Welcome to the Irish Palatine Special Interest Group (IP-SIG).  We’ve been around since 2008, the first Special Interest Group established by the Ontario Genealogical Society.

It’s time to renew your membership!

Join our SIG or renew your membership for 2020.  You can renew online at the OGS website or by completing the 2020 Membership Application Form and mailing it in.

Palatine Ancestral Homeland Tour, September 2020

The Irish Palatine Association in County Limerick, Ireland, is sponsoring a bus tour through the Rhineland Palatinate in Germany from 4 to 13 September 2020.  For more information, visit the Irish Palatine Association website.

IP-SIG Project – 1stWW Memorial Booklet

To: Members of the Irish Palatine Special Interest Group (IP-SIG) of the Ontario Genealogical Society and any Canadian Irish Palatine family who may have lost a IP relative serving in the Canadian Forces in the 1stWW

The Irish Palatine Special Interest Group (IP-SIG) of the Ontario Genealogical Society has formed a working group to compile, for publication, a collection of stories of Canadian Irish Palatines who perished in the First World War.

In the linked file Booklet full request for a submission to IP 1WW project you will find a ‘template’ which guides the participant on how to gather and submit the necessary information on each individual that IP families wish to be included in the Memorial Booklet. Also included are links to Web pages that you might use for locating military information on 1st WW deceased individuals, and two examples of a completed ‘Template’ for: 1. Gordon L Brown and 2. George W Shier

If you have an IP relative who perished while serving in the Canadian Forces in the 1stWW, please consider participating in the project. Also, we ask that the email and the file be passed on to any Canadian IP family that may have lost an IP relative in the 1stWW (the booklet is not limited to only IP-SIG members).

Many thanks for your consideration.

Prepared by the IP-SIG Working Group:
Roger Shier, Mary Wallace, and Steven Davison