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, including websites, birth, marriage and other personal records, public records. books, journals and manuscripts. The county has a diverse population including farmers, soldiers and horsemen, and has a long association with the military including the major Curragh Army 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.
Please note: Some of the 3rd party website pages have expired or moved since the publication of this book. We are endeavoring to contact each and update the links.
Reviews of the book
Tracing your Kildare ancestors is a comprehensive, easily understood, well organised, illustrated guide and useful for anyone researching Kildare ancestors. National Genealogical Society Quarterly
..While resources for family tracing have never been so accessible, there is still a need for guidance along the long and sometimes frustrating road in pursuit of a family tree. This is where the content of a new book “Tracing your Kildare Ancestors” will act as a manual for navigating the highways and byways for Lilywhites (Kildare people) setting out to trace their roots whether these are in the short grass of the county’s blood stock belt or deep in the peatlands of West Kildare. The authors are Kildare’s own ‘troika’ of research champions… their book is a comprehensive guide to the range of records available …. and guides the researcher sure-footedly through the sometimes arcane terminologies encountered when dealing with old public records. … For those who wish to climb the family tree, the book will provide first class guidance to exploring the roots and branches. However, be careful when shaking the family tree – there is a risk that a few nuts will fall out of the foliage. ‘Looking Back’ column by Liam Kenny in Leinster Leader newspaper
… the latest in series of hugely valuable guides to tracing roots to be published by Flyleaf Press. It provides a comprehensive account of all the many genealogical sources available for those tracing ancestors from this county…. Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette
This popular field …. is catered for by a range of books, in which this series of no-nonsense guides, listing sources and how to use them, stands out. Books Ireland
.. The publication is a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in the county and is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. It is well illustrated with maps ..; with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant material. It also provides background on the social history of the counties and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. Reveille Magazine
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