Anderson, Scots-Irish, Londonderry, Plantation, Records

Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy and History. week 116
From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.

Among Todays Topics:

1)  The Irish Family Name of the Week is:  Anderson
2)   Fighting Sullivan, Demsey and Corbett exhibit.
3)  The Book of the Month is:  Derry or Londonderry
4)   Searching:  Moriarty, Larned, Brannagan
5)   Exactly what Irish records were destroyed in 1922 ?
6)   The worst Irish accents in Hollywood…
7)   Scotlands first true heritage centre.

Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics:          1:18
Notes from Mike:             1:59
Book of the Month:          7:33
The Magnificent Seven:  11:00
Irish Name of the Day:    13:58
Websites of the Week:     17:40
Curious News and Notes: 19:31

Time: 25:15
Notes This Week:

1)  We just recorded at the Annual Street Party for the oldest Irish business
in North America. That would be Brownes Market and Deli, of course.  I’ll
be posting those neighborhood memories, probably on the Irish in America
broadcast series sometime soon.  (see also our earlier Brownes podcasts).

2)  The National Archives has just released more census returns for 1911.  The
most recent counties added are Cork, Donegal, Galway, Offaly (Kings), and
Wexford counties.  This is added to Dublin city and county; Antrim; Down;
Belfast; and Kerry records that went online earlier.  Some Irish language entries
and reader corrections still need to be added.
Search these Irish Census Records online here:

3) This Saturday, the 13th we’ll be at the Celtic Ranch in Weston, Missouri,
not to far from O’Malleys pub….. It’s going to be our first Irish sing-a-long session
for 2009…. now all I need is some singers, and musicians….. although Terry
at the Celtic Ranch says we already have a bang up 5 year old fiddler !
Let me know if you might show up, just say ‘Irish Roots Cafe’ or O’Laughlin,
to get past Sweeney who will be gaurding the door….
Irish Song and Recitation on or iTunes
On my web page at:
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4) We are up and doing well on Twitter, lots of information there on everything !
You just have to pick and choose on whose information you want.
I been looking a lot at Irish Genealogy and at Archaeology
Our ID on Twitter is:  IrishRootsCafe  click here:
A shout out to Twitterers: EngagingIreland; FamilyStories; IrishFireside;
Cherryteatime; IrishArtsCenter; and IrishKC

Books of the Month on County Derry:

1) County Derry (Londonderry) Genealogy and Family History Notes.
From our 34 book set on Irish Family History.

2) Londonderry Lands and Families
One of the hardbound volumes from our ‘Conquest of Ireland’ series, also
available individually.  This books names names and talks about
the formation of Londonderry as a county.

3) The Civil Survey  (vol. III )
Countes Donegal, Londonderry, & Tyrone
Coming Up:
County Limerick Arms have been wrong for 400 years !

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)   Diane Dehn of Portland, Oregon
Your County Mayo genealogy and family history notes has shipped.

2) Denise E. Ford of Mt. Compass, SA, Australia
Your County Down genealogy and family history notes book has shipped.

3) welcome new member Joan Albright of Desboro, Canada
Your County Armagh genealogy and family history notes book has shipped.
looking for info.on grandfather daniel d. moriarty born approx. 1872
maybe in killarney parents daniel moriarty, mothers maiden name
camiol k. larned.

4)  New member Erin Brannagan of New Milford, NJ, welcome.
Searching for Brannagan who came to Jersey City, NJ in May 1848

5) Annie J. Brooks of Dorset, in the U.K., your ‘The Fall of Irish Chiefs
and Clans”, v.1 of the Conquest of Ireland has shipped.

6)  New member Diane Ricker of Falmouth, ME, searching for lineage of
James Anderson, reportedly from Moneymore, County Londonderry, who was
one of those who emigrated to the US in the 1718 5-ship Ulster migration. He
supposedly was one of the original settlers of Londonderry, New Hampshire,
USA, and my 6th gr-grandfather.

7)  Deborah Thomson of Research, Vict., Australia, your Annals of
Ireland by the Four Masters has shipped !

Check out our online search list at:

Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !

Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member:  Diane Ricker

Related Spellings of the Name:

Andersen, Andersone, Andrewson

Varient Spelling Groups: #24
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names)

History of the Name
Anderson is a family name found commonly in Scotland, and rather
numerous in the north of Ireland, but can be found throughout the country.
The most common locations for the name in the 19th century were in
Antrim, Down, Dublin and Derry.  Some 175 births of the name were
recorded in 1890.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1)   Not given in the Irish Book of Arms
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Scots-Irish heritage centre to honor the contributions of the Scottish
people in Ireland…….and
The Ten Worst Irish Accents in the Hollywood movies

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at finds the family name  58 times
including the following examples :

1)  Families of County Kerry, Ireland
2)  Milesian Famiies of Ireland
3)  Families of County Donegal, Ireland
4)  County Antrim Genealogy and Family History.
5)  Names of Irish Passengers to America. (28 listings)
6)   The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans: E. Anderson; F.Anderson; J. Anderson;
7)   Pynnars Survey of Ireland: A. Anderson; J. Anderson (Special Census of
Ireland, single volume from the Conquest of Ireland by Hill.)

Websites of the Week:

1)  Londonderry Ireland, Genealogy Forum

2)  Over 1,000 Anderson Genealogy Queries

3)  What Irish records were really destroyed in Public Records Office in 1922 ?

Curious News and Notes

1)  Somali pirates will have to answer to the Irish Navy.  The EU operation
is having two Irish officers sent to combat the pirates off the coast of Somalia.
Defence Minister Willie O’Dea got permission to send the officers to mission

2)  Fighting Irishmen exhibit is launched at the Ulster-American Folk Park
in Omagh.  It tells the story of Celtic Prizefighters into modern times.  Take
a look, Irelands best Olympic record has been in boxing…. some of the names
given are John L. Sullivan; Jack Dempsey; James Corbett……

3)  It seems even the County Limerick Coat of arms has been in error for
about 400 years.  The Chief Herald of Ireland presented the correct arms
to the mayor John Gillligan recently….. now, I wonder if your family arms
might have a small defect or two…. it pays to check the old original…

4)  The peoples of Scotland and Ireland have a shared history in the
north of Ireland, particularly in the old Province of Ulster.  The Monreagh Manse heritage center in Donegal, documents and honors the Scottish heritage in Ulster, including the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century.

5)  Susan Boyle made world wide news with her singing on the Britains got
Talent TV show, but a street dance group beat the odds and all the money bet.
The dancers are comprised of three sets of brothers and four friends, and was
put together in 2007….. all that against poor Susan Boyle….but not to worry,
she has warmly congratulated them and will surely be able to proceed as she

6) gives us the 10 worst Irish accents in Hollywood…
Julia Roberts, Sean Connery, Keven Spacey……..

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