January 13, 2016 No Comments


This book is a comprehensive guide to tracing your ancestors in County Kerry.  It describes all the various sources of information which are available for doing research,  where  each of these can be accessed and how to best use them in your search for your ancestors.   The people of Kerry have a rich history.  Although very predominantly Gaelic,  their origins  include  Normans, English, Danish Vikings, French Huguenots and German Palatines.  All of these have contributed to the character of twentieth century Kerry. Common names in the county include O’Sullivan, O’Shea, Sheehan, O’Dohoghue, O’Driscoll, Falvey, O’Connor, Moriarty, McCarthy, Kelleher, O’Connell, O’Mahoney, Fitzgerald, Cantillon, Stack, Hussey, Clifford and Fitzmaurice.



“Well done again, it will be of such great assistance to anyone doing research”  Tommy O’Connor, County Librarian, Kerry Libraries

A new book that offers a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in Kerry … it is filled with information on what the records contain and how and where they can be accessed  …… as well as other relevant material and background on the social history of Kerry and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records.  The Kerryman newspaper.

Reviews of the series

If you have ancestors in any of these counties, buy the book.       Genealogists Magazine, 2019

The value of this series is that it can add much greater detail to what is on offer on the more local level …. particularly attractive is the inclusion of numerous examples of the types of documents that await the researcher. … I have no hesitation in suggesting to readers that they consider buying the book(s) …. sensibly priced and offer many a lead. …    Nova Scotia Genealogist XXXII/1


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