Irish Study Group

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The goal of the Irish Study Group is to learn about their Irish ancestors using many available resources.

Facilitator Mary Novotny

Irish Study Group Leader: Contact Mary Novotny (Email:


New members can apply for membership at: LCGS Membership. Dues are only $25/yr for a single person. It is encouraged that you become a member of the society and to also participate in the LCGS Irish Study Group; but you are welcome to attend a few meetings prior to making a decision to join. Normal attendance is about thirty members.

Membership includes a subscription to the LCGS monthly newsletter and to participate in their monthly meetings. Details about LCGS monthly meetings and other events can be found on the LCGS Website.

Larimer County Genealogical Society P. O. Box 270737 Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737


The Irish Study Group normally meets monthly meets 4th Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 PM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are being held via Zoom video conferencing. You need to submit your email address to the Study Group Coordinator to be included in Zoom invitations.

Meetings may include a short presentation, upcoming events of interest and assistance requests. Presentations usually focus on tips for conducting Irish research, including Irish and U.S. websites, and other research sources. The majority of our meetings are focused on hearing success stories along with helping with attendees brick walls.

LCGS Irish Genealogy Facebook Group


Subscription Database Websites:

Ancestry Website

Find My Past US Website

Find My Past British Website

My Heritage website

The Green Room Website

Irish Family History Centre Website

Free Websites:

Irish Family History Centre Website

Irish Genealogy News Website

WISE Website

WISE Facebook Page

Emerald Ancestors Website

Genuki Website

Family Search Website

Irish National Archives – Census

Irish Roman Catholic Marriage and Baptism Images

Early Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes

Irish Times helpful article

Ireland Genealogy Blogs:

Irish Genealogy Blog

DNA Websites

Family Tree DNA website

Ancestry DNA website

GEDMATCH website
YFULL website
MitoYDNA website

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