Press Release

Dublin, Ireland, and Salt Lake City, Utah; Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, has just released at RootsTech 2017 a free, new and interactive Irish Genealogy Research App; Your Dublin Map Guide to Irish Genealogy and History Sources. This ‘Ancestor Network’ App displays a list of the leading Dublin-based libraries, archives, research centres, historic sites and museums.

appThese are linked to a detailed interactive map of Dublin containing supplemental information such as physical and web address location, contact details, and opening hours.

This App functions as your historical and genealogical guide in navigating through the streets of Dublin and to make the most of your time visiting or researching in Ireland.
Within the App, there is also an Irish sources guide for visitors and researchers to be able to easily discover where to locate birth, marriage and death records, church records, land records, military records, prisons and legal records, newspapers and graveyards, information on emigration, workhouses, maps and place names. This list is also interactive so that you can link to any of these sources websites to learn more about each one.

You can easily download this free app from the App Store by simply searching Ancestor Network.

The App was developed in Dublin by Ancestor Network in objective C and XCode, using Apple map and is compatible on IOS 9+ working on all Apple devices IPhone and IPad.

John Hamrock, Managing Director of Ancestor Network Ltd., noted, “With our team of genealogists and historians providing advice to roots tourists in Ireland over the years, we noted that visitors would benefit with having an interactive tool at their fingertips with a detailed map on where to locate the key repositories and what records are available in each. This free app is a great resource for visitors and locals alike in Dublin find that elusive ancestor.”

Hamrock added, “We encourage users and those centres listed on our app to provide feedback on how the app can be improved even further. I am delighted to be participating this week at RootsTech in Salt Lake City from 8 – 11 February 2017 to introduce our app to the genealogy and technology community here, particularly at today’s very appropriate Innovator Summit. RootsTech is the largest genealogy/technology trade event in the world with thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors and speakers. RootsTech 2017 is a perfect time to launch our innovative Irish genealogy App. Last, but not least, we would like to extend a special thanks to Aspire Digital in Dublin who helped us with the design and functionality of the App.”


About Ancestor Network

Ancestor Network,, is made up of the largest team of experienced, qualified, professional and expert genealogists across the island of Ireland. Collectively, their genealogists have over 200 years’ research experience in Ireland and abroad. For the past six years, Ancestor Network has provided genealogy research advice to visitors of the National Library of Ireland. Ancestor Network, though its affiliate, Flyleaf Press, is Ireland’s leading provider of published guides on how to trace your Irish roots. Ancestor Network was the exclusive genealogy researcher for The Genealogy Roadshow, first televised on RTÉ and produced by Big Mountain Productions in Ireland, and the antecedent of the popular US version televised on PBS.

Contact Information

John Hamrock
Managing Director
Ancestor Network Ltd.
26 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2

App: Ancestor Network
Twitter: @AncestorNetwork

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