County Kildare


"Kildare, a county of Ireland, province of Leinster, 37 m. long and 20 broad; bounded E by Dublin and Wicklow, W by King's county and Queen's county, N be E. Meath, and S by Catherlough, and containing 593 English acres, divided into 100 parishes. It sends 2 members to parliament. Principal rivers, the Liffey, Barrow, and Boyne. It is a very fertile county. Kildare is the capital, but the asssizes are held alternately at Athy and Naas. Pop 107,715."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]



The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.



  • The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Kildare page, and its listing of the Project's available Kildare Records.
  • The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.
  • Irish Ancestors' extensive County Kildare website.
  • The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records for County Kildare.
  • The Fianna website's pages for County Kildare provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.
  • Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Kildare coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records, Gravestone Inscriptions, Griffith's Valuation (Free Access), and Census Substitutes.


From Fianna:


Kildare Archaeological Society Journal (annual),
Mrs. Grehan, Oakfield, Naas