Irish Family History Specialists
Family history research and investigation

Professional Irish
Ancestry Research are professional genealogists based in Dublin.  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

Before hiring us: get us to do a free assessment

Before we start any research, we do an assessment on what it is you hope to find, the available resources for your project and what the chances of success are. That 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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Research packages

Our research packages start from two hours, but we have better rates available if you want to commission us for one or more full days. Please contact us for a quote.

Payment terms are agreed on a case by case basis but are in principle in advance of commencement of work. We accept payment via bank transfer, cheque, PayPal and credit and debit card (via our PayPal account). We can accept PayPal and card payments in EUR, GPB and USD; other payments are EUR only.

Please note that you can cancel for a full refund before we have commenced work on your research, but that once we have started we will no longer be able to provide any refunds.

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About our research

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

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! We set out clearly what the research questions were, what searches we undertook and give detailed descriptions of what we found. Furthermore we give advise on what the next steps could be for your Irish ancestry research. You will also receive digital copies of all documents, records, clippings and photographs we found.

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 get as close to accurate as we can get to given 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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Other services

Apart from research we can also assist you with:

  1. BMD record retrieval
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  3. Authenticated birth certificates
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  5. Gift vouchers
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  7. Family tree charts
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  9. Family booklets, telling the story of a particular family member
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  11. Grave transcriptions
  12. Photograpy of your ancestral village, townland, grave or cemetery
  13. Local History

If you are interested in any of these services, please

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Examples of our Work

Hassett Andrew Family History
Hassett Family Wisconsin

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