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Guide to '''County Kerry ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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County Kerry is located on the southwestern coast of Ireland and is in the province of Munster. The name Kerry is derived from Ciarraighe, or "people of Ciar" the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. In Old Irish "Ciar" (pronounced keer) meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective describing a dark complexion. It comprises 4,746 km² (1,832 square miles) with its greatest length is 69 miles from Tarbert to Bolus Head. Its greatest breadth from Mweelin Mountain east of Kenmare to Ballydavid (Smerwick Harbour) is 53 ½ miles.&nbsp;  
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== History ==
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'''County Kerry''' (Irish: '''Contae Chiarraí''') is a county in [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]]. It is located in the province of Munster. The county town is Tralee, Kerry. The name Kerry is derived from Ciarraighe, or "people of Ciar" the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. In Old Irish "Ciar" (pronounced keer) meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective describing a dark complexion. It comprises 4,746 km² (1,832 square miles) with its greatest length is 69 miles from Tarbert to Bolus Head. Its greatest breadth from Mweelin Mountain east of Kenmare to Ballydavid (Smerwick Harbour) is 53½ miles.&nbsp;  
  
 
Around 65 AD Ciar took possession of the land from the river Maine in the south and in the north to the mouth of river Shannon and included the Dingle Peninsula. Ciar was the progenitor of the O'Connor Kerry Clan. By the 6th century it was known as Ciarraige or Ciar's Kingdom. In 1329, Maurice FitzGerald became the first Earl of Desmond over the entire county.  
 
Around 65 AD Ciar took possession of the land from the river Maine in the south and in the north to the mouth of river Shannon and included the Dingle Peninsula. Ciar was the progenitor of the O'Connor Kerry Clan. By the 6th century it was known as Ciarraige or Ciar's Kingdom. In 1329, Maurice FitzGerald became the first Earl of Desmond over the entire county.  
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Kerry is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1861, 96.7% of the population were Roman Catholic with 3.1% of the Church of Ireland, 0.10% Presbyterians and 0.1% Methodists. There were small variations over the years. In 1911, 97.26% were Roman Catholic with 2.33% Church of Ireland, 0.17% Presbyterians and 0.17% Methodists.  
 
Kerry is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1861, 96.7% of the population were Roman Catholic with 3.1% of the Church of Ireland, 0.10% Presbyterians and 0.1% Methodists. There were small variations over the years. In 1911, 97.26% were Roman Catholic with 2.33% Church of Ireland, 0.17% Presbyterians and 0.17% Methodists.  
  
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== General County Research Information ==
  
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*Further information about County Kerry is available at the [http://homepage.eircom.net/~dinglemaps/genuki/KER/index.html GenUKI] site.
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
 
 
Further information about County Kerry is available at the [http://homepage.eircom.net/~dinglemaps/genuki/KER/index.html GenUKI] site.
 
 
 
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
 
 
 
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Kerry is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Kerry&UserID= Irish Times] site.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="90%" align="center"
 
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! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]
 
! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
 
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
 
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| [[Aghadoe Civil Parish, County Kerry|Aghadoe]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Aghadoe Civil Parish, County Kerry|Aghadoe]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Aghavallen Civil Parish, County Kerry|Aghavallen]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Aglish Civil Parish, County Kerry|Aglish]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Annagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Annagh]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Annagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Annagh]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ardfert Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ardfert]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ardfert Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ardfert]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ballincuslane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballincuslane]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ballinvoher Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballinovher]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Ballyconry Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballyconry]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Ballyduff Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballyduff]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Ballyheige Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballyheige]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ballymacelligott Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballymacelligott]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ballynacourty Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballynacourty]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Ballynahaglish Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballynahaglish]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Ballyseedy Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ballyseedy]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Brosna Civil Parish, County Kerry|Brosna]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Caher Civil Parish, County Kerry|Caher]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Castleisland Civil Parish, County Kerry|Castleisland]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Cloghane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Cloghane]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Clogherbrien Civil Parish, County Kerry|Clogherbrien]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Currans Civil Parish, County Kerry|Currans]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Currans Civil Parish, County Kerry|Currans]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Dingle Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dingle]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Dromod Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dromod]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Duagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Duagh]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Duagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Duagh]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Dunquin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dunquin]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Dunurlin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dunrulin]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Dysert (Listowel) Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dysert]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Dysert (Listowel) Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dysert]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Dysert (Trughanacmy) Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dysert]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Dysert (Trughanacmy) Civil Parish, County Kerry|Dysert]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Fenit Civil Parish, County Kerry|Fenit]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Finuge Civil Parish, County Kerry|Finuge]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Galey Civil Parish, County Kerry|Galey]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Garfinny Civil Parish, County Kerry|Garfinny]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Glanbehy Civil Parish, County Kerry|Glanbehy]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Glanbehy Civil Parish, County Kerry|Glanbehy]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kenmare Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kenmare]]
 
| Glanarought
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Kilbonane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilbonane]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilcaragh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcaragh]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kilcaskan Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcaskan]]
 
| Glanarought
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcolman]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilcolman Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcolman]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilconly Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilconly]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kilcredane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcredane]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilcrohane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcrohane]]
 
| Dunkerron South
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Kilcrohane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcrohane]]
 
| Dunkerron South
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Kilcummin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilcummin]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kildrum Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kildrum]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Kilfeighny Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilfeighny]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kilflyn Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilflyn]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kilflyn Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilflyn]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Kilgarrylander Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilgarrylander]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Kilgarrylander Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilgarrylander]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Kilgarvan Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilgarvan]]
 
| Glanarought
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Kilgarvan Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilgarvan]]
 
| Glanarought
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilgobban Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilgobban]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Killaha Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killaha]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killahan Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killahan]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Killahan Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killahan]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Killarney Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killarney]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killeentierna Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killeentierna]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killeentierna Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killeentierna]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killeentierna Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killeentierna]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Killehenny Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killehenny]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Killemlagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killemlagh]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Killinane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killinane]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Killiney Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killiney]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Killorglin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killorglin]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Killorglin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killorglin]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killorglin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killorglin]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killorglin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killorglin]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killorglin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killorglin]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Killury Civil Parish, County Kerry|Killury]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kilmalkedar Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilmalkedar]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Kilmoyly Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilmoyly]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Kilnanare Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilnanare]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Kilnaughtin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilnaughtin]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Glin
 
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| [[Kilquane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilquane]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Kilshenane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kilshenane]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kiltallagh Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kiltallagh]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Kiltomy Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kiltomy]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Kiltomy Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kiltomy]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Kinard Civil Parish, County Kerry|Kinard]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Knockane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockane]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Knockane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockane]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Knockane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockane]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Knockane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockane]]
 
| Dunkerron South
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Knockane Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockane]]
 
| Dunkerron South
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Knockanure Civil Parish, County Kerry|Knockanure]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Lisselton Civil Parish, County Kerry|Lisselton]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Listowel Civil Parish, County Kerry|Listowel]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Listowel Civil Parish, County Kerry|Listowel]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Marhin Civil Parish, County Kerry|Marhin]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Minard Civil Parish, County Kerry|Minard]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Molahiffe Civil Parish, County Kerry|Molahiffe]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Murher Civil Parish, County Kerry|Murher]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Glin
 
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| [[Murher Civil Parish, County Kerry|Murher]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Nohaval Civil Parish, County Kerry|Nohaval]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[Nohaval Civil Parish, County Kerry|Nohaval]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Nohavaldaly Civil Parish, County Kerry|Nohavaldaly]]
 
| Magunihy
 
| Killarney
 
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| [[O'Brennan Civil Parish, County Kerry|O'Brennnan]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[O'Dorney Civil Parish, County Kerry|O'Dorney]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Prior Civil Parish, County Kerry|Prior]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Ratass Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ratass]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Rattoo Civil Parish, County Kerry|Rattoo]]
 
| Clanmaurice
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Rattoo Civil Parish, County Kerry|Rattoo]]
 
| Clanmorris
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Rattoo Civil Parish, County Kerry|Rattoo]]
 
| Iraghticonnor
 
| Listowel
 
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| [[Stradbally Civil Parish, County Kerry|Stradbally]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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| [[Templenoe Civil Parish, County Kerry|Templenoe]]
 
| Dunkerron North
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Templenoe Civil Parish, County Kerry|Templenoe]]
 
| Dunkerron South
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Tralee Civil Parish, County Kerry|Tralee]]
 
| Trughanacmy
 
| Tralee
 
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| [[Tuosist Civil Parish, County Kerry|Tuosist]]
 
| Glanarought
 
| Kenmare
 
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| [[Valencia Civili Parish, County Kerry|Valencia]]
 
| Iveragh
 
| Cahersiveen
 
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| [[Ventry Civil Parish, County Kerry|Ventry]]
 
| Corkaguiny
 
| Dingle
 
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== Genealogy  ==
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*List of [[County Kerry Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Kerry Catholic Parishes]]
  
An Unknown Miniature of Mrs. Jordan by Williamson, Usher A.F.&nbsp; Article is a description of the miniature on ivory of Dorothy Bland, known professionally as Miss Francis, then as Mrs. Jordan, daughter of Francis Bland of Killarney and granddaughter of nathaniel Bland of Derriquin, Co. Kerry &amp; mother of King William 1V ten children known as Fitz Clarence.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor vol.2, no.1.1970.pg1-2. &nbsp;Family History Library 941.5 B2i Also&nbsp;&nbsp;available at National Library of Ireland, [http://sources.nli.ie/Records http://sources.nli.ie/Records]&nbsp; also [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor]  
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1845-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1408347|Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
De Breffny, Brian.&nbsp; Brewster of Co. Kerry.&nbsp; Genealogy of Sir Francis Brewster originally of Dublin, buys large estates at Glenfesk, Co. Kerry - covers years 1674-1789.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.III. no.2, 1971, pages 90-91. Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
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== Land and Property ==
  
de Breffny, Brian.&nbsp; A Family of Mahony in Countes Kerry and Limerick. Family information on the sons of David Mahony.&nbsp; Their names are Cornelius, David, Dermot, Daniel, John and Denis.&nbsp; The family was Catholic during the Penal times, covering years 1712-1814, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII. no.1. 1981, pages 1-3. Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
== &nbsp;Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
  
To view a list of Kerry web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/kerry.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/kerry.htm FHLFavorites.info]  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kerrygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Kerry]
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*[http://www.kerrylaburials.ie/en/index.aspx County Kerry Local Authorities - Graveyard Records]
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Guide to County Kerry ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History

County Kerry (Irish: Contae Chiarraí) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The county town is Tralee, Kerry. The name Kerry is derived from Ciarraighe, or "people of Ciar" the name of the pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in part of the present county. In Old Irish "Ciar" (pronounced keer) meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective describing a dark complexion. It comprises 4,746 km² (1,832 square miles) with its greatest length is 69 miles from Tarbert to Bolus Head. Its greatest breadth from Mweelin Mountain east of Kenmare to Ballydavid (Smerwick Harbour) is 53½ miles. 

Around 65 AD Ciar took possession of the land from the river Maine in the south and in the north to the mouth of river Shannon and included the Dingle Peninsula. Ciar was the progenitor of the O'Connor Kerry Clan. By the 6th century it was known as Ciarraige or Ciar's Kingdom. In 1329, Maurice FitzGerald became the first Earl of Desmond over the entire county.

Towards the end of the sixteenth century, the English began arriving and laying claim to the county. This began a series of wars between the English Protestants and the Irish Catholics with the English gaining control in 1652 as part of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Kerry became increasingly populated by poor tenant farmers in the 17th and 18th centuries and was devastated by the Great Irish Famine of 1845-49.

In 1821, the population was 216,185 and continued to increase until 1841 to 293,880 just before the potato famine. The population was 238,254 in 1851 and decreased to 149, 171 in 1926. The population was 139,616 in 2006.

Kerry is predominately Roman Catholic. In 1861, 96.7% of the population were Roman Catholic with 3.1% of the Church of Ireland, 0.10% Presbyterians and 0.1% Methodists. There were small variations over the years. In 1911, 97.26% were Roman Catholic with 2.33% Church of Ireland, 0.17% Presbyterians and 0.17% Methodists.

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  • Further information about County Kerry is available at the GenUKI site.

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