My interest in genealogy began at the age of 12, when I was given a school project to research my family tree. I spent time with my 3 living grandparents and produced a small direct tree. I picked up this personal research seriously during my primary degree in history from Trinity College, Dublin working when I could with the limited records online and learning in repositories in Dublin. I knew then it would be a life long passion, so decided to work towards a career in genealogy. To that end, I completed a Certificate in Genealogy/Family History from University College, Dublin in 2011 and have been working freelance ever since. My particular interests are in Dublin records and the growing field of genetic genealogy.
My beginner’s genealogy course runs bi-annually in Malahide Community School. Booking is available in September and January through their website. Classes take place on Tuesday evenings during term time.
I am also on the panel for the National Library’s Genealogy Advisory Service, which provides advice to library visitors researching their own ancestry.
You can read testimonials from past & present clients on my Facebook page.