Sunday, 29 March 2015



CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY are about to take on a large transcription project in conjunction with CLARE LIBRARY  re details from old Clare newspapers.


These are stored on microfilm in the Library and can be read on three readers in the public part of Local Studies. Trying to facilitate about 25 volunteers on these readers and still allow access by the general public to the machines will be difficult.

Some firms use microfilm readers that are gradually being replaced by computer-based readers. If you know of any older reader no longer required, we would love to put it to good use. Our group which covers all of Co. Clare, is a very active voluntary body. We have been in existence for almost 10 years and have published 22 books and a considerable amount of transcriptions of gravestones, out of-print directories and many other aids to those researching family histories. Our policy is to donate all our genealogy research to Clare Library, so that it can go online and be accessed by Clare people, all over the world free of charge.

You will find details of us on our website:

We would be very grateful if you could direct us to where we could locate such a machine.

Thank you.

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