County Kerry

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Quick Start your Kerry Research - "How-to" for Newbies

"Adversities of Fortune"- My Search Story - Discouraged? At a dead end? Read here about the rewards of keeping at it.

Spelling and Date Variations - An eye opener! You should read this essay if:
- You have a townland or parish that you are relatively certain is in Kerry but can't find it in any of the townland databases.
- The surname you are searching is from Kerry, but you can find no records of it spelled the way you do.
- You have a birth, death or marriage date that differs from one record to the next.

KERRY BOOKS- bookstores, maps

Surnames & Connections

Kerry Surname Queries - post your surname questions
IRL-KERRY Mailing List - exchange research info with others
Look Ups
Family Association Websites
Surnames Associated with Kerry


Kerry Records Online

Church, Cemetery, Land, Taxes, Lists

Birth/Baptism Records - by area
Marriage Records - by area
Burial/Death Records - by area
Census Data- 1659 - Penders Census
Census Data- 1834 - Prior & Killemlagh
Census Data- 1901 - partial extracts
Census Data- 1911 - partial extracts
Casey Collection Data - partial extracts
Ellis Island Immigrations - from Castlegregory
Griffiths Valuation Data - partial extracts
Griffths Notes - select civil parishes
Tithes Applotment Data - partial extracts
Kerry Emigrant Burials - Hadley, MA
The Munster Volunteer Registry - 1782
Spinning Wheel- Flax Growers List 1796
Register of Electors 1926 - town of Killarney
Register of Electors 1926 - religious names in Killarney
1916 Knocknagoshel Petition
300 Book Subscribers from 1907 - names, locations
Subscribers to A History of the Kingdom of Kerry, 1871
List of "Popish Parish Priests" 1704
History of White Church and List of Rectors, Milltown
Jeanie Johnston Ship List - partial extracts
New Brunswick Ship List - Tralee >  NY 1852
Castlemaine State-Aided Emigration Scheme
Kenmare's Lansdowne Assisted Emigration
Kerry WWI Officers
Kerry RIC Record Excerpts for 1848-1852
Kerry officers in the U.S. Army 1865-98

Books, Papers, Diaries w/Surnames & Dates

The Story of Brosna - history, lore, surname references
Smith's History of Kerry - excerpts
Black's Guide to Ireland 1872 - excerpts
Letter from Causeway - 1934 Kerry family connections
The Dugan Diary - 1914 Dingle area surnames and places
1917 Bishop of Kerry Obituary - many names of laity
Commercial Life of Ballydonoghue
The Dennis Enright Family
The Hagerty's of County Kerry
The Keane Letter - many Kerry family connections mentioned
The O'Flarherty Diary Index; 1846-1912 - Castlegregory area
The O'Keeffe Letter - 1931 Kerry family connections - offsite
Knocknagoshel Mangan/Shanahan Obituary
Notes of Paddie Joe Wilkie - Killarney friends, family, photos

Assorted Records Submitted by Surname

Breen - 1901 Census
Casey & Hanafin - Castleisland
Connor, Cronin, Sweeney, Doyle - 1901 Census
Fitzgerald - Ballyferriter, Ballynavenooragh Townlands
Gorman, Greany, Green - Annascaul Catholic Parish
Guhan - Ballyferriter Catholic Parish
Hannifin - 1807-1850 Ballyferriter Catholic Parish
Joy & Duggan
Keane - Ballylongford - Castleisland & Currow
McAuliffe & Mangan - Knocknagashel
McCarthy & Leary - Ardfert
Murphy - Ballynahow, Dunquin Parish
Riordan & Kelliher - Ardfert
Stack - Lixnaw
Sullivan - Valencia
Sugrue & Goggins - Prior and vicinity

Share Your Stuff

Online Database - Search and Submit
How do I submit data?
Griffiths- Transcribe & Submit
Contributor List - Researchers who Shared Their Stuff

Images of Kerry

Pictures of Kerry Life - c. 1910
Images of Kells & Glenbeigh - c. 1880
Contemporary Tourist Pictures
19th Century Stoneware Bottles

Links to More Kerry Records - Offsite

Civil Registration BMD Extracts
Ballyferriter Catholic Parish - 1827, 1834, 1852 heads of household
Brosna Catholic Parish Records
Brosna Cemetery Records & Interests
Brosna Surnames
Buckley - Births 1864-1868 Trughanacmy Barony
Hickson - A County Kerry family from 1553
The Kenmare Papers
Extracts of Kerry Marriages - Trughanacmy Barony
Listowel Griffiths Valuation
Keane - Births 1867
Meehan - Births 1880-1889
Gravestone Inscription Sources
Lucid/spouse Marriage/Birth data - Extracts Casey Collection
Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel Cemetery Inscriptions
Sullivan/O'Sullivan - Births 1864 Trughanacmy Barony
Sullivan/O'Sullivan - Births 1865 Trughanacmy Barony
Sullivan/O'Sullivan - Births 1866 Truchanacmy Barony
O'Keefe/Keefe - Births 1864-1868 Truchanacmy Barony


Kerry-Specific Research Aids

Kerry Books- bookstores, maps
The Kerry Bindery - Kerry books reviewed
Griffiths Valuation Film Numbers
Parish Register Film Numbers
Casey Record Index for Kerry
Aids to Finding Information in the Casey Collection
Gaelic Root Words for Town Names
RC Baptism Locations in Castleisland
Kerry Telephone Number Changes
Loads o' Links-Plus- must see genealogy help including:

Bishop of Kerry Permission
Church Addresses & Tel #s
Another Source for Parish Records
Parish Film #s
Dingle Church Addresses
Kerry Addresses
Kerry Journals & Associations
Dingle Bookstores
Census Substitutes
Years by County: Griffiths
Years by County: Tithes
Householders Index Film #s
Parish Map Fiche #s
Tithe Defaulters Fiche #s
1911 Census Index Film #s
Kerry Memorial Inscriptions
Records Specific to Kerry


History & Culture

Kerry History
Famine and Emigration
Penal Laws
Letter on Glenbeigh Evictions
Cherishing the Irish Diaspora - by President of Ireland Mary Robinson
Legends, Lore & Literature - and now some lyrics!
12th Century Clan Map of Kerry
Ancient Clans
Castles & Country Homes
Surnames of Kerry
People of Note with Kerry Roots
Kerry Facts

Maps & Places

Civil Parish List and Map- linked to townland maps
Townlands of Kerry - a complete alphabetical list c.1851
Detailed Kerry Map
1756 Map of Kerry
1756 Killarney Vista
NE Kerry
Kerry 1 - 2 - 3
Baronies of Kerry
Kerry Registration Districts
Kerry Poor Law Unions
3 Maps of Kerry Catholic Parishes
Catholic Churches - names, addresses, phone numbers
Catholic vs. Civil Parish Names - record start dates
Castlegregory c 1830-1850

Map Links - Offsite

Discovery Map Series Info - finding maps with townlands
Kerry 1 - 2
N Kerry - NW Kerry
Dingle Peninsula
Lakes of Killarney
Tralee 1 - 2 - 3
Ireland c. 1570
Irish Counties and Provinces
Persons of Irish Ancestry in the U.S.

Townland Search Engines - Offsite

The IreAtlas Townland Database
Irish Ancestors - Placenames

Townland Links - Offsite

Castlegregory Area
Dingle Peninsula Towns
West of the Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island
Kenmare(Ceann Mara/Neidin)
History of Kenmare
Town of Killarney
Kilgarvin, Kerry
Welcome to Kilgarvan
Lovely Listowel
Sneem Knot in the Ring
Sneem means Knot in Gaelic
Valentia Island
What to do in Waterville
Placename Meanings


Kerry Resource Links- Offsite

Kerry County Library
Kerry Routes/Lost Trails
Genuki-Kerry Genealogy
Family History Library Catalog - Kerry
Famine Cottage
Famine Ship Records
KERRY BOOKS- bookstores, maps
Kerry Parish History Books
IGI/Civil Registration County Kerry- 1864-72
Kerry Post Office Finder
1901/1911 Kerry Townland Names
Discover Kerry
Ballyferriter Genealogy
Dingle, County Kerry Genealogy
Fios Feasa - Irish Language
Loads O'Links - Irish Genealogy, Culture, History, Language
Limerick-Kerry Roots
Great Book of Kerry
Ratoo Heritage Society
Irish Times- Ancestors- Kerry
A Day in the Bog- Museum
Kerry's Genealogy Centre - Service suspended at present
Kerry Web
Kerry the Kingdom
Kerry Chat
Religious Orders of Kerry
Diocese of Kerry
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Maritime History Archive, Newfoundland - Kerry Parish Registers
Parish Registers Film List - National Library in Dublin
Radio Kerry Online


General Irish Help - Offsite

Civil Registration - Have you B, M, D dates after 1864?
Irish Genealogy on Cyndi's List
Maura's: Helpful Hints for Successful Searching
LDS B/M/D Films Index
LDS/Research Guide Ireland
National Archives Ireland
National Library of Ireland
Books We Own - free lookups!
Family History: Ancestors and the Law
Australian Convict Transportation Database
Irish Convicts to Australia 1791-1820
Australian 1st Families 2001Genealogy Links
New Zealand Genealogy Search Engine
Townland Database Search
Dublin Directory 1850
Irish Genealogical Society International
Irish Language
Ellis Island Database 1892-1924
Destinations/Where Irish Settled
New Zealand Ireland Connection
The Irish in Canada
Irish Residential Phone Directory
Time Zone Converter
Royal Irish Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary/Dublin Metroplolitan Police
Chat in Ireland
What to do if...
The Irish State Government
Irish Born - Prince Edward Island
Migration & Ship List Research
Occupation Descriptions
Irish Traveller Culture
Irish Travellers
Irish First Names
Irish Names and Nicknames
Irish Citizenship Handbook
Online Irish Genealogy TV Programs
Irish Folklore CD Offer

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