Associate Genealogist – Irish Research

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

This is a professional position with potential for significant growth in the organization for the right candidate. The Associate Genealogist works with Research Managers to research, document, and prepare client sessions. This position will focus predominantly on research in Ireland, the U.S., and immigration to the U.S. from Ireland.

What You'll Do:

  • Conduct genealogical research, analysis, interpretation, and source citation that aligns with client’s stated goals, and communicate findings through a research report.
  • Provide written research plans, updates, and reports to the Research Manager.
  • Plan session from start to finish while working within budgetary and session timeline constraints.
  • Properly cite all sources, prepare abstracts and reports, and create and edit online trees.
  • Format and conduct preliminary proofing of journals and reports.
  • Accurately track time.
  • Complete or exceed a set number of research hours per month. 

  • Who You Are:

  • Two to five years of professional genealogical research experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of U.S. immigration research and methodological approaches.
  • A demonstrated understanding of 19th century Irish immigration to North America.
  • Proficient in research in records from Ireland.
  • Excellent genealogical problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite as well as various web-based tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize several tasks simultaneously.
  • Self-starter with the desire and energy to achieve goals under tight deadlines.

  • Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

    Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.