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The Friends of Irish Research

 Genealogy Research Team

899 North Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301


Starting on Friday, September 18th (the third Friday of each month) our team of researchers will be at the Irish Cultural Centre Library (200 New Boston Road, Canton, MA) from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (All other Friday meetings are in Brockton)


Kilpadder Famine Pit Restored and Consecrated

A project of Mr. Bob Murphy (ICCNE, FIR)



We are  a partner with

Discover your Irish Roots and connect with your ancestral community in Ireland

(L-R: Connell Gallagher, Jim Garrity, Barbara Barrett, Richard Reid, Mike Feerick, Dave Barrett, Bernie Couming, Judy Barrett)

Friends of Irish Research meeting with Michael Feerick, Founder of Ireland Reaching Out

We are a Member of

  Cape Breton Genealogy & Historical Association


We are Affiliates with

Legacy Family Tree 8.0


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 We would like to warmly welcome you to the resources and services of our research center. The focus of the research center is to provide a place where you can come and discuss solutions in your genealogical search. Our staff has over 100 years of experience and we offer access to some of the most comprehensive resources currently available.

Our New Website

This web page is currently under construction and general comments and suggestions as to content, are welcomed. Just send us an email to .

Research Center Hours

We are open on most Friday evenings 7:30pm - 9:30 pm. Check the Upcoming Events page for the current schedule of meetings. To make an appointment for a genealogical consult please email us at and we will communicate with you concerning the best day and time. Download the new consultation form to provide us vital information that will allow us to assist you online or in-person.

The Library

Currently our library is home to over 5000 digital books and it is growing everyday. The Research Team has undertaken several projects. Currently we are in the process of building a searchable database of all the grave markers in the Old St. Mary's Cemetery in Canton, MA.

Our New Home

For many years our team met at the Irish Culture Centre in Canton, MA. We have recently relocated our meetings and sessions to a donated room in Brockton, MA (899 N. Main St.). Please use the N. Main St. entrance (brick facade).