Genealogy will be open
Saturday 10AM-6PM l Sunday 11AM-4PM
The goal of the Irishfest La Crosse Genealogy venue is to promote the careful study of Irish genealogy and heritage. Our emphasis is on Ireland, but we will include others of Celtic descent. If your heritage is of some other country, you will not be turned away. Visit us at Irishfest-La Crosse!
The genealogy area includes six wireless internet terminals (laptops provided compliments of Best Buy and the Geek Squad, internet service provided compliments of CenturyLink) and volunteers to assist you. The La Crosse Area Genealogical Society will help you get started if you are new to genealogy, the La Crosse Public Library Archives provides access to library resources on the net and at the local Library, and volunteers from the local LDS Family History Center will be available to provide assistance locating genealogical records.
If you are just beginning to learn about your roots, we recommend starting out by recording what you already know on
a Pedigree Chart (xls | pdf), a Family Group Sheet (xls | pdf), or a Research Checklist (doc | pdf).
Past Featured Irish Families
2013 Tim and Connie Sprester
2012 Jerry and Angela O’Flaherty
2011 Mike and Joyce Diveley
2010 Jim and Sue Crothers
2009 Jim and Deb Kroner
2008 Ed and Sally Sullivan
2007 Phil and Barb Quillin
Congratulations to Kathy Ivey of La Crosse and Robert Baltz of West Salem for winning our 2013 door prizes of a one year subscription to Ancestry.com. (Subscriptions donated by Ancestry.com)
The companies listed below have donated products, time, and services to the genealogy venue. Please support those who have supported Irishfest.
Irishfest-La Crosse Genealogy Support Groups
Three volunteer support groups assist Irishfest at the genealogy venue. Links to their sites are below. All three provide expert advice to researchers. These volunteers organizations will provide guidance to assist you as you search for your family roots.
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society www.rootsweb.com/~wilacgs
Helpful links to La Crosse County and some surrounding county resources.
La Crosse Public Library Archives archives.lacrosselibrary.org
Book catalog as well as obituaries and cemetery indexes for La Crosse County.
Family History Center, Onalaska www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
The Family History Center is maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is a branch of the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The main web site, contains a wealth of research information either on line or available for use at the local history center. Recently, 23 million new Irish civil registration records have been added to the Family Search Pilot website.
Other Resources for Irish Genealogy
Gen Web www.irelandgenweb.com
Public Record Office, Northern Ireland www.proni.gov.uk
General Register Office, Republic of Ireland www.groireland.ie
National Records Office of Ireland www.nationalarchives.ie