Many years as a Consultant in Irish family history research has deepened my knowledge and skills. I feel that I get the best of both worlds living in Canada with its rich emigrant heritage, and being a native Irish person that has an understanding of the nuances of the history that is uniquely Irish. Over the years I have immersed myself in the study of maps, records, estates and more to illuminate the life and times of our ancestors. My belief in life-long learning is the foundation of continually moving forward to acquire new proficiencies and education to enhance my professional and private work. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts, History of Family programme at the University of Limerick, Ireland. I hope to complete my dissertation August 2019.