COUNTY CLARE GENEALOGY
|© John Mayer|
Regardless of all the stories you hear about difficulty in researching in Ireland, there is a lot of help available, if you just know where to look. Of course, the first step is to write down all you know, starting from your own details and work backwards, to whomever is your Irish connection... Take note of all family stories, all you have heard and found to date and work through bit by bit... then start looking...
These suggestions just might help, presuming that you have come to the stage of needing/wanting to find out more.
County Clare is known as the Banner County... It is a county rich in diversity, heritage, music and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
Our Facebook Group is home to many like minded people... with a love of family and history, willing to help all as we can and sharing a laugh or two every chance we get.
There is such a wealth of knowledge whether you are looking for ancestry, or simply want to know more about the county and Ireland in general. We know the best places to search... of course, the Clare Library takes first place... they have one of the best genealogy sections in the country..
You can't go past Clare Roots Society as well... they are a group of volunteers who are exceptional with their local knowledge, in publishing historical books, in transcribing gravestones, and in working with the diaspora to foster interest in family history. Where there is a question or a cause, CRS members are there... many of them also belong to the Co Clare Facebook group.
If you would like to join, then just send a request to
You may not receive an answer straight away, but it usually doesn't take long. You do have to have a Facebook account for the group, but not to join Clare Roots Society. You can do that by going to the website above and then Membership... full details are on the site.
Though not every question can be answered, there are many options to explore... here are a couple more..
Clare Past Forum
Ireland Genealogy Project Archives (Clare section)
Before you know it, you'll be adding branches to your family tree, or at least, that is the idea...