Posts in category County Kerry Census Returns & Census Substitutes

O’Sullivan Kerry & Beara

O’Sullivan Kerry & Beara

I get a large number of queries and consultations on Sullivan/O’Sullivan families both in Kerry and in the Kerry Catholic Diocese of the Beara Peninsula, so I thought they needed a blog of their own.  For the very few of you who don’t know the importance of the O’Sullivans to this part of Ireland, I […]

Kerry Landed Estate Courts

Kerry Landed Estate Courts

Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885  on FindMyPast.ie are records that I have found very useful.  If your ancestor leased or rented land from any of the Landlords who had financial problems in the late 1860s – after the Famine, this land may have gone into the ‘Encumbered Estates’ and in the sales pitch to sell off […]

Kerry Family History & Ancestry

Kerry Family History & Ancestry

Well Autumn 2016 has arrived and I am back determined to take up regular blogging again. I just was so busy researching and tracing ancestors all Summer that as a result my blogs took a back seat.  As well as that, a number of clients for whom I had completed  research on their Kerry families over […]

Kerry Census Substitutes

Kerry Census Substitutes

What is a Census Substitute and why do we need Kerry Census Substitutes?  When tracing our Kerry Ancestors, birth/baptism/marriage and death records are what we rely on to give definitive proof of the existence of our Kerry family.  A name, date and location on a Census would also be similar proof.  Unfortunately 1901 and 1911 […]

Kerry Bank Accounts 1877

Kerry Bank Accounts 1877

KERRY BANK ACCOUNTS at THE NATIONAL BANK 1877 Published as a Supplement to the London Gazette February 28 , 1877 This bank was formed as National Bank of Ireland in 1835. It was a joint-stock bank founded by a group of MPs and other gentlemen, including Daniel O’Connell. Frustrated by the exclusivity of the Bank […]

Arise Knocknagoshel …..

Arise Knocknagoshel …..

‘Arise Knocknagoshel and take your place among the nations of the earth’.  We are all aware of this slogan which was headlined on a banner carried by proud Knocknagoshel Parnellites to Newcastlewest in 1891 to protest when they got word that Parnell might  not be allowed to speak at a planned rally there, on account of his […]

Getting the most from Kerry Parish Re...

Getting the most from Kerry Parish Registers

Tips on Finding YOUR Kerry Ancestor in Parish Registers. In July 2015, a real breakthrough happened when the National Library of Ireland, released digital images of the Catholic Parish Registers (in Ireland North & South) which they had microfilmed in the 1950s & 1960s.  For most family researchers the listing  of baptisms and marriages on […]

Evicted Kerry Tenants 1907

Evicted Kerry Tenants 1907

List of 396 Kerry Tenants who have lodged applications with the Estate Commissioners as Evicted Tenants or as the Representative of Evicted Tenants and who have been noted as suitable for Holdings

Some Kerry Evictions 1887

Some Kerry Evictions 1887

While the various Land Acts were being negotiated and passed in the British House of Commons in the 1880s, with no real solution to the Land question, evictions were commonplace in Kerry. From 1873 to 1896, Ireland suffered from an agricultural depression and with lower prices, higher rents and no security of tenure. Just a […]

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

After a hectic September, I am finally getting down to ‘promoting’ my book Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry, which was launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs on Monday 7th September, to a full house in the Kerry County Library, Moyderwell, Tralee. The book is a comprehensive guide to tracing your ancestors in […]

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