An Educational Charity | Charity Reg. No. NIC100280
+44 (028) 9066 1988 |
Charitable Objectives

Research Services

We provide a professional and comprehensive range of research services for the six counties of Northern Ireland and the three border counties in the Republic of Ireland that make up the historic province of Ulster.

Since 1956 the Ulster Historical Foundation has offered its research services to clients all over the world, with over 15,000 detailed reports into family history being produced.

Book a Consultation

If you are tracing your own Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors in Ireland, a consultation with a member of our experienced research team could save you a considerable amount of time and greatly increase your chances of success.

£15 per 30 mins (£12 for Guild members)

Commission an Initial Assessment

Ideal for those who are not sure how to get started with their Irish research. An initial assessment explores the feasibility of archival research by identifying sources of potential relevance for your family history.

In some instances you may receive factual genealogical data relevant to your personal research in addition to sound advice on the research possibilities presented by the information you provide.

Only £30

Commission Initial Research

Ideal for those who have specific research that they would like to have carried out.

Only £99.99 + VAT

Commission In-depth Research

Ideal for those who are clear about their research objectives and want to have a detailed study of their family history carried out.

Our reports are interpretative as well as factual. We seek to build up a profile of your ancestors by examining original documents and microfilm copies in archives and libraries such as the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the General Register Office of Northern Ireland and the Linen Hall Library.

From £150 to unlimited

Document Retrieval

For clients who have a very specific research request such as sourcing the details of and obtaining a copy of a marriage/birth record and certificate) or obtaining copies of undigitised documents from archives which cannot be accessed remotely.

Gift Certificates

Ulster Historical Foundation Gift Certificates, (from £30.00) may be used to buy a family history report, the Family Research Starter Kit or books available at

It is the ideal present for the novice or more experienced family history researcher for a birthday, Christmas or other special occasion.

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Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280