Ireland’s Genealogy & Local History Specialists

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Special Father’s Day Offer from Genealogy.ie

 

 

Are you looking for a present for Father’s Day?

We have a Special Father’s Day Offer: Four Family Research Tutorials for only $180

Is your father researching his Irish family history? But could he do with some expert advise?
Our offer:
  • FOUR half-hour tutorials
  • ONE-ON-ONE over the phone
  • Advice CUSTOMIZED to his search
  • By appointment – help when HE needs it
All for only $180
Contact us at  info@genealogy.ie

Our Irish Family History Search Service

With over 10 years of experience in Irish family history search and local history research, Jillian and Michael are specialists in the field. And they are now taking commissions for tracing your Irish family history.

Jillian and Michael have left no stone unturned in search of family members and stories. They have traveled throughout Ireland to find sources that can only be viewed locally. They have met with family members, as well as with local people and historians. And they have trawled through archives.  In short, they have been more than willing to go the extra mile to find out a minute detail or secure a missing photo.

If you are just starting your Irish family history search, they can show you the way with an initial investigation. And point out avenues for further research and give advice on how best to proceed. Alternatively they can do the entire investigation for you.

If you already have a family tree but just cannot find that elusive Irish ancestor, they can help filling in that gap.

If you have hit a brick wall, or do not know what to do next, they can help you move forward.

They can also verify your family history research for you, to ensure you have found the right people.

They can travel to places where your ancestors lived or are buried.  You will receive a detailed description, complete with photo’s.

They can also enrich your family tree with local history research. This can be the history of an area where your ancestors lived, a village, or even the history of a house of farm, if available.

Finally, they can help you put your family history in a great looking presentation. This can be a slide show, video or booklet.  Great for that next family gathering or as a personal gift.

Search Irish Ancestry: Marley House

Genealogy.ie believes that your family story is not just about names and dates of people in your family tree. We think it is also about the places where they lived and worked, the houses they lived in. This is why, when we search Irish ancestry for our clients,  we  also offer Irish local history research and investigation. In most cases our research is into the history of a house or farm. But it can also be a village or even an event. Depending on records available this gives you a picture of how your ancestors would have lived. And thus add colour to your Irish family history.

Take Marley House. Up to quite recently it was a large demesne (mansion house which was also a working farm, albeit a large one). Watch our short presentation:

MARLEY HOUSE

Marley as a land holding traces its origins back to the Anglo-Norman times. The Fleming family were the first owners, followed by by the Cistercian religious order. Religious orders were the biggest landowners at the time. King Henry VIII abolished them and resold the lands he took. The new owner was called Taylor.

He build the older farmhouse, a large part of it still in existence (courtyard). It was then bought by a series of families who used the property as their ‘out of town’ refuge. Living in the growing city of Dublin was unhealthy. Therefore rich families bought farms and lands and constructed mansion houses in the immediate environs of the city. The area around Marley was very popular as it was at the foot of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. This not only had fresher air but also offered stunning views. The first of these families built Marley House.

This was actually the name of the wife of the owner, a bishop’s daughter. His own name was LaTouche. His family were Huguenots who had fled France. They started as weavers but became a wealthy banking family. After a few different families had owned the property, the last of them, the Tedcastle family, sold it to the local council who has turned the gardens into a great public park and is in the process of restoring the house. This spring free tours are available to see the inside of the ground floor of the house.

COMMISSION US TO SEARCH IRISH ANCESTRY FOR YOU

Are you  interested in investigating this side of your family story? Follow this link to find our more about our service:

Irish local historyresearch and investigation

 

 

Hire a specialist to search Irish ancestry

Are you considering getting help with tracing your Irish family history? It pays to get a professional specialist to search Irish ancestry for you.

With over 10 years of experience in Irish family history search and local history research, Jillian and Michael are specialists in the field.

Jillian and Michael have left no stone unturned in search of family members and stories. They have traveled throughout Ireland to find sources that can only be viewed locally. They have met with family members, as well as with local people and historians. And they have trawled through archives. In short, they have been more than willing to go the extra mile to find out a minute detail or secure a missing photo.

If you are just starting your Irish family history search, they can show you the way with an initial investigation. And point out avenues for further research and give advice on how best to proceed. Alternatively they can do the search Irish ancestry for you.

If you already have a family tree but just cannot find that elusive Irish ancestor, they can help filling in that gap.

If you have hit a brick wall, or do not know what to do next, they can help you move forward.

They can also verify your family history research for you, to ensure you have found the right people.

They can travel to places where your ancestors lived or are buried. You will receive a detailed description, complete with photo’s.

They can also enrich your family tree with local history research. This can be the history of an area where your ancestors lived, a village, or even the history of a house of farm, if available.

Finally, they can help you put your family history in a great looking presentation. This can be a slide show, video or booklet. Great for that next family gathering or as a personal gift.

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Jillian van Turnhout – Founder Genealogy.ie – An Introduction

JILLIAN VAN TURNHOUT NÉE HASSETT is a respected children’s and human rights expert. She is also a former Senator in the upper house of the Irish Parliament. Furthermore, she is a founder of Genealogy.ie

See her introduction on YouTube:

Throughout Jillian van Turnhout’s career, in both the private and public sector, her achievements have been recognised. This includes winning the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Politician of the Year Award. In addition, the President of France recognised  her work recently by awardeding her the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. This is the second highest national Order of France.

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Parallel to this work, Jillian has been developing her skills as a genealogist. She has researched her own and clients’ family history throughout Ireland, the UK, USA and Canada. Jillian is passionate about family history and understands the richness and fulfilment that goes with finding out about your ancestors and their lives. She joins with other genealogists campaigning for the publication of the 1926 Census of Ireland.

Despite the current laws in Ireland presenting a number of roadblocks, Jillian van Turnhout has broken through barriers and assisted former adoptees in tracing their roots. During her time in the Irish Senate, Jillian championed the right of adoptees to have their right to identity firmly established in law.

Through her extensive voluntary and professional career, Jillian has developed an extensive network of contacts throughout Ireland. In 2010, Jillian received the ‘Freedom of Killarney’, County Kerry.

Jillian van Turnhout has attended many genealogy conferences and seminars in Ireland, the UK and USA. This includes Roots Tech in Salt Lake City, the largest family history event in the world.

In the words of Roots author Alex Haley “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we have come from.” Jillian has therefore decided to dedicate herself full time to bringing the richness of your Irish family history to life for you.

Hand Crafted Replicas of your Irish Family Homestead

Nothing compares to the touch and feel of your own personal Irish family homestead

Hand-crafted in Ireland, these bespoke replicas are created using accurate information gathered during the research part of our service.

Imagine the pride you will feel when showing your family or peers one of these exquisite trophies of home, either in the Boardroom or seated at the Dinner Table.

Nothing says “Look how far we have come since our forefathers left Ireland, all those years ago”, in the way that an accurate Irish homestead replica does.

Anything is possible, the homestead as it was in its heyday, how it appears now or even the whole village your family came from can be replicated.

Be proud of your heritage, show it off!

Contact us at info@genealogy.ie if you would like to find out more.

Finding JF Hudson

We were commissioned to find a photo of “J.F. Hudson”, former Captain (1932) of the Royal Dublin Golf Club. They had tried without success and were left with a blank space in the Club Photo gallery of Past Captains. www.Genealogy.ie rose to the challenge as this short video will explain and his photo is now proudly on the wall.

John Fention Hudson, 1870 to 1947

 

Overview of Services offered by Genealogy.ie

Services Genealogy.ie – We offer Irish family history research, Irish local history research, ancestral site visits, genealogical records lookup and professional presentations to bring your family story to life.

We have over 10 years’ experience in Irish genealogy research and Irish local history research. We are therefore expertly placed to help you with your Irish family research. Thanks to our ready access to local sources we are often able to uncover family members and/or facts that you cannot from abroad.

If you are just starting with your Irish genealogy research, we can show you the way with an initial investigation. We will also point out further avenues for research and give advice on how best to proceed. Alternatively we can do the entire investigation for you.

If you already have a family tree but just cannot find that elusive Irish ancestor, we can help filling in that gap.

But wherever you live, if do not know what to do next, or have hit a brick wall, we can help you move forward with your Irish genealogy research. We can also verify your research for you, to ensure you have found the right people.

Get help finding your Irish ancestors from the specialists at Genealogy.ie.

In this video we give you a quick overview of the services we offer:

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Introduction to Genealogy.ie – Ireland’s specialists in Genealogy and Local History Research

Check out Genealogy.ie’s  introduction video

We have over 10 years’ experience in Irish genealogy research and Irish local history research. Genealogy.ie is therefore expertly placed to help you with your Irish family research. Thanks to our ready access to local sources we are often able to uncover family members and/or facts that you cannot from abroad.

If you are just starting with your Irish genealogy research, we can show you the way with an initial investigation. We will also point out further avenues for research and give advice on how best to proceed. Alternatively we can do the entire investigation for you.

If you already have a family tree but just cannot find that elusive Irish ancestor, we can help filling in that gap.

But wherever you live, if do not know what to do next, or have hit a brick wall, we can help you move forward with your Irish genealogy research. We can also verify your research for you, to ensure you have found the right people.

Get help finding your Irish ancestors from the specialists at Genealogy.ie.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM OUR IRISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICE

Before we start we will always verify with you what it is you want to find. We will also always agree a cost with you. And we present all our findings in a clear and factual report. This reports shows you your question, for what and where we searched (to avoid any future duplication), a conclusion and advice on further research. And of course we will give you digital copies of any certificates, wills, relevant book pages, etc. we have found.

We also offer to travel to places where you ancestors lived or are buried.  You will receive a detailed description, complete with photo’s.

We can also enrich your family tree with local history research. This can be the history of an area where your ancestors lived, a village, or even the history of a house of farm, if available.

And we can help you put your data in a great looking presentation. This can be a slide show, video or booklet.  Great for that next family gathering or as a personal gift.