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The Friends of Irish Research

 Genealogy Research Team

899 North Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301


The 2019 Lecture Series.


See us at NERGC Booth 202 - April 3 - 6, 2019

Manchester Downtown Doubletree Hotel

700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Saturday, May 11          1:00 pm 4:00 pm         

       Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story Ellen Alden

       Comparing the DNA Tests Richard Reid


Sunday, August 18         2:30 pm 4:30 pm

Effectively Utilizing your MyHeritage DNA Matches - Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage


Monday, August 19       7:00 pm 9:00 pm

SuperSearch with Record Matching - Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage


Saturday, Oct. 26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

        Bridgewater Correctional Institution Bridgewater: A Troubled Past Michael Maddigan

       Getting Into Genealogy Kathleen Rubano


Thanks to Ben Reid and Tim Dorr who provided special music for our July 14th, 2018 lectures series.

Video Sample

Audio of the session

New Resources

Updated computers for researchers

Hundreds of new reference books

Microfilm Reader/Scanner - Local MA Census microfilms (1850-1930)

The Boston Globe (1989-2009) - The New York Times (1967-2007)


MSOG-Bristol Visits the Friends Facility (8/26/16)

Check out our Upcoming Events

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 9.0



 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. We built a searchable database of all the grave markers in the Old St. Mary's Cemetery in Canton, MA.

The Home of the Friends of Irish Research

899 N. Main St.,Brockton, MA. Please use the N. Main St. entrance (brick facade).