who am i?

Jess Toops
Email: jess@ancestoryni.com



I am an American researcher living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. My undergraduate education was in History and English Literature. After receiving my BA, I did a short stint of teaching and worked in the records department in the Mercer County Courthouse in Illinois. I then moved to Belfast to pursue a Master's degree in Irish Studies. While I was completing this degree I worked in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland in private collections and conducted historical research for a film company that specialises in historical documentaries.  I completed the MA in 2015 and have since moved on to doing independent genealogy research.

In the end, we’ll all become stories
— Margaret Atwood