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.
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.
Hilary McDonagh BA, Post Graduate Diploma Marketing, Diploma in Genealogy, University College Dublin. Hilary is Research Coordinator and a Director of Ancestor Network Ltd. She is also a researcher and speaker.
Aiden Feerick BA, Certificate in Genealogy, University College Dublin, Member of the Association for Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) 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. 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.
• 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.
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