General Collection Information
This collection contains an index and images from a series of books titled “O'Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Upper Blackwater in Ireland” by Albert E. Casey. This 16-volume series, commonly known as the Casey Collection, is a compilation of Irish genealogical and historical records from parts of the counties Cork and Kerry.
This collection includes Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, and Quaker birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial records transcribed from parish and civil registers.
Using this Collection
You can search the database using the indexed fields or browse by volume. The information contained within this collection includes the following:
- Event type (birth, marriage, death, and burial)
- Date range
- Event barony
- Event county
- Event parish
- Event date
- Marital status
- Age at time of event
- Death district
- Father's name
- Mother's name
- Next of kin's name
More genealogical and historical information can be found by viewing the images.
History of the Collection
Dr. Albert E. Casey, an Alabama pathologist, was born in New York City in 1903 and received his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1927. Dr. Casey created and compiled this collection while researching his family history and published it between 1952 and 1971 by the Amite and Knocknagree Historical Fund in Birmingham, Alabama.
Casey’s ancestors came from the area known as Sliabh Luachra on the border of Northwest Cork and East Kerry. Local Irish researchers, typists, and transcribers assisted Casey in compiling over 3 million names from the area. The books also include maps, photographs, family and county histories.
Patin, Michele. “Casey’s Remarkable Collection of Genealogical Sources for Kerry and Cork ... and How to Use It.” Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. 2001, https://sites.rootsweb.com/~irlker/pdf/caseyaid.pdf
Goodwin. "Albert Casey Irish Collection." Samford University Library. March 2018, https://library.samford.edu/exhibits/2018/casey-irish-collection.html.