Richard M. Doherty

5237 Folkstone Drive
Troy, Michigan 48085-3222

Phone: 248-879-9352


Contact between 09:00 am to 08:00 pm US Eastern


Irish Genealogical Research


  • What? Where? How? Introduction to Irish Records and Repositories
  • Cost-Effective Research: Accessing Irish Records from North America
  • Tracking Generations Using 19th Century Irish Land Valuation Records
  • Irish Oral Tradition: Seeking, Analyzing, Proving!
  • Mining Elusive Genealogical Nuggets in Estate Papers & Registry of Deeds
  • My Irish Ancestor Came From “Ballywhatchamacallit” – Now What?
  • Misconception & Pitfalls to avoid in Irish Research
  • Exciting Developments in Ireland and Northern Ireland Online Research
  • Navigating Ireland’s High C’s – Civil Registration and Census
  • Ireland's Surprising Resource: National School Records - Content, Location and Usage
  • Sources for County Kerry Genealogical Research
  • Casting the “Net” to Catch Your Irish Ancestors
  • Casting the “Net” to Catch Your British Ancestors
  • Casting the “Net” to Catch Your Scottish Ancestors
  • Researching Scottish Records
  • The Scots-Irish: Origins, Emigration, Religion, and Research Sources
  • Serendipity: A Lighthearted Look at Genealogy
  • Dorfs and Documents: Embarking on German Research

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Honorarium and travel/lodging expenses
    I can bring my own laptop and LCD projector
    Will require a large screen, table for projector, and extension cord
    Will supply handout and syllabus masters
    Will travel to US and international locations

    Previous Engagements:

    May 2014 Ontario Genealogical Society Annual Conference, St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada
    AUG 2014 Celtic Connections Conference (TIARA and IGSI), Waltham, Massachusetts
    OCT 2014 Celtic Quest research trip - Dublin, Ireland
    OCT 2014 Back To Our Past - Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland


    Richard M. Doherty is a professional genealogist, author and lecturer with 40+ years of experience and 33 research trips to Ireland. He has lectured on Irish genealogy since 1982 in the U.S., Canada and Ireland, including two Irish Genealogical Congresses held at Trinity College in Dublin, and at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. He is a past-president of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and the Oakland County Genealogical Society. Dick sits on the board of the Friends of the Burton Historical Collection, and is the director of Celtic Quest, LLC. He is a delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Michigan Genealogical Council, and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

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