About Oracle Genealogy

Oracle Genealogy is proudly owned and run by Shannon McGaffin, a genealogist with a passion for the past.
About Shannon

Hello and welcome to Oracle Genealogy!

I was first introduced to genealogy in 2011 after being shown my great-great grandfather’s merchant marine discharge certificates and since then I haven’t looked back. During this time I have also managed to graduate with a BA in English and History as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

Most of my research has focused mostly in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland but it does extend to the rest of the United Kingdom. I’m based in County Derry/Londonderry and it has also been my home for all of my lifetime.

I have found no greater joy in researching family trees for clients and helping them discover things they might never have known about. Genealogy takes you on an incredible journey and I’m honoured to have been allowed to share this journey with other people.

Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you would like to talk about how I can help you discover your past! The initial consultation is FREE and we can decide if it is something you wish to do.

You can also catch up with me on my social channels and I am happy to answer any questions you may have around the service or just to connect!

Thanks, Shannon :)

People we have helped

Shannon recently completed an ancestry tree on my Mother and Fathers side of the family and it was amazing what information she was able to find in so little time some of which we never knew. It was amazing to see what she found out along the way and she regularly kept me up to date with anything she did find which was lovely by sending messages, emails and photos of anything and everything. She has great skills in finding out interesting facts and I really would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about having a family tree done.

Thank you Shannon for everything you did, really much appreciated xx
Catherine Montgomery
I recently had Shannon do my family tree with amazing results, she did both my mums side of the family and my dad’s. I was shocked by how much information she was able to find! We didn't have a lot of information for the Giles side (just a few names kept in a baby book) and Shannon gave us so much information back! Shannon did a great job she kept me updated on any interesting findings and at the end provided us with some lovely printed trees for different parts of the family, as well as an electronic copy of the tree to upload to ancestry.com.

Overall Shannon provided a comprehensive and professional service, with results I am more than happy with.
Sammie Giles
Shannon helped me with my family tree and her work is exceptional.

Nothing was too much trouble and communications were great. If you're thinking of starting your family tree or have got so far and need help, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Shannon for help.

Thanks again for all your help Shannon, loved the charts also x
Josey O’Boyle
I heard about Shannon’s services and always thought it would be great to find out about my family history. I have four children and ten grandchildren therefore letting them have the information on their family tree would be something they could hand on to everyone. So I gave Shannon as much information as possible and was blown away with the comprehensive information that she provided me with. My family are pleased with the family tree and I can now pass it on to them.

I have a restaurant in Bangor, Co Down and now plan to proudly display this in the Bistro. I can highly recommend her services to anyone interested.
Edward Howard
Shannon was brilliant. We wanted a Xmas gift for my dad as he didn't know much about his family. Shannon got as far back as 1811 and provided a fantastic commentary as well as all records she came across and family tree charts. The best gift we could ever have got my dad! We will be using Oracle Genealogy to do my mums side soon, would highly recommend this as a gift! Thanks Shannon
Patrick Connolly
I received tons of information on my mother’s tree back to the 1600s! All research was done for me with amazing speed and enthusiasm.  Once completed, the research was delivered in a professional format.  Thank you soooo much!
Shannon has done an amazing job on researching my family tree. If felt great to be able to gift something so special to my grandmother. I would highly recommend her work to anyone interested in finding out more about their ancestry.
The whole way you put this together is brilliant. I've had my son looking at it and he also thinks it's fantastic. All in all Shannon this was money well spent. Great neat, tidy and excellent work.
Shannon was very easy to work with!  
She is very knowledgeable about Irish records and her fees are very reasonable.  
I highly recommend her.
Feedback on my Afrikaans family from Shannon was absolutely fantastic. We thought My mom’s history asan only child was lost forever and Shannon managed to get information on a couple of generations. She made one 82 year old extremely happy as my mom is currently busy reconnecting with long-lost family. A bigger gift I could not give her! Thank you Shannon for all the help and support. You are incredible!

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