As we start into 2014, there are new records becoming available to us and to-day I would like to introduce you to two sides of the coin as it were.

On the one hand we have a complete list of all those from the island of Ireland who fought and died in the Great War.  If you want to locate or search for an ancestor or County Kerry family member, there is an excellent website now In Flanders Fields  where you insert the surname and you immediately  get a list of all those who died bearing that name.  You also get their rank, regiment, place of commemoration and date of death.  I just inserted the name ‘Baily’ and I got the following, both natives of Tralee:            MKA Search In Flanders Fields Logo