AGI is thrilled to announce that two new Members have recently been added to its ranks, Jillian Van Turnhout and Hilary O’Connor.
Jillian Van Turnhout’s interest in genealogy began almost two decades ago when she completed a course which equiped her to undertake her own family history research. She then subsequently honed her skills further through undertaking research for family and friends. In more recent times she availed of AGI’s Affiliate Programme, before successfully applying for formal Membership. Jillian is a former senator in the upper chamber of Ireland’s parliament, the Oireachtas, and in 2015 she was given Politician of the Year Award. Here is a link to her Members page on AGI’s website.
Hilary O’Connor holds a Masters in History of Family (receiving 1st class hons.) from University of Limerick. In 2019 she founded her business Lifetimes Research, but before moving into professional genealogy she had a successful career in marketing where she specialised in consumer research. Although she undertakes research throughout Ireland, she particularly specialises in counties Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow. Here is a link to her Members page on AGI’s website.