Enjoy Researching Your Ancestory
Since 1700 approximately 10 million people born in Ireland have emigrated from this Island in search of a new life in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and several other countries around the world. With more than 80 million people worldwide now claiming Irish descent, there is an increasing demand for knowledge of our ancestry. Genealogical data is available online (see links below) but if you would like to incorporate a little research on who you are and where you came from, into your holiday in Kerry, the following resources are available.
Kerry County Library has a local history and archives department located in Moyderwell, Tralee www.kerrylibrary.ie which houses a large collection of genealogical records for County Kerry including Kerry Place Names Survey, newspapers dating back to the 19th Century, local area maps, several books about Kerry and Kerry authors and several other reference date to assist you with your genealogy research.
Church Records are available free of charge for research on www.irishgenealogy.ie and Kerry Local Authorities Graveyard Records have been indexed and scanned which include 140 records for cemeteries in the county and are available to research, free of charge at www.kerrylaburials.ie
Other links which may be useful are:
www.logainm.ie, www.osi.ie, www.rootsireland.ie, www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, www.askaboutireland.ie