Graney genealogy; Irish Botox; Titanic deck Belfast; Kelly song

Irish Family History & genealogy Show 190
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Graney, Greaney
2)   Irish CD of the Month:  Irish Family History
3)   Searching For: Ryan, Cook, Finneran, Arthur
4)   Curious News:  Irish take on botox ?
5)   Web Page: The Titanic dock, then and now.
6)   Curious Note: Best Irish Restaurant tour
7)   One minute podcast: The Kelly Genealogy Song

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This Weeks Audio Timeline

Todays Topics:                    1:00
Notes from Mike:                 2:00
One Minute Podcast:           4:00
Genealogy CD pick        :     6:30
The Magnificent Seven:        9:30
Irish Name of the Day:       11:30
Sources:                            15:30
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
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe

1) Let’s see – Sunday is the Traditional Irish Song session
down at the Irish Center in Union Station in Kansas City.

2)  The end of the month marks the immersion weekend
for Irish Language and culture – no experience required !
Here is the note from Renata at the center:

Mark your calendars for June 24, 25, and 26. Our 1st ever
Irish Language and Culture Immersion weekend!
Brían ó hAirt will be guest teaching Irish language in the
western dialect, plus Sean-nós dancing and Sean-nós
singing. Brían studied in Galway and just recently taught
dancing at the Tionól in St. Louis and tours frequently with
his band Bua! All levels welcome, get in touch to reserve
your spot, space is limited!

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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 final of our CD collection to be published, due in this week !
‘Irish Family History’.  I even include a few songs on Irish names….

This audio CD includes tips for the very start of your search,
plus more advanced steps and real life experience.  It is from
my hedge school presentation on Irish genealogy.
I have even included a couple of songs that relate to genealogy.

For more podcasts like todays sample extract, go to:

Irish Family History:
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Irish Hedge Row History:
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We publish more Irish genealogy books than anyone in the world !

CD of the Month:

Irish Family History

You may find it hard to believe, but many of us traced our
Irish ancestors back to Ireland, before the age of computerized
genealogy.  In fact, the first time I typed ‘Ireland’ into a search
engine on the web, it only returned 300 or so listings, and
now, it would be closer to 3 million !
My Real Life examples
Well, on my new Irish Family History and  genealogy CD, I start
with two successful family searches I made in Clare and
Kerry. This was without the aid of web pages or computers.
From the Beginning
Since most of us start as raw beginners, I also start from the
point of view that you know nothing – with the top 10 tips that
will send you on your way to successful research.  Of course,
that includes the idea that you need to start your research
at home in the beginning, and not jump to Ireland right away.
Hedge School Masters CD
Please do support our new Irish Hedge School set of CDs !
It comes as a 6 disk set, with one CD for each field of study
we offer.  Genealogy; Song; Language; Irish History; Irish in
America; and Irish Video Shorts.
This is the first year of the Irish Masters CD program, and
each year we will build on the last.  Now, please remember,
This is just year one !  It may take 4 or 5 years to graduate our
Irish Masters Program !!!
I am including a 24 point exam with several of the CDs.
Get the complete set, and start off right.

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We Have a Blog reader, where a computer voice reads the blog.
We Have the Blog itself, which can be read any time night or day!

Coming Up:
The best restaurant in Ireland ?  Video and article

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, & ask for help!
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1)  Patrick Ryan of Debert, Canada search for Ryan, they
came over to Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, welcome as
a new member. 12

2) Vicky Barnett welcome as a new member, of Augusta, GA.
Your Book of Irish Families & Irish Birth Index- shipped!
Richard Arthur or Augustine Magill and Margaret Small. 12

3) Joel Cook, of Spartansburg, PA., welcome as a new
member Cook family search I traced my family back to
ireland and was told by my grandfather my ancestors are
from cork.

4) John Finneran, welcome as a renewing gold member !
Searching for the Finneran family

5) Member, Edward Lawrence, your Donegal, Birth Index,
andPassenger Lists books have shipped !

6) Sandra Long of Tasmania, your County Antrim genealogy
and family history notes, has shipped !

7) James H. Reynolds of Sunnyvale, California. Your Cavan,
Longford, and Monaghan genealogy books have shipped !

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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:
Graney or Greaney

Todays family history in honor of member:
Thomas Rahrig: I am researching my gr grandfather
William Graney, from Co. Galway.
Also past members: John McDevitt; Marion Sinnott;
Susan Johnson; Margot Mudd, and Kathleen Graney.

Related Spellings of the Name
Grean, McGrean, McCrean, Crean, MacGreainne,

Varient Spelling Groups:
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
In more modern time we find the name centered in Kerry
and Galway.   Past member J. McDevitt is also researching
Marcus (1790) and Thomas (1820) Greaney, both of Carragh, Caherlistrane in Galway.

(Caherlistrane is Located between Headford and Tuam.)

A Capt. Greany is given our ‘Irish Families on the California
Trail’.  A Daniel Graney is given in the ‘Missouri Irish’ book
in 1860.
And there was some connection to baseball and Babe Ruth
if I recall an early issue of the Irish Family Journal !

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)  None given in the Irish Book of Arms as Graney.

Coming Up Later in this episode:
O’Kane Black Belts.
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name numerous times, here are a few examples:

1)  Graney in ‘Missouri Irish’ the original history.
2)  Graney in ‘The Families of County Limerick, Ireland’
3)  M. Greany in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail.’
4)   Greaney in The Families of Co. Limerick, Ireland’.
5)   Greaney in ‘The Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland.’.
6)   Greaney in ‘The Families of Co. Galway, Ireland’.
7)   McGrean in ‘County Donegal genealogy & family history’

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)   Greaney World Champion Irish Dancer (Video)

2)   Titanic Dock, then and now, from 1908 (video)

3)  Chapter One restaurant, Dublin, very fancy indeed

4) Graney, Greaney, Greany, Co. Galway, Ireland

see also our Irish Video Shorts at:

Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Older Irish men are getting botox, which starts at 295
Euros a session.

2)  Best Irish Restaurants: Chapter One in Dublin ranks
highest, Gregans Castle in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare was
tops in several categories, and La Cucina in Castleroy, Co.
Limerick, was tops in casual dining.

3)  Titantic tourist center will be amazing, with 6 floors and
9 interpretive and interactive galleries.  Opening April 2012.

4)  73% of Irish are happy with life, compared to 59? in other

5)   The O’Kane family from Tyrone gets black belts, so
be mindful….Damien and 4 children have made the grade….. grasshoppers no more.

6)  Irish-Canadian conjoined twins share same consciousness,
an historic discovery.

…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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