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Lecture by Larry Brennan, The Clare Roots Society

The next meeting of the Western Family History Association’s will be held on Wednesday the March 14th 2012 at 8.15pm at the Claregalway Hotel. The speaker will be Larry Brennan from Ennis. Larry took up Genealogy in 1999 and is a founder member of The Clare Roots Society. He has been co-editor of Drumcliff & Corrovorrin Graveyards in Ennis and is currently working on the archival records available on O’Connell Street in Ennis. He has assisted Diaspora members through the internet throughout the world. Larry likes to think of himself as the family archivist.

Larry’s presentation will review the work of the Society since 2006. Topics covered will include the Society’s links with the Clare County Library, the recording, transcribing and internet access of their gravestone transcription records and their outreach programmes which will demonstrate the butter box method of Genealogy. The Clare Roots Society has been responsible for the setting up of Clare Diaspora Groups in Australia & America. Their memorial card project will show the process involved in the collection and access to these cards. Their involvement in Genealogy projects with regard to Heritage Day is unique in Ireland.

So, from our counterparts and near neighbours in Clare we hope to advance genealogy and tracing ancestry in Co. Galway. We look forward to seeing existing members there on March 14th and hopefully welcoming additional people with an interest in family history to the meeting on the night. For further information on the Western Family History Association log onto or email [email protected].