How to get started

We can provide all you will need to assist you with your Family Tree research.

Have a look around our site and when you are ready to come back to us to help guide you on your journey, fill out the assessment form here. We want this to be an enjoyable experience for you where each exciting step takes you closer to your family's origins

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Why choose us?

Our services range from record retrieval, basic family research, detailed family research reports, consultancy services, talks, seminars and workshops.

Despite a growing number of Irish databases going online and some wonderful free sources which lead people to thinking they can research without assistance of an expert genealogist, there is more to researching your family than obtaining records or certificates. What do you do then? An expert genealogist can analyse the data and explain discrepencies or factors that might have led to the absence of records. Some parish registers can be difficult to decipher if you are not familiar with Irish names or placenames but an Irish researcher like Noreen of Hibernia Roots will be ideally placed to interpret (most!) handwriting.

If you are not sure where exactly your ancestors lived, don't worry, we will do our best to find them for you using our tools, knowledge and years of experience in genealogy. We've helped clients at all stages of their Irish ancestral research from absolute beginners, those too busy to find the time to concentrate on researching, and those who have hit the 'brick wall'. More and more people are using family research as a gift for a special occassion such as a wedding anniversary or special birthday. One of our popular packages, which includes a bound book, is a fantastic momento to share especially for those who prefer to read it at their leisure.  Each report is tailor made and personalised following consultation with you (e.g. using your family photos to be included or anecdotes).

For Consultancy Services and Workshops tailor-made to your requirements contact me at:noreen@hiberniaroots.com

Do Your Homework

The first step before engaging our services is to accumulate all the information you have already. This could mean gathering photographs, identifying who was in the photograph and possible timeframe, or just listing names of family members back from yourself. Check with older members of the family if there are gaps in the names you have listed. You need to know where in Ireland your ancestors originated, ideally, the townland, town or county. If you have dates of birth or other important dates such as marriage or deaths these could mean the difference in speeding up our research and keeping your costs to a minimum.  If there are any family anecdotes, note them for further research and verification. Please be aware, sometimes stories grow with the telling, so what may have been believed as fact, may not be, when details are investigated. On the other hand, what might have sounded far-fetched, and considered the ramblings of  Auntie Bessie, may in fact be proven to be true!

When you think you have as much information as is available within the family, complete our assessment form and we will take it from there.

 

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Fees Structure
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Research Services:

Description

Cost

Initial Assessment

Given a starting point, we can assess your information and if there is sufficient evidence of existing records to progress to a report we will then inform you and await your instructions – maximum 3 hours research

Free

Record Retrieval

Birth/marriage/death -post 1864 records of entry on register – any other types of records (certificates), price on request

€15 for one/first record; €5 for every additional record up to a total of 5; and €3 each for any further up to a total of 8 records,  when requested at the same time

Basic Report

Depending on your instructions, if  you provide basic information on one subject, and have had an initial assessment carried out, we can provide a basic report of our findings, by email to you

€150

Family Group Report

We will combine information in chronological order of the subject’s direct ancestors to the earliest available record and include land, census, and any other relevant records, by email to you

€250

Roots and Branches Report

A comprehensive report, this report will include social history references, grave inscriptions and local history events if available or appropriate, on CDrom or bound book format

€300

Other Services:

 

 

 Printed Family Tree Chart only

Family Tree Chart printed on good quality paper

From €20

Family history upload and storage on free genealogy sites or any site you subscribe to

 Service includes creation of a family file on suitable software programme/site and maintaining updates including backups. Ask for more details on what this entails.

More details on request

Talks and Workshops

We can tailor a talk or workshop course to suit the group’s requirements and include handouts for participants. More details on request.

More details on request

‘Brick Wall’ Consultation

If you have been conducting your own research but have hit a ‘brick wall’, a brief appraisal of your research will be conducted and suggestions made for progressing to the next level.

€30 initial consultation – with email follow up on next step. If you instruct us to progress, further charges will apply in advance as per Report charges.

Report Formats

Pdf emailed

Basic Report Extra: CD rom- including postage

Family Group Report Extra – CD rom or printed and bound- including postage

Included in cost

€10

 

 

€30