Irish Family History Specialists
Family history research and investigation

Professional Research
into your Irish Roots

We specialise in Irish family history research for those whose ancestors left a long time ago for the USA, Canada, Australia or the UK and are keen to find out about their Irish roots. We have however also carried out many investigations for customers in Ireland. works with family historians who are just beginning but don’t know where to start but also with those that already have an extensive tree but have hit the famous brick wall
Jillian van Turnhout is an AGI Affiliate.

We follow a logical and factual approach to our research, going through the following steps:

  1. Fact-checking the information you have
  2. Choosing a starting point by establishing what can be accepted as known vs. what is assumed
  3. Selecting the most promising datasets for research
  4. Searching public and paid (we have subscriptions on all relevant ones) databases and archives, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, Irishgenealogy, Rootsireland, UK and Irish Newspaper Archives, etc.
  5. If required, checking and/or visiting archives (General Register Office, National Library of Ireland, The National Archives of Ireland, Valuation Office Ireland, Registry of Deeds, PRONI (Northern Ireland), GRONI (Northern Ireland))
  6. Thorough evaluation of all collected data
  7. Analysis of collected information and resolution of any conflicts

Debra, New York, USA

“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.”


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Genealogical Proof Standard uses this standard for all its research. The Genealogical Proof Standard is a guideline for establishing the reliability of genealogical research with reasonable certainty. Genealogists are dealing with often incomplete and contradictory records. The standard will not guarantee findings to be 100% accurate but will help to get as close to accurate as we can get to give the information and sources available to us.

As outlined in the Genealogy Standards by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the Genealogical Proof Standard consists of five elements:

  1. A reasonably exhaustive search for all pertinent information
  2. A complete and accurate citation to the source of each item used
  3. Analysis of the collected information’s quality as evidence
  4. Resolution of any conflicting or contradictory evidence
  5. Arrive at a soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion

A genealogical conclusion that meets these standards can be considered proved.

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Comprehensive, professional report

The end product is a comprehensive report on our work and what we have uncovered. We are very proud of the fantastic feedback we are getting. Our customers just love them! You will also receive digital copies of all documents, records, clippings and photographs we found.

Sample Report

Please note that the content, size and detail of the report is dependant on the amount of research we undertake. This sample report was the result of a very extensive research project.

Edward Smith


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Customised Research

We offer a number of different packages. We can help you getting started, solve a particular challenge, or carry out the entire research for you. We will be pleased to provide you with a customised quote for your research.

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Before hiring us: get us to do a free assessment

If you have not made your decision yet, why not ask for a free assessment of your research question. We will give you an honest appraisal of our chances to find the information you are looking for and how much it will cost to do the research. This is why it is important that you give us a clear aim and that you provide us with as much information as possible in the assessment form below. After submitting the form to us, it will take us a few days to complete the assessment and come back to you with a research proposal. Filling in the form does not commit you to anything.

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