Areas of research: All of Ireland
Waterford City and County,
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Tony Hennessy has been enthusiastically involved in the world of genealogy in various guises since 1986. While living in Dublin he studied genealogy in University College Dublin (1994-95) under the tutelage of Seán Murphy MA and subsequently ran a successful genealogy practice for some years under the name Irish Origins. He later returned to his native Waterford in 2008 and established Waterford Origins.
He runs a very popular evening class in genealogy at Waterford College of Further Education which is now in its fourth season. Tony carries out genealogical research for all counties, with a special interest in Co. Waterford.
Recent commissions included research into the Waterford roots of Mayor Richard M Daley of Chicago on behalf of the Mayor of Waterford. A comprehensive leather bound report and two large framed family trees were subsequently presented to Mayor Daley by the Mayor of Waterford.
Tony joined AGI in October 2012.
Tony also runs Great Great Great Family Trees utilizing his background in architectural design and draughting. He creates a wide range of family trees, each tree tailor-made to a customer’s specific requirements. Popular types include:
- large descendant and hourglass trees with photographs, often requested by family historians who may already have the research done.
- simple fold-out trees designed for inclusion in a genealogical report. These provide clarity at a glance and are ideal for the professional genealogist.
- three or four generation presentation trees to include the children and grandchildren of the main individual.
These often include photographs and make ideal presents for Grandma’s 80th birthday or Mum and Dad’s 40th Anniversary.
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