Transcriptions of St Senan's parish baptisms and marriages just published

Sheila Duddy has just published transcriptions of St Senan's parish baptisms (1827 - 1863) and marriages (1829 – 1881) at She is continuing transcribing this parish so more records will be appearing later.


Clare Roots Society GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy published

You may be aware that new data protection regulations known as GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect across all 28 member states in the European Union on 25 May 2018.  This e-mail is to advise the Clare Roots Society membership of our data protection policy that is now published on the Clare Roots Society website at The policy statement will help you understand what information we collect and why we collect it.This is our commitment to safeguard your data and protect your privacy. The Clare Roots data protection policy states five GDPR Principles in clear, simple language…


More Rath & Kilnaboy marriage transcriptions posted on Clare Past forum

Murf today (01-May-2018) posted more Rath & Kilnaboy marriage transcriptions on the Clare Past forum at in addition to those already posted there by Sheila Duddy.


Planning a visit to Clare - a vade mecum

Genealogists visiting Clare might like to browse the Check-list and Tips for Family Historians Intending to Visit Clare in the Clare County Library "Clare Past" forum. Apart from Clare research tips it lists some important points that one might like to take into account when planning the trip. It's a forum thread so the indigenous and experienced Clare genealonauts are welcome to add suggestions and/or corrections.


The Clare Roots Society, brainchild of Ennis man Larry Brennan, was formed in April 2006 as an amateur family history, genealogy and heritage group in County Clare. The Society meets once a month in Ennis, and had over 390 members by November 2017. Anyone with an interest in tracing their family tree is welcome to join. Some members are experienced genealogists while others are novices in the field. In addition to local members, we have some 'virtual' members who live overseas but who follow our genealogy activities via email, and dream that they are in County Clare*. Many of these overseas members participate heavily in Society transcription projects. Activities of the Clare Roots Society are advertised in the local press and in the Ennis Cathedral bulletin. The society works in partnership with Clare County Library in order to add to the wonderful fund of genealogy information already available on its website

* Individuals who live abroad and wish to participate in the Society's projects (e.g. transcription projects) can become members by sending their names, addresses and email addresses to the Secretary. Their names will then be put on the mailing list so that they are kept advised of Society events and projects. Until or unless they become resident in Ireland they will be exempt from the annual Society subscription. An annual subscription fee is levied on members who are resident in Ireland and thus able to participate in the Society's activities in person.

Donations: some people who have been delighted with the assistance they have received from CRS members have asked to be able to donate to the Society. They can now do so via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Donations to the Society allow us to finance, for example, projects, equipment, speakers' honoraria and expenses, and the acquisition of data collections.





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