Ulster Ancestry News

August 28, 2015

Why hire a professional genealogist?

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Reasons to hire an Ulster Ancestry researcher.

The decision to hire a professional genealogist need not be difficult. You can benefit greatly from hiring a professional if you are in one or more of the following situations:

  • Encounter a difficult stumbling block that requires expert advice from a 3rd party.
  • Hit a major block in your research which you cannot get past.
  • Need help researching your family tree due to a lack of time, or experience.
  • Want to locate records of  birth, baptism, marriage or death before civil registration
  • Require personal access to the archives in Northern Ireland
  • Have a complex research project that really needs professional input.

Our researchers are resident in Ireland with easy access to all local Archives including the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office.

Tell us what you want and we will tailor our work to fit your specific needs.

If you lack the time, the expertise or simply cannot personally access old Irish records,{it is estimated that only about 10% of the total records in existence are on line} you will benefit from engaging the services of Ulster Ancestry.


March 31, 2015

Bite Size Genealogy

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We are now offering an added service to meet an ever increasing demand for simple look ups at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland at a  reasonable cost, with a quick turnaround.

Many dedicated family historians have carried out a great deal of work themselves over the years. The information they have, has been collected from a wide range of sources, some of it verified by a checkable reference, some unfortunately not.

Others have vital “gaps “ in their tree, perhaps an entry of birth or marriage that can only be found in a local Church register.

With a view to making their research and their family story as complete and as accurate as possible we get an increasing number of enquiries for specific targeted look-ups for a wide variety of things.

This research might take 30 minutes or maybe an hour, sometimes longer depending on the nature of the search, but there is no time limit for this look-up service It can be any number of hours you like.

I like to call this “Bite Size Genealogy”

If you have such a request please send it to me via


I will tell you first if the search is feasible and if so quote you a “one off, all in” fee to carry it out and deliver the results via e mail.

So if this sounds like the answer to your research problem then formulate a request, send it to me and I’ll get back to you by return.

 For this look up service payment you will need a Paypal account as this will be the preferred method of payment for these small orders.


October 19, 2011

Living heirs and missing family

Ulster Ancestry carries out missing heir and estate research in Ireland, for law firms, Public Trustees offices and estate administrators. We identify living relatives and provide official certified documentation to show their relationship to the deceased. We have many years of experience carrying out this specialist work in Ireland.
You can save you time and money by putting our expertise in finding living relatives to work for you.

We charge a basic hourly rate plus disbursements working to an agreed budget.We do not usually accept percentage based fees offers.

Ulster Ancestry’s research experts can help you when:

· An estate or trust distribution is held up because some of the beneficiaries cannot be found;
· When proof of relationship to an heir is needed;
· When due diligence is requested by the courts;
· If you need help identifying from historical records, biological family members who are still living.

Why use Ulster Ancestry for Missing Heir and Estate Research?

Ulster Ancestry researchers have become experts in the field of locating missing family members in Ireland . We are readily available to you by telephone and email. You will be corresponding and working directly with the genealogist researching the case.

How to get started

Contact us and we will be glad to discuss your case needs, plan the way forward and provide a free estimate.
As an administrator or estate lawyer, you will be asked only to authorize a specific number of hours research or a budget figure. We do not ask for any financial retainer in advance.
If the search needs to continue after the first research session, you would be required to authorize additional research based on a specific number of hours. Our research blocks are typically 16-24 hours in duration, but can be any agreed number of hours.

What to expect

We will produce a full summarised report of the search showing family relationships, and a complete list of sources examined. The latter is particularly helpful in proving to a court that due diligence was undertaken.
We typically complete research blocks within 8-12 weeks. We can expedite research, if requested. Please contact us for more information or to get a search under way today.

Contact us now at


and we will get back to you immediately.

We look forward to hearing from you and to being of service.

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