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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Society[edit | edit source]

Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society
Bury Quay, Tullamore
Telephone: 057 932 1421
Email: info@offalyhistory.com
Email #2: services@offalyhistory.com
Website: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society
Website #2: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society

Offaly History is about collecting and sharing memories. We do this in an organised way though our Facebook site, Offalyhistory.com, and our library and offices at Bury Quay, Tullamore beside the Dew Visitors Centre. According to the website Cyndi's List this Society is the family history research centre for the Irish counties of Laois and Offaly.

Offaly Societies[edit | edit source]

Birr Historical Society
Costcutter Car Park
Townsend Street
Townparks, Birr
Email: jimmymaryshortt@eircom.net
Website: Birr Historical Society
Website #2: Birr Historical Society

The society was formed in 1982 to raise public awareness of the rich and varied cultural heritage of Birr; provide a forum for people interested in history, especially the history of Birr and its neighbourhood; and encourage discussion of local history, culture, and traditions.

Dunkerrin Parish History Society
Barack Obama Plaza
Junction 23 M7
Moneygall E53 F342
Email: dunkerrinhistory@gmail.com
Email #2: joeobrien17@hotmail.com
Website: Dunkerrin Parish History Society

The Dunkerrin Parish History Society is a community group meeting in Moneygall to promote history in the parish of Dunkerrin.

Edenderry Historical Society
Oaklands Community College
Sr Senan Avenue
Edenderry
Email: edenderryhistory@gmail.com
Website: Edenderry Historical Society
Website #2: Edenderry Historical Society

The Edenderry Audio Guide (which also includes new heritage plaques) has been designed to guide you through the history of Edenderry, learning about the major events in the town’s history.