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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.

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.

October 2024  Hidden Children - submit by August 15, 2024
Delve into lost ancestors hidden by adoption, orphan trains, and poorhouses. How do you find them? Resources for locating adoptees, orphans, the indigent, etc. encouraged, as is DNA exploration.

January 2025  Using Social Media for Genealogical Research - submit by November 15, 2024
Learn how to leverage social media such as Facebook descendant groups to advance your genealogical knowledge and to connect with other researchers and/or family members.

April 2025  Ulster Province - submit by February 15, 2025
Researching in Northern Ireland's six counties of Antrim, Armagh, Derry (Londonderry), Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone, and Republic of Ireland counties Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan.  Ulster locals are also encouraged.


  • 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  • We are seeking previously unpublished original material.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!