The Irish Roots Cafe www.Irishroots.com
Books authored by Michael C. O’Laughlin
End of Career Totals?
Yes, it turns out that I am the most
published author in my field. At first
I thought it was a bit much…but then,
it didn’t say I was the best in my field…
so it wasn’t braggin’ – it was just true!
I made a quick tally of the books, CDs,
podcasts, and newsletters I’ve written.
Then I added the books I have edited or
published; and YouTube videos produced.
It’s a pretty good list.
In the interest of full disclosure, here
is the near complete list of my works,
substantiating the outrageous claim that
I am the most published author in my field.
Actually, I may be the only full time author
in my fied over the last 35 years!
Most all of these works are found at
Some are on Amazon.com and on YouTube. The podcasts and
video podcasts are also on iTunes, as we are an iTunes provider.
The Irish Families Project. 34 book set, 1980 – 2013.
v1 = The Book of Irish Families great & small. 2013 *
v2 = Families of County Kerry, Ireland. 2002.
v3 =Families of County Clare, Ireland. 1996.
v4 = Families of County Cork, Ireland.
v5 = Families of County Limerick, Ireland. 2002.
v6 = Families of County Galway, Ireland. 1998.
v7 = Families of County Dublin, Ireland. 1999.
v8 = Families of County Donegal, Ireland. 2001.
v9. Co. Antrim & Belfast: Genealogy and Family History.
v10. Co. Armagh Genealogy ….(0940134-667) 50 p.
v11. Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim Genealogy:….(0940134-640)
v12. Co. Cork Genealogy ….(0940134888) 68 p.
v13. Co. Derry (Londonderry) Genealogy….
v14. Co. Down: Genealogy … (0940134-632) 50 p. $28
v15. Co. Fermanagh and Louth Genealogy…..
v16. Co. Kildare, Wicklow & Carlow…. (0940134-58-6)
v17. Co. Kilkenny Genealogy .. …(0940134-594) 58 p.
v18. Kings (Offaly) & Queens (Leix/Laois) Counties. 76 p.
v19. Co. Longford Genealogy ..(0940134-764 ) 46 p.
v20. Co. Mayo Genealogy ..(0940134-53-5) 54 p.
v21. Co. Meath & Westmeath Genealogy. (0940134-780)
v22. Co. Monaghan Genealogy ..(0940134-691 ) 48 p.
v23. Co. Roscommon: Genealogy….(0940134-519). 52 p.
v24. Co. Sligo Genealogy .. (0940134-56-X) 48 p.
v25. Co. Tipperary: Genealogy.. (0940134-543) 76 p.
v26. Co. Tyrone Genealogy ..(0940134-79 9) 54 p.
v27. Co. Waterford: Genealogy … (0940134-578) 48 p.
v28. Co. Wexford Genealogy … (0940134-55-1) 52 p.
v29. Co, Kerry Genealogy…..(0940134-84-5) 54 p.
v30 Co. Dublin Genealogy….(0940134-81-0) 52 p.
v31 Co. Limerick Genealogy…(0940134-83-7) 52 p.
v32 Co. Clare Genealogy….(0940134-87-X) 55 p.
v33 Co. Galway Genealogy…(0940134-82-9) 58 p.
v34 Co. Donegal Genealogy…(0940134-80-2) 52 p.
More books authored by O’Laughlin
- Missouri Irish, the original history. softbound.
- Irish Song, Singers, and Sheet Music. 20–
- Irish Family History Series, 6 books on 6 families.
(O’Laughlin, Donaghue, Kelly, Sullivan, Murphy, O’Reilly).
-Geographical Guide to Ireland. 1982.
-Genealogical History of the Irish Peoples. 1982.
The Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.1981.
The Complete Book of Irish Family Names. 1987.
The Irish Book of Arms. 1988. (0-940134-07-1
Irish Settlers on the American Frontier.1985.
The Book of Irish Families Great and Small.1992
The Irish Book of Arms, in color. Hardbound.
Irish Settlers on the American Frontier.
Master (Atlas) & Book of Irish Placenames. 1994.
The Master Atlas and Book of Irish Surnames. 1993.
Irish Song, Singers and Sheet Music…..2010
Published by O’Laughlin
The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. 1846.
A Social History of Ancient Ireland. Joyce. 2 v. set
Keatings’ ‘History of Ireland’ 3 v. set. (1856) O’Mahoney,
The Conquest of Ireland. The Plantation of Ulster: Rev. Hill.
v. I – The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans 094013442X.
vol. II – Names in the Land Grants. 0940134446.
vol. III – Londonderry Lands & Families. 0940134454.
vol. IV – A Special Census of Ireland. 0940134659.
King James’s Irish Army List. D’Alton.
Irish Genealogies..from Keatings History. (1856)
Poetry and Song of Ireland.by J. Boyle O’Reilly,1865.
Irish Names & Surnames by Rev. P. Woulfe.(1923).
Surnames of Ireland by Kneafsey. 2002. (0-940134-97-7)
Published in Irish (gaeilge) and English:
Tribes/Customs of Hy-Many. O’Donovan.(1873).
Tribes/Customs of Hy-Fiachrach. O’Donovan (1874)
Research Aids Published by O’Laughlin
The History of the Clanna Rory in Ireland. Cronnelly.
Guide to Irish Family Research. (0940134-03-9).
Irish Passengers to America.(7,400 listings)
Irish Census of 1659, surname extract. (0-940134-89-6).
The Birth Index of Ireland. by surname & county.
Gaelic Titles & Forms of Address.1997.(0-940134-27-6).
Irish Knighthoods & related subjects.2002.
History of the Milesian Families of Ireland. 2002. (
Guide to the Spellings of Irish Names (0940134-918)
’Mac’, ‘Mc’ and ‘O’ names in Ireland, Scot. & U.S..
Irish Families on the California Trail. 2003.
The Scottish Macs. Names that begin w/ Mac, Mc…, 2003.
Posters and Maps
The Ortelius Map of Ireland. (1572) 14″ x 20″.
Irish Coats of Arms, full color poster. 18” x 24”. (1980)
Irish Family Location Map of the 4 Masters. (1846)
1) O’Loughlins Journal of Irish Families.1990-2000.(ISSN:1056-0378)
2) The Irish Roots Cafe printed newsletter.
3) The Irish Roots Cafe Blog online.
4) IrishCentral.com columnist (online)
5) The Shamrock Newspaper (KC hibernian newspaper)
6) Irish Focus (KC Newspaper)
Author, creator, and host of the following CDs & DVDs:
1) Irish Genealogy CD, 2011.
2) History of Ireland CD, 2011.
3) Learning Irish CD, 2011.
4) Irish Song and Recitation CD, 2011.
5) Missouri Irish Audio Book on CD, 2011.
6) Irish Video Shorts DVD, 2011.
7) Return To Irish Roots DVD, 2009.
8) Irish Song: Traditional & Sean Nós.CD. 2013.
Broadcasting: Author, creator and host of:
The worlds first Irish Genealogy Podcast series:
1) “Irish Families”, 2006-present. 200+ episodes. iTunes.
2) The Irish Song and Recitation” Podcast series, 30 episodes.
3) “The Hedgerow History of Ireland” Podcast series.
4) “Hello Fada”, before you take an Irish class, podcast series.
5) The “Irish in America” Podcast series, 20 episodes.
6) ”Irish Video Shorts”, video podcast (History, Song Genealogy).
7) Photo enhanced ‘Irish Families’ genealogy podcast.
Videos produced for YouTube
Over 50 videos produced for YouTube, with a focus
on Genealogy, History and Song. Ireland, Irish-America.
Both Irish (gaeilge) and English songs are featured.
You be the Judge !
Well, there they are, I have not counted them all, but
it is a considerable sum. Large and small. Hope they
have been helpful to many of you, and that the best of
them will continue to be, long after my day has passed !
For more information consult: www.Irishroots.com
About the Author
I began genealogy work before the days of the working
internet as we know it today. At my first computer
show, I typed in the word ‘Irish’ or ‘Ireland’ and only
several hundred returns came back. A couple months
later it seems there were many thousands, now it seems
Irish Festivals and Special Events.
I am still at it, exhibiting at Dublin, Ohio; Louisville,
Kentucky; and even in Kansas City at Browne’s on occasion.
DNA is the new keyword in genealogy and I have a users
group at familytreedna.com for that.
Too make matters worse, I am in the Irish Roots Cafe house
band, with songs in Irish and English. Released my
first album last year. The band and my displays are
available for festivals and special events.
Just got word the band has been selected to play at the K.C.
Highland Games this year. Things just keep surprising me
as we go along! The link to our main band page is:
-Thanks for your support over the years.
Hope to see you for a few more…
The Irish Roots Cafe
Kansas City, MO 64116