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Member Benefits

You are invited to join Irish Genealogical Society International to discover your Irish or Scots-Irish roots.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Subscription to our quarterly Irish research publication,The Septs, in electronic and/or paper format.  
  • Subscription to our eNewsletter,Ginealas, 6 issues/year.
  • FREE entry to the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center in South St. Paul, Minnesota, the location of IGSI’s research collection -- one of the largest Irish genealogical collections in the USA.
  • FREE access to Findmypast and Ancestry Library Edition on library computers.
  • FREE volunteer research assistance on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the library.
  • Discount on monthly classes: learn strategies and Irish resources to improve your research skills. 
  • Research consultations by appointment for out-of-state members.
  • Discounted fee on commissioned research with IGSI research volunteers.
  • Meeting other IGSI members who share an interest in genealogy and family history.

On the IGSI Website: Access to a wealth of additional information, some of which is available only with Member Login.

  • Surname Interest database, which includes family surnames & locations submitted by past & current members over 30+ years. Members have access to contact information of submitters.
  • Past issues of The Septs and Ginealas are available to view or download and print, FREE to members.
  • IGSI-created databases to articles in genealogical journals held in the IGSI collection, available for members to search.

  • Links to useful genealogical resources & organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Informative articles on starting your research, specialized repositories, and resources for Irish and Scots-Irish research.