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The Irish / British Genealogy Group Message Board › SOME INFO FOR THOSE RESEARCHING ANCESTORS IN KERRY


user 8700760
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New York, NY
Post #: 51
Courtesy of member, Joanne Dillon the following is shared:

For those researching in Kerry, there is a website detailing burial records dating back in some cases to 1898. It was launched by the Kerry County Council and the county's three town councils, Killarney, Listowel and Tralee.

The site allows members of the public access to burial registers in 140 Kerry Local Authority graveyards. Of course, you have to know where the graveyards are – that’s half the battle. And then you have to be adept at deciphering handwriting. But about 168 books or so were scanned, which comprises approximately 70,000 records. The link to the site is

The site claims to go back to the 19th century, but I suspect that is for only a few places. The rest seem to go back to the 1980s, maybe as far as the 1960s. But it’s a starting point.

Link to a sample page in Ballybunion St. John’s Cemetary:


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