Civil Registration Service, Kerry Community Services, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Issue of Certificates only:   Personal Callers only (Not available online)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30 – 4:15

Contact: ++353-66-7184500

Civil Registration Districts in Kerry between 1843 & 1964.  Kerry was divided into six Superintendent Registrar’s Districts, based on the poor law union areas. Each of these was in turn subdivided into Registrar’s Districts, formed by groupings of District Electoral Districts DEDs:  Cahirciveen, Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, Listowel & Tralee.

Kerry Townland &  Civil Parish Database 


Kerry Burials

Kerry – 70,000 Burial Records Indexed

Kerry Gravestone Images – all Burial Grounds

Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel Burial Records (By Dr. Jane Lyons)


Church Records

Catholic Parish Registers  (Enter Kerry)

Latin Names in English (Dr Jane Lyons)

Missing Parish Registers

Irish   Church Records & Civil Records

Kerry Church of Ireland Records (Kilgarvan & Kenmare)

Kerry Parishes & Parish Priests 1848  (S. Wilson)

Kylemore Burial Ground Valentia  (IGP Steven Sullivan) list of burials

Parish Registers of Ballymacelligott C. of I. Marriages 1845-1955 (Bill Jehan

Calendars of Wills & Administrations (Ireland) 1858-1920

Kerry 1841 Census Searches (For Old Age Pension purposes)

Kerry 1851 Census Searches (For Old Age Pension purposes)

Kerry Military & Constabulary Records 1840-1850

Flax Seed Growers  1796 (900+ Kerry names & parishes

Index to O’Kief, Coshe Mang – Kerry Material

Kenmare Estate Rent Ledgers 1874-1894

Royal Munster Fusiliers

The Morpeth Roll 1841 – Search for an Ancestor


Historical Information

Comprehensive List of O’Sullivan (Sullivan) ‘branch’ names

Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland

1659 Penders Census of Ireland (Extracts)

A Description of County Kerry 1754   – from The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry by Charles Smith (Dublin, 1756

A Description of County Kerry 1837 – from  A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis

A Description of County Kerry 1886 –  from Guy’s Postal Directory of Munster

Compensation Claims Post-Civil War County Kerry

The Blasket Centre/Ionad a Bhlascaoid Mhóir

Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society

Kerry County Council Cars Registered 1911/1912

Cahirciveen Heritage

The Dingle Peninsula  (Timeline)

Griffin (Kerry) Family History

Kenmare & Its History

Knockanure – Local History

Kerry Writers’ Museum

Killorglin Archive Society

Listowel Connection

Listowel Snapshots of an Irish Market Town 1850 – 1950

Músaem Chorca Duibhne – West Kerry Museum

Oaths of Allegiance 1775 (Mary Heaphy 2007)

Post Truce (Civil War) Compensation Files Kerry

Shannon Drownings 15 August 1893  (Radio Kerry Podcast)

Subscribers List to “A History of the Kingdom of Kerry, 1871”

Tarbert – Historic Village

Tuosist – An Overview of its History

Waterville Heritage


Land & Property

The Tithe Applotment Books online

Griffiths Primary Valuation online

Maps including Historical Maps

Calendars of Wills & Administration 1858 – 1922

Landholders in Kerry 1876  (Every Landholder who had more than one acre)


The Baronies Of Kerry

Iraghticonnor,    ClanmauriceCorkaguinyTrughanacmy,  Iveragh,

Dunkerron North  Magunihy,   Dunkerron SouthGlanerought

List of Townlands (2756) of County Kerry


Poor Law Unions

MKA Map of the Poor Law Unions


American  Sites

U.S. Genealogy Resources, by State  (Recommended by Ryan Whitney)

The Boston Pilot – Information Wanted

Castlegarden  (Database of 11m Immigrants to the USA 1820 – 1892 when Ellis Island opened)

California Research Resources

Emigrant Ships from the Port of Tralee 1828-1867

Jeanie Johnston  Passenger List  (Tralee to Baltimore 9 March 1849)

Miami   (Tralee to New York 10 November 1851)  [Ref; John Grenham for all below]

Souvenir – (Tralee to New York 6 August 1851

Stambone (Tralee to New York 6 June 1851)

Toronto (Tralee to New York 7 May 1851

Duncan Ritchie (Tralee to New York 21 June 1852)

Gipsey  (Tralee to New York 23 June 1852)

Intrinsic  (Tralee to New York 14 July 1852)

Irvine (Tralee to New York 28 Sept 1852)

Colonist (Tralee to New York 25 May 1857)

Lady Russell (Tralee to New York 22 October 1857)

Ship A.Z. (Liverpool & Tralee to New York 7 September 1858)

Belgravia – Valentia to New York June 1883 Passenger List

Furnessia – Valentia to New York June 1883 Passenger List

Constitution (Tralee & Liverpool to New York 30 June 1858)

The Great Hunger Room at Quinnipiac University

Information Wanted – October 1821 – Oct 1831 Boston Pilot Newspaper. Irish people looking for ‘lost’ friends or relatives who had emigrated


UK Sites

London/Edinburgh/Belfast Gazettes   350 years’ worth of trusted information for genealogists


Australian  Sites

Irish-Australian Transportation Records & Database 1791-1853

Irish Famine Memorial Sydney

Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788 – 1849

National Archives of Australia


Canada Sites

Immigrants to Grosse Ile, Census Lists & much more

Library & Archives of Canada (Births/Marriages/Deaths, Quebec City Passenger Lists 1865- 1900