Worlds First Irish Genealogy Podcast Video

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Irish Roots Cafe Video Shorts. #2. Advance Shownotes.
Filmed live at the Irish Roots Festival workshops this year.
Todays Video Topic:

The Worlds First Irish Families History and Genealogy Podcast
Run Time: 2:48

The Irish Families broadcast began in 2006, and was the very first
such weekly podcast ever produced.  Since then we have added
4 more broadcasts, including those enhanced with photos,
live web links, and video.

The First Shows

I began with 6 workshop sessions from 1984 that I recorded
around the time of St. Patricks Day celebrations.  The recordings
had been sitting for several decades, and little did I know they
would be of use in launching the Irish Families show.  These
six shows covered genealogical research at that time.  The explosion
of research on the web today has made things much easier.
The basics of Irish research remain the same however.

Guests, Interviews, Topics

We have since included interviews with DNA experts, Irish from
around the globe, authors, dancers and friends.  It’s all to help
us connect with our Ancestors and our heritage.  We cover coat of
arms, tartans, books, the family name of the week, curious news
and notes, and the website of the month, along with family history
notes throughout.

From All Nations

Our fans come from all over the world, including the U.S.A., Canada,
Australia, Ireland and England. I also get notes from South Africa,
Singapore, the Middle East, and Russia now and then!

On Sept. 1, 2008 we added an enhanced version of this broadcast.
Enhanced means we add photographs and live links to the web
that you can see and use while listening to the show.  To use that
version of our Irish Families podcast, you must have Quicktime
installed on your computer (or similar).  Not to worry, the original
broadcast is still here too !

You can get all of our broadcast on our web page at

You can also see all of our broadcasts on iTunes
, just click the link below:
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You can participate
Yes, I am always looking for interviews with experts and with
everday Irish.  Drop me a note from my web page anytime.
Feel free to send your Irish related book for review, or to request
an interview as an author or historian of any sort.

Upcoming Free Videos in this series include:
3. Irish in America Broadcast
4. Irish Song and Recitation Festival
5. Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
6. Irish Families great & small
7. The Irish Families Project
8. The Plantation of settlers in Ireland
9. Irish Coats of Arms and Tartans
10. Timeline of old Irish Books
11. Irish Family Names and spellings
12. Kansas City Irish History
13. St. Louis Irish History
14. Thanks from the Cafe
15. Missouri Irish Song and History
– End of Season One –
Please do send your comments and suggestions for our next episodes !
Phone 816-256-3360 to leave your thoughts on my recorder
All items mentioned here are found on our web page at

About the Cafe
The Irish Roots Cafe is the leading publisher of Irish Books, Podcasts
and Videos for Historians and Family Researchers.  See all of our
offerings at
Mike O’Laughlin is the founder and proprietor of the cafe, and
author of numerous books.

About Mike

Mike is the worlds most published author in his field, with over 40 books, 700 articles, two newsletters, a blog, 200 podcasts and 170 videos. He also publishes rare books like "The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters" and Keatings "History of Ireland". Mike also sings in the Irish (Gaeilge) Language, with 3 albums to his credit. Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry and also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He has led tours to Ireland and maintains a 3,000 volume Irish library.
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