Margaret Sullivan (Kilgarvan) daughter Ellen on her marriage

Once you start on genealogy research, you never finish.   Forget about telling yourself  – “I will just do this branch of the family and then I will be finished”.     In my experience that never happens.  you branch out into other lines and family names that just throw up lots of more questions.   You keep going trying to satisfy yourself with answers.

The great advantage about searching for your ancestors in Kerry, is that there is always someone, somewhere who can throw some light on families who lived there over the last 200 years. The 19th Century was a period of great change in County Kerry.  Many people left Co Kerry to live elsewhere in Ireland or for the opportunity  of a fresh start in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and England.

We find that now, the third generation of these emigrants are searching and planning to put together a history of who their ancestors were, where they lived, what they worked at and why they emigrated.

Finding my kerry ancestorsYou can have a very good shot yourself at doing the work with the  Resources and Links that we provide here. If you are stuck, we would suggest One-to-One coaching on Zoom.   Prior to the call we get all the relevant details of what you know about your ancestral family, and are well prepared then, to send you in the right direction or confirm your own findings.  We follow up with a hard copy summary of the call.  Book a coaching call here.

Alternatively, you can commission us to find out the genealogy  and history of your Kerry ancestors,  not just as a list or family tree, but their relationships, land location, and a picture of their lives at the time and place where they lived.  Click here