Launch of ‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’

Our new publication ‘Guide to Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball will be formally launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs, on Monday Sept 7th at 2.30pm in the Library Headquarters, Tralee, Co. Kerry. All are welcome to attend. In addition to Minister Deenihan, there will be brief presentations by the author, and by Mr Tommy O’Connor the head of Kerry library.


Above: The author Kay Caball with Minister Jimmy Deenihan

‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ 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 and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material. It also provides background on the social history of Kerry and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index. Speaking about the launch, the author Kay Caball noted that “A sense of pride in their origins and solidarity with each other is to my mind a defining characteristic of Kerry people. Whether a locally based Kerry person or a descendant of the one of the hundreds of thousands of Kerry emigrants, there is a hunger to find where we came from, and who went before us..

If you plan to attend, we would appreciate if you could let us know: to jim.ryan@flyleaf.ie

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