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This  is a personal not-for-profit website first created in 2004  to provide information to the world on the burgeoning modern-day Nolan Clan (founded in 1995 in Ireland) and also to begin building an online repository of Nolan-related information in support of the Clan’s third goal, namely “to create and maintain, for current and future generations, an archive of historical and anecdotal information of interest to Nolans everywhere”.

The ultimate aim of the website is to bring together in one place available resources (information, advice, databases, etc) which promote a better understanding of early Nolan family history and also help individual Nolan family researchers in their quest to better understand their own Nolan family roots.

To remain informed of the ongoing developments and initiatives being pursued at this website I invite you to subscribe to the website’s News Briefs (email list) . If you further register for this website you will also be able to comment on existing Posts and create some of your own.

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I do recognize that breaking through the brick walls encountered in family research can be a daunting task but also believe that good communication, sharing of information and cooperation between modern-day Nolan descendants can help us to break through many of these brick walls. If interested in reading more about how I see this happening I invite you to read my vision for worldwide Nolan family research. Written already several years back I believe that it still very much relevant today.

Roger Nowlan

webmaster and long-time member
of the Nolan Clan aka Clan O Nolan     
(Email Me )


About Me

Already as a young child I was fascinated by the stories passed down by my Nolan ancestors and wondered about my relatives left behind in Ireland those many years ago.

In 1997 I joined the Nolan Clan family organisation (aka Clan O Nolan) and began in earnest to research my Nolan family ancestry.   That same year I also began building a repository of information which could assist other Nolan family researchers like myself.

In 2004 I assumed the duties of Newsletter editor for the Nolan Clan family organisation and began publishing article after article on Nolan family history,  each time delving ever deeper into Nolan family history.

By early 2017 I felt ready to tackle the challenge of writing an updated Nolan family history, essentially picking up where Rev.  John Nolan of Kirkcubbin, co-author of the Millenium Nolan book (O’Nolan – the History of a People)  left off in the early 1920s.

If interested in my plans for  a more up-to-date Nolan family history book please read my  Nolan Book 2021 project write-up .

You may also volunteer to help me gather information (pictures, files, etc.) for the website or the new online Nolan family history book.

Mailing Address

Roger Nowlan
222 Ave. De La Colline
Gatineau, QC  J9J 1T8
CANADA

facilitating research into the history and origins of the global Nolan diaspora