 15, 2024
Researching in the five Irish counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo; stories about finding family in Connacht locales are also encouraged.
July 2024   Penal Colonies & Criminal Law - submit by:  May 15, 2024
Explore "black sheep" ancestors in Australian, New Zealand, and Caribbean penal colonies, as well as court proceedings that include criminal and settlement records.


  • While we have set a theme for each issue, we always welcome good articles related to any aspect of Irish genealogy.
  • If you have an article, send it now. We love to get material early.
  • Contact us if you want to discuss your idea for an article.
  • We are seeking previously unpublished original material.

Possible topics:

  • First person stories, whether successful or not, are helpful to others planning their research. Someone may benefit from your experiences!
  • Lists involving Irish: passenger lists, cemetery inscriptions, church records, census transcripts, etc.
  • Contemporary letters to or from Ireland.
  • Travels in Ireland and doing research there.

What do you get? The eternal gratitude of thousands and the psychic badge labeled "author"! Plus the satisfaction of knowing that you have significantly advanced the cause of Irish genealogy!