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Offaly Exhibition & Research Centre
Are your ancestors from Kings or Queens County?
Irish Midlands Ancestry will assess the information you provide on your Laois (formerly Queen's County) and Offaly (formerly King's County) ancestors in order to identify if research is possible.
The fee for this initial assessment is 10 euro, which covers the researcher's time involved in carrying out a search of our sources. You may avail of our Secure online payment system (above) to make this payment.
The researcher will also advise you of the next step(s) involved in tracing your ancestors.
Using all the primary sources
including church registers, civil records, census returns, etc.,
we have compiled a large database of information on Laois and Offaly
families going back over the centuries. Most of our records pertain
to the 19th century, but some church registers date back to the
18th century. Since 1983 we have processed thousands of enquiries,
mainly from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa
and USA. Increasingly we receive queries from people living in Ireland.
We are glad to say that many enquiries have had a successful outcome.
Our Centre is in the unique position of having researchers with
a great local knowledge of the sources and the area we deal with.
On occasion we get vague enquiries but local knowledge can bring
about a successful outcome.
Our research staff are very
professional in dealing with enquiries be they from personal callers
or through the mail. They provide a service of the highest quality.
No time or effort is spared in providing the customer with as much
information as is available. For those who cannot yet make the vital
connection with the correct location in Ireland, it is essential
to search several sources in your home country, which may hold that
all important piece of information to get started. We will be happy
to send those wishing to stay in the area, while searching for family
roots, information on accommodation and other tourist information.
Should the enquirer have interests in other parts of Ireland we
will be glad to refer the query to the appropriate county centre.
~~Please note our records are NOT open to the public~~