Waterford Origins
Research & Costs

Services on offer -

  • Genealogical Research
  • One to One Consultation
  • Genealogy workshops 
  • Genealogy talks 

Professional Fee Structure

€60 per hour.

Further to an initial appraisal by Waterford Origins a specific research time period will be agreed with the client. 

A five (5) hour initial search is the normal recommendation.

Quotation on request for Family Tree drawing service. 

This service is made to measure and therefore the quotation will reflect same.

Paypal friendly

Areas of research: All of Ireland

Special interests: Waterford City and County,

Bespoke Family Tree charts

Tony Hennessy has been enthusiastically involved in the world of genealogy in various guises since 1986. While living in Dublin he studied genealogy in University College Dublin (1994-95) under the tutelage of Seán Murphy MA and subsequently ran a successful genealogy practice for some years under the name Irish Origins. He later returned to his native Waterford in 2008 and established Waterford Origins.

 Tony carries out genealogical research for all counties, with a special interest in Co. Waterford.

Recent commissions include family trees for ;

 Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston ( both of his parents hailed from the heart of the Connemara gaeltacht in County Galway)  & Mayor Richard M  of Chicago who has roots based in Waterford City and County.

Mayor of Chicago Richard M.Daley receiving a present of his Family Tree from Cllr Mary Roche, Mayor of Waterford.  Chicago 2010

Q.  When is the best time to start researching your family tree?  

A.   NOW! NOW!! NOW!!!

How many times have we heard ...'auntie Mary / uncle Mike knew it all.  Unfortunately he died seven years ago'.  - Or maybe one week ago!

Q.  How do I start?
A.   You start by becoming a hunter / gatherer of genealogical information within your immediate surroundings.  Old newspaper cuttings, memory cards,  photographs, gravestone inscriptions, diaries, medals etc.  Talk to family members who might know something you don't know.  Every family has a hoarder of family information and ephemera.  The box under the bed, the suitcase in the attic.  Get a dedicated notebook and write it all down.  Now you are on your way..