Eileen Ó Dúill, CG, (nee O’Sullivan) was raised in Queens, New York, one of 7 children of Irish parents. In 1974, she followed her heart to Ireland where she met and married Sean Ó Dúill.
Eileen was fortunate in 1991 when she was able to turn a lifelong hobby into a business providing a professional genealogical research service. Being an American living in Ireland has enabled her to have a unique perspective on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and an understanding of her fellow countrymen in their quest for their Irish heritage.
Eileen has lectured at numerous National Genealogical Society Conferences in the United States as well as at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences between 1998 and 2011. In February 2011 she presented a lecture at “Who Do You Think You Are?-Live” in London.
In 2000, Eileen co-authored Irish Civil Registration- Where Do I Begin? with Steven ffeary Smyrl and has lectured widely on the General Register Office. She has been admitted as expert genealogical witness at kinship hearings in 6 Surrogate Courts of New York State between 1991 and 2011. Her areas of specializations are probate genealogy and civil registration.
Eileen will be presenting "Mrs. Fancy Tart is coming to Tea: Making Sense of Family Stories” at our final dinner in Dublin.