Posts in category County Kerry Land Records

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 Land & Estate Records

Kerry Land & Estate Records

In a predominantly agricultural community, land is the main resource and access to land is the basis of power.  Ownership of land, both in Kerry and Ireland in general, has been a major cause of conflict, both on the battlefield and in the courtroom.  We have our own version of it in John B.Keane’s The […]

Maps of Co. Kerry 1834 & 1893

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flyleaf Press publishes “Findin...

Flyleaf Press publishes “Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry”

I am delighted to let you know that my guide to finding your Kerry Ancestors was published yesterday by Flyleaf Press.  With a comprehensive list of sources dealing with Kerry records – Census & Census Substitutes, Church & Civil Records, Wills, Land Records, Newspapers, Family Histories, Gravestones, Further Reading on Kerry History & Society you will […]

Tithe Applotments Duagh

Tithe Applotments Duagh

For some strange reason, the Civil Parish of Duagh is not included in the National Archives of Ireland Tithe Applotment listing.  Tom Pius Moloney, a native of Kilmorna has painstakingly and accurately reproduced a copy. It is titled ‘Valuation and assessment of all the farms in the parish of Duagh by John Church and Thomas […]

County Kerry Civil Parishes, Kerry To...

County Kerry Civil Parishes, Kerry Townlands

There is still a lot of confusion regarding Kerry Civil Parishes and County Kerry Townlands Kerry Civil Parishes There are 87 Civil Parishes in County Kerry.  These were the original Civil Parishes of the Church of Ireland as the Established Church. They have their origins in old Gaelic territorial divisions. They were adopted by the […]

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