The Irish Interest Group provides advice and assistance for Queensland Family History Society (QFHS) members who are researching their Irish families.
The availability of and access to Irish records has improved dramatically in recent years, so now is an ideal time to begin or revisit your Irish family history research.
Our meetings include talks and presentations on Irish resources, research techniques, and Ireland’s history and culture.
Members also have an opportunity to discuss their research progress and successes, and to use the knowledge and skills within the group to help each other explore and solve research challenges.
The group meets on the second Saturday in February, April, June, August, and October between 10.30 am and 12.30pm at:
QFHS Library and Resource Centre
58 Bellevue Avenue
Our February meeting will still be held on Saturday February 8th. However it will begin at 10:30 am at the Mitchelton Library at 37 Heliopolis Parade. This is due to anticipated difficulties accessing QFHS during roadworks at the time.
Our April meeting will be held on the first Saturday in April, as the regular date is Easter Saturday.
A list of Key recommended online resources has been compiled for members.
|2019:||From Australia to Ireland: a guided walkthrough to Irish family history research|
|2018:||Irish church records|
|Beginning your Irish research|
|A guide to Irish land records|
|2017:||There are Irish records|
|Irish military history: finding the wild geese|
|Finding George: a WWI Irish soldier case study|
|2016:||PRONI, GRONI and Northern Ireland family research|
|National Archives of Ireland|
|2014:||Finding Your Irish ancestors in C17 to C19 land records|
|Help: my Irish are NOT farmers|
|2012:||Irish land records: Tithe Applotments & Griffith's Valuation|
|2011:||Irish Catholic records|
|2010:||Church of Ireland: history and research|
|1999:||Planters and patriots|