Associate Genealogist

  • 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.

About the role

As an Associate Genealogist at Ancestry you will work with Research Managers to research and prepare client projects. Your work will focus predominantly on genealogical research in Ireland and the USA, and you will report to the Irish Research Team Manager.

What you will do

  • Conduct genealogical research and analysis that aligns with client’s stated goals.
  • Communicate findings to client in a research report.
  • Provide written research plans and project updates to the Research Manager.
  • Plan research component of a client project from start to finish while working within budgetary and timeline constraints.
  • Create and edit online trees, properly cite all sources and accurately abstract records.
  • Accurately track time worked on client projects, and complete or exceed a set number of research hours per month. 

  • You will have

  • At least two years of professional genealogical research experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Irish research, methodological approaches and understanding of Irish records.
  • Proficient in U.S. and/or Canadian research.
  • An understanding of 19th century Irish immigration to North America.
  • 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 prioritise several tasks simultaneously.


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    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.