Darren is no longer working as an active genealogist, but do keep an eye out in the future for more of his history books.
The aim of my genealogical research company is to provide a very personalised service tailored to the needs of each individual client. So please contact me for a free consultation and together we can begin the journey to rediscover your Irish family history.
The consultation will help me determine what type of package you require. Once we have agreed on a package you will then need to pay a deposit to get the research started. I will then proceed to research your family history and write a detailed report. Once the report is finished you can pay the remaining fee for the report and the report will be delivered.
- Irish Family Histories: : Were your ancestors sportsmen, political figures, clerics, policemen or soldiers?
Darren's speciality is researching Irish family histories. Have a look at his own McGettigan family history on this site to see the type and style of family history that Dr McGettigan writes. County Donegal is his area of speciality but Darren accepts commissions to research families from all over the island of Ireland.
- Professional Assistance for your own Research: : As we have entered what experts are now calling the Golden Age of genealogical research on the internet, many people all over the world can now begin to research their Irish family history using online resources. However, in nearly every case some professional assistance or advice is needed. There are also always those elusive essential documents which only a researcher on the ground in Ireland can access. If you need assistance with your own research or need to track down individual documents please contact Dr McGettigan to see if he can be of assistance. As every type of this work is different please contact Darren by e mail via this site to discuss your individual requirements. Darren promises that any commission charged will be fair and reasonable.
- History of an Irish locality: Let Darren research the history of your family’s townland, parish, village or town. Gaelic and Anglo-Norman lordships and landlords’ estates a speciality.
- Academic Assistance: As a professionally trained and accomplished academic historian himself Dr McGettigan would like to offer the service of academic research assistance to authors and fellow academics. If travel to Ireland is not feasible please contact Darren who will be only too happy to assist you with your research. Darren has many years experience of researching among the collections of the National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and UCD. He also has undertaken research in the Irish National Archives, Marsh’s Library Dublin and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Darren will also undertake commissions to search in the British National Archive at Kew.
In his own research Darren was always willing to go the extra mile to find the best sources for his own publications. So please talk to Darren if you need to track down that elusive document or reference in an Irish archive. Dr McGettigan is also very happy to provide research assistance to fellow academics and authors who may visit Ireland to conduct research but who may need language assistance and guidance through the Irish archive network. Each type of this work is unique and different so please contact Dr McGettigan to discuss your individual requirements.
- Why not have your family history beautifully bound, with gold lettering, marble boards, slip case and high quality paper? Why not have your family history beautifully bound, with gold lettering, marble boards, slip case and high quality paper? A finely bound family history makes an ideal present for an important birthday or anniversary or at Christmas time. Colours available include Green, Burgundy, Navy and Brown. These bindings are so beautiful and well done that Dr McGettigan highly recommends them and the option is offered to clients at cost price.
Examples of the beautifully bound family history: