Ireland’s Genealogy & Local History Specialists

Genealogy.ie Research Approach

Researching your family history is exciting. But it can also be difficult to know where to start. Subscriptions are expensive (we have them!). And it is even more difficult to ascertain if the people you find are your ancestors or someone else’s. It is very tempting just to assume you have found them – but evidence is often sparse or contradictory.

After agreeing the research question and cost, Genealogy.ie follows a clear approach to its research, as outlined below.

Our Research Approach includes:

  1. Fact checking the information you have
  2. Searching public and paid databases and archives, including Familysearch, Ancestry, Irishgenealogy, Rootsireland, UK and Irish Newspaper Archives, etc.
  3. If required, checking and/or visiting the archives of:
    • National Archives of Ireland
    • General Register Office (GRO)
    • National Library of Ireland
    • Valuation Office Ireland
    • Registry of Deeds
    • Dublin City Archive
    • PRONI (Northern Ireland)
    • GRONI (Northern Ireland)
  4.  Analysis of collected information and resolution of any conflicts
  5. Report containing the following sections:
    • Research Commissioned by
    • Research Period
    • Research Questions
    • Research Log
    • Conclusion
    • Further Research
    • Data found
    • Supporting Documentation

The cost of research depends on the amount of time you want us to spend. And that depends on how many ancestors you want us to research, how far back the research needs to go or what the era is you want us to research.

If you are looking for information on a specific ancestor, simply follow this link:

 Get A Quote

If you are not ready for a quote yet, have a generic query, or a more complex research need:

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Finally, all our research adheres to the Genealogical Proof  Standard. So you know it’s reliable.