Irish Genealogy R1b M222 DNA, Neanderthal, Moms DNA

Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
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Notes on Todays Show
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Genealogy and DNA
2)   DNA Tests
3)   Vikings and Normans
4)   Types of DNA, R1b, M222
5)   Preserving DNA
6)   American Indians
7)   Moms DNA
8)   Neanderthal DNA   and more…..

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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) We are launching our new book on Irish Songs, Singers
and Sheet Music.  We include lyrics, History, music notations
and the old sheet music covers.  English language and a
few Irish Language songs are included.
See the detaled contents here:

2) Also busy preparing for the Dublin Irish Festival and
the Irish Academy genealogy class.  When you enroll in
the class you get free admission that night to the festival,
plus both morning and afternoon sessions of the class.
Here is the page where you find out more and can enroll:


My Other Podcasts posted today
Let’s take a look at our 7 podcast series’ on Song; Recitation;
Travel; History; Irish-America; or Irish language.

Today we post an episode of Irish Hedgerow History, focusing
on things like Wolfetone and Napper Tandy in the later 18th
century.  This is on our hedge School History podcast #21 at:

Today we also post episode 6 of the Irish in America podcast.  We
are continuing a 10 part series of interviews at Brownes Irish Market
and Deli.  Brownes is the oldest Irish run business in North America.

We publish more Irish genealogy books than anyone in the world !

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

1)  Melinda Miller of Cottage Grove, MN., welcome as a member !
searching for Grimes, O’Donnell from the County Galway

2) Timothy J. Colahan of Oregon, welcome as a new member.
My great-grandfather, James Colohan, was born to Peter and Bridget
Colohan in Ballinasloe in 1864.  Bridget’s maiden name was Keating.
James had an older brother, Thomas and sister Mary that I know of.
James came to the US in 1884, not through Ellis Island. Thomas came
to the US before James and lived in New York.  May also came to the
US and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.  I would like to find out
who Peter and Bridget’s parent’s were and also the rest of James
brothers and sisters

3) James T. Brien your Co. Mayo Ireland genealogy book shipped.
searching for: Brien, Breen Stoney Stone

4) Connie Wilson of Crookston, NE., Your books have shipped,
all 4 of them !
searching for: Cabe Boyd Wilson Herron Brady McARdle
Doughtery Dolan Cooper Parker

5) Terrebone Parish library of LA, your books have shipped !

6) Joe O’Hehir of San Rafael, CA, your Family of Clare shipped.

7) Welcome gold member Wm. O’Fallon of Rochester, MN.
Sealia Fallon and 6 adult children left Roscommon over a 4 yr.
span from approx. 1850-54. The landed in NYNY and then to
central MN by 1855. need family in Ireland and departures.

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Todays Interview:
This audio interview is number 162 on DNA at:

DNA and Genealogy

We cover a lot of territory today, with our old friend Bennett
Greenspan of I’ll just mention a few of the
things we cover today.  It is a very wide selection of topics.

Male and Female DNA
We’ll cover the well known ‘Y’ DNA testing as well as the
newest interest in Moms DNA or the female DNA.  Then
listen in to the newest thing: Autosomal DNA testing which
few have tried yet !   (By the way it is the female DNA that
they usually have to look for in those Egyptian mummies.)

Irish DNA
Become more familiar with terms like R1B and M222 and what
they mean to Irish genealogy, and find out how many people
might descend from Niall of the Nine Hostages in Northern
Ireland !  We also talk a bit about Norman and Viking DNA
in Ireland, and the location of the Vikings there.

The Neanderthals
Then we make a note of Neanderthal DNA and what the new
discoveries mean about Neanderthal DNA in us !  We also
talk about the storage life of DNA and its usefulness.

American Indians
We also note the American Indian, and how at times the
families that inter-married with the Irish were called the
‘Black Irish’.  An old term, with yet another meaning.

All in all, you will learn a lot about DNA and genealogy in this
session, and in particular Irish DNA and Genealogy.

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Mike O’Laughlin
Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry. He also bears
Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.

A one of a kind resource, he is the most published author
his field, including books; newsletters; podcasts; and videos.

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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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