Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society Membership
To register as a member of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society , please fill the following registration form. Registration for the website is separate from admission to the List. Membership is open to all interested persons, regardless of ancestry.
A. Aims of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society
The Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society (hereinafter occasionally referred to as the 'Clan Society') is the recognised and long-established body for this clan. It is a not-for-profit, non-political and non-sectarian entity. Its affairs and activities are administered by a committee (known as ‘The Committee’) whose role and membership are approved by the general Clan Society membership.
The aims of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society are:
A1. To establish, record, promote, preserve and disseminate the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan history, heritage, culture and tradition.
A2. To identify The Giolla Phádraig, Chief of his name, Rí Osraidhí.
A3. To understand the variant surnames of Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig and to identify, any Chief of each variant Name.
A4. To bring together as members of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society all those individuals worldwide who have any interest whatsoever in the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan; either through having the Fitzpatrick surname or any surname associated with the Fitzpatrick name, or who are related in any way to the Fitzpatrick 'family ', or who are otherwise interested in this ancient Irish clan.
A5. To provide a focus and a forum for creating a worldwide awareness of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig dynasty and for communicating Clan Society information worldwide.
A6. To foster an open and helpful environment for sharing knowledge between Clan Society members engaged in researching their family ancestry.
In this context, respecting the requirements and constraints of national and international data protection legislation along with sensitivity to moral considerations, the Clan Society aspires to assisting members in researching their family trees by advising them on publicly available sources of information on (deceased) relatives or by facilitating members in posting details of their family trees.
A7. To advise members who are using DNA analysis as a tool for researching their recent ancestry with a view to identifying a Recent Common Ancestor with other members.
A8. To document, archive and publish ensigns, arms, flags, tartans, banners, posters, genealogy charts, reports, books, journals, maps, media, and newsletters of interest to the Clan Society.
A9. To develop and maintain an Internet presence to facilitate and support the Aims of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society.
A10. To promote, organise and operate international Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan gatherings or other events in Ireland and to promote and assist Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan regional gatherings or other events elsewhere.
A11. To liaise with international, national and local authorities and other bodies in matters of interest to the Clan.
A12. To raise funds deemed necessary and appropriate for the advancement of the Aims of the Fitzpatrick - Mac Giolla Phádraig Clan Society.