Tuesday 4 January 2022

Tenth President of Accredited Genealogists Ireland elected

Dublin-based Nicola Morris has been elected President of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI), the island-wide accredited body for professional genealogists which also acts as a regulating body to maintain high standards amongst its members and to protect the interests of clients.

Nicola began undertaking work as a professional genealogist in 1999 after obtaining a degree in history from Trinity College, Dublin. She joined AGI in 2010 and has served on its governing Council as an ordinary member, as Hon. Secretary, and most recently as the Association’s Vice-President.

 Nicola Morris MAGI - new President of Accredited Genealogists Ireland
Over the past decade Nicola has worked closely with the TV production companies for Who Do You Think You Are?, facilitating ancestral discoveries for many well-known public figures and celebrities with Irish forebears.

She has also appeared on several Irish TV shows involving genealogy and history, the most recent being RTE's The Great House Revival.

She also lectures on the Family History Diploma course at City Colleges, Dublin and on similar courses at University College Cork and University of Limerick, and is a frequent speaker on the various lecture series run by National Archives of Ireland and National Library of Ireland.

Nicola also contributes to Who Do You Think You Are? and Irish Roots magazines.

In 2017 she was appointed to the Board of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and in 2022 joined the Genealogy and Heraldry Committee, which advises the Board of the National Library of Ireland.

In welcoming her successor, out-going President Joan Sharkey, who has completed her three-year term, said “I wish Nicola all the best for her term as President of AGI. Despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, AGI has been very active, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three years. I have no doubt at all that Nicola will do the same. Her clear head and ability to instantly grasp detail will serve her well in guiding our Association in the years ahead.