Kildare, Ireland

County Kildare Ireland


County Kildare takes its name from St. Brigidís monastery beneath an oak tree;
 Cill Dara, the church of the oak tree.

This 6th century saint is one of the three patrons of Ireland. Little factual evidence is known about the saint but it is traditionally believed that she founded a monastery at
Kildare which was unique in that it was a mixed community of nuns and monks. It was
there that she died in 525 AD. The eternal fire, which was tended by the nuns there,
was extinguished at the time of the Reformation.

The stories about Brigid have been linked to a pagan sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Brigda on the same site, beneath the oak trees. Many miracles are attributed
to Brigid, one of which explains her links with the Curragh plains. In reward for curing the local king of an ailment he offered her whatever she wished for. Her request was that her give her as much ground as her cloak would cover to graze her flock of sheep on the plain. He agreed, and when she spread her cloak it marvelously spread out to cover the entire plain.

St. Brigidís Cross, woven from rushes, is said to have been first plaited by the saint when she was explaining the mysteries of the Christian gospel to a dying pagan. The cross is still being made, and is place over the door to protect people from illness or bad luck.



 Trace the career of a British merchant seaman

Official Logs of British Merchants
Seaman's Career
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census years
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise Officer
20th Century career of a British Merchant Seaman
Researching the career of a British Master Mariner
Master Mariner
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie Beavis
To find out more join The Mariner's Mailing list
Need a picture of a ship - type of?

Kildare Addresses

The Kildare Heritage & Genealogy Co. Ltd.
c/o Kildare County Library,
Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
+353 (0)45 433602


List of contact addresses for various archives, maritime organizations or institutions
whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant
and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Public Record Office,
Ruskin Avenue,
Surrey, TW9 4DU

The Family Record Centre,
Myddleton Place,
London EC1 1UW


The National Maritime Museum
Romney Road,
London SE10 9NF

The Guildhall Library
London EC2P 2EJ

The Registry of Shipping and Seamen,
Anchor House,
Cheviot Close,
Cardiff CF4 5JA

Lloyds Register of Shipping
100 Leadenhall Street,

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's,

Canada A1C 5S7

Ministry of Defence
Bourne Avenue,


 Irish Information

Griffiths Valuation, a property assessment of all properties in Ireland, took place during the
years 1848 to 1864.

Need a birth certificate or a marriage certificate from Ireland?

Birth certificates include the date and place of birth; the name; the sex; the name, surname
and residence of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname of the mother; the rank,
profession or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of the informant,
usually a family member. A given name was not obligatory, so some entries are Kelly, Male
or Clarke, Female. The FHLC holds microfilm copies of the index and certificates for 1864-

Marriage certificates include the date and place of marriage; groom's name, age, marital status, occupation or title, and residence; bride's name, marital status, age, occupation or title, and
residence. The names of the fathers of both parties and their occupations or titles are given
which makes them particularly relevant to genealogy. The church and the names of two
witnesses are also listed. Witnesses to the marriage are commonly family members and may
add clues to family linkages. Full age indicates that the person was at least 21 years old.

Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845 in Ireland. Registration of births,
marriages and deaths, regardless of religion, began
January 1, 1864. Certificates for
births, marriages and deaths for all of
Ireland until 1922 and for the Republic until the
present are housed in
Dublin. Belfast has the records for Northern Ireland from 1922 to

General Register Office
Joyce House
8-11 Lombard St.
, Dublin

Certificates: Including particular Search Fees Extra copies
Birth Certificate EUR6.98 EUR5.08
Death Certificate EUR6.98 EUR5.08
Marriage Certificate EUR6.98 EUR5.08
Short birth Certificate EUR4.44 EUR2.54

2. Search Fees:
Particular Search: A search (in the public office by the applicant) over and period not
exceeding five years for any given entry. EUR1.90
General Search: EUR15.24
Search (in the public office by applicant) through the indexes to either Births or Deaths
during any number of successive hours not exceeding six, or to indexes to Marriages during
any number of successive days not exceeding six, without specifying the object of the search.
(Fee does not include the cost of certificates or photocopies.)

3. Photocopy of entry in the Register: EUR3.81
When reference information is supplied: EUR1.90 .
4. Authentication of a Certificate EUR1.90
5. Payment: Cheques, Postal Orders, etc., should be made payable to" THE REGISTRAR GENERAL"

6. FOREIGN APPLICATIONS - Fees are payable in Euro cash or international money
order (drawn on any Irish Bank) made payable to the Register-General. We also accept

cash or cheques, Postal Orders, US$ cash or Cheques.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND APPLICATIONS - Fees are payable in Euro currency,
cheque which must be drawn on an Irish Bank, Postal Money Order made payable to
the Registrar-General.

To find the current currency in Euro or or to get the currency exchange rate for the day.


What are Sealings for the Dead?
Sealings for the Dead" have to do with the LDS religion. They believe that if they search
and find their ancestry they can take each ancestor into the temple and have them baptized
and sealed.

The Ancestral Files found on the LDS family search are generally families who have been sealed.


Lookup Volunteers:

You are cordially invited to sign up to be a Kildare Volunteer. We could not possibly have enough wonderful people who are willing to help others to find Angus ancestors. We would love to have your help.

Willing to help? What do you do?

You may have an old history book with an index and be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed. You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information.

Please e-mail me if you are interested
Linda Sullivan-Simpson

An alternative to lookups...Indices:


Would you be interested in typing an index from any one of the old Kildare history books?
This would be a once and done, permanent help to all of us doing research


New KILDARE Queries:
The new queries will be posted automatically.


The instructions are below:

1...Place ALL SURNAMES (within your query) in CAPS.
2...Enter your information exactly as you want it to appear.
4...Please TURN OFF THE CAPS. It's hard to see the
surnames if your
whole query is in caps
5...No more then 3 surnames per query please. It makes it to hard to follow


           Visit our query Board


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Kildare IGP Project Archives

Cemetery Transcriptions

Kildare Mailing List

Kildare Links

The Curragh of Kildare
Has WW1 Casualties

County Kildare Genealogy Links

'Local Ireland' for Irish Genealogy

County Kildare

Athy Heritage Museum


Towns and Villages

Athy Online

Athy History Center



Bermingham Family Forum

Dunn Surname/Knowles Clan

Harbourne Home Page


Clan Dunne of Ireland
Maintained by Bob Wheeler

Shaw Families
Maintained by Kathleen Decker

Curran Family of Kildare



Extracts from the Leinster Leader

County Kildare
Has Maps travel and more

weekly summary of the news carried by KildareNet News
information on all aspects of life in County Kildare, Ireland.

GenUKI - Kildare

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
pages maintained by John and Chris Gaunt

World News Index

directs you to tnews in a variety of media


Irish Mailing Lists

Passenger Ship Lists

Irish Maps


Irish Resources

 Irish Sites

 Ireland - the Encyclopedia
Ireland Genealogy Queries

UK Genealogy - Ireland

Irish Ancestors

Access Genealogy - Ireland



Island Ireland

Browse Ireland

The Church Of Ireland -- Genealogy and Family History

GenForum - Ireland

The IreAtlas/ Townland
Data Base

Genealogical Society of Ireland

1824 Survey of Irish Schools

Celtic Orgins

Irish Web site Directory
  Ireland's Internet web search engine

The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland Libraries in Ireland to 1850
Lists all libraries in Ireland to 1850

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)

GenUKI- Ireland

Ireland & Northern Ireland - Cyndi's List

Irish Immigration and Immigration ships
maintained by Janet Cowan

Military Sites & Records
maintained by Janet Cowan

Irish Surnames and Irish

Descendants' homepages
maintained by Janet Cowan


United Kingdom

Public Record Office - National Archives


International Resources


Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Expedia Maps

You can locate anything pretty much here

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies

It directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching. For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots are in "Germany."

Accessing Telephone Records

International People finder

International Phone Book

Genealogy Resources on the Internet

Has Adoption and other great information


Misc. Resources

Anything Irish

Traveling to Ireland?
This will help you

Genealogy Charts and Forms

 An Irish Blessing

May you be poor in misfortune,
 rich in blessings,
 slow to make enemies, 
quick to make friends, 
but rich or poor, 
quick orslow,
 may you know nothing but happiness
 from this day forward.


Linda Sullivan-Simpson

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