The Irish Ancestral Research Association , a non-profit organization, promotes the understanding of Irish genealogy, history, values, and the culture of our Irish and Irish American ancestors.  Through research, education, monthly meetings, projects, conferences, newsletters, website, and electronic communications we disseminate shared stories and experiences.  Our shared proficiencies foster interaction with other genealogy researchers and enhance the growth of our members.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings

The Irish Ancestral Research Association usually meets on the 2nd Friday of the month Zoom meetings open at 7:00 PM. Recordings for past meetings can be found in the Members Only section of the website.

Healey Award Group


The TIARA Newsletter is an important benefit to our members. Many become members primarily for the Newsletter.  Published quarterly, the TIARA Newsletter contains articles of genealogical interest, including submissions by TIARA members, family stories, research sources, notable blogs, book reviews and a calendar of upcoming events in the genealogical world.  Each edition focuses on a general theme such as children’s vital records, World War I, and Irish-Canadian resources.  The newsletter is available as a printed edition in full-page format or as a PDF file that can be downloaded

Members are encouraged to write stories, submit articles about historical research or genealogical adventures.  Send material for publication to newsletter@tiara.ie

An Capall Bán Award

An Capall Bán is an award instituted by TIARA, The Irish Ancestral Research Association, to honor those of its members who have served the association with outstanding dedication and who have contributed singularly to its mission.  An capall bán translates from the Irish as the white horse.  The white horse of Irish mythology is seen as something truly special, with great powers and the ability to cross between worlds.  The image is one of beauty and strength, full of purpose and meaning.

2022 Summer Social

August 21, 2022, TIARA members were able to reconnect in person to share stories, listen to some Irish music over refreshments at a summer social.  This was the first in person opportunity to present the 2020 An Capall Bán Award to Kathy Sullivan