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Reserve a Time to Research

The Hoffman Research Library is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.  
If you are not an IGSI member, you can sign up to receive email regarding re-opening plans for access to the public.


It’s time to learn!

Perhaps you will have a bit more time to delve into your Irish ancestry and IGSI can help.
The wordsd "online learning" on a laptop screen
 
We have an exciting slate of live webinars for 2021 so put on the kettle to brew some Bewley’s (or sip on some Bailey’s) to learn with IGSI from the comfort and safety of your own home. You will see previews of upcoming webinars in the right column. For more details and to register, click on the Activities tab.
 
Other webinars planned for 2021 include:
  • The Burren Girl movie and discussion with Rita Davern
  • The Unplanned Irish Immigration to Canada with Melanie McComb
  • Comparing the Irish-Rich Databases with Mary Wickersham
  • Hiring a Professional Genealogist with panelists Liz Gomoll, Bob Johnson and Lorna Moloney
  • Finding Irish Records on FamilySearch and Other Major Genealogy Websites with David Rencher
IGSI members have exclusive access to recordings of past webinars. New to genealogy? Check out Tom Rice’s FamilySearch: In-Depth to learn valuable tips for navigating the largest free genealogy database in the world. Or perhaps you are wondering where your ancestors came from in Ireland. Lois Mackin’s Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: An Irish Case Study will provide tried-and-true steps you can use. For more information, log in as an IGSI member and click on Past Webinars.
 
Are you a computer novice? Not experienced with webinars? Check out What Is A Webinar? and try watching The Connemaras: Despair in the Heartland.
 


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June 12
Burren Girl Documentary: Behind the Scenes
  Burren Girl - documentary film and discussion   Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Rita Davern FREE!   Rita Davern ...
July 10
The Unplanned Irish Immigration to Canada
  The Unplanned Irish Immigration to Canada   Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Melanie McComb $15 for IGSI/CIG/MGS members; $20 for ...
August 7
Irish Genealogy 101
  Irish Genealogy 101   Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Tom Rice $15 for IGSI members; $20 for non-members   ...
September 11
Comparing the Irish-Rich Genealogy Databases
  Comparing the Irish-Rich Genealogy Databases   Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Instructor: Mary Wickersham $15 for IGSI members; $20 for ...
October 9
How to Hire a Professional Genealogist
  How to Hire a Professional Genealogist   Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 10:30 AM - Noon PM CDT Panel discussion with Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, Robert Johnson, ...