County Kildare Genealogy

County Kildare Genealogy

Kildare Ancestry COUNTY KILDARE FAMILY HISTORY

Irish name: Cill Dara

County Kildare is one of the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland and one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Leinster, and is part of the Mid-East region of the Republic. It was named after the town of Kildare. The population of the county is 186,335 according to the 2006 census. Kildare is the 24th largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area and ninth largest in terms of population. It is the eighth largest of Leinster’s twelve counties in size, and second largest in terms of population.

Kildare was shired in 1297 and assumed its present borders in 1832, following amendments to remove a number of enclaves and exclaves.

The county was the home of the powerful Fitzgerald family. Parts of the county were also part of the Pale area around Dublin.

Some towns and villages of county Kildare where we have researched Kildare Ancestors are;

1. Naas 2. Prosperous. 3. Rathangan 4. Kildare town 5. Robertstown 6. Clane. 7. Castledermot 8. Moone 9. Straffan 10. Moone

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Civil Parishes of County Kildare

If you are researching Kildare ancestors, there are many civil parishes in County Kildare and the church registries can be researched in either the Public Records of Northern Ireland in Belfast or the National Library in Dublin. They are as follows;

# Carbury # Clane # Connell # Ikeathy & Oughterany # Kilcullen # Kilkea & Moone # Naas North # Naas South # Narragh & Reban East # Narragh & Reban West # Offaly East # Offaly West # Salt North # Salt South

Genealogy Sources for each Irish County

Antrim Armagh Carlow Cavan
Clare Cork Derry (Londonderry) Donegal
Down Dublin Fermanagh Galway
Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Laois
Leitrim Limerick Longford Louth
Mayo Meath Monaghan Offaly
Roscommon Sligo Tipperary Tyrone
Waterford Westmeath Wexford Wicklow

Major Sources of Irish Ancestry

Church Records Land Records Directories
Registry of Deeds Wills Emigration Records
Newspapers

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