David McElroy, M.A.P.G.I.
Inwood, Garrett & Stone,
University Avenue ,
Tel: (+ 44-28) 9066 7274
(048) 9066 7274
Fax: (+ 44-28) 9066 1277
of research: All of Ireland
Special interests: legal & probate
McElroy has been involved in genealogical research
for 30 years and specialises in legal and probate
research in Ireland, Britain and the rest of the
English-speaking world. He is the Founder and Director
of Ingram Garrett & Schofield Ltd, Northern
Irelandís only officially registered research agency
specialising in legal and probate research and the
longest-established such agency in Ireland.
has been at the forefront of Irish genealogy and
following discussions with Bord Failte (Irish Tourist
Board) in the mid-1980s, was asked to investigate
the potential formation of a professional body embracing
the whole of the Island of Ireland. It was from
this fledgling idea that APGI was formed in 1986.
David has served on the Associationís Council representing
the interests of its members in Northern Ireland
and is currently a member of the General Register
Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI) Users Group.
During the late 1980s he toured extensively in Canada
and USA delivering a series of lectures to local
genealogy and family history groups.
he does not currently accept commissions to undertake
family history research, David retains an active
interest in this area and has succeeded in tracing
his own family tree as far back as the late 17th
century. He is now involved exclusively in the field
of tracing missing or unknown heirs in matters of
intestacy and provides such a service throughout
the English-speaking world.
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