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Friday, 8 June 2012

New Genealogy Advisory Service starts Monday

Well that didn't take long, after all!!

A new Genealogy Advisory Service will start work at the National Archives and National Library on Monday 11 June, just two weeks after the Association of Professional Genealogists of Ireland (APGI) withdrew from negotiations for a new contract.

A new consortium consisting of Eneclann and Ancestor Network has been formed to provide the new-style service, according to Eneclann's press release. Interestingly, about half of the new team are APGI members (ie accredited professionals), which suggests to me that there's been a lot of internal wrangling going on behind the scenes.

Whatever the politicking, the end result is that family historians — particularly those on genealogy research trips from abroad — will again have a free source of expert advice. The service will be available as follows:
  • National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin — Monday to Friday, 10am to 1.30pm.
  • National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin — Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1pm, 2-5pm, Saturday 9.15am to 12.45pm.