Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 162 pages
Author: K. Caball
Other: photos, maps, bibliog, tables, addresses, index
Publisher: Flyleaf Press
This comprehensive guide to tracing your ancestors in County Kerry describes all the various sources of information which are available for undertaking research, where they can be accessed, and how to best use them.
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 twenty-first century Kerry.
Common surnames 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.
Kerry has experienced a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere. Kay Caball uses all of her experience as a researcher and writer to put together this seminal guide for Kerry research.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Getting Started
Chapter 3. Administrative Divisions
Chapter 4. Civil Registration Records
Chapter 5. Censuses and Census Substitutes
Chapter 6. Church Records
Chapter 7. Land Tenure and Ownership
Chapter 8. Wills and Administrations
Chapter 9. Commercial and Social Directories
Chapter 10. Family Histories and Surnames
Chapter 11. Newspapers
Chapter 12. Graveyard Records and Transcriptions
Chapter 13. Further Reading and Miscellaneous Sources
Chapter 14. Archive and Internet Information