Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors


Family Roots Publishing now stocks Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors; by Karel Kiley, Marion Corrigan and James Durney. It was printed in Dublin in 2014 and is one more of the Tracing guides from Flyleaf Press.

This new title is a guide for family research in County Kildare. It provides a comprehensive account of all of the many genealogical sources available for those tracing ancestors from this county. These sources include websites, birth, marriage and other personal records, public records. books, journals and manuscripts. County Kildare has a diverse population including farmers, soldiers and horsemen.

The county has had a long association with the military including the major Curragh camp. It is also the centre of the Irish equine industry and is one of the richest counties outside Dublin. Large estates, military barracks, stud farms and horse racing establishments still feature in the county which has a current population of 210,000.

Common names in the county include Byrne, O’Toole, Cullen, Dowling, Dunne, Nolan, Lawlor, Farrell, McKelly, Birmingham, Sutton, FItzgerald, Eustace, OKelly, Murphy, Doyle, Walsh, Dowling, Connor, Neill, Brennan, Moore and Kavanagh.

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • Abbreviations
  • A Brief History of County Kildare
  • Getting Started
  • Administrative Divisions
  • Civil Registration
  • Censuses and Census Substitutes
  • Church Records
  • Wills and Administrations
  • Land Records
  • Commercial and Trade Directories
  • Newspapers
  • Military and Police Records
  • Surnames and Family Histories
  • Miscellaneous Sources
  • Library, Archive and Society Addresses
  • Index

Order: Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors; by Karel Kiley, Marion Corrigan and James Durney, 2014; 160 pp; 5.5×9; Dublin Co., Ireland; Perfect-bound – soft cover; ISBN: 978-1-907990-07-6; Item #: FLP021; On Sale for $18.66; Reg. $21.95.

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