This is the 5th year they are partnering with the NLI to provide the popular genealogy service.
Visiting researchers to the NLI can avail of the advice of professional genealogists from Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:00pm. The professional genealogists advise and assist on sources available at the NLI and other repositories as well as online resources. They are also available to respond to enquiries via email, telephone or by letter.
Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann:
“The National Library’s commitment to family history reminds us that everyone’s story matters. Since 2009 visitor numbers to the Library have increased by 85% [2014 Annual Report, NLI]. This is in part accounted for by the popularity of the Library’s free Genealogy Advisory Service. 2016 is an important year with the 1916 commemorations. We hope to assist more people looking to find out about their ancestors”
Aiden Feerick of Ancestor Network: “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 appreciation of the way to undertake their Irish family history studies.”
Ciara Kerrigan, Assistant Keeper, National Library of Ireland added, “The NLI is delighted to be working again with Eneclann and Ancestor Network. Family history researchers make up our biggest user group so it’s critical that we provide a quality service.”