What Our Clients Say

Into The Past will prove to be your most valuable asset when compiling your family history.  Anne-Marie has the ability to gather accurate accounts of family history spanning both generations and continents.  Learning of my Irish ancestry would have been nearly impossible without her expertise.  Into The Past have been thorough, articulate and passionate in their research work, detailing the amazing journey of my family.  Thank you Anne-Marie and Into The Past for this gift!  You are truly a “genealogy genius

Maureen Christie, New York, USA.


We have used the services of Into The Past, to trace some of our ancestors here in Ireland.  We found the results of Anne-Marie’s research to be detailed and accurate, and we are delighted with the information she managed to unearth for us.  We have no hesitation in recommending and we are confident that all who use their services will find it as helpful and enlightening as we have.

Liam & Mary Delaney, Beaufort, Kerry, Ireland.


Into The Past have recently carried out some family research for me on my husband’s side of the family and I can honestly say that I was thrilled and indeed surprised by what they found for me, given the amount of information I was able to supply.  They were so efficient,  helpful, friendly and kept me up to date all the way, and provided all the necessary documentation and sources when the project was completed.  I would definitely use their services again.

Mary Pagett, Dublin, Ireland.


Anne-Marie’s commitment and expertise researching my family’s history was staggering. Without her know-how, contacts, and sheer hard work, many of my ancestors would be lost to the dusty anonymity of the ages. Whether in Ireland, America or elsewhere, she is, to my knowledge, the foremost expert on searching tirelessly and exhaustively through archives for a needle in a haystack. And somehow she always manages to find it.

Bill and Dara Foley, Renmore, Galway, Ireland.


Into the Past is a member of Raheny Business Association and plays an active role in the day to day activities of the association. Anne-Marie Smith, owner of Into the Past, was one the original founders of the Raheny Business Association in 1988 and was the Hon. Secretary of the Association until 2009.

In 2009 Anne-Marie was co-author with Dick Hooper of a book  “21 Years of Growing” – a history of the 21 years of the Association. Anne-Marie undertook a substantial research programme and uncovered a vast source of social history and photographic material.A copy of the book is lodged with the National Library of Ireland.

I found Anne-Marie to be thoroughly professional in her approach, from discussing and agreeing the brief, to implementation of the final execution. The project was delivered on time and on budget.All done in a warm, friendly, efficient and effective manner.

Barry Murphy – Coordinator of Raheny Business Association