- Objectives of Society include:
- To provide a forum for family history and genealogical research with emphasis
- on County Clare
- To encourage, foster and promote greater public knowledge of and access to
- records relevant to genealogists, whether held by Civil, Ecclesiastical, or
- private bodies
- To formulate, influence and co-ordinate policy on all issues of concern to
- members of the Clare Roots Society
- To encourage membership of Clare Roots Society both in Clare and overseas
The Clare Roots Society was formed in April 2006 as an amateur family history group in Clare. The Society meets once a month in Ennis, and has approximately 100 members. 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 Diaspora members who live overseas but who follow our activities via email, and dream that they are in Clare.
Activities 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 www.clarelibrary.ie.
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.