Irish Interest Group just keeps on growing at SCGS and we encourage all
of you who have Irish heritage to join us. Our group includes descendants of
native Irish as well as Anglo, Norman, Welsh, and Scots-Irish, and many others.
Irish Interest Group
The Irish Interest Group meets at the library whenever there is a fifth
Sunday in the month (usually four times a year). On these days we have the entire
library to ourselves from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meets: 5th Sunday of the month (check
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building
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To find out more about what is happening with the Irish Interest Group, you may
subscribe to the SCGS Irish Interest Group Mailing List or just check the archives
With over twelve percent of the United States population having Irish ancestors,
and another near two percent with Scots-Irish that's a lot of Irish cousins
out there! Why not come and find one of yours? That has happened before in this
We explore the history of our ancestors as much as we explore the resources
that are available for use in tracking those forebears.
You probably know that it was the Vikings who settled Dublin, but did you
know that the O'Sullivan Clan of southwest Ireland, in the province of Munster,
are descended from the Milesians of the Basque region in Spain?
The Irish Interest Group is here to share knowledge among the members and
to help those new to this area of interest. Where do you look if all you know
is that your great-great-grandfather was born in "Ireland?"
We're here to help. Bring those questions with you when you come to the next
Irish Workshop and we will help you sort them out. We may not have all of the
answers, but we will give it our best try.
Past discussions have covered topics as varied as ancient Celtic customs,
Brehon laws, Penal laws, travel back and forth from Scotland, migration patterns,
the Plantation period, battles, treaties and the effects these have all had
on our ancestors, right up to the present-day topic of DNA.
We mix historical facts with research tips and look at many new websites and
online resources and databases as they become available.
We constantly review what Irish records exist to help in our searches and what
substitute records can be used to fill in the gaps. We explore the new and exciting
ways we have to find those elusive ancestors of ours.
We have a growing collection of books in the Scots-Irish section. Highlights
Search for Missing Friends
1659 Census of Ireland
Irish Passenger Lists
Registry of Deeds
Plantations in Ulster
Monumental Inscriptions Scotland
Scottish Settlers in North America
Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland
and many, many more.
We invite you to come and see for yourself. Céad
míle fáilte (we welcome you).