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FIND YOUR KERRY ANCESTORS FOR FREE 

The following is a list of free online resources you can use to research your Irish roots.

Also see Free Genealogy Links & Resources from Kerry.   Among these links and resources are a large number of online and offline research possibilities that you can use in your own time to trace and follow up families in all corners of the county,  
General Register Office
Births, Deaths, Marriages Registered in the island of Ireland Jan 1864-Dec 1921 Republic of Ireland from 1922 onwards. General Register Office website
Irish Genealogy
Government run site with database of Church records relating to County Kerry. Irish Genealogy website
Ask About Ireland
Database of Griffith’s Valuation, a mid 19th Century property valuation survey which includes images of the original maps. Ask About Ireland website
National Archives
Records available to personal callers include 1901 & 1911 Census, transportation records – Ireland to Australia 1788 – 1868, Landed Estate Court Rentals, Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment books. National Archives website
National Library of Ireland
Its staff run Genealogy Advisory Service room has free access to a wide range of online databases.  Direct link here to images of the original Catholic Baptismal Registers from most Counties.    Register.Nli.ie National Library of Ireland website
Tithe Applotment Books
Compiled 1823 – 1837 listing occupiers of holdings of 1 acre or less and associated payments due to the Established Church Tithe Applotment Books website
Registry of Deeds
Regulating property transactions since 1708. Mainly relating to the professional & mercantile classes and ‘strong’ farmers, aristocracy & gentry. Less likely to find a registered deed for a small or tenant farmer. Registry of Deeds website
Valuation Office
This site allows you to search for details of any taxable property in the Republic of Ireland. As the Valuation Office holds maps and tax valuation records from as early as 1850, they can trace the occupants of a particular property over the years. Valuation Office website
Ellis Island Foundation
Ellis Island Records Ellis Island Foundation website
Kerry Library
Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Local History Dept. Kerry Library website
Kerry Burials
Graveyard records for 140 cemeteries in Kerry. Kerry Burials website
Soldiers’ Wills
A collection of the wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army. Most of these date from World War I but there is a small number from the period of the South African War, 1899-1902. Soldiers’ Wills website
Oglaigh na hEireann Military Archives
The mission of the Military Archives is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public the documentary heritage of the Defence Forces and the Department of Defence. Oglaigh na hEireann Military Archives website
Ireland-Australia transportation records
Ireland-Australia transportation records (1791-1853) Ireland-Australia transportation records website

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