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Kildare County Library

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): KID

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

County Library Headquarters
County Kildare
Tel: 045 431109/ 431486
Fax: 045 432490
Contact: Michael Kavanagh

Opening hours:

(Open Mon- Fri, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations None

5. Census returns

County Kildare, 1901 (held on microfilm): Statistical information only for other census periods, 1821 to 1996.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Porters directory for Carlow and Kildare, 1911: Slaters national commercial directory of Ireland, 1846; 1881.

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Index to the Leinster leader newspaper

10. Parish Registers

Details of baptisms and marriages for most Catholic and some Church of Ireland parishes are available on either computer or typescript formats

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Books of Surveys & Distribution - Co. Kildare 1641
Civil Survey - Co. Kildare 1654-1656
Tithe Applotment books for County Kildare, c.1830
Griffiths valuation lists for County Kildare, c.1850

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Information not available

Other information

Kiely, K., et al, Tracing your ancestors in Co. Kildare, is available from Kildare County Library, Newbridge, County Kildare (price �3.00 plus postage)