METICULOUS and METHODICAL IN PURSUIT OF IRISH ANCESTORS
Paul Gorry, Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland
Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland
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Who Are Gorry Research?
We are an Irish genealogical practice operated by Paul Gorry, MAGI. Since 1987 we have carried out thousands of searches for clients from around the globe. In the first decade or so various researchers were engaged in the service, under Paul Gorry’s supervision. Now Paul conducts most aspects of commissioned research, with the assistance of one researcher.
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A Very Occasional Blog
A hundred years ago this very day my grandfather, Joseph Gorry, reached the zenith of his amateur golfing career. ...
It’s now exactly a hundred years since the name Valentino was first noticed by cinema audiences and became synonymous...
It is impossible to imagine the mental state of John Jackson during his meeting with Dr. Dockeray 150 years ago this...
“The following books were written by Paul Gorry;
- Credentials for Genealogists: Proof of the Professional | Second Edition (Baltinglass: Gorry Research, 2021)
- Seven Signatories: Tracing the Family Histories of the Men Who Signed the Proclamation (Newbridge: Merrion Press, 2016)
- Baltinglass Chronicles, 1851-2001 (Dublin: Nonsuch, 2006)
- Baltinglass Golf Club 1928-2003 (Baltinglass: Baltinglass Golf Club, 2003)
- Tracing Irish Ancestors, with Máire Mac Conghail (Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1997)
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More About Paul Gorry
My Journey Through Genealogy
The past has been a place of fascination for me for as long as I can remember. The Ladybird History Book series were among my earliest reading material. The ruins of the Cistercian Abbey, just down the road from my home in Baltinglass, was somewhere to explore.
The first pedigree I remember seeing was of the fictional Forsyte family from John Galsworthy’s novels, then being dramatised on television. Watching the series I figured out how to read the pedigree. And then I turned my attention to my own family, royal families and the families of my unfortunate neighbours! My genealogical curiosity had no limits.
The Tree of Men
Gorry Research Identity
The Tree of Men is the Gorry Research emblem. It was adopted in 1987, suggesting a family tree made up of figures based on ‘The Man’, the symbol of St. Matthew, from the Book of Durrow. This Durrow, in County Offaly, is where Paul Gorry’s earliest known Gorry ancestors were buried, and Matthew was a name used in several generations of the family. The new emblem is a remodelling of the earlier one, based on variations on ‘The Man’ by a young artist.