Press Release 

Ireland, 15 February 2016

Ancestor Network and Eneclann have been appointed by the National Library of Ireland to provide the highly popular genealogy advisory service for the period covering the 1916 Centenary Commemorations (from 15th February 2016 to 29th April 2016).

This is the 5th consecutive year this consortium of Ireland’s two leading family history companies returns to the National Library of Ireland to provide this popular service.

The two companies have a combined team of thirty full-time professional Irish genealogists to provide this world class service.  One member of the genealogy advisory services team will be available along with staff of the National Library of Ireland from 15th February 2016 to 29th April 2016 Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:00pm.  These expert genealogists advise and assist researchers with conducting genealogical research in the National Library and other repositories which are relevant to their research.  They also assist users with online resources and printing.  These records include for example the recently digitised Irish Roman Catholic parish records as well as many other popular genealogical websites.  The expert genealogists also respond to email, telephone and letter enquiries for those physically unable to visit the National Library.

Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann said, “We’re cheered to return to the National Library in time for the Centenary Commemorations.  Our genealogy team will be available to lend their skills and knowledge to all visitors.  The National Library’s commitment to family history is a timely reminder that everyone’s story matters.”

Aiden Feerick, Director of Ancestor Network and Project Manager of the Consortium providing the genealogy advisory service, said, “Because of the professionalism and range of skills and knowledge our panel of genealogists bring to the National Library of Ireland, visiting researchers from far and wide come away with new ideas and a greater appreciation of the way to undertake their Irish family history studies.”

Ciara Kerrigan, Assistant Keeper of the National Library added, “We are delighted to appoint the expert genealogists of Ancestor Network and Eneclann for the genealogy advisory service in time for the Centenary Commemorations.”


About Ancestor Network Ltd

Ancestor Network Limited (, professional Irish genealogists and probate researchers, was established in Ireland in May 2009.  It was exclusive genealogical researcher for RTÉ’s ‘The Genealogy Roadshow’ and managed the Kerry Genealogy Road Show in the Year of the Gathering Ireland in 2013.  It conducts Irish probate research for global heir hunter and professional legal firms. In 2014 it also acquired Flyleaf Press (, the specialist Irish genealogy book publisher.

19 Balally Avenue, Dundrum, Dublin D16 Y274, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)87 0505296

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About Eneclann Ltd.

Eneclann Ltd. was established in 1998 (company number 291450) as a Trinity College Campus company, and has since become the largest historical and genealogical research and consultancy service in Ireland, with thousands of clients worldwide, including the USA, Britain, Ireland and Australia. It has also developed significant skills in archival management, preservation and documentation, as well as expertise in digital technology. The company was instrumental in the founding of the online service in 2003, and more recently launched the web service with their Scottish joint venture partner DC Thomson in 2011. To date the company has brought over 100 million Irish genealogical records online, and has acted as a trusted partner of several archives, libraries and other public institutions in making their historic records available to a wide audience.

Family History Services

Eneclann Ltd, 5 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 671 0338

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