Contact: Karel Kiely at email@example.com
Phone 045-433602 Fax: 045-431611
Genealogy Website Here
The Kildare Heritage and Genealogy Co. was established
in partnership with Kildare County Council, to identify, collect and
record historical, archaeological and genealogical information for
County Kildare for the purpose of establishing a County Heritage and
The Kildare Heritage Project, sponsored by the Kildare
Heritage and Genealogy Co., co-funded by Kildare Co. Council and FÁS,
has been running in Newbridge since late 1987. The project is computerising
Co. Kildare's genealogical records, including Roman Catholic and Church
of Ireland registers; graveyard inscriptions; Griffith's Valuation;
Tithe books and the 1901 Census. A professional research service is
provided to members of the public both at home and abroad.
Local Studies Department
Contact: Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 045-432690 Mobile: 087-9871046 Fax: 045-431611
The Local Studies Department forms an integral part
of the County Library service and ultimately, in partnership with
Genealogy and Archives, will become an integral part of the Riverbank
Cultural Campus. The Local Studies Collection is currently being extended
and will be re-located in the History and Family Research Centre.
It will be the focal point for local history research in County Kildare
for historians and enthusiasts alike. The new reading room and research
facilities will be welcomed by all. The collection will be added to
the computerised catalogue on the County Library's Genesis system
thus enhancing the service and making it more accessible.
As well as containing an extensive collection of secondary
source material the Local Studies Department includes many original
sources such as Griffith's Valuation, the Ordnance Survey Maps of
the county, the Tithe Applotment Books, photographs from the Lawrence
Kildare County Council is developing a County Archive Service based
at the History and Family Research Centre in Newbridge. In preparing
for this, it was first necessary to identify and preserve those public
archive collections held in various locations throughout the county.
A specially adapted storage facility has now been assigned for the
archives at Newbridge. Fortunately quality archive collections have
survived for Co. Kildare. These include material relating to the Grand
Jury system, the Boards of Guardians and the Rural District Councils.
* The facilities and premises at the History and Family
Research Centre are currently being redeveloped. No definite completion
date is currently available but it is hoped that the centre will be
fully open to the public in summer 2002.
HISTORY AND FAMILY RESEARCH CENTRE