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About Ancestor Network


Ancestor Network Limited is a collective of Ireland’s most experienced genealogical experts. Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, was established in May 2009. Ancestor Network is made up of the largest team of professional 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 (, the specialist Irish genealogy book publisher. The Company is focused on probate and individual research, education, advisory services, consultancy and e-publishing. Our genealogy and heritage services can be provided flexibly, to almost any scale, and with the broadest possible range of advisory and research skills. Our unique panel of experts can provide an unmatched experience for the customer – whether an individual or an institution.


Kamala Harris Family History
This piece of work was researched and written by expert genealogist, Patricia Brennan.  There was a flurry of excitement...
Catholic Church Records: Notes for ‘Really Useful Family History Show’ 2020.
The notes below accompany an on-line presentation on ‘Catholic Church Records‘ given by Dr Jim Ryan of Ancestor Network...
Book: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion
The U.S. Army attacked three villages near the German-Belgium border, surprising the Germans who surrendered with little resistance.
The Fall of the Fitzmaurices
The Fall of the Fitzmaurices, tells the story of the demise of the Fitzmaurice family, who had been powerful...
The Irish Ancestry of Joe Biden
This piece of work was researched and written by expert genealogist, Ita O’ Boyle.  The Irish Ancestry of Joe...
How comprehensive are early Irish Civil records? 
Registration of births, deaths and marriages in Ireland started in 1864 except for non-Catholic marriages which start in 1845....
What will we do when we finish researching?
When we start researching, it seems like our family history will be a never-ending tapestry of people and events....
Eye-witnesses to our ancestors: Travellers’ writings
This blog concerns the accounts of travellers  as a  background source in understanding how our ancestors lived.   While biographical...
Lockdown offer – 20% off online genealogy for a limited time
Lockdown Special – to May 15th 2020. For a limited time only we are offering a live personalized genealogy...
Great insights from Petty sources – the Petty Session Court Records
The skeleton of our family history is formed by the dates and names which we find in the major...
Ancestor Network Blog Map
We have updated our website to make it easier to find useful sources.    Our ‘Blogs’  link now has...
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