Why choose Ancestor Network?
• Ancestor Network is made up of the largest team of experienced, qualified, professional and expert genealogists across the island of Ireland
• Collectively, our genealogists have over 200 years’ research experience in Ireland and abroad
• We have provided research and genealogy advice to Trinity College, University of Dublin, the National Library of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, the founding family of McGraw-Hill Companies, Dublin City Library and Archive, as well as for individuals across the world.
Ancestor Network Limited, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, was established in May 2009, company registration number 470589. Ancestor Network is made up of the largest team of experienced, qualified, professional and expert genealogists across the island of Ireland. Collectively, our genealogists have over 200 years’ research experience in Ireland and abroad.
Ancestor Network conducts Irish probate research for global heir hunter and professional legal firms. It has provided the popular genealogy advisory service at the National Library of Ireland for the past five consecutive years. It was exclusive genealogical researcher for RTÉ’s ‘The Genealogy Roadshow’ and successfully managed projects such as the Kerry Genealogy Road Show, County Monaghan Genealogy Training, and Report on Heritage and Genealogy Initiatives in Carlow. In 2014 it acquired Flyleaf Press (www.flyleaf.ie), the specialist Irish genealogy book publisher. The Company is focused on probate and individual research, education, advisory services, consultancy and e-publishing. Our unique panel of experts can provide an unmatched experience for the customer – whether an individual or an institution.
Hilary Mc Donagh
Hilary McDonagh BA, Post Graduate Diploma Marketing, Diploma in Genealogy, University College Dublin. Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) and Association of Professional Genealogists (USA) (APG) Hilary is Research Coordinator and a Director of Ancestor Network Ltd. She is also a researcher and speaker.
Aiden Feerick BA
Aiden Feerick BA, Certificate in Genealogy, University College Dublin, Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) and Association of Professional Genealogists (USA) (APG). Aiden is a speaker, teacher and researcher. He is also joint founder and Director of Ancestor Network Ltd.
James Ryan Ph.D
James Ryan Ph.D. is an author, speaker, writer and publisher. He founded Flyleaf Press which has since merged with Ancestor Network Ltd. Along with being editor of Flyleaf Press, he is a Director of Ancestor Network Ltd. His works include:Irish Records – Sources for Family & Local History, Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, Irish Church Records. Sources for Irish Family History, and Tracing your Sligo Ancestors.
Deirdre Breen BA, MA, LLB, joint founder and Director of Ancestor Network. With her legal background, Deirdre manages relationships with barristers, law firms, and solicitors in Ireland and abroad.
Michael Rooney holds a B.A. from Queens University in Ancient History and Byzantine Studies, and from the University of Durham, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Michael is currently a student on the University of Strathclyde’s Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies programme.
John Hamrock BSc, MBA,
Founder & Managing Director
John Hamrock BSc, MBA, Diploma in Genealogy, University College Dublin, Chairman of the Genealogy Society. John is an author (Tracing your Roscommon Ancestors), researcher and speaker. He is also Managing Director and joint founder of Ancestor Network Ltd.
“Soon after learning of the two genealogy seminars that would be offered in Monaghan and Carrickmacross in October 2013, Maeve Mullin made contact with me in July to inquire on the families that I was interested in researching. We had two families to research: the Waddell family from Lisnaveane in County Monaghan and the Kirkpatrick family in County Tyrone. Maeve provided continued communication and information on our families, including contact information so that we could send a communication to our Ireland families in advance of our visit for the seminars. Maeve not only researched our families, but also provided us with other researcher contacts, wonderful people who helped us beforehand and who we met and enjoyed the company of upon our visit. Maeve made me feel like I had a good friend in my corner and our experience would not have been as successful without her assistance.”
I cannot thank Ancestor Network enough for finding my birth mother and family for me. They were so empathetic with my situation. They set out a “project plan” and kept me up to date on a regular basis. They worked with me on my journey and as a result I was absolutely delighted with the service provided. I cannot praise Ancestor Network highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend them as first class genealogy service providers.
I am grateful for all this wonderful research you have done. I deeply appreciate your splendid efforts in putting this report together. I know this is anything but an easy job, I appreciate the care and skill with which you handled everything.
I just wanted you to know how pleased I was with the research. It was so exciting to read all the information you gave me. I have just returned from a fabulous trip to beautiful Ireland! I just wanted you to know of my success in finding my ancestors farm.
The researcher did an extraordinary job. I am thrilled with the report.