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If you would like to conduct your own family history research, we provide a full database of online genealogical records to help you on your way. Whether it is retrieving documents or tracing Family Trees, our free online resources will help you on your way. Our paid research can provide a wider understanding of Kerry, its history and culture and how that affected your family back to the 18th Century.

Paid Genealogy Search

We offer numerous options for paid research. Click through for a detailed breakdown of all the services we offer to find your Kerry ancestors. You will find that we are flexible and tenacious. From the basic Certificates of Births, Marriages & Deaths right through to a full history of your ancestor’s birth place in Kerry that will give you a real ‘feel’ for who your Irish family were, and how they lived their lives.

Free Genealogy Search

Browse a list of recommended free online resources to help you search for your Irish roots. From early 19th Century Birth, Baptismal, Marriage and Death Certs through to 1901 and 1911 Census, we provide links to all the important online and offline sources that will help you on your way. And we can do more ! Just email us for advice and we will be happy to help you.


Questions? Initial consultations are absolutely free. Get in touch with us here. Whether you are a beginner, or stuck at some stage, we can point you in the right direction and advise you.

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Jan 21, 2016

Maps of Co. Kerry 1834 & 1893

A timely reminder this week from Ordinance Survey Ireland, reminds us that their historical mapping is a ‘much underused online facility’.  The blog from OSI continues: ‘Now an online service that is free to access and view, this older 19th century mapping may not help you find your roots, but they can be invaluable in giving the search some context and a visual impression of what the area looked like where those ancestors lived.tent goes here The real work of detailed mapping began in 1834 at a scale of...

Jan 15, 2016

Kerry Deaths & Burials

Kerry Deaths and Burials A lot of Kerry descendants are either searching for the burial places of their ancestors or death certificates in order to put a date and hopefully place, on the departure of the long deceased relative. Death Certs I find death certs to be the least reliable sources of an ancestor’s genealogy and in many cases a direct path to the proverbial ‘brick wall’.  ‘How could that be?’ you ask. Well let’s deal with Irish Death Certs first. Deaths were not recorded by either Church or...

Jan 4, 2016

Which Kerry Family?

Popular surnames in Kerry can be the cause of a lot of head scratching when searching for Kerry Ancestors.   O’Sullivan, O’Connor, O’Connell, O’Donoghue, Fitzgerald, Stack, McElligott, Murphy, Walsh families are thick on the ground and when these surnames are combined with the traditional naming patterns of sons and daughters, identification of YOUR family can be a bit fraught. Have I any hints to help you identify the correct family.  I have been giving this some thought lately. I have been researching the family of William Walsh who was living...