Irish Midlands Ancestry will assess the information customers provide on their Laois (formerly Queen's County) and Offaly (formerly King's County) ancestors in order to identify if research is possible.
There is a small fee for this initial assessment which covers the researcher's time involved in carrying out a search of their sources. The researcher will also advise customers of the next steps involved in tracing their ancestors.
Irish Midlands Ancestry are using all the primary sources including church registers, civil records, census returns, etc to compile a large database of information on Laois and Offaly families going back over the centuries. Most of their records pertain to the 19th century, but some church registers date back to the 18th century.
Their centre is in the unique position of having researchers with a great local knowledge of the sources and the area they deal with. The research staff are very professional and no time or effort is spared in providing the customer with as much information as is available.
Irish Midlands Ancestry will be happy to send those wishing to stay in the area while searching for family roots information on accommodation and other tourist information. The centre is based in Tullamore, County Offaly.