Since 2013, the National Genealogical Society has honored the quarterly Newsletter of the Irish Family History Forum annually. The Newsletter has won the local society category of the NGS newsletter competition six times and has been runner-up in the other years.
The Newsletter has also taken first prize three times in the Excellence-in-Writing Competition sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, as well as placing second and third several times.
The Newsletter features articles on such topics as Irish genealogy resources, repositories, websites, members’ research experiences, and the occupations and traditions of our Irish ancestors; Irish and Irish American history; research tips; recommended books; information on upcoming Forum lectures and events; a calendar of local Irish and genealogy events; information on national conferences; Forum news; and many other items of interest. The Newsletter is indexed in the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).
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Members can access our Newsletter Archives in Member Resources.
Recent issues of the Forum Newsletter have included articles on:
Tracing Irish ancestors in New York City
Irish genealogy groups in the U.S.
Catholic parish registers in Ireland
Church of Ireland sacramental registers
Irish genealogy websites
Ireland’s national school records
Causes of death in nineteenth-century death records
Civil War ancestors
Tithe Applotment and Defaulters Lists
Researching Irish Civil Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
1901 and 1911 Irish censuses
Local historical societies in Ireland
Researching World War I ancestors
Ireland in 1911: The haves and have-nots
Irish marriage settlements
Tracing Your Family History: Getting Started
Occupations of our Irish ancestors: cooper; blacksmith
Lives of our Irish ancestors: cutting the turf; hurling
Irish traditions: women’s Christmas; St. John’s night; feast of St. Brigid; Beltane; Lunasa, Michaelmas, and Samhain
Irish soldiers in World War I
Homes for World War I veterans in Ireland
Holdings of the Forum Library
Researching Common Names
Creating family history calendars
Citing Your Genealogical Sources