During the current pandemic, when people are advised to stay at home, cultural institutions and record repositories have to look at novel ways of helping the public.  The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) has thought up a way of assisting family history researchers while it remains closed. Since 2003 the NAI has provided its Free Genealogy Advisory Service to visitors to its premises in Bishop Street, Dublin.  The service is run on behalf of the Archives by an external panel of professional genealogists, all holding credentials from Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI).  As people cannot currently avail of the consultation service … Read More


SECOND LIEUTENANT GEORGE MITCHELL AND THE RELIEF OF KUT Brian Mitchell M.A.G.I. The story of my Dad’s cousin George Mitchell of the Indian Army who was killed in action on 1 February 1917, just a few weeks after his 20th birthday, ‘at relief of Kut’ is worth the telling as it throws light on a lesser-known battlefield of World War One, namely the advance into Iraq by an Anglo-Indian army in Spring of 1917. The old town of Kut in eastern Iraq was located within a sharp ‘U’ bend of the Tigris River, some 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, 100 … Read More

AGI Open Day Postponed

Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, the AGI Open Day and Report Writing CPD scheduled for Tuesday 24 March in Dublin is POSTPONED until further notice. We intend to re-schedule the event for later in the year. However, given the changing nature of the situation, no date has yet been selected. Updates will be posted here on our website and on the AGI Facebook page ( and Twitter feed (@AccGenIreland).

AGI Dublin Open Day on March 24th

Accredited Genealogists Ireland will be holding the second of its three OPEN DAYS on Tuesday 24 March in Dublin. The Open Day provides information on accreditation for professional genealogists, the AGI Affiliate programme and the process of application for Membership of AGI (accreditation). Whether you are practising as a professional genealogist or just thinking about a career in genealogical research, this Open Day would be relevant for you. All are welcome, but please book in advance by emailing Those attending are invited to stay on for a Continuing Professional Development session on Report Writing, which will be attended also … Read More