147. Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Hedge School at www.Irishroots.com
Show 147- Our 5th Broadcasting Year – Over 214 episodes in all –
Among Todays Topics at the Hedge School:
1) Family of the Day: Hynes or Hines
2) Don’t do these things on St. Patricks Day.
3) Fitzsimmons families may age well.
4) Travellers designing own homes.
5) Which nations are most friendly ?
6) 47 year record broken this winter.
7) Searching for: Cohen, Reidy and McCrone !
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This Weeks Audio Timeline
Todays Topics: 1:00
Notes from Mike: 2:00
One Minute Podcast: 4:00
Book: Irish Knighthoods 6:30
The Magnificent Seven: 9:30
Irish Name: Hynes/ Hines 11:30
Websites of the Week: 16:30
Curious News and Notes: 18:30
Total Time: 25:50
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) Looks like they are starting up a Comhaltas group in
Kansas City. A very worthy group, preserving Irish music
and musicians, and thats just for starters – concentrating
on the young ones I think ! If you are interested in that
group I’d be glad to pass your name along to the organizers
if you wish !
2) Peter is leading his first trip to Ireland this year in the
next few days, and of course he has a September Quiet Man
trip planned as well, so get your name in early for that !
Remember My Two St. Patricks Day Warnings for beginners :
A) The Shamrock has three leaves not four, the 3 stood for the
3 persons in the Trinity as explained by Patrick himself. A four
leaved clover – is definitely not THE Shamrock !
B) Irish Family Tartans: never existed. The Irish never adopted
tartans for families. Period. We’ve been getting the word out
for 25 years now, and researched it thoroughly. Wear anything
you like – but your Irish family had no family tartan – never.
Now, the Scots had clan tartans, and so the Scots who came
to Ireland could have a tartan with them, but that’s it !
One Minute Podcast
Let’s take a listen to one of our 8 other podcast series.
Covering Song; Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America;
or Irish language.
Todays Podcast extract is from ‘ Hello Fada, accent on the Irish’
our podcast series with curious notes on the Irish Language.
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Irish in America: http://www.irishroots.com/podcast2/rss.xml
Irish Song /recitation: http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/rss.xml
Irish Video Shorts: http://www.irishroots.com/irishvideo/rss.xml
Irish Hedge Row History: http://www.irishroots.com/podcast4/rss.xml
Book of the Month:
1) “ Irish Knighthoods and Related Subjects “ by Marmion
Irish, Genealogy, Historical notes on the Irish in the Crusades,
Civil War Generals, indexed, illustrated, softbound.
The author has raked the ashes of Irish Archives and come up
with neglected and extremely difficult to find information, of
interest to history and genealogy researchers. The varied topics
The Irish in the Crusades;
All the U.S. Civil War Generals in the Union army that were
Irish born, with service record;
All the U.S. Civil War Generals in the Confederate army that were
Irish born, with service record ;
The Fabricated MacCarthy pedigree exposed;
The Standing Council of Chiefs
The Final Word 184 pages, softcover, 6 x 9, 16 pages of illustrations,
general index, names index. Includes articles by the author from the
‘Irish Sword’; ‘Irish Roots’; ‘Irelands Eye’; and ‘Irelands Own”. Includes
the establishment of the chivalric orders in Ireland from the time of
Strongbow. First Edition. First Printing. 2002. softbound. Some of the
names found in this collection are:
Babington, J. Bachelor, W. Bagenal, H. Baldwin of Rethel Barber, M.
Barnewall, P. Bernard of Clairvaux Bingham, R. Burley, T. Butler,
a crusader Butler, Gilbert Cantwell, T. Charles, Prince Chennault,
C. Chichester, J. Choneby, W. Clanrickard Cleburne, P. Curley,
T. Custer, G. DeBistlesham DeBlohely, J. DeClare, R. Strongbow
DeCourcey DeVallet, T. DeVerdon, B. Docwra, T. Fitzadam,
R. Fitzdavid, J. Fitzgerald, a crusader Fox, the Irish Graham, S. Halpin,
C. John of Dunmore Jones, Patrick Henry Kermardyn, S. Kildare,
Earl of Lawler, M. Lee, G.A. s of Down Maguire of Fermanagh Malachy,
St. Marmions of Carlingford Marshal, G. McKerrell of Hillhouse Niall,
Irish King OBrien of Thomond OCallaghan, Irish chief OCarroll of
Ely OConnor Don ODonnell, Hugh ODougherty of Inis Eoghan
ODonoghue of the Glens ODonovan, the Irish chief OFlaherty of Galway
OGrady of Kilballyowen OLong of Garranelogny OMalley, Grace
OMorchoe, the Irish chief OMulreany ONeill, Hugh ONeill of Clanaboy
ORuairc, the prince Peter-the-Hermit Rickenbacher, E. Riddlesford,
a crusader Robert of Glastonbury Savage of Ards Seagrave family Tyrell,
H. Walsh, R. Warner, E. Warren, W. Westmoreland, Wm.
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Three Things to Remember:
We Have a Podcast, a Blog reader, and a Blog !
The Podcast is my ‘radio’ show, with extra comments.
The Blog reader is a computer that ‘reads’ this blog.
The Blog has additional entries, and written shownotes.
Good news for Fitzsimmons life span….
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Phillip Brown of Grand Prarie, TX your County Derry
Genealogy and Family History Notes has shipped.
2) Pat Herigon of Great Falls, MT your County Limerick
Genealogy and Family History notes has shipped.
3) B. Weber of Surfside Beach, SC, your County Tyrone
genealogy and family history notes has shipped.
4) J. S. Noble of Brampton, Canada your 1659 surname census
of Ireland has shipped.
5) Marilyn Schultz of Butler, WI, welcome as a new member !
Searching for Coen’s of Abbeygormacan Parish, County Galway.
6) Diane L. Pryslak of Romulus, MI, welcome as a full member.
I am researching Reidy and McCrone They settled in Elmira,
New York about 1880 Michael Reidy Margaret McCrone she had a
sister Hannah who married Thomas Sullivan from Kerry abt 1895
They all resided in Elmira.
7) Welcome renewing member Thomas Rahrig of Cumberland,
MD, researching my gr grandfather William Graney, from Co.
Galway, need townland and immigration info.
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Hynes or Hines
Todays family history in honor of member:
Ruth Stewart of San Jose, CA
Related Spellings of the Name
Hinds; Haines; Heyne; O’Hine; Hine; Haynes; Heines, Hoynes;
Varient Spelling Groups: 2420, 945
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name O’Hynes
Families of the name of Hynes may be of English or Irish heritage.
The O’Eidin family can also be found as O’Heyne. They are found
as chiefs in Galway, centered in the barony of Kiltartan. One of their
castles can be found near Kinvara, known as Dun Guaire or Dungory
Castle in Galway…..
These O’Heynes, along with the O’Clerys and O’Shaughnessys held
the territory of Ui Fiachra in Galway, (the diocese of Kilmacdugh).
The O’Heynes, along with others were given as “old and respectable
families” in the county of Cork in Keatings’….(partial excerpt)
As expected O’Heyne is found in the 17th century in Clare and
Limerick. In 1890 we find “Hinds”, Hynds, and Hynes as variant
spellings (The latter two were in Down and Roscommon).
copyright 2009, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
Irish Family Coats of Arms From the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:
1) O’Heyne or Hynes is given in the Irish Book of Arms, and the coat
includes two lions rampant, and the crest has a hand grasping a sword
‘all proper’. (Pages 38, illustrated on page 28, 135)
Coming Up Later in this episode:
The Travellers in Ireland
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name HInes 22 times, here are a few examples:
1) Wm. Hines in County Galway Genealogy and family history notes
2) Hines in “Surnames of Ireland” with 200 family location maps.
3) Hines in the Families of County Clare, Ireland
4) Hines in the Birth Index of Ireland
5) The Families of County Cork, Ireland
6) The Families of County Limerick, Ireland
7) The Families of County Clare, Ireland
You can use this free index to search for your family name:
Remember to leave off the Mac or O when typing your name.
Around the World, in Irish Ways.
The Web Page and Video of the Month.
1) Clare Island, Co. Mayo video. Ferry on out to the sound of this Clare
2) Hynes Coat of Arms
Smite Them” Hynes coat of arms of professional soldiers
3) Travellers of Ireland – a distinct group of itinerant Irish
Irish Travellers are a very small minority group in Ireland, constituting less than 1% of the population. Their numbers currently stand at approx. 23,000 people in the Republic
4) My thoughts on fake Irish family tartans, arms, and name spellings
see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) The Travellers in Ireland are designing their own homes at Castlebrook,
on Tay Lane by the outskirts of Newcastle, County Dublin. Windows are
bigger and floor plans are open. Read more about the 4 generations of the
McDonagh family settling here:
2) It’s official, it was the coldest winter in 47 years for the Republic of Ireland.
3) Ireland has been put on the list of the Top Ten Most Friendly Nations
of the world. The others are the U.S.; Malawi; Fiji; Thailand; Somoa;
Vietnam; Indonesia; Scotland and Turkey.
4) Irelands oldest man in County Cavan is 105 years old and his secret
to long life is hard work; porridge; and riding a bicycle till you are 100.
The honor goes to Michael Fitzsimmons, who was a builder and renovator.
Irelands oldest person was Bride O’Neill from near Fermoy in County Cork,
who died earlier in the year at the age of 108.
5) For all the Reverends and Pastors out there, Listen up. Here is how
one Fr. Michael Kenny increased his attendance 10 fold in a week. With
a 15 minute Mass….. I don’t know if it the same thing at all though…. and
what about donations – up or down ? They say it started as an experiment
to let people who travel long distances and have to go to work during the
6) Four generations of the Scott family provided postal delivery to Clare
Island off the coast of Mayo, that all ended this month.
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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