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IGSI offers you the best in a research library


INFORMATION COLLECTION, one of the largest and most complete Irish collections in the USA



  • work directly with you on research and teach Irish research classes on Irish Days at the library, the 2nd Saturday of most months
  • respond to email queries at
  • help out-of-town researchers at the library outside of open hours, if unable to come during usual hours
  • help IGSI members, as described in the Members' Research Help section.



The IGSI library is housed along with the libraries of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the libraries of its other affiliated branches. Because of this, you can find in one convenient place, a wide variety of Minnesota resources as well as these ethnic groups: Canadian, Danish, Eastern European, English, Finnish, Germanic, Icelandic, Luxembourg, Norwegian, Ostfriesland, Polish, Pommern, Swedish, and Yankee. What Irish family doesn't include non-Irish?


The entire library is a "research" facility - materials are not lent out. However, a copy machine and a film printer are provided for your convenience. The library is free to members of IGSI; non-members will be charged a fee.


Serious Irish researchers at work