Other Kildare Sources
For a more detailed list of Co. Kildare sources, including many offline sources, please see Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors, by Karel Kiely, Mario Corrigan and James Durney, Flyleaf Press or contact Kildare Genealogy.
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions are held by Kildare Genealogy, contact us for details.
The major newspapers relevant for those researching in Co. Kildare are the Leinster Express, the Kildare Observer, the Leinster Leader and the Nationalist and Leinster Times (Carlow and Kildare editions).
The Leinster Express dates from 1831. In the absence of a Co. Kildare specific newspaper in the 1830s and 1840s, it is a useful source for those interested in the impact of the famine and emigration in the Kildare, Carlow and Laois areas.
The Kildare Observer can be accessed online at http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/KCL.Edu/ or there is also a direct link from Ehistory and the KLAS website and it can be found by most search engines. It is searchable by date, phrase, name and place. Articles can be downloaded and printed out.
KCRS has a partial index of the Leinster Leader newspaper. This is not available on open access. Staff can search the years of the paper that are indexed on request. For years that have not been indexed researchers will need to search microfilmed copies of the newspapers either in KCRS, Newbridge Library or the NLI.
The major locations for copies of Irish newspapers are the National Library of Ireland and the British Library in Colindale in London.