Anne Elizabeth

Anne was founding member of the Curtin Clan in 1999. Anne was membership chair, newsletter editor, gathering organizer. From 2011 to 2015 Anne was Clan Chief. 

Anne E. Emperor September 15, 2021 Anne E. Emperor, 78, of Skaneateles passed away September 15, 2021 at the Finger Lakes Center for Living in Auburn, NY. Anne graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester and was awarded a Master's Degree from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She was a secondary teacher (Social Studies) and a computer programmer, retiring from MONY in 2000. Anne was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. She was a past president of the Irish American Cultural Institute of CNY and Chief of the Curtin Clan Association of Ireland. Anne is survived by many cousins, including Maureen Kays of Mexico, NY, Marilyn O'Brien Atkinson, Judy Curtin of Rochester, Honorable Charles Major and Father Peter Major MHM, both of Skaneateles. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Skaneateles. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mill Hill Missionaries, 222 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Ryan Funeral Home Marcellus, NY Please sign the guestbook at

Syracuse, NY Post Standard 9/19/2021


Welcome to the Curtin Clan! 


Many of us enjoyed sitting around the table listening to stories from our grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and cousins.  Many of those voices are now silent, yet our yearning to connect with the generations before us is still strong.  The Curtin Clan offers the opportunity to connect with stories that help us better understand our history.  

An important benefit of joining the Clan is connecting with Margaret Curtain, our genealogist. She has collected a wealth of information from buying up thousands of documents for Curtin families worldwide since 1977. She is a founding member of the Clan, and was presented the insignia appointing her as a Companion of the Order of Clans of Ireland (CIOM) by the Irish vice counsel at the Chicago Gathering in June 2011. 


Another benefit is connecting with our DNA project coordinator, Dan Curtin. We have a number of Curtins who have participated and this will help expand your genealogy research.  We have quarterly newsletters and will have our next gathering in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland in 2021.


Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo! 

(Health to the men and may the women live forever!)

                                Patrick J. Curtin

                                     Clan Chief


Gathering 2021 has been postponed to September 22-25, 2022

Killarney, Ireland

Click on Gathering tab  for more info

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DNA Testing

It's a way to explore your heritage, connect with your cousins, and assist in building your family tree. 

Over 350 Curtin descendants are part of the Curtin surname dna project at FamilyTreeDNA ( Become one of them.


If you have a dna test at or transfer your data for free.

Any questions or need help send us a message. Use contact us.

Curtins in the News

Clare sea swimmer June Curtin, who founded online community Snámhaí Sásta will take three dips a day in the freezing Atlantic throughout December to help raise €50,000 for homeless services across the Mid West, Ireland. 12/2/2021


As a certified nurse’s aide (CNA), Betty Curtin has cared for senior citizens in traditional long-term-care settings for about 10 years. (11/22/2021)

Candy Curtin named chief human resource officer for Akima, Washington, DC. (11/18/2022)


Kevin Curtin to join Georgia EMC as senior vice president. (10/12/2021)


Bishop Terry Curtin of Australia celebrated the golden jubilee of his priesthood on 28 August 2021. (10/7/2021)

A vision of Cork under water due to the impact of climate change has earned north Cork poet Jerm Curtin the prestigious Patrick Kavanagh Award for 2021. (9/30/2021)

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The Curtin Clan Newsletter is one of the ways created by our founder, Neal Curtin, to further the Mission of the Curtin Clan.  The quarterly issues feature stories about Curtin families, past and present.  It is where Members may share their family milestones and achievements.  There are articles about life in Ireland and its history and updates to the Curtin DNA Project. 

The quarterly Newsletter is provided to Clan Members via our Message Board - An Archive and Index of all issues since 1999 are also available on the same site.

Famous Curtins

Check out the biographies of a few famous historical Curtins

New Poem from Marian

Visit her Poetry Page to view - Shade of the Big Oak Tree

and her other poems