CIGO announces that Clare County Library is to be the fourth (2010) recipient of its Award for Excellence in Genealogy
At the 2010 AGM 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.
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.
The formal presentation of the certificate commemorating the Award took place in Ennis, Co. Clare, on Thursday 10th February 2011. It was subsequently reported in Irish Library News and on the Clare County Library Blog. Patrons of the Library’s facilities gave their congratulations too.
Click here to read the comments made by Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl, Executive Liason Officer of CIGO, at the presentation
Click here for photographs of the presentation.