Thursday 28 April 2016

Ancestors from the Beara Peninsula of Cork and Kerry?

If you have ancestors from the Beara Peninsula, which is shared between Counties Cork and Kerry, you'll want to check out a database launched yesterday on, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

After many months' work, volume 1 of Riobard O'Dwyer's remarkable Annals of Beara has been indexed, and browsable images from volumes 2 and 3 included in the new online collection.

You can find out more in this informative blogpost from the NEHGS. holds more than one billion records. You'll need a subscription to view this new Irish database but (free) Guest User access is available to a small number of collections. Details here.