TKA Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry CoverI am delighted to let you know that my guide to finding your Kerry Ancestors was published yesterday by Flyleaf Press.  With a comprehensive list of sources dealing with Kerry records – Census & Census Substitutes, Church & Civil Records, Wills, Land Records, Newspapers, Family Histories, Gravestones, Further Reading on Kerry History & Society you will be well set up to conduct your family search.   The book is well illustrated with maps and examples of the types of records that may be found.

 Flyleaf Press publishes “Finding your Ancestors in Kerry”        By Kay Caball

Flyleaf Press has published a ‘Guide to Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball. Kay is a native of the county, and currently conducts research on Kerry ancestors for clients world-wide.   She is also author of several articles and books on Kerry local history.  The book will be formally launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs,  on Monday Sept 7th at 2.30pm in the Library Headquarters, Tralee.

‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ is a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in the county and is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It is well illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material.  It also provides background on the social history of Kerry and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.   This is the latest in a series of county guides published by Flyleaf Press.  These include guides for Kildare, Limerick, Sligo, Galway, Dublin, Clare, Westmeath, Cork, Limerick, Roscommon, Mayo and Donegal.

Available in your local Kerry bookshop or order online from Flyleaf Press

Finding your Ancestors in Kerry (ISBN: 978-1-907990-08-3)

by Kay Caball

Retail:  €13.00     160 pages; 227 x 145 mm; paperback; indexed; b/w illustrations.