Clare Genealogical Centre
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Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre provides a service for people to trace their family history in County Clare. The centre is located in the picturesque village of Corofin, County Clare.
The Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre was founded in 1982 by the late Dr. Ignatius (Naoise) Cleary and is now recognised nationally and internationally as the leading Centre of its kind in the Country. The Centre offers a professional service to persons wishing to trace their Clare ancestry. Towards this, they, as a voluntary organised, non-profit making group have over the past number of years indexed all available Parish Registers for the 47 Clare parishes. They now hold data on just over 500,000 people who were born in the county during the 19th and into the middle of the 2Oth century. The age and condition of these records vary from Parish to Parish with some of their records dating back as early as 1802. However, as civil recording of births, marriages and deaths did not begin until 1864 these Parish records remain the main source of genealogical data in Ireland.
The Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre is situated in the village of Corofin, just eight miles north from the County Clare town of Ennis.
The centre is open year round Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm