Friday, 12 November 2010

CIGO announces that Clare County Library is to be the fourth (2010) recipient of its Award for Excellence in Genealogy

At its 2010 AGM the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) announced that Clare County Library would be the recipient of its 2010 Award for Excellence in Genealogy, not only in recognition of the facilities provided in the Local Studies Centre at Ennis (which includes a magnificent collection of Clare newspapers and the recently acquired microfilmed parish registers), but particularly the online genealogy section of the Library's website. According to CIGO, the website includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs), school rolls, and indexes to newspaper extracts, etc. The value of these resources is further enhanced by the cross-linked townland and parish indexes and maps, which help researchers to identify Clare place names. CIGO finds that the website sets an extremely high standard for data provision to which other libraries should be encouraged to aspire. In recognising Clare County Library's achievements in genealogy CIGO also acknowledges the contribution of all those who have donated time and material to make the website the success that it so clearly is.

Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations
Clare County Library Local Studies Centre
Clare County Library website - Genealogy & Family History
About Clare County Library's website

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