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Special Bristol Resources



The Friends of Irish Research

 Genealogy Research Team

899 North Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

We are busy cataloging over 100 boxes of donated books. If you want to know what we have in the library you can check it online at:

The David Allen Lambert Library Collection


(Open the link in a new window)


Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm

Lecture: "Census Records from 1790 to 1950"

David Allen Lambert

Plus the annual book sale



New Resources

Updated computers for researchers

Thousands of new reference books

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

The Boston Globe (1989-2009) - The New York Times (1851-2009)


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 Member of

  Cape Breton Genealogy & Historical Association






 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  friendsofirishresearch@gmail.com .

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 friendsofirishresearch@gmail.com 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 15,000 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).