ROOT & BRANCH IRISH FAMILY RESEARCH  

Genealogical Services and Fees

Research Provided

  • -- DIY starter search. A two hour search, ideal for the DIY genealogist, just to get you started on the right road. (28)

  • -- Initial verification and documentation search. A 3 hour search to verify and document family information that you already have. An ideal foundation search in which to plant your family tree.(42 plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc)

  • -- Exploratory search. A 4 hour search in Irish Civil Registration of birth, marriage and death records, Church records and census, to find new information, on which to proceed further on your genealogy. (56 plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc

  • -- Extended search.  Up to 2 hours extension to the Exploratory search in Tithe Records and Griffith's Valuation and maps, to pinpoint the actual location of your ancestor's farm and farm house. (18 plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc) (10 discount)

  • -- In depth comprehensive search. A 10 hour search in all Irish Civil Registration sources of birth, marriage and death records, Church records, Tithe, Griffith, maps, Annual Revision Books, Wills, graveyard inscriptions,  deeds, school and any other record that might reasonably lead to further disclosure. (120 plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc) (20 discount)

  • -- Assisted search. A two hour search, 1 hour consultation at the PRO in Belfast and up to1 hour assistance and advice during the day. (28)

  • -- Accompanied search. A 3 to 6 hour search at the PRO or any other repository in the Belfast area, with constant help, guidance and advice.(42 to 84.)

  • -- Passport search. A search of indeterminate duration to assist those seeking an Irish passport, with the necessary documentation, i.e. Fully certified copies of birth, marriage and/or death certificates, or prior to Civil Registration, photocopies of baptism, marriage and/or death entries in Church registries, certified by the appropriate authorities, to support an application for Irish citizenship. (A similar service is provided for those seeking a British passport).

    Those eligible to apply for an Irish passport include, the children, grandchildren and in certain circumstances, (see below) the great grandchildren of an Irish born citizen, and/or the children of an Irish citizen who has obtained citizenship in the above manner, and/or the children of a naturalized Irish citizen. Irish citizenship entitles the holder to retire to and/or live permanently in Ireland and/or any other EU country.

    It should be borne in mind, that applying for an Irish passport is a legal process, and while consultation with an attorney is not necessary, it may be advisable. (14 per hour, plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc)

    I am not a legal person and can not give legal advice on this matter.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs of the Irish Government gives the following advice.

    Note: Descent

    A person whose grandfather or grandmother, but not his or her parents, were born in Ireland may become an Irish citizen by registering in the Foreign Births Register (FBR) at an Irish Embassy or Consular Office or at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

    There are also certain circumstances whereby a person can obtain Irish citizenship through his or her great-grandfather or grandmother. The following table might help to explain the situation:

    A (Born in Ireland) Irish Citizen

    B (Child of A - not born in Ireland) Irish Citizen

    C (Child of B/grandchild of A) Must register in Foreign Births Register

    D (Child of C/great-grandchild of A) May register for Irish citizenship, provided that C had registered by the time of D's birth

    NOTE: If C has registered prior to 31st December 1986, D would be able to register at any time. The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1986 introduced a provision whereby registration in the Foreign Births Register after the aforementioned date granted citizenship from the date of registration only.

    Dual or multiple citizenship Irish law does not require that a person give up any other citizenship or citizenships he or she may hold when acquiring Irish citizenship. However, it is advisable that a person taking out Irish citizenship should consult with the authorities of any jurisdiction for which other citizenships are held, to ensure that those citizenships will not be compromised.

    Further information on any of the above can be obtained from:

    Citizenship Section, Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform, 72/76 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland, Telephone +353 - 1 - 6028415 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday to Friday or e-mail citizenshipinfo@justice.ie or by contacting the nearest Irish Embassy or Consular office.

    For More Information Contact: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform 72-76, St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: +353 - 1 - 6028202 FAX: +353 - 1 - 6615461 or e-mail:info@justice.ie

  • -- Record search. A search of indeterminable duration for any specified document in any repository in the Belfast area. (14 per hour, plus expenses, certificates/photocopying etc)

  • -- Photographic genealogy. Ideal for those, for whatever reason, can not come to Ireland now or in the foreseeable future. Up to 50 digital photographs taken on location, of the old homestead, (if it is still there) the townland, the Church where your ancestors worshiped, the local graveyard and headstones, living relatives, (with their permission) and the surrounding area. All burned on to a CD, for you to arrange and print as you see fit. A unique gift for an elderly relative. (150 plus expenses, petrol/food etc.)

  • -- Video genealogy. A digital video taken on location of the old homestead, (if it is still there) the townland, the Church where your ancestors worshiped, the local graveyard and headstones, living relatives, (with their permission) and the surrounding area, All on a digital video tape and/or CD to enjoy in your own home for years to come. A unique gift for an elderly relative. (150 plus expenses, petrol/food etc.)                      TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

  • -- Audio genealogy. Especially for the visually impaired. An audio tape containing all the crucial information on birth, marriage and death certificates and all other documents connected to your family tree. A description of the location of your ancestor's old homestead, the townland, the Church where they worshiped, the local graveyard and the inscriptions on the headstones, and  a talk with any living relatives. (with their permission) A unique gift for an elderly or disabled relative.(150 plus expenses, petrol/food etc.)                     TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

  • -- Guided genealogical tours. 

  • 4 hour tour. Guided tours for 3 people or less, 20 per hour plus expenses, (0.20 per mile) minimum 4 hours. (Free car, genealogist/chauffeur, 80 plus expenses)

  • Full day tour. Guided tours for 3 people or less, 150 per day, plus expenses, (0.20 per mile plus food and lodging, if overnight stay necessary), maximum 12 hour working day. (Free car, genealogist/chauffeur, 150 + expenses)

  • More than 3 days. As above. (Discount, 4th and subsequent days, 125 per day)

  • Group tour. Guided tours for 4 to 6 people maximum, 40 each per day, plus large car or minibus hire, petrol, food and lodging, if overnight stay  necessary, divided equally, maximum 12-hour working day.

  • More than 3 days. As above. (Discount, 4th and subsequent days, 35 each per day)

 

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DUG UP & PRUNED BY BOB MURRAY

Bob Murray 2003