If your ancestor sailed from Blennerville, the Port of Tralee in May 1857, you will be glad to know that he/she was of ‘superior class’. That is according to the Kerry Evening Post. The paper goes on to tell us that a ‘dozen fine young peasants‘ left for Melbourne – apologies to Australian descendants for […]
Last week I explained that the first bit of research when tracing the path of your Kerry ancestors should be done ‘at home’. If your ancestor was an immigrant to the United States ‘at home’ means in the records available in the U.S; wherever the emigrant settled. If you don’t already know it, you need […]
Where did Kerry emigrants mostly go to? We know that from the early 1800s, significant number of Irish had already settled in the cities of Liverpool and London as well as in the U.S, states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine as well as the Canadian settlements of Upper Canada.