Galway’s only dedicated genealogy society

Autumn 2020 Update: We are continuing to hold events online while restrictions on physical gatherings remain in place. Keep up to date by signing up to our mailing list.

The Western Family History Association is a genealogy society based in County Galway.

We hold regular lectures, workshops and other activities. We also provide a library of genealogical and historical books for members’ usage.

Click here to sign up for regular email updates from the Association.

Our annual subscription of €20 covers admittance to all lectures and other events, and helps to meet our costs.

Forthcoming events are displayed on the right of this page. We encourage all of those interested in family history to come along to our events and to join the Association.

Some benefits to members include:
  • Learn how to trace your family history, genealogy and ancestry.
  • Benefit from the experience and expertise of members who have many years of experience in tracing their family history.
  • Access to the latest information presented by expert speakers.
  • Discuss and exchange information and ideas which lead to new insights and perspectives on family history and genealogy.
  • Join in tours to selected sites relevant to tracing family history.
  • Automatic membership of the WFHA library, which contains over 300 books and CDs on related topics.
  • Automatic access to the online Members’ Area, containing information, lecture slides and recordings of previous lectures.

Should you wish to become a member, you can come along to a meeting and join there, or join online via PayPal. The annual subscription currently stands at €20. The association also welcomes members from overseas, offering a reduced annual subscription.