Advertising Disclosure

Advertising, Affiliate and General Disclosure Statement


Last updated: 11 July 2019


IrishGenealogyNews is an online blog owned, created and edited by me, Claire Santry. For questions about the blog, please contact me at nameofblog@yahoo.ie*.

All the content on my blog is provided free of charge to the blog visitor in the genuine belief that the content will be of value to Irish genealogists. I rarely copy-and-paste press releases, and always remove unverifiable claims from any supplier-submitted text; in some cases I might repeat a claim by clearly stating 'the company claims...' or words to that effect. I strive to be honest in all my dealings with third parties, but my priorities are to provide valuable information to genealogists and to be recognised as a trusted, reliable and – most importantly – independent source of Irish family history news. The blog is not sponsored by any commercial entities, and I accept no restrictions (other than legal obligations) on my choice and presentation of the news I report.

In the course of providing news of record releases or directing genealogy researchers to appropriate databases, archives, repositories and other sources of genealogical materials and suppliers, I sometimes receive a form of financial compensation known as 'affiliate marketing'.

This means that if I publish a news story about a company or business with whom I have an affiliate relationship, I may receive a small financial 'reward' if you follow a link from my blog to their website and make a purchase. This does not affect the amount you pay to the company or business for your purchase.

I have affiliate relationships with only a handful of suppliers: FindMyPast, BritishNewspaperArchive and Ancestry, and the tiny income I make from them helps to keep the blog functioning, and contributes to the travel and telephone bills that accumulate as I gather fresh news and features about the Irish genealogy industry. This income does not cover the costs of publishing the blog.

Regular visitors to the blog will recognise that I also publish news of record releases and developments from other commercial genealogical suppliers with whom I do not have an affiliate relationship. Among these are IrishNewspaperArchive, Irish Roots Magazine, FamilyTreeDNA, AmericanAncestors, Ulster Historical Foundation/BooksIreland, MyHeritage, RootsIreland and nearly all family history societies and volunteer groups.

In other words, if the news is likely to be of interest to genealogists with ancestral connections t Ireland, I will report it, whether or not I am an affiliate or likely to earn any income from a link to the supplier's website.

I select news strictly according to its value to genealogists, not its possible financial reward to me.

Additionally, if I have had poor dealings with a supplier or feel any discomfort about promoting a supplier or its product, I will say so. In some cases I will cease reporting news from that supplier.

I'll never be rich, but I sleep well!

Claire Santry

*Please note that I don't respond to research queries.