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

Historical Information

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

Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society

Ardfert Historical Society

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

Lyreacrompane Heritage

Músaem Chorca Duibhne – West Kerry Museum

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

Tarbert – Historic Village

Waterville Heritage


Land & Property

The Tithe Applotment Books online

Griffiths Primary Valuation online

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  

The Boston Pilot – Information Wanted 1838-1857

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

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)

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  Orphan Database

Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788 – 1849

National Archives of Australia

Trove – Australian Newspapers & Gazettes

Canada Sites

Immigrants to Grosse Ile, Census Lists & much more

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