156. Irish Family History and Genealogy
with curious news and notes from Ireland.
Shownotes from www.Irishroots.com
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) Family of the Day: Reid
2) County Antrim Ireland is the County of the Month
3) Searching: Colman, Moore, Treacy, Carroll & McNary
4) Our Podcast Guest list page with photos launched !
5) Sean Nós old style song web page launching
6) Once a year, 5 hour Irish genealogy and history course.
7) The Irish National Anthem Sung in Irish? by none other…..
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
Also available as an Enhanced Irish Family History podcast with
photos and links at: (Quick Time required)
Notes This Week:
What’s happening today, with links, at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) We will be giving a 5 hour workshop on Irish Family
History and Genealogy at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Academy
Friday August 6 later this year. We will be covering
everything from DNA and the Basque to making your own
Irish Family Podcast, along with Irish Family Names and
Research ! Space is limited so be sure to reserve ASAP.
2) I am adding several pages to our web site. Already up
are the Guest list page, which features pictures and info on
some of the distinguished guests on our podcasts here:
We have the Irish Hedge School Page up here:
Plus the beginnings of the Sean Nós, old style, Irish Song page,
complete with video examples being put together on my
back door web page at:
3) More news on Irish DNA coming up in future episodes !
One Minute Podcast
Let’s take a listen to one of our 8 other podcast series.
Covering Song; Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America;
or Irish language.
Todays Podcast extract is from
Hello Fada, accent on the Irish Language for the curious.
Today Renata helps us understand about the singing and
pronunciation of the National Anthem of Ireland, and we actually
make an attempt at singing it ourselves – with no practice nor
warm ups !
( It’s the thought that counts )
This is taken from the larger original podcast: Hello Fada #12
For more podcasts like todays sample extract, go to:
Hello Fada, http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/106/159/
Book of the Month:
County Antrim Genealogy and Family History Notes and arms
For more about this months book go to:
This book is written to help find the roots of any family in the
county. A hands on guide to find your family in county Antrim
and in Belfast. 8 1/2 x 11; 50 pages; heavier
parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of
which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County
Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many
families are given with family history notes, specific locations;
coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned.
( For a large collection of family histories in Co. Antrim we
also recommend “The Book of Irish Families great & small.)
Table of Contents
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
National Resource List
Local Resource List Names in County Antrim
The Complete Existing returns from the ‘census’ of 1659, showing the baronies in which families were located, and the methods of spelling family and place names at that time. This work gives in the 1659 census, the names of Tituladoes such as ‘Teige O Hara, James Adaire, John Boyd, and William Shaw’ and many more, along with the principal Irish and Scotch surnames by barony. For example, in the barony of Antrim are given Adire, Armstrong, McAlester, Blair, Boyd, Browne McCormick, Crawford and about 20 more families are listed, along with the relative number of the name in that barony. This is repeated for each barony in the county listed.
Coats of Arms of Families in Antrim. Families included in the coats of arms section are given with specific location and a rough sketch of the family arms. Among the families included in this section are:
Brown of Peter’s Hill; MacCartney of Lissanoure; Casement of Magherintemple; Chichester the baron of Belfast; Cramsie of O’Harabrook; Dawson of Port Arlington; MacDonald baron of Slate; MacDonnell earl of Antrim; Fullerton of Ballntoy: Fulton of Braidujle; Greer of Sea Park; Lyons of Old Park; Leslie of Leslie Hill; Higinson of Lisburn; and 20 more families not listed here.
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern. A sampling of place names to assist the researcher. Also of interest and included are local sources in the county itself. County Antrim is located in northern Ireland, (in the province of Ulster), with actual records and contacts.
Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map of County Antrim in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. (1846)2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain: BissetdeBurgo, E. deCourcy, E. deLacy, E. MacAlister MacClean MacDougall Mac Donnell, E. MacNally MacQuillan, L. O’Donnelan, L. O’Eirc, O’Flynn, L. O’Furry, O’Hamill, O’Hara, O’Kane, L O’Keevan, O’Mulholland, O’Niell, and O’Shiel.
(end of extract on the County Antrim Ireland, genealogy …..book
Three Things to Remember:
We Have a Podcast, a Blog reader, and a Blog !
The Podcast is my ‘radio’ show, with extra comments.
The Blog reader is a computer that ‘reads’ this blog.
The Blog has additional entries, and written shownotes.
The Reid Family Name, history and related spellings
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven”
1) Welcome full member O’Anrai Photography of Cheyenne,
Wyoming. Searching for Colman Haugh Driscoll Sheerin
2) Welcome full member Michael Moore of Fairfield, Iowa
your County Antrim Genealogy and family history notes shipped !
Searching for Moore, (George Moore)…
3) Welcome new member Kenneth Vance of Dallas Tx. !
4) Welcome new member Grace Dotson of Harlem, Georgia !
5) Welcome new member Rich Tracy of Kennewick, Washington !
Searching for Treacy of Drangan and Mullinahone, Ireland
6) Welcome new member Ronelle Martin of Yorba Linda, California!
Searching for Carroll and Cooper.
7) Welcome new member Gayle Gutierrez of Heppner, Oregon !
Searching for McNary family in the 1700’s.
Check out our online search list at:
Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible – !
Sponsors and members are welcome and needed.
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of member:
Ann Reid Igoe
Robert Reid near Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland;
Igoe, Ward, Kelly, Maginnis in Cork (?)
Related Spellings of the Name
Reed, Read, Ried, Reidy, Ridd, Reede, Mulderg…..
Varient Spelling Groups: 1783, 1803, 2531…
From The Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
History of the Name
The 81st most common surname of Ireland, the name ranks
13th in Scotland as well. The normal confusion exists when
trying to determine its origin, due to the great number of
Scottish and British families of the name in Ireland.
Reid is a numerous name in England, and as expected is
concentrated in northern Ireland. The Irish name of Mulready
has also been abbreviated into forms of Reid. Mulderrig, another
Irish name, has also been loosely translated into Reid. Spelled
as Reid the name is found in Antrim, Dublin, Down, Tyrone
and Armagh in the 1890 index. This confirms the primary
location as the province of Ulster in northern Ireland.
Spelled as Reed, Milesian Families give the name as a
Welsh one, settling in Clare and Galway in 1170. The census
of 1659 finds this spelling in Tipperary…(continued in Book of
Irish Famiies, great & 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) Not shown in the Irish Book of Arms
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Video of Antrim Waterfalls !
The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:
Listings for the name 62 times, here are a few examples:
1) Reid in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail’.
2) Reid in Co. Kerry Ireland, genealogy and family history notes…
3) Reid in ‘The Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland’
4) Thomas Reid in v.26 of the Journal of the Irish Amer. Hist. Soc.
5) Reid in the Birth Index of Ireland
6) Reid in the Families of Co. Clare, Ireland.
7) Reid in Co. Antrim 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) Reid Family earns 5 BMWs
2) Glenariff Waterfalls, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
3) Old Style Childs Tune in the Irish, about a Lame Duck ! :
4) Dublin Ohio Irish Festival Coming this Fall !
Come to our 5 hours of genealogy and History workshop at the Academy !
see also our Irish Video Shorts at:
Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today
1) The ashes of famous ‘Angela’s Ashes’ author Frank McCourt
were scheduled to be scattered near Carrigogunnell Castle in
County Limerick a few days ago.
2) Vikings in Ireland with return of Dublinia – 700 years of
3) Matt Furlong and Mary Murphy of Ballyhyland, Wexford,
find their hen laid an egg within an egg ! The odds are one in 3 million….. ???
It seems in New Zealand a hen once laid an egg with three
others inside it. I’d be checking the water supply folks…..
4) RendezVous353 is a new web site, set to become the
‘Irish Facebook’ ! to serve 80 million Irish worldwide, and
has a good start with 5000 members and revamped
pages coming up.
5) Pilgrams to Knock, County Mayo, are told not to stare
into the sun to see an apparition. That can inflict permanent
6) If it’s not morally correct, then it is not politically correct –
the words of the Irish Liberator, Daniel O’Connell. We were
reminded by one of his descendants at the 163rd anniversary of
…….So end the notes from the Irish Hedge Row today.
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