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Mobile: +353 (0)87 268 9062
Areas of research: All of Ireland
Special interests: Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford
Hilary’s fascination with genealogy was ignited when helping her young daughter research her family tree for a primary school project over 15 years ago. The seed was sown, and over the ensuing years her own family tree grew.
A native of Dublin, she received an honours degree in English Literature from University College Dublin and subsequently a Diploma in Business Studies. Following a successful career in Marketing where Hilary specialised in consumer research she decided to redirect those research skills working to reveal undiscovered family histories. She completed a three year Certificate course in Genealogy at University College Dublin under the tutelage of Sean J Murphy and subsequently undertook a Masters in History of Family in University of Limerick receiving a 1st class hons.
Hilary has been a full-time professional genealogist since 2019 and founded Lifetimes Research to assist others in uncovering their ancestors’ unique stories. In late 2020 she also began collaborating with the team at Ancestor Network. She is passionate about trying to bring to life the details of one’s ancestors, engaging with a myriad of primary sources and placing them firmly within a social and historical context.