-- DIY starter search. A two hour search, ideal
for the DIY genealogist, just to get you started on the right
-- 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,
-- 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
-- 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.
-- Accompanied search. A 3 to 6 hour search at the PRO or any other repository in the Belfast area, with
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:email@example.com
-- 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
-- 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,
-- 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.)
-- 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.)
-- 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)