Posts in category County Kerry Church Records

Quick Kerry Genealogy Tips

Quick Kerry Genealogy Tips

I think it might be better to keep my  opinion of Donald Trump to myself but I have to say that he seems to have awoken something in the Irish diaspora in the United States when he targeted  ’emigrants’/ ‘immigrants’ .  These words seem to have resonated with Irish descendants who had long ago half forgotten […]

Visiting Kerry to find your ancestors...

Visiting Kerry to find your ancestors?

To-day I would like to give a few hints to any Kerry descendants who have an idea or who are even at the planning stage of coming to Kerry to walk in the footsteps of their ancestor who emigrated from there, probably in the 19th century.   I get a large number of online enquires from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry

I seem to have been ‘off the air’ for the past two or three weeks, all for a good cause though.  With all the different 1916/2016 commemorations the last few weeks have been a bit hectic.  On Easter Monday I was at the day long commorative tribute in Dublin, the highlight being the National Commemoration […]

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 […]

Kerry Deaths & Burials

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 […]

Which Kerry Family?

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 […]

Sharing your Kerry Ancestors

Sharing your Kerry Ancestors

‘Sharing’ your Ancestors, whether they are from Kerry or anywhere else, has become a huge problem. You might wonder what I mean by ‘sharing’.  I mean copying and sharing other people’s research into similar names.   Genealogy has become a major hobby, online resources have become easier to search, just type in your ancestor’s surname on […]

Kerry Administrative Divisions

Kerry Administrative Divisions

What are ‘Administrative Divisions’?,   you will probably ask.  These are the land divisions that were introduced to Ireland following the Norman invasion.  They were copies of the divisions then in use in the Kingdom of England.  Over the years there have been changes but the basic structure is set out below. Ireland is divided […]

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