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Genealogical/Historical Sources


Essential information you will generally need to make your search successful is

  •        The Family name
  •        Town-land/Parish they lived in
  •        Dates that they lived there.



Please click on link below to access our quick quide to available genealogical sources:

Family History Resources.pdf (size 8.2 MB)

Local Studies has a wide range of sources that users can access to aid family research. The links to the left are some of the principle ones but there are many others including local directories, indexes to wills and lists of landowners.

Kilkenny Local Studies' Department has a limited holding of Burial Ground Registers, these are not indexed. You can access our holdings by searching under 'burial ground records' in the subject search area in the main library catalogue.