Irish Fest

43th Milwaukee Irish Fest is August 17-20, 2023

Countdown to Irish Fest...

Emigration Library Hours

The Library is closed until further notice.

Third Wednesday of each month
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An extension to 8:00 pm can be arranged. Contact 414-395-0489 or ahead of time to arrange an extension.


Next Program

IGSW Cemetery Tour
& Tally Ho

Monday, June 7, 2021
6:00 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery
Erin, Wisconsin

IGSW Programs

All IGSW Programs are free

and open to the public.

Website Security

New security features have been added to the IGSW website.
For a secure connection to the website, use the web address

Irish Resources

Irish Libraries and Archives

National Library Ireland - The Irish Republic Library in Dublin.

National Archives of Ireland - The Irish Republic in Dublin.

Irish Libraries - This site has contact information for all major public libraries in Ireland. Has links to those libraries that have web sites.

General Register Office Republic of Ireland - The keeper of records.

General Register Office Northern Ireland - The keeper of records.

Ask about Ireland - Click on Griffiths' Valuation to search this 1848-1864 "census substitute" for household entries - with maps!

Census of Ireland 1901/1911 - The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.

Ireland Parish Registers - These are the film numbers and dates of records which have been microfilmed by the LDS Church and which are available through your local Family History Center.

Irish Searchable Databases

Republic of Ireland Townlands - A search yields the County, Barony, Civil Parish, Poor Law Union and the Province when the townland is located.

Leitrim-Roscommon Home Page - A rich ever expanding site with records from Leitrim, Roscommon, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Westmeath and Wexford. Check this site often.

Irish Census and Census Substitutes by County - Search for records in the County of your choice.

Information Wanted - A database of advertisements for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot.

Irish Ancestors - Search for Irish ancestors by surname.

Irish Genealogy - Irish church records.

Irish Genealogical Societies and Miscellaneous

Irish Family History Foundation - A rich source for Irish research with information on Irish Heritage Centers.

Genealogical Society of Ireland - A very active and prolific publisher of genealogical data.

Irish Genealogical Society International - A Minneapolis site devoted to Irish research.

Irish Progenealogists Sleuth - Part of the commercial site offered by professional genealogist Kyle J. Betit.