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All Volumes Now Back in Print
Irish Genealogy set again complete, Family History of Ireland in 34 volumes
The Irish Families Project, which began in 1978, is now complete with the publication of a full set of 34 books. The collection focuses on Genealogy and Family History with over 100,000 surnames included in the master index to the series. Eight larger hardbound volumes focus on family histories in the most researched counties. Twenty six smaller works focus on research within the 32 counties. Counties Cork, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Dublin, Galway, and Donegal have two volumes each, due to the amount of information uncovered.

Thirty Six Years Waiting
“It’s taken 36 years to compile and update this project”, says Michael C. OLaughlin, editor and author of the series published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation. The most valuable book in the series is the master volume to the set, “The Book of Irish Families, great and small” ISBN 9780940134966. Now in its 4th edition (2014), it comes with a free DVD. That volume now contains the index to the entire 34 book set, as well as family history from all the counties of Ireland, with charts and maps. The rest of the series expands the coverage on a county by county basis.
“We have included family history and coats of arms for families of Ireland in the book”. The coats of arms are in black and white, many taken from ancient heraldic works exactly as found. (The most complete collection of Irish arms is in their “Irish Book of Arms”)

Available at Some Libraries
The complete set is available now from Irishroots.com, and is officially launched in its 4th edition. The first complete collection of its kind, several libraries in the U.S. have already received the 34 volumes.
OLaughlin, and the Kansas City based IGF, also launched the first ever Irish family heritage podcast at “The Irish Roots Cafe” (www.Irishroots.com). It is available individually or as a complete set, from the Irish Roots Cafe at Box 7575, Kansas City, MO. 64116 USA. Authors email is mike@Irishroots.com

About the Author
The worlds most published author in his field. Mike OLaughlin is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 40 CDs, videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series’, live streaming shows on the web, and 1,000 articles. OLaughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including ‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’ and ‘The Irish Book of Arms’ (60 works in all). His web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors. Mike maintains a private Irish library on location in Kansas City, containing several thousand volumes to assist in his research.

Note to my readers
This announcement is for the new 4th edition. The following radio and TV outlets
in Ireland contacted me immediately on its first edition release. As did several
libraries throughout the U.S..
Of curious note, I still have a hard time convincing the K.C. Public Library
that I am the author, and that I live in Kansas City. Go figure….

1. Newstalk 106 (Moncrieff with Sean Moncrieff. Ireland.)
2. Spin 1038. (Grand Canal Quay, Dublin, Ireland).
3. RTE television interview requested.
4. Article appeared in the Metro News Dublin, Ireland. December 12.

Thanks,
Mike OLaughlin
www.Irishroots.com

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www.Irishroots.com Genealogy exhibit
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish roots Cafe

pertinent links to todays subject:

1) Irish Roots Cafe
2) Worlds First Irish Genealogy podcast
3) Genealogy Books, CDs on Every Irish County +
4) Early Irish Genealogy group at familytreedna
5) The Irish Book of Arms

Genealogy at the Dublin Irish Fest
We have consulted and exhibited for 15 years or so,
and it is time to summarize who we are and what
we will have on hand..on Aug. 1 and 2 this year.

Genealogy Books
For starters we will bring the genealogy books that
I have written on each and every county in Ireland.
That is a 34 book series, with two books on some
counties! I only bring one copy of each book.
This includes the lead volume to the set, the new
4th edition of Irish Families, great and small.

History Books I have reprinted
I will bring some of the hard bound books that I
have reprinted over the years as well, including
the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. If you
are interested in one of my titles, let me know
and I will bring a copy with me. see book link above.
You might choose Missouri Irish the original history
or Keatings History of Ireland etc.

Our Irish DNA group at Familytreedna
We started a users group up at Familytreedna.com about
six years ago. Now we have almost 800 members.
You can get the form to enroll at our booth, and
then send it on to familytreedna and join up with
our Irish Families group on their web site. We
are also glad to explain what we can about Irish DNA.
Click the link at the beginning of this blog for more.

Worlds First Irish Genealogy Podcast
We began the first Irish Family History podcast series
around 2006. Over 100 episodes are online for free and
we cover many Irish family names, resources and
records. In all I have produced and hosted 300 shows.
See the link to my free shows at top of this article.

Irish Heraldry and Coats of Arms
Having researched and written the Irish Book of Arms,
which I will have on hand, you may have some questions
on the subject, and I will be glad to share what I
know, and let you take a look at the illustrations
and history for each family that I have in the book
See link at top of this article for more info.

All the Rest
That is a good summary. We have many other projects
completed over the years. My web pages had accumulated
100 million hits some time back – so I may have the
answer to some of your questions already…

The Band
This year, The Irish Roots Cafe house band, has been invited to play at the
Dublin Irish fest, on Fri. and Sat. evening, at the
ceili tent at ten thirty. We sing many songs in the
language of our Irish ancestors, as gaeilge, and
yes, I will be on stage singing and playing the Irish
drum, the bodhran.
More on the old style band before we leave later this week

Thank you for your time.
Stop in and see us this coming weekend in Dublin, OH.,
or later in September in Louisville, KY.

Mike OLaughlin
Kansas City, Missouri
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
The Irish Roots Cafe House Band
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
Since 1978

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