Kildare Library & Arts Services

Genealogy Department

The Genealogy Department provides a Genealogical Research Service for people whose ancestors originated in Co. Kildare, from researchers with Kildare based knowledge and expertise. A number of research options are available including advice and one-to-one consultations. In addition to the service outlined below, the Genealogy Department also provides an online research service via subscription through the Irish Family History Foundation at kildare.rootsireland.ie

The Genealogy Department has computerised many sources including church records of baptisms, marriage and burials, gravestone inscriptions, Griffith’s Valuation and census returns. The majority of its records are searchable online through the Irish Family History Foundation’s subscription website www.kildare.rootsireland.ie. The service is based at Newbridge Library, Newbridge, Co. Kildare and is part of the Kildare Collections and Research Services which incorporates the three related departments of Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives. Visitors are welcome but scheduled opening times of the branch library and demands on resources means it is necessary to make an appointment.

The main genealogical sources employed in our research include church records of various denominations, civil records of birth, deaths and marriages, property valuation records and the 1901 and 1911 household census returns. Ancillary sources include maps, gravestone inscriptions, cemetery records, newspapers, trade directories, local histories and publications.

Success cannot be guaranteed in any search and an unsuccessful search is often more time consuming than a successful one.
An assessment can be undertaken for a fee of 45.00 Euro.
Application for an assessment is by post only, for more information see the Research Fees page.

Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives,
Kildare County Library & Arts Service,
Main Street,
Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
+353 (0)45 448350

Email: cilldaragenealogy@gmail.com
Website: Kildare Library & Arts Service Genealogy Department

Search Co. Kildare Genealogy Records: www.kildare.rootsireland.ie