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Genealogy Butler

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin Amenities
As we all know, the term "butler" is rooted in tradition and synonymous with top-quality personal service. In providing the unique Genealogy Butler service, The Shelbourne Hotel emphasises its desire to offer a premier service for guests who hope to complete an Irish ancestry search.

Genealogy Butler Service

Our Genealogy Butler is one of Ireland's leading genealogists and a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (formerly the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland). Over the last number of years, she has assisted countless guests unravel the threads of their Irish family history through her professional consultancy service. She has served as a consultant genealogist at some of Ireland's national repositories, such as the Genealogical Office, National Library of Ireland and National Archives of Ireland.
The Shelbourne's Genealogy Butler ensures that guests who set out in search of their Irish born ancestor's family history will do so with a better understanding of Irish genealogical records and their availability and thus approach their journey with confidence and a sense of adventure and fun. The consultation service aims to empower guests to continue their Irish family history research within Irish records in the hope that this will ultimately lead them to the goose-bump trail that is ‘walking in the footsteps of their ancestors'. The Shelbourne, being so close to many of Ireland's national repositories gives guests a head start in their search. Our Genealogy Butler provides a range of unique services to Shelbourne guests who wish to explore their own family history research.

Consultations Include:

A consultation with tea or coffee with the Genealogy Butler in The Shelbourne. A full personalised assessment report on your online submission of ancestral information. A personalised research programme to enable you to commence research in Ireland. An overview of Irish sources and Irish territorial divisions.

One Hour Consultation

A one hour genealogy consultation which empowers guests to make the most of their precious time. Our Genealogy Butler can help you make the best use of your time during your stay in Dublin, by guiding you to the sources where you are most likely to find the best results. For Guests who have a number of Irish Ancestral Families, a longer session may be recommended. This will be advised prior to your consultation and on completion of the assessment form and information provided. A one hour consultation is €180.

One Day Consultation

One day assisted research during which time the Genealogy Butler directs the guest within on-line family history sources and then accompanies the guest to the various genealogical record offices in Dublin city that best serve the guest's research. This service may be spread over two half-days. Find out more about the Genealogy Butler Service. Download a consultation assessment form or call our Guest Relations team to organise your consultation today.


I was fortunate to have had a genealogy meeting with Helen Kelly during her recent visit to New York City. She took a deep personal interest in my search for the birthplace of my Grandfather from County Cork. I was truly amazed by her depth of knowledge of both public and private birth records. I truly enjoyed her professionalism combined with her wonderful sense of humor. Helen is a detective of the highest order.


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