Family Research in Northern Ireland

Roots and Certificates - Services Offered

I offer a comprehensive service, covering the six counties of N Ireland, based on the records held at the General Register Office in Belfast i.e. Births, Deaths and Marriages from 1864 to the present day (Protestant Marriages from 1845) and can provide transcriptions and obtain actual copies of certificates of all of these events at competitive prices.

I can also locate and photograph buildings that are significant to your ancestors and, if you are planning a visit to N. Ireland I can escort you to your family locations.

So, whether you require historical information about your ancestors or wish to find living relatives, I can help.

Do you want to trace your family roots and find out where your family came from?

‘Thank you so much for all this information on my family – you’ve done a great job, and I certainly found it all easy to follow’ CAB. Queensland, Australia.

Are you planning a visit to N Ireland and want to meet up with long lost cousins or to visit original family locations?

‘Despite only having a few scant clues familyfindersNI managed to track down my grandmother’s grave before our visit to N Ireland and escorted us to the graveyard and the various locations that my family had come from. We even met the parish priest who was able to show us a document bearing my grandfather’s signature. This was a very special moment’. PJG. Baltimore, MD.

Have you lost contact with old friends or family and want to reconnect?

‘My heartfelt thanks to familyfindersNI who, with few facts and a common surname, were able to locate my mother and brother with whom I now have a wonderful relationship’. CS. Sydney, Australia.
‘About 10 years ago familyfindersNI traced my ancestors back to Maguiresbridge and found my cousin Desmond with whom I have developed a strong bond that continues to link me to my ancestors in County Fermanagh’. SR. Saskatchewan, Canada.

Are you part of the adoption triangle and need advice and support on tracing birth family?

How this process is handled will determine the outcome and is best conducted through professional channels such as adoption agencies and social services.

‘Thank you very much for all your help and for finding the information so quickly. I have been trying to find this lady for some time and was getting nowhere’. KS. Social Worker, Dublin.
‘I would just like to pass on the thanks of my client for all your hard work putting the pieces of her family together’. AP. Social Worker, Belfast.

Would you like to commission research as a gift for a family member or friend?

‘Thank you so much for taking on this research for my mother’s birthday. It has meant so much to her to find out about her family as her parents died when she was very young’. BT. Rostrevor. Co. Down.

Family research can be time-consuming so allow plenty of time before the event your family member or friend is celebrating.

Contact me

Please email me with your query and I will reply promptly with a quotation for the work involved and the expected timescale.