Irish Newsletter Septs Wins NGS Award

At this month’s National Genealogical Society Conference in Kansas City, winners were announced for many special awards. Among the winners was the Irish Genealogical Society International, which is based here in Minnesota. The IGSI quarterly journal, the Septs, won first place in the NGS Newsletter Competition under the category of Major Genealogical or Historical Society Newsletter.

Along with my congratulations, I want to add “you’ve come a long way, baby!” since the early 1980s when the typed newsletter was assembled on my dining room table for several years and before and after that in other members’ homes.

IGSI is truly an international organization with members in all 50 U.S. states and ten other countries. Check out its website and then see how easy it is to join online. I had let my membership really lapse and just rejoined. The Septs and the website make this $30.00 fee very worthwhile.

The excellent IGSI library is at the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Library at 1185 Concord St. N., South St. Paul, Minnesota. The library is on the second floor and parking is free!

© 2008, Paula Stuart-Warren. All rights reserved.

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