|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
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
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.
the career of a British merchant seaman
Official Logs of British Merchants
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise
20th Century career of a British Merchant
Researching the career of a British Master
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie
To find out more join The
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Need a picture of a
ship - type of?
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
The Public Record Office,
Family Record Centre,Myddleton
London SE10 9NF
London EC2P 2EJ
The Registry of Shipping and Seamen,
Cardiff CF4 5JA
Lloyds Register of
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Canada A1C 5S7
Ministry of Defence
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,
or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of the
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
housed in Dublin. Belfast has the records for Northern Ireland from 1922 to
8-11 Lombard St.
General Register Office
East, Dublin 2
Certificates: Including particular Search Fees
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
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
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,
which must be drawn on an Irish Bank, Postal Money Order made payable to
To find the current currency in Euro
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
The Ancestral Files found on the LDS family
search are generally families who have been sealed.
You are cordially invited to sign up to be a Kildare Volunteer. We could not
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
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
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:
ALL SURNAMES (within your query) in CAPS.
2...Enter your information exactly as you want it to appear.
3...Please, KILDARE QUERIES ONLY..
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
our query Board
If you have any additions or corrections
to this list, please let me know.
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Kildare Mailing List
Curragh of Kildare
Has WW1 Casualties
Ireland' for Irish Genealogy
Bermingham Family Forum
Dunn Surname/Knowles Clan
Clan Dunne of
Maintained by Bob Wheeler
Maintained by Kathleen Decker
Curran Family of Kildare
from the Leinster Leader
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
pages maintained by John and Chris
World News Index
directs you to tnews in a
variety of media
Irish Mailing Lists
- the Encyclopedia
Ireland Genealogy Queries
UK Genealogy - Ireland
Access Genealogy -
The Church Of
Ireland -- Genealogy and Family History
Society of Ireland
1824 Survey of Irish
Ireland's Internet web search engine
National Library of Ireland Libraries in Ireland to
Lists all libraries in Ireland to 1850
The Irish Ancestral
Research Association (TIARA)
& Northern Ireland - Cyndi's List
Immigration and Immigration ships
maintained by Janet Cowan
Sites & Records
by Janet Cowan
Surnames and Irish
by Janet Cowan
Office - National Archives
Ships Transcribers Guild
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."
International People finder
Genealogy Resources on the Internet
and other great information
This will help you
Charts and Forms
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