Genealogy Centres in Kildare
The Kildare Heritage and Genealogy Company
c/o Kildare County Library
Famous people with Kildare Roots
Ernest Shackleton, Jack Dempsey (Boxer), Richard M. Nixon (former US President) Mary Leadbeater.
The Kildare Heritage and Genealogy Company offers a Partial Service to enquirers and has access to church, civil, land and census returns for that county.
The main records include:
- Earliest Roman Catholic Records for Co Kildare start in 1753 with latest year 1899
- Earliest Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) records date from 1669 to 1899
The Kildare centre holds copies of
- The 1841 and 1901 census
- Applotment Books
- Griffith's Valuation
- Thom's Almanac 1849, 1854, 1859, 1864
- School Registers 1905 - 1910 approx.
Chief Towns in County Kildare
Naas, Newbridge, Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth, Kildare, Athy.
Places of Interest in County Kildare
The famous Irish racetrack at The Curragh is located in this county, as is the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Also of interest to the visitor is the splendid Kildare Cathedral and Round Tower.
Emigration from County Kildare
This county has experienced steady emigration from 1800 to the 1860s. England and the north east of the USA were the main locations where Kildare emigrants settled.