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Please help support our many projects. All transcribers are volunteers, but material (research materials we donate to the Troy Public Library Genealogy room), computer equipment and annual web hosting all cost us money.  Why join? All dues go 100% to our project costs, so by becoming a member you are supporting the costs of creating and maintaining hundreds of records and resources. Dues are only $10/year. (Feel free to donate more!) Please make checks payable to “TIGS” and send to our treasurer (form with mailing information linked in the pdf below).

Print and send membership form with payment:  Join TIGS (pdf)



Please click the “Donate” button and you will be taken to the TIGS PayPal donations page, you can make your membership $11 to cover our PayPal cost (or additional donation) with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. Thank you for your support!


The Troy Irish Genealogy Society has its own mailing list on RootsWeb. The list is used for genealogical purposes, but it also serves as a virtual meeting place. Because we may live in different parts of the country and/or the world, the list is a vehicle for us to exchange information and thoughts, refine the direction of our society and to communicate with one another in a practical way.

If you are interested in joining the mailing list, go here:

If you live locally, we invite you to attend a meeting.

Bring your ghosts & skeletons

     October Meeting Bring the family skeletons from the closet to dinner with TIGS for a chance to win a FREE dinner. Our October meeting will be next held Thursday the 17th at 6:30PM at Browns Brewery in the Trojan Room. We want to make the meeting fun and inclusive...

FREE look-up day on Sunday Sept 29

TIGS FREE LOOK UP EVENTS are back! Next one is at the Waterford NY Library, 117 3rd St., on Sun. Sep. 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 (last appointment is 2:45). Schedule your one-on-one 45 min. appointment with one of our experienced volunteers. Bring questions, brick walls,...