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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 began 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. I graduated from the MA in the History of the Family at the University of Limerick in 2021, which broadened my knowledge of Irish migration and familial development.

I am particularly interested in the growing field of genetic genealogy – using DNA test results to enhance paper research.

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.

As of 2022, I am the Director of Irish Studies of the International Institute of Genealogical Studies. IIGS provides courses on Irish genealogy (amongst a wide variety of subjects) which can be done in your own time. Students can also avail of mentoring services.

I am also a co-founder of the Pharos Pro-Am Genie networking group. All members are alumni of the Pharos business genealogy course, which I highly recommend.

You can read other reviews from past & present clients on my Facebook page.

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