The previous website for Clare,, had a page for Genealogy with a link to a message board and the 1891 census for the area; this was related to a local history group to which we are not affiliated.

Clare Town Council cannot reply to any requests for help with family history.   Clare Ancient House Museum holds a marvellous history of Clare, but does not provide genealogical information.  It has a CD on sale that includes census information from 1841, 1851 and 1891 plus other collections.  Kindly contact the Ancient House Museum for details.

The Suffolk Record Office is a helpful and sound source of materials and advice.  Our nearest is based at Bury St Edmunds:

77 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2ARSuffolk Family History Society
T: 01284 741 212     E: this parenthesis with the @ sign)

The Suffolk Family History Society is a great resource.  Another is the Family Tree Forum – Suffolk.

There is one Clare-based genealogist, Kelly Cornwell with a website.


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