Kildare, Ireland

County Kildare Ireland


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County Kildare takes its name from St. Brigidís monastery beneath an oak tree; Cill Dara the church of the oak tree.

This 6th century saint is one of the three patrons of Ireland. Little factual evidence is known about the saint but it is traditionally believed that she founded a monastery at
Kildare which was unique in that it was a mixed community of nuns and monks. It was
there that she died in 525 AD. The eternal fire, which was tended by the nuns there,
was extinguished at the time of the Reformation.

The stories about Brigid have been linked to a pagan sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Brigda on the same site, beneath the oak trees. Many miracles are attributed
to Brigid, one of which explains her links with the Curragh plains. In reward for curing the local king of an ailment he offered her whatever she wished for. Her request was that her give her as much ground as her cloak would cover to graze her flock of sheep on the plain. He agreed, and when she spread her cloak it marvelously spread out to cover the entire plain.

St. Brigidís Cross, woven from rushes, is said to have been first plaited by the saint when she was explaining the mysteries of the Christian gospel to a dying pagan. The cross is still being made, and is place over the door to protect people from illness or bad luck.



 Trace the career of a British merchant seaman

Official Logs of British Merchants
Seaman's Career
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census years
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
20th Century career of a British Merchant Seaman
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
Master Mariner
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie Beavis
To find out more join The Mariner's Mailing list


Kildare Addresses

The Kildare Heritage & Genealogy Co. Ltd.
c/o Kildare County Library,
Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
+353 (0)45 433602


List of contact addresses for various archives, maritime organizations or institutions
whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant
and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Public Record Office,
Ruskin Avenue,
Surrey, TW9 4DU

The Family Record Centre,
Myddleton Place,
London EC1 1UW


The National Maritime Museum
Romney Road,
London SE10 9NF

The Guildhall Library
London EC2P 2EJ

The Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Anchor House,
Cheviot Close,
Cardiff CF4 5JA

Lloyds Register of Shipping
100 Leadenhall Street,

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's
Canada A1C 5S7



 Irish Information

Griffiths Valuation, a property assessment of all properties in Ireland, took place during the
years 1848 to 1864.

Need a birth certificate or a marriage certificate from Ireland?

Birth certificates include the date and place of birth; the name; the sex; the name, surname
and residence of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname of the mother; the rank,
profession or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of the informant,
usually a family member. A given name was not obligatory, so some entries are Kelly, Male
or Clarke, Female. The FHLC holds microfilm copies of the index and certificates for 1864-

Marriage certificates include the date and place of marriage; groom's name, age, marital status, occupation or title, and residence; bride's name, marital status, age, occupation or title, and
residence. The names of the fathers of both parties and their occupations or titles are given
which makes them particularly relevant to genealogy. The church and the names of two
witnesses are also listed. Witnesses to the marriage are commonly family members and may
add clues to family linkages. Full age indicates that the person was at least 21 years old.

Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845 in Ireland. Registration of births,
marriages and deaths, regardless of religion, began January 1, 1864. Certificates for
births, marriages and deaths for all of Ireland until 1922 and for the Republic until the
present are housed in Dublin. Belfast has the records for Northern Ireland from 1922 to

General Register Office
Joyce House
8-11 Lombard St.
, Dublin


What are Sealings for the Dead?
Sealings for the Dead" have to do with the LDS religion. They believe that if they search
and find their ancestry they can take each ancestor into the temple and have them baptized
and sealed.

The Ancestral Files found on the LDS family search are generally families who have been sealed.




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eXTReMe Tracker

Kildare IGP Project Archives

Cemetery Transcriptions

Kildare Mailing List

Kildare Links

The Curragh of Kildare
Has WW1 Casualties

County Kildare Genealogy Links

County Kildare Online

County Kildare

Athy Heritage Museum

Towns and Villages

Athy Online

Athy History Center



Bermingham Family Forum

Dunn Surname/Knowles Clan


Clan Dunne of Ireland
Maintained by Bob Wheeler


Extracts from the Leinster Leader

weekly summary of the news carried by KildareNet News
information on all aspects of life in County Kildare, Ireland.

GenUKI - Kildare

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
pages maintained by John and Chris Gaunt

Townland Database


Irish Mailing Lists

Passenger Ship Lists

Irish Sites

UK Genealogy - Ireland

Irish Ancestors

Access Genealogy - Ireland

Island Ireland

The Church Of Ireland -- Genealogy and Family History

GenForum - Ireland

Genealogical Society of Ireland

1824 Survey of Irish Schools

Irish Web site Directory
Ireland's Internet web search engine

The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland Libraries in Ireland to 1850
Lists all libraries in Ireland to 1850

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)

GenUKI- Ireland

Ireland & Northern Ireland - Cyndi's List

International Resources

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies

It directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching. For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots are in "Germany."

Accessing Telephone Records

International Phone Book

Misc. Resources

Genealogy Charts and Forms


 An Irish Blessing

 May you be poor in misfortune,rich in blessings,
 slow to make enemies, quick to make friends, 
 but rich or poor, quick or  slow,
 may you know nothing but happiness
 from this day forward.







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