Irish Family History Advance Show Notes 174
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) Family of the Day: Powers
2) Irish County of the Month: Waterford
3) Searching For: Conlon
4) Curious News: Irish Potato bright spot
5) Web Page of the Month: Irish Hedge School
6) Curious Note: Waterford Crystal is back (video)
7) One minute podcast: What were hedge schools ?
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This Weeks Audio Timeline
Todays Topics: 1:00
Notes from Mike: 2:00
One Minute Podcast: 4:00
Book of the Month: 6:30
The Magnificent Seven: 9:30
Irish Name of the Day: 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) Thanksgiving is upon us and all is well.
2) The Hedge School singers have been making the
first public appearances, of course, thoughtfully in
crowded pubs with lots of noise around….
3) Our Web Page of the Month
Check out our new hedge school page here, it will
show you what we are and have been doing lately !
One Minute Podcast
Let’s listen to one of our 7 podcast series’ on Song; Recitation;
Travel; History; Irish-America; and Irish language.
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Irish Hedge Row History lessons.
What were the hedge schools ? (episode 3 I think )
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Book of the Month:
1) County Waterford, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.
Here is an excerpt from this book, giving most numerous
families in Waterford. I do this in all of my county books,
from various sources.
The 19th century birth index of Ireland finds the following
families most numerous in the county (Possible variant
spellings after each name have been added) :
Most of the old Irish names can have the Mac or ‘O’ before
the name dropped or added at will. Additionally many old
Irish names were translated or ‘mistranslated’ into English
from the original gaelic.
Two more basic resources for the 19th century are the Tithe
Applotment Books, and Griffiths Survey of Ireland.
end of extract from “Co. Waterford, Ireland genealogy and
family history notes.”
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Irish potatoes making a big comeback, bright spot….
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) BT Gormley of Johannesburg, South Africa, your Irish
Book of Arms, has shipped !
2) William D. Green of Youngstown, OH, welcome as a
new member !
3) Thomas Tracy of Ohio your Irish Genealogies has shipped !
4) Welcome Edna Powers of Morgan, CA as a new member !
Look for information on husbands G-Grandparents. Both
born in Ireland; Michael Powers (b@Oct1937, 1853 to USA,
d@1916) married (1869) Elizabeth Walsh (b18May1850 to US
1854 d23May 1917). Both lived in Chicago then settled in
Elmhurst, Ill. Can not find any information on Elizabeth
Walsh parents, Thomas Walsh or Nellie
Cunningham coming to US.
5) Janice Austin of Rockland, MA, your Families of Cork and
County Cork Genealogy, and birth index has shipped !
6) Kathleen Fulcher of Rhoadesville, VA, welcome as a member!
I am researching my father’s family, Conlon. I believe my
great-grandfather, Michael Dillon Conlon was born in Boyle,
Roscommon, Ireland (abt 1890) and his wife, my great-
grandmother Cecilia Joyce was born in County Mayo, Ireland
7) John Blake of Anaheim, California your ‘Families of Co.
Galway, Ireland’ has shipped !
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of member:
Related Spellings of the Name
de Poher, Powre, Powers, Poor, Poors, Poer
Varient Spelling Groups:
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name
One of the 60 most numerous names of Ireland, Power is
spelled as Poher, le Poer, and Powre etc.. It is said to have
been taken from the French “povre” meaning poverty stricken.
The family arrived in England in 1066 with William the Conqueror,
arriving in Ireland with the Normans in the 12th century.
In 1177 King Henry II granted the county of Waterford to Robert
Le Poer, the Kings marshal. The Le Poers from the 13th to the
16th century held the titles of barons of Donisle and of Carraghmore,
Viscounts of Decies, and Earls of Tyrone. Numerous in their
original lands in Waterford and Kilkenny, the name became
spelled as Power, and they held most of the baronies of Decies
and Upperthird. Their lands were called “Powers Country”….
(partial extract from the Book of Irish Families, great and small.)
copyright 2010, 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) DelaPoer as Powers is given in the Irish Book of Arms.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
The top 3 destinations for the Irish when they get on a plane !
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name Powers 48 times, here are a few examples:
1) Powerstown in The Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland.
2) Powers of Wexford in the Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters, etc..
3) P. Powers in Irish Families on the California Trail.
4) Powers in the Families of Co. Limerick, Ireland
5) Genealogical History of the Milesian Families of Ireland
6) Co. Waterford Genealogy and family history
7) Co. Tipperary Genealogy and family history notes.
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) Powers family from Michael Powers b. 1727 Ire, d. 1807 in CT.
2) Mahon Falls, Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, Ireland
3) Waterford Crystal factory is open now – House of Waterford
4) Colcannon: Irish Mashed Potatoes recipe (Video)
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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) Reports now give that Susan Boyle, the amazing singer
discovered on TV not that long ago, is the first solo singer to
simultaneously have the number 1 album in the U.S. and
the UK, TWICE in 12 months ! Susan is billed as Scots-Irish and
her parents were from County Mayo.
Only the Monkees in 1967 and the Beatles in 1969 did the same
and of course they were groups….
2) Gary Leahy now has 3 gold medals for bow making from the
largest competition in the world. No, not the bow and arrow, but
the Violin, Viola, and Cello bows. ( Cost 3000 – 10,000 Euro ea.)
He uses Brazilian wood, and Mongolian horse hairs for starters….
3) Paddy Gleeson of County Clare held the titled of the oldest man
in Ireland until recently, at age 106. He credited lack of drink,
an odd cigarette, and being nice to all as keys to a long life.
4) Roberta O’Brien was the Naval services first commanding officer
in Ireland and has completed her first two year rotation as ship’s
5) Dohop search engine has recorded the top ten destinations of
the Irish by plane. Dublin is first, then Orlando and Las Vegas,
London, Budapest and a few more listed here:
6) Rare demand for Irish potatoes appearing. A bumper harvest
in Ireland and not in Europe, leads to Irish Potato boom.
7) If you are just starting out on a genealogy search, remember
services like Ancestry.com, have billions of records. Just be
sure to know who you are looking for and when ! date of birth
or death is always helpful, but then, that may be what you are
looking for in the first place….
They offer a 14 day free trial.
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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