Coronavirus and the Society of Genealogists

Please check the following web page before any visit to see if we have reopened  CURRENT STATUS

Update: 27th March:  The Society has now had its deep clean but following the government announcements of 21st March it is now closed until restrictions are lifted.

Further to last weeks announcement we have had a visitor to the Society who now feels they may have the Coronavirus (they have not yet been tested).  He had no personal contact with anyone and wasn’t doing research so no material should be contaminated.  However, we regrettably feel the time has come to close the Society until further notice.  

We will carry out a deep clean and then keep the situation monitored but we feel we cannot put you, our valued members and visitors, at risk until the escalation and spread of the virus is bought under control.  

Anyone who does develop any of the symptoms are advised to follow NHS guidelines.

All events attendees will be contacted and given the various options open to them.  We will be hoping to reconvene events when we are able to re-open but refunds will also be offered if you are unable to attend the rescheduled event.

We will continue to offer the web services and staff will work remotely to service members where possible.   This has happened quicker than we expected but I am hoping tomorrow after I meet with staff to go through the logistics I may be in a position to see if volunteers can man the help line more frequently.

Anyone who misses this notice and arrives tomorrow will be offered external refreshments before having to return home but I will be unable to let anyone in the building.

We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times and hope you all stay safe.

Monitor our web page here and our blog to see when we will re-open.  We intend to revisit the decision each fortnight, the first review will be on March 27th.

Kind Regards
June Perrin, Chief Executive


The Irish Genealogical Research Society

Due to the Coronavirus situation, The IGRS would like to inform all that, with immediate effect, their volunteers will not be coming into the Society’s library on Saturday afternoons and their desk will be closed until further notice.

Roz McCutcheon will be answering queries from home via e-mail only (no phone) from 1.30-5.30 on Saturday on e-mail:

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