Looking for some help. I have been able to locate my 2nd great grandfather in Ireland (Michael Holden). He died in Athy Ireland (1891) as did his wife Esther Page. I have all of the children and did find one son married in Athy as well but left for the US shortly after. My question is how can I go about finding more info? I think I've exhausted everything I could think of-ancestry, rootsireland and other various sites. I was in contact with someone who was a true genealogy researcher for Kildare. We communicated a few times and stated they could do my research. I was told that I could just put the $ into the rootsireland site to pay for it. My next question was would they find more than what is found on the rootsireland site and never heard from them again! Lesson learned and no $ lost! So my 2 questions are-any hints on where I could find more and 2-where do I find a reliable researcher in Ireland (or US who can get Ireland records)? We are trying to take my Dad to Ireland next year for his 70th bday and hope we can find out more info thru a genealogist and possible having them (or put us in contact)give us tours of things that would be of interest to us.