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Irish Genealogical Society International

IGSI Library & Research Collection

Covid-19 status:
The Hoffman Research Library is currently open for limited library service on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 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.
If you are doing Irish research and haven't visited the library collection of the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) at the Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC), you may be working too hard at trying to find what is readily available at the library.

The 3000+ items of the IGSI research collection are housed in the Hoffman Research Library along with the collections of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, its branches and other affiliates. Research collections of other Minnesota-based ethnic groups are part of the 20,000+ volume library: Canadian, Czechoslovakian, English-Welsh, Finnish, Norwegian, Ostfriesland, Polish, Pommern, Swedish. You will find, in one convenient location, a wide variety of Minnesota, U.S. and international resources. What American-Irish family doesn't include some non-Irish?

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