New AGI Affiliate, Ann-Marie Coghlan

Welcome to Ann-Marie Coghlan, who is the latest applicant to be admitted as an Affiliate of Accredited Genealogists Ireland. Ann-Marie’s background is in Education Management and in Business Consultancy in the UK. Her family heritage stems back to Cork, Clare and Dublin. After a career in England she made the move to live in Ireland in 2005, taking up professional genealogy a few years later. Her main professional interest is in the city of Cork and its business and religious communities. She also has particular experience in researching the Irish community in England and Scotland, expanding this out to migration, … Read More


Nicola Morris, MAGI, Dublin Peter Whelan was born on 6 June 1865 in Stepaside, Dublin.  He was the son of Peter Whelan, a soldier residing in Gibraltar, and Margaret Costello. A search for the marriage of Peter Whelan Senior and Margaret Costello in the civil marriage index was unsuccessful, suggesting that the couple married prior to 1864, when civil registration of Catholic marriages commenced, or their marriage was not registered with the civil authorities.  A search of all databases of parish registers failed to find a record of this couple’s marriage, suggesting that the records for the church in which … Read More

AGI Returns to the expanded National Archives Genealogy Service

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to provide the Genealogy Service at the National Archives of Ireland.  The Genealogy Service provides free advice for those tracing their own Irish family history, whether using sources online or in the national record repositories in Dublin and Belfast, or indeed on a local level. On Tuesday 1 November AGI returned to the Genealogy Service after a break of four years.  At the same time the service was extended from a half-day to a full-day format, opening from 9.30am to 5.00pm, with a 30 minute … Read More