New Poem from Marian

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

and her other poems

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

Famous Curtins

Check out the biographies of a few famous historical Curtins


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.

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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, only available to Clan Members, is accessible to the Members via our Message Board.   An Archive and Index of all issues since 1999 are also available on the same site.

Curtins in the News

Niagara University alum Colin Curtin is coaching in the TBT basketball tourney. 7/28/2021)

SUNY Oswego professor, Maureen Curtin, to explore landmark storytelling project via NEH institute. (7/26/2021)

Dave Curtin is retiring after 42 years at Colorado University, as the executive communicator. (7/11/2021)


Bob Curtin named football coach at Pinecrest, North Carolina. (6/25/2021)

President Ed Curtin says goodbye to Mercyhurst Prep, will lead new Mercy school in Florida (6/18/2021)