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

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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Genealogy classes in Hartstown Community School, Dublin 15 for 2017.

Tutor: Noreen Maher, Hibernia Roots

Have you ever thought of researching your Family Tree but didn’t know where to start?


Learn to be your own researcher. All you need is some curiosity and expert guidance through the archives. Acquire the skills necessary to select, locate and use the appropriate sources for basic genealogy searches.

For more information contact me at  or the Adult Education centre in



 Fees Increase 2015

Due to increased costs, I have had to increase my fees for report packages. However, I will always be willing to tailor a package to specific client requirements or negotiate a fee in certain circumstances. I believe I still offer a competitive and personal service and look forward to assisting families research their Irish roots.






Trace Your Irish Ancestors Workshop - organised by Hibernia Roots

Sign up for a 1 day workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Crocanoir, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperar y(

Date: Saturday 13th 2013  10am - 4.30pm

Cost includes light lunch and handouts.

If you've gathered all the family documents, photos and the family bible, let me help you take your research to the next level.

For further information contact John at Phone (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329, or