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18th of January 2015, Latest Eneclann Newsletter.

Welcome back and happy 2015. In the latest Eneclann newsletter we let you in on some exciting new events coming up this year for Eneclann. We have the latest edition of Irish Lives Remembered featuring part 2 of the story of Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Irish roots, and an intriguing royal link to QE2!  We bring you the real truth behind George Clooney’s Irish Roots, and our readers’ “favourite bit” – the Research tip of the week. We have the first news of events in 2015, where you can meet the Eneclann experts at home and abroad; And, if you still want more, we have an article on “Workhouses and Direct Provision”, published in The Journal. Enjoy 🙂

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george clooneyEneclann feature’s in today’s,Sunday Independent with an article on Hollywood star George Clooney and his Irish Roots, The article gathers information from research discovered by Eneclann’s very own Expert researcher Fiona Fitzsimons, You can also read the full story on his Kilkenny homestead in,Irish Lives Remembered, Read all you,need to know here.


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Fiona’s trip to Saltlake City

Earlier this month Fiona visited Salt Lake City, Utah for work. She was there to attend a board meeting of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and stayed on for the APG’s annual Professional Management Conference. Read how Fiona got on here.


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Teaching Irish Family History in Salt Lake City

The British Institute has invited Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons to teach the Irish Track in its’ prestigious course, next September in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the recent edition of British Connections magazine, Fiona wrote about what she hoped to impart to all those signing up to her course. “My main goal will be to help my students to “navigate” the tumult of Irish history” Read the full article .


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Irish Lives Remembered

The January/February edition of ,Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine is now out, There’s some fabulous feature articles in this latest issue, but we’re most interested in the story of Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Irish roots.  Princess Charlene has an intriguing connection to the English Queen Elizabeth II.  Go to page 26 and,read this wonderful story.



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RootsTech 2015

Eneclann are heading to,RootsTech 2015 conference, The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will also hold its 2015 National Conference in conjunction with,RootsTech  in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015,Read all about it here.

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Probate Genealogy.

Eneclann and,Heirsireland, Ireland’s two leading probate genealogy firms, have combined to provide a comprehensive genealogical service to the Irish legal profession. With over 60 years combined experience on legal, title and probate research, which includes: Completing research, Identifying rightful heirs, Preparing required documentation and more,Read about The Irish Probate Genealogy Partners services here.




newsletter barWorkhouses and Direct Provision.

Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons recently published an article in the online magazine The Journal, in which she compared the hated workhouse system in the 19th Century and the current system of Direct Provision in today’s Ireland.  The article developed out of the Expert Workshop series held last year.  Fiona drew on the research of Dr. Gerard Moran, who gave the September workshop in the National Library (2014),Read the full story here,and tell us what do you think ?

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Irish Genealogy Summer School


The UCC Genealogy Summer School is back in 2015.  The School will include some of the leading experts working in their field, and will include over 42 lectures, field-trips, and other optional visits,Read all about it here.


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The Genealogy Radio Show.

Tune in to the most recent episode of Lorna Moloney’s “The Genealogy Radio Show”, broadcast on Community Radio Corca Baiscinn. Listen here to Episode 16: ‘Nicholas Rynne – Michael McTeigue, Champion of the world from Kilnamona.



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Research Tip of the week

This week our research-tip is written by Carmel Gilbride, who ponders on the use of,‘negative findings’ in research.

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Irish Probate Genealogy Partners

Eneclann and Heirsireland, Ireland’s two leading probate genealogy firms, have combined to provide a comprehensive genealogical service to the Irish legal profession.

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Irish Probate Genealgy partners have over 60 years combined experience legal, title and probate research, which includes:

Completing research
Identify rightful heirs
Preparing required documentation
Providing expert testimony at kinship hearings

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners have experience in over 1000 estates proving kinship in even the most challenging cases. Whether you require due diligence research for wills or full kinship research in intestate estates a team of experienced Irish probate genealogists is available to assist you.

If you would like to hear more about what we do, you can visit us in our offices in Aungier Street to meet the team or Contact us here.

We also offer a free* in-house presentation to Solicitors and Barristers on

‘Probate genealogy: How our skills can assist your business’

This presentation can also be booked for groups anywhere in Ireland by contacting info@probategenealogy.ie


Free* in-house is limited to firms within the Dublin Metropolitan Area.

If you would like to know more about what we do and the service we provide please check out our website www.probategenealogy.ie


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LAW 2014

LAW Event 2014

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners will be exhibiting at stand 6 on the 11th and 12th of November as part of Ireland and the UK’s largest legal service roadshow “LAW”

LAW Dublin will be held at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin on 11th and 12th November and promises to be the largest legal exhibition and conference to be held in the Republic of Ireland.

 Eileen M. Ó Dúill, B.A., M.A., CG will be giving a talk on behalf of Irish Probate Genealogy Partners on.

 “Determining Kinship; How the Probate Genealogist Can Assist the Solicitor”.

This talk will take place on the 12th November at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

from 1.45pm – 2.15pm.

For more information on what is happening at LAW2014 Dublin, or for information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the event, click on the image  above or call them today on 01332 227682.

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners


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Irish Probate Genealogy Partners are a consortium of Irish records specialists and the foremost Irish probate genealogical research firm.

Eneclann, Irish records specialists, and HeirsIreland, with 24 years experience in international probate genealogy, have combined resources to provide the most effective probate genealogy service in Ireland.


The Irish Probate genealogy partners provide the following services


Identifying Rightful Heirs

Read more about identifying rightful heirs

Gathering Documents to Prove Kinship or a Claim

Read more about gathering documents to prove kinship or a claim

Affidavits of Heirship and Due Diligence

Read more about affidavits of heirship and due diligence

Expert Witness for Court Testimony

Read more about expert witness for court testimony

Title Research

Read more about title research

Record Retrieval

Read more about record retrieval

International Authentication

Read more about international authentication

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Irish Probate Genealogy partners are made up of the following professional genealogists.



Eileen Ó Dúill

Eileen O'Duill

Eileen Ó Dúill, has been a professional Irish genealogist since 1990, specializing in legal and probate genealogical research. She is currently the only Board Certified Genealogist in Ireland. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and served on the board as the International Trustee for Britain and Ireland (2007-2012).

Eileen has lectured at national and international conferences in the US, Ireland, Canada and the U.K. from 1999 to 2014 and co-presented a webinar on Irish genealogical research for Ancestry.com. She was a course tutor and lecturer on the Diploma in Family History (Genealogy) at the Independent College, Dublin and currently teaches on the summer school programme at University College Cork. She has been admitted as an expert witness in the Surrogate Courts in 6 counties of New York.

Eileen was able to turn a lifelong hobby into a business providing a professional genealogical research service. Being an American living in Ireland for 39 years has enabled her to have a unique perspective on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and an understanding of her fellow countrymen in their quest for their Irish heritage.


Sean O'DuillSean Ó Dúill

Sean O’Duill is a fluent Irish speaker from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. He taught in St. Declan’s College, Dublin and has published several articles in Irish and English on Irish folklore. Sean earned a higher diploma in Irish translation from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2007.

Sean was the keynote speaker at the 2005 National Genealogical conference. He also lectured at FGS Conference in Boston in 2006 and at the Irish Genealogical Conference in Sligo in 2004. He has assisted with numerous genealogical research trips to Ireland and now works as a researcher in the General Register Office in Dublin.

Sean’s research into Irish Folklore has developed several lectures, which have been of great interest to family historians in Ireland. Understanding the life our ancestors lived provides a background and substance to the study of genealogy. He is an expert researcher in Irish civil registration.


Stephen PierceStephen Peirce

Stephen graduated with a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. He has worked in a variety of sectors including IT and tourism, and has been engaged in the genealogy and probate research industry for the past 3 years.

Stephen has an in-depth knowledge of the 1901 and 1911 Censuses having worked on the corrections project for the National Archives of Ireland. He also specialises in tracing families through online resources.

Stephen has a particular interest in the use of geographic resources and land records as a means ensuring that the correct family is identified and doppelgangers avoided.



Fiona Fitzsimons

Fiona Fitzsimons

Fiona is a founder and Director of Eneclann, a Trinity College Campus Company established in 1998. In 2013 Fiona was elected to the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

As Eneclann’s Research director, Fiona recruits and co-ordinates the legal research team. She has a particular interest in historic title of land in Ireland, and has specialised for over twenty-five years in Irish historic land-records.



Call Irish Probate Genealogy Partners on +353 1 6710338


Irish Probate Genealogy Partners,
5 Whitefriars,
Aungier Street,
Dublin 2,

Telephone +353 1 6710338
Fax +353 1 6710281