Irish Ancestry,
25 Orwell Gardens,
Dublin 14
Tel: 0 353 (0)87 240 8853

Areas of Interest: All areas of Ireland

Hilary’s childhood was steeped in stories passed down through generations, bolstered by a treasure trove of family photos dating back to the 1800s. However, it was the revelation of a detailed family tree, meticulously crafted by her grandfather’s cousin, that truly ignited her passion, transforming a casual interest into a lifelong pursuit. Now, her day job doubles as her hobby – delving into family histories!

She is the Founder and Director of Irish Ancestry. A researcher, speaker, tutor, and author, she has been professionally involved for over 20 years in genealogical and family research.

Hilary undertakes genealogy and family research, DNA research and probate research. Her clients range from individuals and families, solicitors, and businesses, as well as TV production companies (incl. RTE’s The Genealogy Roadshow). This business has been built up through word-of-mouth
referrals and has clients worldwide.

She is a graduate of University College Dublin with a B.A. in History and Geography, a Diploma in Family History and Genealogy (1st Class Hons), and a Diploma in DNA Genetic Genealogy with the Trace DNA Academy. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Staffordshire University (UK).

Hilary is part of the Genealogy Advisory team at the National Archives of Ireland, a role she previously held for many years at the National Library of Ireland.