Archive for the “Irish Families” Category Genealogy Videos
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

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Irish Genealogy Videos
Mike OLaughlin (mickthebridge on YouTube),
has now posted 24 Irish Genealogy videos
online. The videos cover Basic steps in
Genealogy, DNA demonstration, Coats of Arms,
Books, Research in Ireland and more.

The Oldest Video
The first video series ever recorded at the Irish
Roots Cafe (1984), has just been added as
a six part series. Although the computer has
added resources since then, the basic research
techniques remain constant…

Irish Coats of Arms, Kilts
Mike also covers some little thought of facts
about Irish Coats of Arms, the use of kilts,
and the proper spelling of Irish names in his
genealogy series.

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Irish Books
The series also includes videos on the books
the author has written or published, some 60
titles in all. OLaughlin is actually the worlds
most published author in the field, including CDs,
DVDs, digital books, audio books, blogs and
newsletters over the last 37 years.

Irish Family Names Project
There is no larger collection of its kind in print.
Mikes 34 book set on Irish Families contains over
100,000 surnames and 1,000 illustrations. There is
a book for every county in Ireland. The lead title
is, The Complete Book of Irish Families, great and
small. That volume contains more information on families,
plus the massive index to the entire series The
collection is now known as the Irish Families Project
taking some 20 years to complete.
The 34 book series is featured in two of the videos,
letting readers see the entire collection.

Local Histories Included
You can also find 20 videos on Irish in Kansas City
from the early days to modern times, a video on
the Irish in St. Louis, and three more on Irish
in Savannah. Historians, Dancers, Musicians, and
everyday Irish are interviewed in the above.

The Irish Video Collection
This genealogy collection is part of over 100 Irish
videos produced by the Irish Roots Cafe, including
traditional Irish song videos, in Irish and English.
The collection continues to grow each year from the
folks at

Videos Created solely by the Irish Roots Cafe.
Presentations and Performances available.

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Kansas City Irish shows
Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Roots Cafe Free Videos Now Uploaded
One of our projects for 2015 is to upload 100
of our 300 recordings to YouTube. We have added all 3 of
our traditional Irish song albums, and now have the
20 KC Irish History shows uploaded for the first time.
A few of the episodes were recorded by phone, and it
took a few shows to understand the art of recording
interviews. All in all, it is the first ethnic
compilation of its kind for Kansas City, and the
interviews may hold a few surprises for you.

More to come
We will continue to add to our Genealogy videos on
YouTube, as well as song and recitation. We have a
few selections I recorded on Savannah, Georgia and
on the Irish Wilderness settlement ready to go.
Below is a link to the Kansas City Irish Shows now
on YouTube…

The History of the Irish in Kansas City, all 20 shows uploaded for you.
click below for this series on YouTube

1) Kansas City Irish History. Founding Fathers
2) Mike Burke, Early KC, Pendergas prosecution, Canada to KC
3) With Kerry Browne and Brownes Browne’s Irish Marketplace​
4) Chuck Haddix​, Marr Sound Archives, politics, Ozarks, Fish Fry…
5) Scartaglen, Dave Brown, 80’s music revival
6) Walsh, Pendergas era, Dancers, Picnics, Families
7) O’Malley, Nelly Don, The Mob, Donegal lawsuit
8) The 1980’s, Harlings, Hibernians, The St.Patricks Parade
9) Liverpool Irish to KC, Heritage and Religion, comparisons
10) Peter Adams​ the Kansas side and more….
11) Pat O’Neill, Fr. Donnelly, Kansas City Irish Fest, Bottoms Up.
12) Pete Maher​, KC Irish Newspapers, founder and editor
13) The Lone Piper, Joseph ‘Jodi’ Watson
14) First Dance Group, 80’s McNally, Clanna Eireann Celtic Dancers​
15) Sheehan’s Irish Imports​ Peggy Sheehan, German neighbors, famine
16) Mahoney of Cork, Dancers
17) Marrying Irish, red hair, kilts, business
18) The Irish Center of Kansas City​, activities, 1984…2007
19) History, Parades, Legend
20) uploading….

All shows recorded by Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe with

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