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Irish Interest Group



The Irish Research Group provides advice and assistance for 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 ask questions, to share knowledge and skills, to discuss research progress and successes, and to help each other explore and solve research challenges.


The group meets on the second Saturday in February, April, June, August, October and December between 10.30 am and 12.30pm online:

Irish Research Days are at:

QFHS Family History Research Centre
46 Delaware Street
Chermside, Qld

Next Meetings:


Please contact the convenor, Dale Fogarty with your membership number if you are interested in joining.


A comprehensive Irish Research Fundamentals and Tips guide has been prepared for members and is accessed by clicking on the highlighted link.

Presentations from previous meetings available for QFHS members:

2020: County Cork in focus
  Guide to John Grenham's Irish Ancestors website
2019: Key events in Irish history
  Tipperary county in focus
  Irish emigration to Australia
  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 and Griffith's Valuation
2011: Irish Catholic records
2010: Church of Ireland: history and research
1999:  Planters and patriots