185. Shownotes for the Irish Family History Show
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
*Notice: we are still posting podcasts at www.Irishroots.com; iTunes is out at the moment.
1) Family of the Day: Tarrant
2) Irish County of the Month: Wexford
3) Searching For: Donovan, Rowan, Joyce, Kean,
4) Curious News: Worlds richest Irish Born Man
5) Web Page of the Month: O’Neill inaugeration seat
6) Curious Note: Paid to plant flowers…
7) One minute podcast: The Hedge School & You
Listen to all of our podcasts at www.Irishroots.com
We have three types of podcasts:
1) Free for all 2) archived (fee) 3) Members only podcasts
Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
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
Our Enhanced Irish Family History podcast with photos and
links can be found at:
Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) We now have 7 Irish genealogy county books with color
maps on the front. Well, later this week we add County
Tipperary and Counties Cavan & Leitrim to Galway; Clare;
Dublin; Limerick and Donegal. These are 19th century
detailed maps, which should help find that location within
the county that you are looking for !
2) The 2011 launch for the combined Online Hedge School and
Irish Roots Cafe is at hand. We have one podcast series for
each field of study already, so good start there. We are looking
for more students and teachers already !
3) We are developing a new membership packet for full and
gold members. We will mail it when you enroll or renew.
The new categories are: online member; Hedgerow Historian;
Poor Irish Scholar; and Clan Chieftain. The latter is for
clan chieftains who want to help sponsor the school.
Lots of new ideas as you might expect. Just remember when
you become a member, you belong to both the Irish hedge school
and the Irish Roots Cafe. Same cost as before.
Here is a link to the new member information sheet I am
4) Notice: The photo and link enhanced version of this podcast
will eventually move to our members only section. Past shows will
still be on iTunes. So if you are listening to the photo-enhanced
version – go to iTunes or my web page at www.Irishroots.com
get the regular version of this Irish Family History Podcast,
for free of course ! Here is the link for the regular version:
One Minute Podcast
Let’s listen to one of our 7 podcast series’ on Song; Recitation;
Travel; History; Irish-America; or Irish language.
Todays Podcast extract is from:
The New Online Irish Hedge School at the Irish Roots Cafe.
For more podcasts like todays sample extract, go to:
Irish Family History: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/
Photo Enhanced version: members area at www.Irishroots.com
Irish in America: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/98/154/
Irish Song /recitation: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/153/
Irish Video Shorts: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/104/157/
Irish Hedge Row History: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/105/158/
Hello Fada, Irish language: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/106/159/
We publish more Irish genealogy books than anyone !
Book of the Month:
1) County Wexford, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.
Here are some extracts from the book:
The Irish Families Project for Wexford The Master book to the 29
volume Irish Families series is ‘The Book of Irish Families, great & small’.
That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Wexford, and
the surrounding areas. ” County Wexford Genealogy and Family History
Notes”, volume 28 in the series, expands upon that coverage with
added families and new resources just for Wexford. (In this way both
books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used
independently for research.)
Most Numerous Families
Among the most numerous families here in the 19th century were:
Murphy, Murphey, Morchoe,
Walsh, Welsh, Welch,
Byrne, Burn, Bierne,
Cullen, Cullan, Callen,
Kavanagh, Cavanaugh, Kavanah,
Brien, Brian, Bryan,
Roche, Roache, Roach,
Kelly, Kellie, Kelley,
Nolan, Nolane, Nolin,
Redmond, Redmon, Redmonds,
Connor, Conner, Conor,
Kehoe, Keyhoe, Keehoe,
Ryan, Rian, Ryane,
Bolger, Bulger, Bolgir,
Other noted families of Wexford included O’Dea, O’Leary (O’Leery),
Kinsella, Dugan, Parle, Sinnot (Synnott), Devereux, Esmond,
Stafford, Meyler (Miler)and Bolger. Major towns include Wexford Town,
Gorey, New Ross, and Enniscorthy ….
The complete existing returns from the ‘census’ of 1659,
also showing the methods of spelling family names and place names
at that time in history. This census is organized by barony, townland
and parish. The baronies included are Wexfford Towne; New Rosse;
Eniscorthy (Enniscorthy); Forth; Bergie; Shelmaleer; Shelbyrne;
Bantrie (Bantry); Ballaghkeene; Goary; and Scarwelsh.The full
names of tituladoes are given, such as Mathew Stotnard; Wm.
Lambe; John Denison; Captn. Buttler; Anthony Rudd; Richard
Woodward; Francis Wheeler; and so on for each barony. These
tituladoes are tied to specific townlands. Furthermore, at the end
of each barony there is a list of ‘Principall Irish Names and Their
Number’. In one barony the names of Doyle 25; Doran 10; Duffe 8;
O Fowly 9; Jourdon 7; Murphy 7; Nowlan and Nolan 10; Neale 7;
Redmond 12; and so on are listed. This is repeated for each barony.
Different surnames appear in different baronies, thus providing a
clue for researchers. It is important to note that the spellings of
place names and family names changed over time. The researcher
should be aware of minor changes in the spelling of his name.
End of extract from County Wexford Ireland genealogy & family
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Check your family tree. This is the worlds richest Irish born
Who destroyed O’Neils seat ?
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Welcome new member Martin Collins of Winchester, CA.
searching for John Corkery b. 25 March, 1872, Cork,Ireland.
to NY May 20, 1873, son of Cornelius Corkery and Mary Connell.
Also Collins m. to Mary Agnus Corkery, b. Jan 12, 1892 NY.
2) Keith Eagen of Osage, Iowa, your Passenger List; Meath
genealogy book; and 1659 census have shipped !
3) Welcome Gold Member Robert O’Keefe of New Rochelle, NY
Your Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters has shipped!
Researching O’Keefe, Buckley from County Cork.
4) Welcome new member Gary Young of Dover Plains, New York.
Searching Kean and Ledwith.
5) Welcome new member Alice Shook of Hermitage, PA.
searching: gr grandfather John Joyce b. 1830, Bohalo Parish,
Mayo. My grand-mother b. 1868 in Tullamore, Kerry.
6) Welcome new member Debra Warner of San Diego, CA search:
I am trying to determine where my ancesters came from in Ireland-Rowan,
Hughes, McKenna. I believe the Hughes were related to Archbishop John
Hughes so, my guess is County Tyronne. The Rowan side, I believe were
Scots-Irish and landed in Ireland about 1690. Patrick Hughes & Susan
McKenna came to NY before 1850. That’s all I know right now. Any
suggestions are greatly appreciated. Really enjoy the Podcasts.
Gold member freebie book: Names of Passengers from Ireland.
7) Welcome New Member Amrie C. Dowling of Rockville, MD
searching: Trying to track down John Donovan (US Civil War veteran)
There are two conflicting stories–born in Ireland (about 1842) and Born NY
or Rhode Island but stowed away on ship in 1850′s and was sent back
because under age. Also tracked Kiernan, Hayes, Flannery and McCaffrey as
far as born in Ireland.
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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible - !
Sponsors are welcome and needed.
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of member:
Dennis Tarrant of Aurora, CO,
searching for birth records for grparents: Dennis Tarrant
b 09/1864, prob. Enniskeane, Cty. Cork…..
Related Spellings of the Name
Tarant, Tarrent, Torrant Torrance
(also Thorn, Skehan, Thornton, Drinane)
Varient Spelling Groups: #1958
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name
A fairly scarce name in our records, many sources find it to be
of English origins when found in Ireland. In the County Books for
the Irish Families Project, we find the name in Cork and Kerry.
Of those in Cork, it is given that they may stem from the same
family as ‘Torrens’ found centered in Ulster.
In our Cork book (volume 4 of the Irish Families Project) the name
is given locally in the Union of Kanturk and in the Union of Millstreet.
Our Kerry Book (v. 6), Sam Tarrant and Ellen Tarrant are given
in two different locations in Kerry.
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) Not given in the Irish Book of Arms.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Burren farmers paid good amounts to grow flowers for conservation.
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name 6 times, here are a few examples:
1) The 19th century birth index of Ireland
2) The Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland
3) Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. P. Woulfe
4) Families of Co. Cork, Ireland (twice)
5) Genealogists Guide to Spelling of Irish Names
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) The Tarrants do the UK (video)
2) Doagh Famine Village, County Donegal Video. A simple, real look.
3) Ros na Rún, Irish language TV show last week, Stephen Fry’s cameo
4) Basking Sharks in the Irish Sea (Video) 2nd biggest fish in the sea.
see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) Queen Elizabeth I ordered the ancient inauguration seat of the O’Neil
family destroyed, trampling 3 centuries of tradition. Tyrones fort however,
Tullaghoge Fort, at Loughry, has been saved for generations yet to come.
2) All you O’Briens, look up your family tree. Denis O’Brien is worth
4.2 billion, and is the richest Irish born person in the world ! He replaces
Quinn in the #1 spot.
3) The 40th world Irish dance championships held in 2010 and there
is a movie coming out. Here is preview:
4) 300,000 euro being paid to 117 farmers to grow flowers in the Burren.
What would the Vikings say about that…..
Well, that’s my fathers people. All part of a conservation program.
5) Most outstanding fish caught in Ireland in the last year ?
6) Ros na Rún ‘Running out of Irish Speakers. And this is one of our
homework assignments for extra credit.
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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