County Kerry

County Kerry Look Ups


Volunteers who own resources helpful to Kerry researchers can list their resources here for those interested to email thier queries to. If requesting a look up, please be considerate of other's time and be as specific as possible, follow whatever the limits are... and its always nice to say thank you!

If you have a resource and are willing to answer queries email me! Waterlilys

Resources Available for Look-ups:

"The Surnames of Ireland"by Edward MacLysaght
"Dictionary of French Surnames"by Albert Dauzat
"Dictionary of British Surnames"by P H Reaney
Please, only 2 surnames per request. Be specific and name which of the resources above that you want checked. Please realize this is NOT information on individuals but rather explanations about how the surname came to be. This look up offer is limited to surnames found in Kerry only. Thank you!

"Families of County Kerry" Irish Families Volume II , by O'Laughlin
This book has a list of surnames in Kerry from the 1901 census work by J. King. Some families will have notations of prominent people, others only how mention how many families in Kerry with that name... it varies in the amount of information from one surname to another. DO NOT expect individual data on your family.Waterlilys

Castleisland, Kerry births 1823-73 and Killarney bpt 1803-33

Griffiths Valuation for Ballymacelligott Civil Parish - can do look-ups for person's interested in the area.

Griffiths Valuation for Glenbeigh Civil Parish - can do look-ups for person's interested in the area.

Ballylongford Parish Baptismal/birth records 1823-1900 (records Partial computer printout [10 pages approx 600 names] in my possesion) sorted by father and mother seperately for the following surnames (some slight deviations on the names bellow - but seems to be same family): Brandon, Brassil, Frawley, Fuller, Gaff, Gavin, Gallivan, Fuller, Wren. No mother listed. Father: AHERN through CALLAHAN. Contains: Father, Mother, Candidate, Birth Date, Baptismal Date, Place/Area, Sponsor 1, Sponsor 2, Priest. Contact volunteer Bart Brassil by Posting a Message to the Kerry Mail List.

O'Connor/Connor surname, Co. Kerry only. International Genealogical Index (IGI) from the 1992 Microfiche. Please limit requests for look up to two names per e-mail. Please give me time to reply, all requests will be done in order they are received. - (Deborah Annandale)

Castelisland Gravestone Pictures with O'Connor/Prendiville/McSweeny surnames.Contact (Kay McDavitt)

British Isles Vital Records on Cd Rom. Contains collection births, baptisms and marriages for Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales dating from from 1538 to 1888.
Please limit request to two names per e-mail stating whether birth or marriage and name of County / Country. Please limit requests for look up to two names per e-mail. Please give me time to reply all requests will be done in order they are received. - (Deborah Annandale)

Killarney and Rathmore Christening & Marriage Records I have printed from the Casey films all the christening and marriage records for Killarney and Rathmore. PLEASE!!! go to the LDS site first and send me a date!! All the records are there. (On the main page you just put in your name and if the are in Rathmore or Killarney they will come up in the normal list.)
Once you have the date, send it to me. For marriages, I can give you the townland of the bride. For christenings, the townland they were living in. Some of the Killarney records have witnesses.
Here are the dates:
Killarney christenings 1785-1833 marriages 1792-1839
Rathmore christenings 1837-1874 marriages 1839-1874

The Godfrey Papers: Abstracts of the 18th century deeds are part of the collection of the Godfrey Papers in the possession of Mrs. V.M. Bary of Callinafercy House. This is a compilation of all rentals, etc. for Milltown, Co. Kerry. They are mainly leases. Also included in these books are notes made by the Godfrey family. The 4 publications are indexed so that it is easy to look up the names.

"1841/1851 Census Abstracts for the Republic of Ireland" and also the same for Northern Ireland. I am lucky enough to have these printed books by Josephine Masterson. Warning there are some from the Old age Pension applications for Kerry but few and far between I will admit, but someone just might find something.

"Houses of Kerry" by Valerie Bary  Waterlilys

"Slater's 1846 Commercial Directory - Tralee" Directories are useful only to those who have ancestors who were wealthy landowners or "gentry", clergy, nobility or those towns people with a trade (ie coopers, shoemakers, grocers, teachers and professionals). The common Irish Catholic peasant of the mid 1800s will not be listed in a directory.