Murtagh Genealogy Services


Murtagh Genealogy Services offers a professional Irish genealogy service to those wishing to receive documented information and records relating to past Irish family members – when they were born, where they lived, how long they lived, whom they married, children they may have had, where they are buried and much more ….
With our expertise we can help you discover your Irish family ancestors.
Des Murtagh Ed.D.

About me

I have had a strong interest in family history from an early age. Over 20 years ago I started to immersed myself in researching, documenting and charting my own family tree with ancestors going back to the late 1700’s.  From this experience I became familiar with the Irish record repositories, particularly the three C’s – the civil, census and church records, etc. I have also developed an interest in sourcing information from land records, cemetery information, wills and graveyards.
On a personal level, I have worked within the different educational sectors from primary to adult education for most of my life.  Academically I hold qualifications from both Irish and international universities including a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dublin City University (DCU) and an MA in Adult Education from a St Thomas University, USA.  I also hold a Diploma in Family History Resarch (Genealogy) from the Independent College, Dublin delivered in conjunction with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI). 
I am a Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI), a member of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) and I am a listed researcher with the National Library of Ireland (NLI). As part of my genealogical work, I am a contributory to the Genealogy Advisory service with the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and I also teach components of an online genealogy course in Family History with City Colleges of Dublin.
My work, studies and qualifications have familiarised me with research mechanisms in addition to the publication of findings along with the creation of reports in genealogical matters.

Des Murtagh
Des Murtagh Ed.D.

Creating a Family Tree

Family Tree
old family photo

A family tree creates the link between living people and their ancestors from past generations.
A family tree is also a gift to future generations with a record of documented linage creating an unbroken chain between the past, the present and the future.

What we can do for you …


With supplied information research will commence on the creation of a family history report.


The different records within Irish repositories will be consulted and data processed into a report.


Fee structure of reports will be discussed and agreement reached before the commence of any work.


Communication of know family information is crucial in order to create an accurate report.


Following initial contact some people have chosen to proceed for the following reasons:

  • they want to get further information on their Irish ancestry and do not have the time to carry out their own research
  • people living outside of Ireland do not have access to the research records
  • they want to give a surprise gift to a family member to mark a special occasion
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