To-day I want to tell you about just one Kerryman and the search by his descendant Anne MacKay for information on his birthplace and wider family. There are a few ‘roadblocks’ and brick walls highlighted in this search and the solutions may help another descendant on your hunt for that elusive Kerry ancestor. Anne says : […]
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 […]
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.
More County Kerry Claims for compensation for loss of or damage to property that occurred as a result of military action between July 1921 and March 1923, under the Damage to Property (Compensation) Act, 1923 are now available at the National Archives. A selection to give you a flavour of life in County Kerry during the […]