Irish Genealogical Society International Logo
Irish Genealogical Society International
The Cliffs of Moher
Fáilte!  (Welcome!)

Library Schedule

The Minnesota Genealogy Center will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 - 28

Celtic Connections Conference 2020: Update

CCC Planning Committee
An acclaimed group of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and U.S. genealogists has been confirmed for the July 31 - August 1, 2020 conference. A great conference venue (Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel) combined with two full days of Irish genealogy, history, and culture ensure a stimulating experience for family historians.
This will be the fourth biennial genealogy conference co-sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) and The Irish Ancestral Research Association. (TIARA). Successful conferences in Boston (2014 and 2018) and Minneapolis (2016) have steadily grown the event. Plan to be part of the next conference.
Beautiful conference venue
The conference venue is the Westin Chicago North Shore, a luxury 4-star hotel in Wheeling, IL, with easy access to O’Hare Airport and seven major interstate highways.
A special conference rate of $129 per night is available for Wednesday, July 29, through Sunday, August 2. Reservations must be made through the Celtic Connections Conference website – or specify “Celtic Connections Conference” if you reserve by phone.
Pre-conference activities
We plan to offer pre-conference activities for Thursday, July 30. Consider scheduling an additional day to take advantage of these conference “extras”:
  • Two basic-level DNA classes
  • A round-trip bus trip to the Newberry Library for those who might like to research or, tour other popular Chicago sites;
  • An evening reception
The Celtic Connections Conference 2020 is less than ten months away! Registration for the conference will open early in 2020. More information can be found at

Need some help with your family tree?

Tom Rice, CG, had a terrific “Irish Genealogy 101” class on Saturday, September 21st.  While you REALLY needed to be at Tom’s class (we hope to offer it again in 2020!), his handout contains dozens of helpful sources that could of assistance to you. It is available in the IGSI Store.  Check it out!

All Issues of Ginealas Now Available

Members can now access all past issues of Ginealas by clicking this link.   

Visit us on Facebook for updates, activities & news about Irish culture

December 14
Irish Saturday at our Library
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in ...
July 31
Celtic Connections Conference 2020
Registration will open in early 2020.   See for details.