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Kerry Conflicting Info or Fake News?

‘Fake News’ , ‘alternative facts’, conflicting genealogical evidence, whatever title you use,  how do you apply it when researching your Kerry ancestors?   In other words, what ‘facts’ can you believe in?    Just because you are on a certain genealogy website, and you find a name exactly or  similar to your ancestor who lived at […]

Kerry Genealogy in Courts

Kerry Genealogy in Courts

Did your Kerry Ancestor pawn a coat, own a wandering pig, or ‘commit a breach of the Sabbath’?  While Genealogy in its purest form is defined in the English Dictionary as ‘a line of descent of a person or family from earliest known ancestor’, my training in Family History and Genealogy goes much further.  We […]

A Kerryman & the French Revolution

A Kerryman & the French Revolution

Conducting research into the papers of Francis Thomas Fitzmaurice 3rd Earl of Kerry in the French National Archivees is not an easy job.  The actual volume of material, the overheated reading room, the identification of the French receipts all took their toll.  My son Marc and I spent a number of days last week examining […]

Fr. Ferris’s Parish Histories

Fr. Ferris’s Parish Histories

A fascinating book Fr. Ferris’s Parish Histories:BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O’Brennan and Nohoval will be launched next Thursday 7th June in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne.  This book edited by Brendan McCarthy after five year’s work on the original manuscript, will be of immense interest not alone to natives of the parishes […]

Kerry Great Famine Population Impact

Kerry Great Famine Population Impact

Discover the impact of the Great Irish Famine on the population of your own particular Civil Parish of Kerry which we have extrapolated from all Irish Civil Parishes in IrishFamineProject.com The Great Famine’s impact on each local area is demonstrated clearly in an innovative interactive map. Alan Fernihough and his team at Queens University, Belfast […]

Kerry Descendant – Irish Passport

Kerry Descendant – Irish Passport

We get so many enquiries from Kerry descendants about acquiring an Irish Passport, we are outlining to-day the rules governing the application and granting of Irish passports through descent.   While applying for and acquiring an Irish Passport through Irish descent is fairly straightforward, there is the usual amount of paperwork (as expected) to get in […]