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Why Hire Us?

1. Because we are Irish

First of all, because is based in Dublin. We have therefore ready access to all Irish archives and libraries. And of course we have  subscriptions to all relevant Irish family history databases.


2. Because we have the expertise and the passion

Jillian van Turnhout, our founder and MD, has over 10 years’ experience in tracing Irish family histories. She is passionate about genealogy and understands the richness and fulfillment that goes with finding out about your ancestors and their lives. Click on the picture to read about her.


3. Because we are recognised specialists in Irish genealogy

We have been published in various genealogical and local history magazines in both Ireland and North America. Our articles are about our research, advice on record collections, research tips, local history, etc. Magazines we have appeared in include the respected “Irish Family History Journal” (Journal of the Irish Family History Society – IFHS), “Your Genealogy Today” and “Internet Genealogy” (both are publications in North America). You can download our articles by following the link below.

Our Published Articles


4. Because our Irish ancestry research is professional, factual and solid

Before we start any research, we will discuss with you what exactly it is that you hope we find. We will also always agree the cost with you beforehand, so there are no surprises afterwards. We have a clear method of research and adhere rigorously to best practices for genealogical research. You can read more about both in the Research section of this website.


Genealogical Proof Standard

The Genealogical Proof Standard is a guideline published by the Board for Certification of Genealogists for establishing the reliability of genealogical research with reasonable certainty. We adhere rigorously to these guidelines.


Research Approach

Our research follows a logical method to ensure we find everything there is to find. All research goes through a number of phases: fact checking – choosing a starting point – selection of approach – search – evaluation – analysis/resolution of contradictions.


5. Because our Irish family history reports are top notch

Another reason is that we will present our findings in a clearly laid out, professional report. Our clients are raving about them – as you can read in our client testimonials. And of course you will get digital copies of all certificates and documents we find.


6. Because assessment of your research question into your Irish roots is FREE

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