Tuesday 5 September 2023

Accredited Genealogists Ireland welcomes two new members

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI), the all-island organisation which both represents the interests of professional genealogists and monitors the standard of their work on behalf of their clients, has two new Members (MAGIs). Step forward Jillian Van Turnhout and Hilary O’Connor.

Jillian Van Turnhout’s interest in genealogy began almost two decades ago when she completed a course which equipped her to undertake her own family history research. She subsequently honed her skills through undertaking research for family and friends. In more recent times she availed of AGI’s Affiliate Programme, before successfully applying for formal Membership. Jillian is a former senator in the upper chamber of Ireland’s parliament, the Oireachtas, and in 2015 she was given Politician of the Year Award. Find out more, here.

Hilary O’Connor holds a Masters in History of Family (receiving 1st class hons.) from University of Limerick. In 2019 she founded her business Lifetimes Research, but before moving into professional genealogy she had a successful career in marketing where she specialised in consumer research. Although she undertakes research throughout Ireland, she particularly specialises in counties Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow. Find out more, here.

Congratulations to both.