The Villages Genealogical Society

Irish Genealogy SIG

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Noel "Tom" Voyles
Hello, my name is Tom Voyles and I'm the coordinator of the Irish Special Interest Group. We meet the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m in the Osceola Room at Chula Vista Recreation Center. No meetings June through September. Effective with our May 2021 meeting, we have returned to in-person meetings. If you have a question about this SIG, send me an email with your question, and I will respond as quickly as I can (email address:
Big changes in records availability have occurred during my thirty-plus years of doing Irish genealogy research. Many records have been uploaded onto the Internet by various parts of the Government of Ireland, Since the Irish Genealogy Special Interest Group began in 2007, our meetings have changed from discussion of LDS (Mormons) microfilms to live online demonstrations of Irish records, using a laptop computer and a projector. I have written an Irish Genealogy Research Guide that I furnish to members of this SIG which enables them to conduct their research online at home. At a typical meeting we view some news clips from Irish television, and follow that with a presentation on some topic concerning Irish genealogy.

You must be a member of The Villages Genealogical Society to participate in our meetings. Mail-in applications for VGS membership are available on our website and you can also join on-line -- click HERE for more details.