Ireland’s Genealogy Specialists
Genealogy research

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Why Hire Us

Why choose for tracing Irish ancestry? Below we outline five reasons why we believe we provide a superior service:


1. Because we are local

First of all, because’s offices are based in Dublin. We have therefore ready access to all Irish archives and libraries. And that also includes resources  based in Belfast or locally in any of the counties.  Furthermore we have subscriptions to all relevant Irish family history databases.


2. Because our team has the expertise and the passion

In addition, our team, led by Jillian van Turnhout, has over 10 years’ experience in tracing Irish family history. You can read more about her below. We have also been published in various North American genealogy and Irish local history magazines. You can learn more about this and download our articles in “ Blogs and Publications” in the Services section of this website.


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Jillian van Turnhout


3. Because we listen and deliver

Another reason is that before we start any family history research we will discuss with you what exactly it is that you hope we find. We will also always agree the cost with you beforehand. So there are no surprises afterwards. Finally, we will present our findings in a clearly laid out, professional report (our clients are raving about them – see the “Testimonials” section of our website). And of course you will get digital copies of all certificates and documents we find.


4. Because our Irish family history research is professional, factual and solid

This is especially relevant. Read more about how we go about our research and how we ensure quality results below.


Genealogical Proof Standard

The Genealogical Proof Standard is a guideline as outlined in “Genealogy Standards” by the Board for Certification of Genealogists for establishing the reliability of genealogical research with reasonable certainty.

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Research Approach

Our research starts with making sure both parties know exactly what the research question is and how much it will cost. We will then follow 5 logical steps and finish by providing you with a clear and factual report.

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5. Because appraisal of your family history research question and quotes are FREE

So why not contact us or request a quote via the links below:

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Examples of Our Work

Hassett Andrew Family History
Hassett Family Wisconsin

Many, many thanks for the exceptional work you did tracking down my Irish ancestors. It was the best money I ever spent; your service was worth every penny and more.

I’ve enjoyed — and continue to enjoy — poring over the details contained in your amazing 10-page report and 18 supporting documents. They have spurred me to keep digging.
Debra Emerson, New York, USA
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After a considerable amount of very frustrating and disappointing time trying to find my Irish ancestors, I contacted Their performance exceeded all my expectations, in both quality and time. Jillian came up with a wealth of information. I will not hesitate to recommend to my friends.
Jim, Stratford, Canada
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I commissioned Jillian to find a photo of “J.F. Hudson”, former Captain of the Royal Dublin Golf Club. We had a blank space in the Club Photo gallery of Past Captains for him. As John Fenton Hudson never married and had no direct descendants Jillian first had to trace back to his parents to find his siblings and then trace forwards and found his Grandnieces. She impressed with her skills and commitment leaving no stone unturned to succeed in this challenge. His Photo is now included after many years!
Tom Byrne, Memorabilia Committee, The Royal Dublin Golf Club
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My husband wanted to explore his Irish roots in hopes of obtaining dual citizenship.  Living just outside Chicago, it was difficult for us to do the research ourselves. While we learned he did not qualify, Jillian and were able to solve quite a few long standing mysteries about his family.  They worked tirelessly until they got answers and presented us with a thorough report on their comprehensive efforts. The service was excellent.  Jillian was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend them.
Eleonora, Chicago, USA
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Mum is pouring over all the details…. I can see many conversations in the future, wonderful to find out your grandparents names at the age of 77! Thank you.
Fiona, Ireland
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I have always longed to trace my family origins and didn’t know how to go about it. After meeting Jillian by chance, I commissioned her to research my family history.  Jillian’s research brought life and excitement to my roots and successfully traced my family as far back as 1823.
Majella, Ireland
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