This  is a non-profit website which I first created  in 2004  to provide information to the world on the burgeoning modern-day Nolan Clan (founded  in Ireland in 1995) and also to support 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”.

Since 2004 the website has undergone many changes including a recent major overhaul to render it more manageable and useable but its primary aim still remains that of bringing together in one place easy-to-use information resources to help current and future generations of Nolans  gain a better understanding of their Nolan ancestry.

The website still serves as a landing spot for the Nolan Clan on the Internet providing basic information about the Clan (e.g. membership application form, clan executive, etc.) but now the website’s main role has become that of archiving Nolan-related historical material.

Since 2017 Clan communication (e.g. information about Gatherings) and promotion of its ideals of kinship and friendship within the Nolan diaspora has moved to the “Clan O’Nolan” Facebook Group .

The genealogical discussion forum focused on exploring early family history and breaking down brick walls has also moved to a new platform. It is now the “NolanFamilies” Discussion Group hosted at the Groups.IO website. 

If you are interested in helping to build and/or expand this online archive of Nolan-related material I invite you to submit your Offer of Assistance (or to communicate with me directly by Email or by regular mail – see below). As a volunteer you will become a registered user of the website and gain access to the “Reference Files” section of the website (a webspace for uploading/downloading workfiles).

A read through my write-up on current website initiatives ( i.e. Archives 2025, Nolan Book 2021 and Family Treetops 2021 ) should give you some idea of where you might be able to help.

Roger Nowlan
(Email Me)

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

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  1. Greetings Roger,

    I stumbled across this website while searching my family ancestry. This is a great site and I hope to read all of your information. I have traced my roots back to Pierce Noland of Mayo Ireland, born 1654 in Mayo Ireland and died in 1754 in Stafford County Virginia. Somewhere in the early 1800s my family changed the spelling of the name to Nolen and most all of my family is from Fountain County, Indiana. Once again, I hope to enjoy your site and please pass along and interesting information. Thanks and stay safe.

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