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The Septs


The Septs is IGSI’s award-winning quarterly journal and one of the benefits of IGSI membership. It combines


  • information about Irish genealogical research methods and examples of successful searches

  • information about IGSI and other goings-on in the world of Irish genealogy

  • articles about various aspects of Irish history and the Irish diaspora

  • pointers to more information in other locations


Copies of The Septs are in libraries throughout the world – from Ireland’s National Library and many county libraries, to countries as far afield as Australia, and international libraries like the LDS Family History Library and the U S Library of Congress. 

Since 1993 many issues of The Septs have featured a county in Ireland or Northern Ireland. In 2003 we completed the first series, and have since revisited several of the earliest Ireland counties covered. In other issues we have featured places where many Irish immigrants settled. 

The table of contents for each issue of The Septs can be accessed by clicking here.

There are various ways to view The Septs:


  • By mail - join IGSI. A subscription to The Septs is a benefit of membership.

  • Print - copies can be purchased through the bookstore or from the publications committee (see sidebar).
  • Members – view complete issues online, found in the Members area
  • Non-members – may purchase copies – see sidebar.


Don’t miss the articles on research tips, valuable spotlights that shine on the records that are sometimes hard to find or difficult to understand. 

Want to write for The Septs? We enthusiastically welcome your participation in future issues, whether with story ideas and articles (Submissions) or other suggestions and comments.

The Septs Editor