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Limerick Genealogy offers a number of commissioned research options which aim to meet your specific needs.
 

1. Family History Report (€299 plus VAT) offers a comprehensive research report on your ancestor and their direct family in Limerick, looking at all extant genealogical records available to us at Limerick Genealogy. With most of our sources dating to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this is the focus of our research however it can extend to earlier and later in time, subject to the availability of records.

You can learn about how and where your family lived and died in Limerick, details on their livelihood, their religious denomination and their place in society. In addition, the report can provide copies of records such as census returns, property valuation records and maps of the local area. We will focus the research on aspects of the family that you are most interested in exploring and will aim to answer any queries made in your application.

Such a report is suitable for those at both ends of the spectrum in their research;

    • Those who have limited knowledge of their family history in Limerick and would like as full a picture as possible, outlined by an experienced researcher.
    • Those who have compiled family information and records but wish to fill in any gaps through a complete assessment of extant records.
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    What is provided in the Family History Report?

    In this report we aim to provide the available details on the birth of the ancestor being sought, those of siblings and the marriage of their parents. If possible we will also trace the previous generations of the direct family, subject to the availability of church records. To add to this picture, we will search for your ancestor and the direct family in census returns, property valuation records, death records, gravestone inscriptions and other relevant ancillary sources. 

    For some families, we may be fortunate to be able to extend the research to various branches of the extended family. Please note that if this research proves extensive and cannot be completed in the time assigned for the Family History Report, we will inform you of what further work is possible and quote accordingly.
     

    Extracts from a typical Initial Report and Assessment from Limerick Genealogy:

    "From research, it was possible to locate the marriage record of your great grandfather, John Ryan and the baptismal records of five children born to him in Limerick...."

    "We have found the remaining members of the Ryan family living in a townland in south west county Limerick in the 1901 Census but by the time of the 1911 Census, there was no one of that name present in the same townland. A copy of the 1901 Census return outlining details on each member of the household can be provided."

    Please note:

    The research and compiled Family History Report will take more than two working days to complete. A database of over one million records will be used to carry out the various searches for your family but to compile an accurate and professional report, it is necessary to check indexes and copies of original records. All research is carried out in a step-by-step approach as one record leads us to another and gradually a picture of your family history develops.

    All research carried out is based on the details provided in your application form. A lack of, or incorrect information can lead to an unsuccessful or inconclusive search so we would ask that you please complete the application form carefully. Please feel free to provide additional information by email or post if there is not enough room on the application form.

    It is the policy of Limerick Genealogy not to take on research unless it is felt that there is enough information available to make the family search viable. Every effort will be made to trace the family through the various sources but we cannot guarantee evidence of your ancestor due to the limitations of genealogical records in Limerick.

    Please be patient with receiving results as research by its very nature is time consuming and every client’s application for research involves an individual and in-depth study. Please email us for an indication of current turnaround times for completed research.

    To commission research, you may complete our Online Application Form for the Family History Report but before you do so we recommend that you read our Guidelines to Completing our Application Form for the Family History Report.
     

2. One to One Consultation (€60) - an opportunity to work with a professional, locally based and experienced genealogist whereby we will assess your family information, answer any queries you may have and work with you on furthering your research by searching online and other resources for family records.

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    Suitable for the beginner or for those who have hit a brick wall in their research, an hour long consultation is priced at €60.00 and is by appointment only. Contact us to arrange your appointment in our offices or as an online session. 


3. Single Search (€45 plus VAT) – we can carry out specific single record searches that you might request, depending on the information available to you. Records which can be searched for include baptisms/births, marriages, deaths, burials, gravestone inscriptions, census returns, property valuation records and wills.

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    We can carry out a search for a baptismal or marriage record throughout the parish records of Limerick city and county up to 1900 and later in some cases.

    If found, the original record will be checked where possible and we will provide all details as given. If a corresponding civil record of the birth or marriage is available, we will also outline those details at no extra cost.

    Please Note:
    In order to search for the baptismal record of your ancestor, we would require the names of both parents. Similarly to search conclusively for a marriage record we would require the names of the bride and groom. If you do not have this information, please feel free to contact us and we can advise on how to proceed. If you would like to commission a single Baptismal Search or Marriage Search please complete our application form.

    We can also carry out single searches for death records, burials, gravestone inscriptions, census returns, property valuation records or wills when requested adn where relevant. 

    Please contact us to discuss your query and the possibility of alternative searches.

    Please Note:

    A database of over one million records will be used to carry out the various searches for your family but for accurate and professional research, it is necessary to check indexes and copies of original records. All research carried out is based on the details provided in your application form. A lack of, or incorrect information can lead to an unsuccessful or inconclusive search so we would ask that you please complete the application form carefully. Please feel free to provide additional information by email or post if there is not enough room on the application form.

    It is the policy of Limerick Genealogy not to take on research unless it is felt that there is enough information available to make the family search viable. Every effort will be made to trace the family through the various sources but we cannot guarantee evidence of your ancestor due to the limitations of the available records in Limerick. Please be patient with receiving results as research by its very nature is time consuming and every client’s application for research involves an individual and in-depth study. Please email us for an indication of current turnaround times for completed research.

4. Family Search (€99 plus VAT) – we can search for the baptismal/birth record of your ancestor, those of possible siblings and the marriage record of their parents i.e. details of marriage and issue of a family unit. As with the single search, this is subject to the information available to you.

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    The aim of the Family Search Report is to locate the baptismal record of your ancestor, those of brothers and sisters and the marriage record of their parents. Please note, in order to carry out this research, we would require the name of your ancestor and those of both parents. If you do not have this information, please contact us and we can suggest how to proceed. If you would like to commission a Family Search please complete our application form.

    Please Note:

    A database of over one million records will be used to carry out the various searches for your family but for accurate and professional research, it is necessary to check indexes and copies of original records. All research carried out is based on the details provided in your application form. A lack of, or incorrect information can lead to an unsuccessful or inconclusive search so we would ask that you please complete the application form carefully. Please feel free to provide additional information by email or post if there is not enough room on the application form.

    It is the policy of Limerick Genealogy not to take on research unless it is felt that there is enough information available to make the family search viable. Every effort will be made to trace the family through the various sources but we cannot guarantee evidence of your ancestor due to the limitations of the available records in Limerick. Please be patient with receiving results as research by its very nature is time consuming and every client’s application for research involves an individual and in-depth study. Please email us for an indication of current turnaround times for completed research.
     


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Genealogical Sources

    • Church Records,

    • Civil Records

    • Property Valuation Records

    • Census Returns

    • Limerick City Cemetery Records

    • Gravestone Inscriptions

    • Biographical Notices

    • Wills

    • Trade Directories
      and more...

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