Periodicals


Familia, Ulster Genealogical Review,

published by the Ulster Historical Foundation, " a non-profit making organisation, that was founded in 1956 to promote interest in Irish history and genealogy, with particular reference to the province of Ulster. UHF offers a comprehensive ancestral research service, publishes books on Irish history and genealogy, organises conferences and lecture tours and runs a membership club (Guild)."


Irish Family History, journal of the Irish Family History Society.
"The objectives of the Irish Family History Society are:
  • To promote the study of Irish family history and genealogy.
  • To promote the recording of gravestone inscriptions.
  • To promote the preservations, security and accessibility of archival material.
  • To advise all those interested in seeking their Irish roots.
  • To encourage the repatriation of information from overseas on Irish emigrants.
  • To establish a reference library for the use of members.
  • To collaborate with and support other societies with similar aims."


Galway Roots - Clanna na Gaillimhe, journal of the Galway Family History Society West. The editor writes:
"Galway Family History Society West is a designated centre of the Irish Genealogical project (IGP) and provides a roots tracing service for people who wish to trace their Galway West ancestors. The society produces an annual journal Galway Roots - Clanna na Gaillimhe (Volume 5 1998). The ethos of the journal is to foster links between Galway and its far-flung diaspora. This is reflected in the articles which give the reader a fascinating insight into the lives and times of Galwegians who emigrated to various corners of the world as well as those who remained at home. Volume 5 (all other volumes are sold out) is available from Galway Family History Society West, Unit 3, Venture Centre, Liosbaun Estate, Tuam Road, Galway. Prices (including postage) are: Ireland Ir£10; Great Britain stg£11 airmail/£10 surface; USA $30 airmail/$20 surface Australia/Canada/New Zealand $45 airmail/$30 surface."


Irish Roots. The former editor, Tony McCarthy, writes:
"Ancestry is the strongest thread connecting the Irish abroad to Ireland. Irish Roots is the only publication with a modern format and a general appeal that helps to strengthen this personal connection. Now in its sixteenth year of production, this thirty-six page, glossy magazine provides information and advice on all aspects of constructing family trees, and keeps its readers in touch with what's going on in the world of genealogy. Irish Roots is much more than a magazine for the famiy history enthusiast. It is aimed at all those who wish to know about and to identify themselves with the positive aspects of their Irish heritage. The international nature of the Irish community is particularly stressed by the inclusion of articles from and about Irish people round the world."


The IRISH at Home and Abroad, "a quarterly journal, established in 1993, focusing on sources and strategies for Irish and Irish immigrant genealogical research. Articles concern record sources in Ireland and in the many places where the Irish settled around the world. News and Events, Internet Resources, Articles Seen Elsewhere, and Book Reviews are included." Ceased publication in 2000


December 1998: North Irish Roots, journal of the North of Ireland Family History Society, whose "objective is to foster interest in Family History with special reference to families who have roots in the North of Ireland and their descendants, wherever they may be."