Grenham, M.A., M.A.P.G.I., F.I.G.R.S.
7 Windele Road,
Areas of research:
All of Ireland
Grenham came to professional genealogy in 1981,
as one of the panel of Genealogical Office researchers
and later worked for Hibernian Research. As in-house
researcher for the Genealogical Office in 1990-91,
he was instrumental in setting up the GO Consultation
Service, the forerunner of the current Advisory
Services in the National Library and National Archives.
was Project Manager with the Irish Genealogical
Project from 1991 to 1995 and later went on to
develop and market his own genealogical software,
Grenham's Irish Recordfinder. Since 1998,
he has run the Irish Times Irish Ancestors website. In 2005,
he was the first Genealogist-in-Residence at Dublin
City Library. He was awarded a fellowship of The Irish Genealogical Research Society in 2007 and of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in 2010. Among his publications are the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing
your Irish Ancestors (4th ed.2012), Clans
and Families of Ireland (1995), Generations
(1996), "The Genealogical Office and
its Records" in The Genealogical Office
, (1999), Grenham's Irish Surnames (CD-ROM,
2003) and numerous articles and columns in the
UK magazine Your Family Tree. He has written the "Irish Roots" column and blog in The Irish Times since February 2009.
In 2011, along with Irish Times Training, he developed and launched an online genealogical course. In 2011 and 2014, he was co-presenter of the RTE television programme "The Genealogy Roadshow".
His website is www.johngrenham.com.