The McClelland Library provides research assistance for locating Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, along with resources for exploring Irish culture and heritage. Library and Irish Cultural Center members have unlimited access to library materials and subscription online resources. Research options at the library include self-service, individual research assistance, and professional consultations.
Appointments are strongly recommended for research assistance.
Appointments - Virtual & In Person
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the McClelland Library will now be offering a limited number of virtual appointments even though we are now open. You can request a Virtual or In Person appointment by following the link and filling out the request form.
Daily Use of Genealogy Centre
Make an appointment at 602-864-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Hours: September - Memorial Day:
Tues., Wed., Thur., Sat. 10AM - 3PM
Fri. 3PM - 8PM
Summer Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day:
Thurs. 3PM - 8PM
Fri. 3PM - 8PM
Closed in August and Holidays
The Frances H. McClelland Genealogy Centre offers:
On-site Research Assistance
Individual research assistance is now available on Thursdays only. Appointments are available at 10:30AM and 1PM. These research sessions are limited to 12 per year for each visitor, with up to two in the same month. Appointments are strongly recommended. Assistance includes guidance with searching for your Irish ancestors in U.S. and Irish records, both online and in various library research resources. For best results, please bring a completed Pedigree Chart, Consultation Form, and a Family Group Sheet, which can all be found under Forms & Guides.
Research sessions are included in the Daily Use Fee.
Classes Presented by our Genealogy Research Team
Guided Tours and Group Research
Guest Speakers from our Genealogy Research Team
Items to Bring to Research at the Genealogy Centre or for a Consultation Appointment
- Family Tree or Pedigree Chart
- Family group sheets for individuals in your family tree
- Flash drive to save new information electronically
- Copies of documents or electronic data for your family that may provide clues about their origins. Examples might include family letters, naturalization papers, or birth, marriage and death certificates.
- Consultation Form for appointments
For useful charts and forms, visit the “Genealogy Forms & Guides” page.