June Clover Byrne Biography
Family Research Compendium
and maintained by June Clover Byrne
the Clover Family Historical Society
of June Clover Byrne
June Clover Byrne was brought up
in Wichita, Kansas. She is
the daughter of Ray Virgil Courter and Ella Melissa Clover.
She was married in 1960 to Alan H. Byrne in 1960 and they have spent
many years traveling the world because he was a career army
officer. June graduated from Arizona State University with a
degree in Secondary Education. After many adventures teaching in
many countries, she went back to school for her Master’s
Education from Boston University as a remedial reading teacher.
She started with genealogy
friend was doing it and she tagged along. As she
found more and more, she fell more and more in love with this wonderful
pastime. In fact, she enjoyed it so much that she worked for some time
for a Private Investigating Agency looking for missing heirs and was
quite successful in finding them.
She was a subscriber to the
Clover Family Exchange
newsletter which was published by Bob and
Marguerite Clover. They published it from 1985 until 1993
when they had to discontinue it because of their failing
health. In 1997, after many contacts with Bob and Marguerite,
they agreed to turn over the rights to the newsletter and the names of
the subscribers if June would agree to send out the newsletters that
were owed to the subscribers. At the time they had to cease
publication, many issues were owed to subscribers. She paid
for all of that out of her own pocket and in 1998, began publishing the
later issues of the Clover Family
Exchange. She also created the Clover Family Chronicles, another
In 2000, she published a book on Clovers
of Franklin County, Ohio: A Study of Henry Clover, His Ancestors and
In 2002, she published a reprint
original newsletters published by Bob and Marguerite, in a book
entitled The Clover Family Exchange:
The Early Years. She added an
index and pages of comments.
She has also written a book
Handbook for Genealogical Research in
Central Florida which is now in
its second edition. This is published by the Daytona Beach Family
History Center. She donated the rights to this book to the local FHC to
help support the local genealogy community.
In 2005, along with Ann Aniello,
compiled and edited a book of Clarion
County, Pennsylvania Will
Abstracts, 1841 to 1876. This book is available from
June published the Clover Family
Exchange Newsletter herself for four years from 1998 through
She then published the Clover Family Chronicles for four more
The genealogy world has changed
years and people now expect to see research on
line. There is no longer a market for the detailed fifty page
newsletters with footnotes that once existed. Since 2006 she
has concentrated on her massive file cabinets, preparing material to be
put on line. Her concern is that she has the largest
collection of Clover data ever in existence and she wants this to be
available to posterity.
She now concentrates on teaching
genealogy classes and giving speeches in various places in
Florida.. She is a very respected expert in her area and has
been a long time contributor to the local email newsletter. She also
lectures on genealogy on cruise ships which is a new endeavor that has
brought much joy to her life. She still enjoys volunteering at the
local Family History Center and has done so since 1995. This is part of
her ongoing effort to support the genealogy community that has been so
good to her. She no longer accepts genealogical commissions unless they
are for a particular Clover family.
She also is the club manager and
director at the Daytona Beach Metro Bridge Club, a major bridge club in
Daytona Beach. She teaches and directs bridge games there.
She has also written some bridge books.
me at Junebyr@yahoo.com
page last updated 17 February 2007.