Kay Caball Genealogist

Welcome. I am a professional genealogist certified by the University of Limerick. A native of Kerry with a background of research of the history and life events of the county.

My area of specialisation in the history and genealogy of Kerry gives me an exceptional overview of the lives and more of the county over the past two hundred years.



Irish Genealogical Research Society International Association of Professional Genealogists.

Council of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society


My Published Books

 Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry first published in 2015.

I have also written the history of the Kerry girls sent to Australia from Kerry Workhouses in 1849/1850.  This work titled The Kerry Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme was published by the History Press Ireland in 2014.

The Fall of the Fitzmaurices: The Demise of Kerry’s First Family, The North Kerry Literary Trust 2020.

I have also contributed to several local history publications.


What I can do for you?

I can provide you with a full tracing of your family backed up with relevant Certificates and Records.

You may just want a Birth/Marriage Death Certificate to add to your family records or even proof that you are eligible to hold an Irish Passport.

Or you may want to find out who your ancestors were, what part of Kerry where they came from and what they did for a living. How many children did they have? Were they in the military, were they ‘strong farmers’, or were they, agricultural labourers/cottiers?  If tenants, who were their Landlords?


How It Works

    • E-Mail me (caballkay@gmail.com) initially with basic information and tell us what it is you are trying to learn about your family. This initial enquiry is absolutely FREE.I will discuss with you by email the possibilities of proceeding, how long it should take, the options regarding costs and the probabilities of success.
    • I will then assess the extent of your requirements, how long it will take and the approximate cost. I should be back to you within 48 hours with a few questions for more information.
    • Your quote is without cost or obligation. This will usually cover as many generations as there are records for, and include photos, maps and copy of certificates.