It's my job to help the team provide you with the best experience possible when researching your Irish family history.
I’m relatively new to family history but so far I’ve discovered I come from at least six generations of Dubliners, courtesy of my father. I’m currently hunting down a suspected Scottish connection on my mother’s side.
As our resident expert on Ireland's family history records, my job is to work with partner organisations to find new and exciting historical documents to digitise and bring to you on findmypast Ireland.
coming soon......there's an awful lot of it
It’s my job to get people interested in the fantastic range of records available on findmypast Ireland through PR campaigns, advertising and by organising findmypast Ireland’s presence at events.
I've only just begun my family history journey and already it has thrown up some great surprises. For instance, my great-great grandfather served in the British Army and won medals for his duties in South Africa. These were honours that my own father knew nothing about either! With so many Dublin ancestors, there are plenty of records available for me to research which is a big help.
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My family have a disconcerting habit of destroying all personal papers when someone dies, including photographs! So I rely on oral information combined with searching official records to discover my family history. Luckily I come from a line of younger siblings, some from second marriages so in just four generations I’m back to the 1830s. It’s a good thing too as we have very common Irish surnames: Murray and O Connor. My mother comes from a Dublin family, while my father’s family are from Wexford. My favourite line is the 'Lovely' line on my mother's side, I've been able to trace them back to the 18th century.