Chasing Irish Ancestors: A special area of interest for Old Friends Genealogy
Services We Provide
- Make every effort to determine where your Irish emigrants lived in Ireland and provide maps of their townlands so you can “walk in their footsteps” when you travel to Ireland.
- If you do not plan to travel to Ireland, then we may be able to visit your ancestor’s home townland on your behalf on one of our trips. We make connections in advance, take photos (where your ancestor(s) lived, churches, graveyards, important buildings, etc.), and provide you with a CD with photos and written descriptions for all photos.
- Guide individuals through the application process to become an Irish citizen. If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, then you qualify! We can help you gather together all certified documents (birth, marriage, and death records) required.
Fees for these special services will vary depending on how much information you already have regarding your Irish ancestors. A fee will be mutually agreed upon before we begin searching.
Our Fees & Product
We can do our standard $400 search for your Irish ancestors in the U.S. and Ireland. We can also help you obtain Irish Citizenship, plan a trip to Ireland to visit your ancestor’s home townland, or visit Ireland on your behalf.
Standard Search Fee ($400)
Includes 10 hours of research and a three-ring binder containing a copy of all records found.
Irish Townland Search ($500)
If we (or you) determine the exact place where your Irish ancestor lived, then we can provide you with everything you need (e.g. records, maps) to visit their home townland during your trip to Ireland.
Irish Citizenship (Fee Negotiable)
If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, then you qualify to be an Irish citizen! We can guide you through the process and help you obtain all the required documents you need to apply.
Visit Ireland On Your Behalf (Fee Negotiable)
Includes Irish Ancestors search fee ($500) plus our fee for spending time visiting the townland of your ancestors on one of our trips to Ireland.