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The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

Radio Kerry will broadcast a one hour documentary on The Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme, on Christmas Day at 2pm.   The documentary, produced by J.J. O’Shea will feature snippets from yours truly as well as a range of contributors.  Over a month in Australia in Spring of 2016, J.J. interviewed a number of […]

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 […]

Nth Kerry World War1 Dead

Nth Kerry World War1 Dead

Names of those who lost their lives in World War 1 compiled by Jim Halpin of  Listowel Military Museum from information supplied by Kerry County Archives, Tom Dillon, Ger Kennelly and others.  Any information on further names would be appreciated by Jim.  (Contact details) or email jhss@eircom.net.   Abbeydorney (4), Ardfert (5), Asdee/Beale (3), Ballyduff (6), Ballyheigue […]

History of Indexing Kerry Registers

History of Indexing Kerry Registers

There is such confusion regarding the Indexing and general ‘who did what, when’ regarding Kerry Catholic Parish Registers that I thought this article written by Tommy O’Connor (now Kerry County Librarian) in 1989 in the The Kerry Magazine would clear up a number of misconceptions.

Kerry Birth Deaths & Marriage Registrati

Kerry Registration Districts can be the cause of a lot of confusion.  Hopefully this will help. Prior to 1864, we are reliant on Baptismal records (where available) to trace County Kerry Ancestors.  From 1864 onwards the Poor Law Unions became known as Superintendent Registrar’s Districts.    This was in order to put in place and keep […]