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Over 8,000 Desmond Memorials On FindAGrave
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Searching the Desmond Family Genealogies
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The Origin of the Desmond Surname
The Irish Census of 1659 (with map) -- Households with The Surname Desmond in the 1766 Religious Census for County Cork, Ireland (with map) -- Households with the Surname Desmond in the Tithe Applotment Books, Ireland, 1823-1837 (with map) -- Heads of Households with the Surname Desmond in County Cork, Ireland in Griffith's Valuation, ca. 1845 (with map)
Desmond New York Births from the Social Security Death Index (Includes date of death) -- Pre-1750 Desmond Records from the British Isles -- Index to New South Wales Registry of Births, 1788-1905 -- Index to New South Wales Registry of Deaths, 1788-1945
Obituaries, Death and Funeral Notices
Pre-1845 Desmond Irish Marriages -- County Waterford Death Index, January 1st 1864 to December 31st 1901 -- Desmonds in the Cork Directories, 1755-1900 -- Early Irish and English Wills -- Marriage License Bonds from the Public Records Office, Church of Ireland Marriages (mostly late 18th & early 19th centuries) --
Index to Irish Famine Migration to New Brunswick 1845-1852 -- New Brunswick Ships Passenger Lists 1833-1834 & 1837-1838 -- Convicts Transported from Ireland to Australia, 1788-1868 -- The Famine Immigrants: Irish Immigrants with the Surname Desmond Landing at the Port of New York, 1846-1851
Desmond Family Genealogies
The Descendants of Timothy Desmond and Ellen Horrigan, from Aghadown, County Cork, Ireland to San Francisco, California -- The Descendants of William J. Desmond and Ellen O'Leary to Boston. Massachusetts and Sacramento, California -- The Descendants of Thomas Desmond and Johanna Horgan of Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Ireland -- The Descendants of John Desmond of Macroom, County Cork, Ireland, from Macroom to San Francisco, California and Sinaloa, Mexico -- The Descendants of Bartholomew Daly and Mary Desmond of Kilbrittain Parish, County Cork, Ireland The Descendants of John and Mary Desmond from Bandon, County Cork, Ireland to Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada -- Some Desmond Families of the Kerry Roman Catholic Diocese, Counties Cork and Kerry, Ireland -- Some Desmond Families of Old San Francisco, 1849-1906 (22 different families) -- The Descendants of Patrick Desmond of Gurteen, County Cork Ireland -- The Descendants of William D. and Mary Desmond, County Cork, Ireland
Links To Other Sites
Desmond Ancestry Message Board -- The Desmond Genealogy Forum at Genealogy.com -- Michael Maranda's Desmond Family of Buffalo, New York -- The Desmond Family, Cork, Ireland -- The Desmond DNA Project -- From-Ireland.net (Dr. Jane Lyon's Free Irish Genealogy Site) -- IrishGenealogy.com's County Cork Page -- IrishGenealogy.ie (County Cork Parish Registers & More) -- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet -- The National Archives Of Ireland -- FamilySearch