Michael Rooney has an expert knowledge of Northern Ireland and Ulster records and surnames and surname origins. Michael has been providing genealogy research in Northern Ireland for Ancestor Network for 4 years and has been the Permanent Representative and Lead Genealogist for Ancestor Network’s Northern Ireland Branch since October 2017. He has been a member of Ancestor Network’s panellists of genealogists providing Genealogy Advisory Services at the National Library of Ireland since 2014. He is the co-founder and principal researcher of Iveagh Ancestry established in 2010. Michael also served as a Co-ordinator of Genealogy workshops on behalf of North Down Borough Council’s EU funded Peace III Project for adults focusing on different aspects of genealogical research. He was previously a Teacher of History to 11-18 year-olds at All Saints’ School, York and has designed and delivered a range of history projects for primary schools in Northern Ireland.