In 2008 the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) established a Special Interest Group for Irish Palatines (IP-SIG). This was the first SIG within OGS and is open to anyone interested in exploring the common heritage of German Protestant origins and subsequent migration from the Rhineland-Palatinate to Ireland.
The purpose of this group is to help you research your Irish Palatine heritage by providing resource information, links and a connection to other Irish Palatines. Anyone interested in this SIG should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Special Interest Group within the OGS, the IP-SIG will:
- develop regular communications with its members
- offer educational programming through webinars and at OGS conferences
- provide opportunities for the members to gather together, in person and virtually
- produce occasional publications to inform its members of Irish Palatine history and genealogy
Become a member
To become a member of the Irish Palatine Special Interest Group you must join the Ontario Genealogical Society first and then choose to join the IP-SIG, as one of your branches.
In addition to the benefits of joining OGS, by choosing to join the IP-SIG you will gain access to all the IP-specific, genealogical material on our members-only pages, and you will receive our quarterly e-newsletter, the Irish Palatine Post. Click here for a sample of the IP Post from our Archives.
Click here for more information on how to become a member of the OGS, and the benefits of membership.