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Updates for Oct. 31, 2013

News and Updates
First, our Irish house band live online show.
Let’s see, we went live online on Sunday
and the video song show went well. A few
computers out there were too old to handle
the video, and a Dublin time change threw
things off for some.

Time Zones
Never realized how important it is to be
aware of EDT and EST…etc. Daylight Savings
Time and Standard Time differences. When you
are broadcasting world-wide, it requires some

Live Worldwide
We used, and got live
comments on the screen from Chris in Australia,
Tony in Dublin, Ireland, and several states
in the U.S.. We figured out how to fit 3 people
on my computer screen (myself, Stevie, and Rob).

The Songs
All of my songs on this first show were in Irish,
including, Si do mhaimeo i, Oro Se, Cunnla, and
a few more. Stevie did her ‘Bean Phaidin’ in Irish
and backed me up on a few. Rob, came in with
guitar on a few as well. Hope you can tune in
for the next show… Send in your requests.

Irish Genealogy Books
I’ve just reprinted “County Mayo, Genealogy
and Family History notes
” with the full
color county map on the front cover. So, that
book is back in print in color.

Going out of print
I only have 10 copies or less of these two hardbound books
Families of County Cork, Ireland
Families of County Kerry, Ireland

Fortunately the two books below on Cork and Kerry are in stock
County Cork, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes
County Kerry, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes

My DNA Test
I am expecting the return of my DNA test to come
back this week. It will be interesting. I have joined
our own ‘Irish Families’ project group, which may
have matches in it already for my O’Laughlin and
Donahue lines. Will keep you posted as I go along here

About the Author
Mike O’Laughlin is a one of a kind resource. He has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish County research guides, 40 CD’s/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series’, and hundreds of articles. O’Laughlin also publishes rare works like ‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’, and ‘Missouri Irish’ (60 works in all, since 1978). His personal library of 3,000 history and genealogy books is consulted daily.

Mike descends from O’Loughlin of Kilfenora, County Clare, and O’Donahue of Glenflesk, County Kerry, with Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. His Irish tours and import catalogue began in the 80s as a result of his family history research. Visit him online at
You may also write to: Mike O’Laughlin, Box 7575, Kansas City, MO 64116

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The Book of Irish Families, great and small
by Mike O’Laughlin. (2013)

New 4th edition on the shelves !
Since the 4th edition of Irish Families, great & small
is out now, I thought it best to do a new video review.
(The 3rd edition review is still valid, this is about
the additions in this 4th edition edition !)
Below is link to video, and I’ll try embedding it too…

4th edition, Master volume to the Irish Families Project

The Book of Irish Families, great and small
√ This Master Book to the Irish Families Project includes
√ Includes complete 34 book surname index to the set.
√ Return to Irish Roots DVD included FREE.
√ 2,000 Irish Family Name histories as available
√ 18,000 family name location index by Irish County.
√ Names/County as found in the map of the 4 Masters, by county.
√ 400 full size pages, Coats of Arms, Maps, All Ireland and N. Ireland
√ Key to Poor Law Unions and 19th century locations.
√ includes settlers from Scotland, England, Vikings etc..
√ Note that general histories of family names are included,
with some specifics, but there is no guarantee of your
immediate family being mentioned !
√ Much material is included to help find what county your
family name likely originated in.

√ Get it direct from my web page here:
also available on Amazon.
or see my video book review below (if it loads):

Thanks for reading and watching !

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