There are rather a lot of them. The photo on the right is a small selection, among them my grandfather who emigrated from Ireland to New York as a young man. Typical of Irish families, he was one of eleven children whose father was one of six. He had seven children himself including my father, who is still alive today and is an invaluable link to that past with stories and an intellectual understanding of the history and affairs of that time. My grandfather returned to Ireland to settle and marry. Their stories are typical of thousands of Irish I have researched. This is my team – how better experienced can they be.
Whether you are considering exploring your Irish roots for the first time or seeking to investigate further your Irish family history or Irish origins we hope you will join us. As well as the 4 million inhabitants living on the island of Ireland, we hope to reach out to some of the estimated 80 million Irish Diaspora around the world in countries such as; the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand South Africa and Argentina to name just a few. We offer a simple menu of service packages to cater for individual needs and budgets. But, we are small enough to be flexible so, please do ask if we can meet your needs in other ways, whether that is the need for a copy of a single document or the meaning of a name. Each research project will be followed up by a comprehensive report providing a narrative of the research process, the discovered records, transcripts and copies of documents where possible, maps, photographs, links and references to further documentation and information when requested.
The journey tracing your ancestors can be an emotional one. Looking at documents signed by your great grandfather, or finding a never seen before letter in his own hand can bring both immense joy and sadness. The joy at making that connection but sadness that they aren’t here to share that joy. But, if you haven’t already (or perhaps you need to again), don’t forget to make that journey home. There is nothing in the world like the feeling you get, when standing on the soil of your ancestors, perhaps at their graveside, or in front of an old derelict cottage, the hairs standing on the back of your neck – because believe me, they will know you have come home.
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