Monday 21 September 2020

Third Clare title joins online BritishNewspaperArchive

The Clare Freeman and Ennis Gazette has joined the Irish collections of BritishNewspaperArchive and FindMyPast.

It is the third title from County Clare in these online databases.

The paper, which was published on Saturdays in the county town of Ennis, included a section dedicated to births, marriages and deaths, so it's an important publication for genealogists to check if they have family connections to the county.

It was founded in 1853 and survived for little more than 30 years, closing in 1884. All editions published during that period are now searchable in both databases. 

The other Clare titles available through the two online archives are the Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser (1835-1872) and the Clare Advertiser & Kilrush Journal (1869-1887).