Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A New Genealogy Job

Later this month, I will begin working as a genealogist for in Ireland. This, of course, means that my American adventure is coming to an end. It's been a great 5+ years in  New York City and Washington, DC. The buzz around genealogy, both as an industry for those who work in it and as a pastime for those who do family history research, has increased dramatically over that time. I'm still just a relative newcomer when compared to some of the pros who have been in this industry for decades, but the changes I've seen in the last five years alone have been phenomenal. The years ahead promise to be even better and I am really excited to begin working for the ProGenealogists group.  
What does this all mean for Townland of Origin? Well, I absolutely intend to try and continue highlighting records and resources that can help people with their Irish genealogy research in the U.S. and Canada. I have made connections with some great people over the last couple of years because of the website. It's been really great getting to know you all. I hope that some of you have learned about new records, organizations, and groups for your genealogy research.


  1. Thank you Joe for your blog which I always enjoy reading. I have used the information in my own research and mentoring of others. I wish you well in your new endeavours and hope that you will be able to continue blogging as you have much to offer.
    Regards, Maureen (@ genea_maureen)

  2. Best of luck!
    If you are up for a challange sometime, let me know.

  3. Thank you for all you have contributed thru your blog which has been interesting and valuable. Your book is great as well. I do hope you can keep up the blog and send you best wishes for success in your new venture.