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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Kerry Societies[edit | edit source]

Castleisland Culture and Heritage Society
Cordal West, Castleisland
Telephone: 0 86 0527166
Website: Castleisland Culture and Heritage Society

The Castleisland and District Culture and Heritage Society was established in 2006 with the aim of collecting, preserving, and promoting an interest in the history of Castleisland and its hinterland. The primary objectives of the Society are to investigate and research any matters, books, or other material likely to contain historical information, to collect and preserve material of local interest to its members and the public in general, and to encourage a wider knowledge and appreciation of the history of this area and beyond by staging lectures and field trips for both its members and the public alike.

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society (Cumann Seandalaíochta is Staire Chiarraí)
Kerry Library Headquarters
Moyderwell, Cloon Beg
Tralee V92 X092
Telephone: 066 7121200
Website: Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

The Society was established in May 1967 for the collection, recording, study, and preservation of material relating to the history and antiquities of County Kerry.

Kerry Family History Society
Killarney Geological Centre
Cathedral Walk
Telephone: 64 35946
Website: Kerry Family History Society
Website #2: Kerry Family History Society

Our Aims are to provide a meeting place for all those who seek to trace their Kerry roots; to encourage and facilitate research into the history of Kerry families; and, over time, to provide a 'one-stop-shop' with links to all the relevant family research resources available to those with Kerry roots.

Listowel & District Historical Society
24 The Square
Telephone: 068 22212
Website: Listowel & District Historical Society

The main aim of Listowel & District Historical Society is to record, study, and preserve the political, social, cultural & industrial history of Listowel and surrounding parishes.