Rogers genealogy; Tyrone Ireland; Irish Studies; Ice Man

Shownotes for podcast episode #203
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:

1)   Family of the Day: Rogers
2)   Irish County of the Month:  Tyrone
3)   Searching For: Carr, Neiles, Dermody
4)   Curious News: Iceman MacRory video
5)   Web Page of the Month:  No more gumshoes
6)   Curious Note: Longest street in N. Ireland
7)   Irish Studies University Chat

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We publish more Irish genealogy works than anyone !
Due to time crunch we move right to this weeks book.

Book of the Month:

1)  Co. Tyrone, Ireland, genealogy & family history notes..
From the Irish Families Project, now with color map of
County Tyrone with baronies and details.

About this book: (Podcast listeners, see detailed
content on our blog)
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C o n t e n t s
List of Books, ISBN data………………………….
Illustration from an earlier work………………..

P a r t   O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index………
National Resource List ………………………
Local Resource List…………………………….
Names in Co. Tyrone  …………………………
Searches on file………………………………….

P a r t    T w o
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county,
as taken from the Irish Book of Arms.
The original listings provide specific locations
for families, and clues for future research……
Alexander, Beresford, Bruce, Burges, Carmichael,
Caulfield, Chambre, DeLaPoer, Evans, Gardiner,
Garvais, Gledstanes, Greer, Hamilton, Hill-Trevor,
Knox, Knox-Browne, Lambert, Lowry, Maturin-Bird,
Newton, Porter, Schuylemberg, Smyly, Stewart,
Taaf, Trevor, Vane, Vesey.

P a r t     T  h r e e
Tyrone Families in the Civil Survey. Full names
by barony and parish in County Tyrone.

P a r t    F  o  u  r
Tyrone Families in Irish Pedigrees……………..
MacKenna, Muldoon, Stewart, Casey, Coen,
Garvey, Kennedy, Lynch, O’Hagan, O’Neill…

P  a  r  t     F  i v e
Place Names and Locations……………………..
County Map………………………………………
A sampling of parish and place names………….
Passenger List from Tyrone…………………….
Castle Caulfield………………………………….
Topography and Families in Keatings History….
Additional Resource List…………………………


Featured Interview
with Dr. Kathryn Conrad

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A Glimpse into the Irish-American experience.
Todays Feature interview is with Dr. Kathryn Conrad, as
we ask her about her Irish ties and connections over the
years with Kansas University at Lawrence. (part 1 of 2).

Some Topics explore today:
Jamison family connection; Irish Literature; politics;
The Easter Rising; O’Hegarty Collection; Rare Books;
Student reaction; Browsing the Library; not pdf’s !:
‘Can I touch it?’; trips to Northern Ireland; Belfast Murals;
Irish language dialects, Standard Irish vs. native
speakers !

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

1) Welcome New Member: Margaret Misak of Cleveland, OH.
Your Tyrone; Irish Families; and Clanna Rory books, shipped.
Looking for County Tyrone origins of Hugh Rogers (widower,
children: Francis, Patrick, Hugh, Mary, Felix Bernard),
came to US in 1840s; Catherine Hughes (widow, children:
Alice, Peter, Michael), came to US in 1848.

2) Welcome back member Gene Carr, of Hayti, SD
Your Donegal book has been shipped.  Searching:
Carr (Donegal), Neiles, Sweeney, Logue, Langan

3) Richard McClelland of Plantation, FL, your County Down
genealogy and family history notes, have shipped !

4)  Lesley Armstrong of Wooroonook, Australia, your
County Tipperary genealogy and family history… shipped

5) Heidi Anthony of Pinecrest, FL, welcome as a member !
(Anthony?) Family is from Kings County and Queens County.

6) Thomas Murphy of Beaverton, OR, your Kilkenny book
has shipped, welcome as a new full member !
I was born in Kilmanagh, Kilkenny as Mathias Dermody to
Mary Dermody. I have the 1901 and 1911 census info and
want to learn more about the Dermody’s both forward and
backward from 1950, my birth year.
We will cover ‘Dermody’ in a nearby future podcast.

7)  Dennis Lowe of Tucson, AZ, your 1659 census shipped !

8) Moira L. Devlin of NSW, Australia, your Tyrone genealogy
book has shipped !

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Irish Family Name of the Day:
(see also our March 7, 2011 episode on ‘Rodgers’.)

Todays family history in honor of member :
Margaret Misak.

Related Spellings of the Name
Rodgers, Rogerson, Rory, MacRory, Rorison, McRoary,
Magrory, M’Arory…..

Varient Spelling Groups:   #1286, 1366, 1806, 1807
From: Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names

Irish Family Notes
Most often tied to the Province of Ulster in Ireland, the
name is surely of English origins as well as Irish.
It is given as arriving with the 12th century Norman
invasions of Ireland.
Some of the name come from the Irish name of MacRory,
which also change into Magrory, MacArory, etc…

The family is found in the 1890 birth index and our
‘Families of Clanna Rory’ book also gives note of the
family in Ireland, and its line of descent.

Chiefs and Clans in the 12th Century
Our County Tyrone genealogy and family history book, one
of many that hold the name in our Irish Family series,
gives ‘MacRory or MacRogers, chiefs of Tealach Ainbith
and of Muintir Birn, districts in the baronies of Dungannon
and Strabane”. In more modern time ‘Rogers’ is given as the
54th most common name in the U.S..
(- Mike O’Laughlin)

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)   ‘MacRourry’ is given in the Irish Book of Arms in the Roll
of Arms for Irish Septs, circa 1690.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Curious notes/videos including the ‘Iceman McCrory family’
The Free Master online index at shows:
Listings for the name 74 times, here are a few examples:

1)  The History of the Clanna Rory families in Ireland (book)
2)   Rogers: Co. Tyrone Ireland genealogy and family history..
3)   MacRogers:  ‘’                         ‘’                      ‘’
4)   E. Rogers Co. Waterford genealogy and family history..
5)   H. Rogers in Co. Tipperary genealogy & family history..
6)   Rogers of Meath: the Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters.
7)  Early Irish in Albany: James Rogers.  (J-23)

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)  Cookstown, County Tyrone in the heart of the Sperrins.
The longest and widest street in Northern Ireland.  Video.

2)   Milton Iceman McCrory family on Family Fued.  Video.

3)  Rogers Surname origins, famous examples and notes web page

4) Early non-stick bubble gum blowers…video (for nonsense)

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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1)  Michael Higgins the new and 9th president of Ireland.
Inaugurated at Dublin Castle.

2)  Bronagh Conway and Cathal Kearney from Co. Tyrone
who were married in Saint Eugene’s Church in
Newtownstewart on 11/11/11.  A theme for the day !

3)  Irish WWII veterans interviewed.  Up to 7,000 killed.

4)  13th century underground bunkers found in Kilkenny.

5)  Irish first to create non-sick gum.  No more gumshoes,
but good as bird food? …Janitors & street cleaners rejoice

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