Whilst the Clare Roots Society cannot answer general genealogical queries or do genealogical research into Clare families for third parties, members of the Society can occasionally assist family historians who have already done some research on their roots in County Clare and intend to visit the County to plod their ancestors' sod. These intending visitors may contact the secretary of the Clare Roots Society at , giving the names of their families, the locality in the County and a synopsis of the information they have about those families. The secretary will then see whether there is a member of the Society who is familiar with their locality in the County and its families and who would be in a position to help.
For those doing their own research we would recommend that you take a look at:
Baptism and marriage registers for the Catholic parishes of County Clare which are available for consultation on microfilm in the Local Studies Centre in Ennis (http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/local-studies/locstudi1.htm)
See http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/local-studies/catholic_parish_records.htm for the parishes arranged in their respective dioceses, and the dates of the registers.
The centre also has Church of Ireland Parish Records:
Parish of Drumcliff (Ennis):
- Register of Baptisms 1744-1748; 1785-1870.
- Register of Marriages 1744-1748; 1785-1845.
- Register of Burials 1744-1748; 1785-1869.
- Register of Confirmations 1838 and 1842.
Also take a look at:
TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE - Tips from Clare County Library
and at the Check-list and Tips for Family Historians Intending to Visit Clare at
and at the extensive genealogy data available online at
and at the links to genealogical services at
and at the links to genealogical sources at
and the surname distribution maps (select the People tab) at
Persons who need help with their Clare family history research can also post a question on the Clare Library Clare Past forum at www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/ or on one of the Rootsweb Clare lists, e.g. Clare Projects.