I am a Dublin-based genealogist specialising in Irish family history.
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 ancestor 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 (at the turn of the century) and learning in repositories in Dublin. I knew then it would be a lifelong passion, so decided to work towards a career in genealogy. To that end, I completed a Certificate in 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. I graduated from the MA in the History of the Family at the University of Limerick in 2021, which enhanced my knowledge of Irish migration and familial development.
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 Monday 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.
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