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Irish Genealogy and History Shownotes. week 121
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Advance shownotes for July 27

Among Todays Topics:

1)   Porter is the Irish Family Name of the Day
2)   Search for Arthur of County Antrim; McDowell
3)   Grammys Brown Bread recipe
4)   Audio Book excerpt: Early Irish Names in St. Louis
5)   The Aylwards of Canada: Web Page
6)   School of Canadian Irish Studies
7)   New York Public Library online

Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics:            1:12
Notes from Mike:               1:44
Books of the Month:          6:10
St. Louis audio excerpt:     9:00
The Magnificent Seven:    13:28
Irish Name of the Day:     15:05
Websites of the Week:      19:26
Curious News and Notes: 21:39

Time: 28:43
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Notes This Week:

1) Hey Mike! I’ve been listening to your podcasts on iTunes,
and have been inspired to research my family’s history. But,
I’ve run into a problem. My last name is McDowell, and I have
been told that the McDowells came from different places. Some
of my resources have said Scotland, some say Ireland, Wales
and I’ve even been told Norway two or three times. I was just
wondering if you could clear that up for me.
Also, I’ve heard you say that some names at are usually spelled
Mc, can be spelled with just a M’. If that’s true, can I spell my
name M’Dowell?
Thanks for listening to my questions.
Nicholas McDowell

2)  We have added a blog reader to this blog.  The blog reader
is a computerized reader, that simply reads this blog, turning
it into audio.  Our podcast is completely different !  I am the
host and it has some things not included on the blog.
To go to my broadcast page for podcasts go to Irishroots.com

3)  The New York Public Library is online and re-organized.
Definitely worth a check if you have business in the area !
http://www.nypl.org/questions/

4) www.Genealogywise.com is still up and running.
If you are researching your family check it out.
It’s free, you get your own page.
Take a look at my group page, leave your search and join in !
http://www.genealogywise.com/profile/MikeOLaughlin
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Books of the Month:

1) Audio Book Excerpt #2.  ‘Missouri Irish’ or Irish Settlers
on the American Frontier. By Michael C. O’Laughlin. 1984. 2008.
Listen to this weeks podcast for excerpt read by Molly Nickle (4)

Irish in St. Louis from 1770
Mullanphy, Brady and McKnight, O’Reilly, O’Conor,
the Kerry Patch, politics, organization and education.
The Irish were the largest foreign born population in
St. Louis.  The population at the time was small and
growing.  (1817 – 1820 ).

Pre-famine Irish in Good numbers.
Gentlemen of education. Our first and second sheriffs,
justices of the peace; Moses Scott, Thomas Maguire,
justices of the peace. Lawless the attorney, Charless and
Cummins first and second proprietors of the Missouri
Gazette, Patrick Dillion, James Arnold, Hugh Rankin,
James Timmon, Michael Daly…….. all merchants,
Thomas Forsythe  U.S. Indian agent; Maj. James McGonnigle, quartermaster, Patrick Sullivan professor at the College;
Rochford…… all here in the territorial days
of St. Louis, before statehood and well before the famine
era in Ireland.

Jeremiah Conor was a leading citizen of St. Louis from
County Cork, Ireland in those times. He was sheriff,
justice of the peace and much more.

For more about this book go to:
http://www.irishroots.com/id4263.htm

2)  The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and
Rural Migration –
(note: this is not our book, go to web address below)
By Carolyn A. Heald. Published by Global Heritage Press.
This new book provides a broad history of the Palatines in
Ontario, where they came from, where they settled, and what characterized their communities.
ISBN: 978-1-897446-37-9      www,globalgenealogy.com

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Coming Up:
Words you should know if you are going to Ireland.
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) Molly Arthur Canter, of Murray, KY, Welcome as a member.
Arthur from Co. Antrim late 1600’s

2)  Grenville Hall of Co. Antrim, Ireland, welcome as a member.
No surnames given.

3)  Patricia F. Jarrett of Athens, Georgia, your Co. Cork
Genealogy book and Passenger Lists have shipped.

4)  William Bodkin of Silves, Portugal, your Families of Galway
has shipped.

5)  Hubert Walbaum, of Marne, France, your County Antrim
Genealogy has shipped.

6)  Cynthia Tanchyk of Winnipeg, Canada your Families of Co.
Cork book has shipped !

7)   Ann-Marie Joy of Berks., United Kingdom, your Kings and
Queens County Genealogy Book has shipped !

Check out our online search list at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/
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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Porter

Todays family history in honor of an Irish Roots Cafe member.
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Related Spellings of the Name
le Porter, Portre

Varient Spelling Groups:
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name
The name from which Porter can be taken was ‘le Porter’
and as such it is a well known English name.  In modern
times it may be considered a name of the province of Ulster.
When of English origin it is found in Ireland quite early, with
the exception of the province of Connaught, in the west of
Ireland.  It is a fairly numerous name throughout Ireland
today, and is found as both a Catholic and Protestant name…..
The census of 1659 finds the name as a principal one of
County Donegal, and Milesian Families gives the name as
English, arriving in Tyrone in 1640. The Porter……..

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
http://www.irishroots.com/id4098.htm
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Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm

1)   The Porter family of Belle Isle, Co. Longford  shown.
2)   The Porter family of Clogher Park, Co. Tyrone shown.
3)    The Arms of Dr. John Porter (1806 – Clogher) also shown.
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Coming Up Later in this episode:
Irish Village uncovered in the U.S.
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The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family name 43 times
including the following examples :
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/

1)   King James Irish Army List
2)   The Families of County Dublin, Ireland. ( H. Porter also)
3)   The Families of County Donegal, Ireland.
4)   J. Porter found in ‘Irish Knighthoods…’
5)   Porter Arms in Co.Longford genealogy and family history
6)   Farley Porter, v. 26 of the Journal of the IAHS
7)   Names of Passengers from Ireland (9 listings)
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Websites of the Week:

1) Irish Family Research a good place to search online
http://www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk/

2)   The Irish Aylwards of Shippagan, New Brunswick
http://acanadianfamily.com/2009/05/24/the-irish-aylwards-of-shippagan-new-brunswick/

3)  School of Canadian Irish Studies
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/School-of-Canadian-Irish-Studies-continues-to-grow-at-Concordia-U-50865422.html

4) Irish Immigrant Villiage uncovered in Maryland
“An Irish village is being gradually unearthed in Baltimore
County in the first known survey of an Irish immigrant village
in the U.S. Archaeology students at the University of Maryland,
College Park, have been digging in the area which was called
Texas by the Irish immigrants who settled there.”
http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Irish-immigrant-village-unearthed-in-Maryland-50635617.html

Irish artifacts dug up in Baltimore County
Archaeology students help piece together history of immigrants’ town
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bal-md.co.dig13jul13,0,2786177.story
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Curious News and Notes

1)  What are the most far out Irish groups on Facebook ?
Well, we can’t be sure, but take a look at the group names
like: Irish Mafia; Irish Jews; Irish Bowling, and there are
plenty more.  Below is an article from Irish Central which
investigated this story:
http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/The-most-outlandish-Irish-Facebook-groups–42290402.html

2)  Michael Flatley may take judge’s seat on
‘Dancing with the Stars’
Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley, the man who singlehandedly
turned Irish dance into the phenomenon that it is, may be joining
the judging panel of the TV hit “Dancing with the Stars.”
http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Michael-Flatley-may-take-judges-seat-on-Dancing-with-the-Stars-50546462.html

3)  The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O Malley) – The Show –
Wesport, Co. Mayo – throughout July & August. Pirate, chieftain,
lover and mother in 16th century Ireland Gráinne Mhaol was one
of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland
http://my.liveireland.com/profiles/blogs/the-legend-of-grainne-mhaol

4)  How the Irish speak.  What certain terms you should know
when visiting.  Things like:
Bangers = sausage; Boot = Car Trunk;  Chips = French Fries;
Craic = Fun;  Lorry = Truck; Rashers = Bacon;
Half & Half = Half Guinness /Half Harp (don’t call it a black and tan);
http://www.visitireland.com/planning/glossary.asp

5)  Grammys Irish Brown Bread (Margaret Hickey’s)
Yield 1 loaf
Ingredients
3 cups extra coarse wholemeal flour
1 cup oat bran
3 tablespoons wheat germ
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg, beaten
2 cups milk
Mixing instructions below:  (Hat tip to riverfrontirish and Diddlyi)
http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/grammys-irish-brown-bread/

6)  Boston will host the World Irish Dancing Championships
March 24-31, 2013, at Hynes Memorial Auditorium.
This will be the second time the event has been held in
the U.S. (The first was in Philadelphia this year).
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his field including numerous hard bound books; guides;
newsletters; podcasts; videos and hundreds of articles.
Today, he hosts the first weekly broadcast on Irish Family
History at www.Irishroots.com

The founder of the Irish Roots Cafe, he also publishes
great works of history, including ‘The Annals of Ireland by
the Four Masters’; and Keatings ‘History of Ireland’.

He recently completed the Irish Families Project,
a 34 book set on Irish Family History, published by the Irish
Genealogical Foundation.
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Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy and History. week 108
From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.

Among Todays Topics:

1)  The Irish Family Name of the Week is: Little
2)  First Cat Hospital in Ireland
3)  The Book of the Month is: Irish in Australia
4)   Searching: Beggins, Fay and Hyland
5)   New Irish Genealogy DVD Launched
6)   Beamish Disappears
7)   Irish Video of the Day: Canada Irish Parade explained

Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/

This Weeks Topics:            1:20
Notes from Mike:               2:14
Book of the Month:            5:45
The Magnificent Seven:      7:23
Irish Name of the Day:       9:05
Websites of the Week:      13:46
Curious News and Notes: 16:46

Time: 23:23
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Notes This Week:

1) Still Twittering away at: http://twitter.com/IrishRootsCafe

2) I am launching my first DVD this week !
It has 11 features, including 7 of my genealogy videos,
our early travel movie of Ireland, and one each of my three
podcasts series, Irish Song ‘Danny Boy’ broadcast with slide show,
Irish Roots Cafe with slide show, and History of the Irish in
America audio show with slides. To Learn and enjoy ! http://www.irishroots.com/dvd1.htm

3) Finally finished recording our Irish Song and Recitation Festival
shows.  Should have the announcement up today, so either pick
it up on my web page, or subscribe for free through iTunes.
I was forced to start off with a song of my own this season, so I
picked one in the Irish language, and also with its English translation.
This will be a first time performance for me ! Next watch for a CD
of Irish Song from the 1800’s that I am putting together with friends
here at the cafe.
The song and recitation fest this season features Michael Collier,
Adam in song and recitation, and Emily Wyatt in song and on
the Harp for starters.
Irish Song and Recitation on Irishroots.com or iTunes:

http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/rss.xml
iTunes tag:    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=269126035
This is the 3rd broadcast series from the Irish Roots Cafe. Here we feature
music, song and stories from days past.  We include song and history of the
Irish worldwide. You are invited to participate with your own song, story, tune,
or recitation !
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Book of the Month :
“Australia has a long association with the Irish and many Irish people
have come to Australia since the First Fleet arrived in 1788. The
ebook, “The Irish in Australia” by James Francis Hogan”
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0500661.txt
might be of interest to those wishing to pursue the subject further.
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Coming Up:
Calling all O’Neills – Stronghold to be opened to public.
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1)  New member Kimberly H. Ethridge of Arnold, MD welcome !
searching for Hyland family, of Philadelphia, PA

2) Gold member John Patrick Little of Perth, West. Australia, welcome !
searching: Little Beggins Fay. townland of Drumlane /Cormeenmore
Parish of Larah County Cavan; Coyle/Corcoran Parish of Drung County cavan

3) John Nolan of Ontario, Canada. Your Co. Dublin genealogy shipped !

4) Lorraine Davis of Monticello, IN. your Co. Clare genealogy shipped !

5) Jacqueline McCarron of Honey Brook, PA.
Your Book of Irish Families, great & small has shipped !

6) Janice McCarthy of Queensland, Australia
Your Families of Cork, and County Cork genealogy….has shipped

7) Mary Bourke of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Your County Mayo Genealogy and family history notes has shipped.

Check out our online search list at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/
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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !
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Irish Family Name of the Day:

Little

Todays family history in honor of member: John Patrick Little
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Related Spellings of the Name

Lytle, Littleton, Begg, Begane, Beggan, Biggane, Liddel…..

Varient Spelling Groups: #1107, 1108, 1715
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name

The Little family, when found in Ireland, may be of either Scottish
or English heritage.  As would be expected most of the name are
found in the province of Ulster, though other families of the name
are found elsewhere.  The 1890 birth index finds the family most
numerous in counties Antrim, Dublin and Fermanagh.
The name of Little can also be a ‘translated’ name, coming from the
Irish name of Begg or Beggs, Beggane, etc…

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
http://www.irishroots.com/id4098.htm
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Irish Family Coats of Arms

Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm

1)  arms for  Lyttelton, 1806 AD are noted as being in Debretts work,
for William Henry Lyttelton, a baron in Longford and married to
Mary Macartney.
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Coming Up Later in this episode:
Did you know that a Catholic cannot marry into the Royal family
by law ?
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The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names

at Irishroots.com finds the family name  36 times
including the following examples :
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/

1) F. Little in The Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland
2) Little in Missouri Irish book
3) Littleson in The Scottish Macs
4) P.F. Little in J28
5) Littleton in the Birth Index of Ireland
6) Little in the 1659 Census
7) Little in Milesian Families of Ireland
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Websites of the Week:

1) Canadas St. Patricks Day Parade Explained
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/top-picks-st-patricks-day-canada-am-declan-kelly-irish-ambassador-to-canada-and-noel-dempsey-irish-transport-minister/136596514/?icid=VIDLRVNWS07
Canada AM: Declan Kelly, Irish ambassador to Canada and Noel Dempsey,
Irish transport minister
By some calculations, nearly 15 per cent of the Canadian population
has roots in Ireland and the spirit of the country has become infused in Canadian society.

2) Video of the week: Classic Irish Coffee
http://blog.syracuse.com/drinks/2009/03/the_classic_irish_coffee.html
“There’s nothing like watching a real Irishman tell the story, and demonstrate
the technique, of the classic Irish Coffee (see Kilkenny County native David
Hoyne in the video below).
Of course, the Irish Coffee began as a warming beverage for American
tourists stopping in Ireland and didn’t really take off until years later in
San Francisco.”

3) Web Page: Our New Irish DVD is launched
Genealogy – History – Song – Travel
http://www.irishroots.com/dvd1.htm
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Curious News and Notes

1) The Royal Ban on Catholics, that is, it is illegal for heirs to the
throne to marry a Catholic, may be reversed. The law has been in
effect since the 1701 Act of Settlement.  The problem seems to be
that the Queen is also the head of the established Church, the
Church of England.  They say it is a very controversial problem….
Did anyone say ‘separation of Church and State ?”
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/royal-ban-on-catholics-may-be-reformed-14246011.html

2) An Irishman named George Karellas of Co. Meath is one of
the 16 finalists for what is being called the best job in the world.
He has been picked from 35,000 applicants, to be the one who
gets to be caretaker of Hamilton Island in Australia, and write
a blog while there.  It is a six month job for 75,000 Euros !
http://www.herald.ie/national-news/irishman-in-last-16-for-worlds-best-job-1697159.html

3) The first veterinary hospital in Ireland for cats is set to open
after Easter, in County Cork.  No dogs allowed !  It is the dream
project of Clare Meade age 35, who is building the hospital at
Barnavara Hill in Glanmire.
http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/ididcwqlkf/

4) Calling all O’Neills, the O’Neill stronghold at of Castle Hill
in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, will be opened to the public for the
first time in 400 years !  Sounds like time for a family reunion…
Parklands are included in the renovations..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/7971010.stm

5)  Hope you stocked up on Beamish Stout if that is your drink,
as it is being removed from all international sales, soon only to
be found in Ireland itself.
http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/ididaueyey/

6)  Hotels in Dublin and Cork have lowered prices, but Galway hotels
are more expensive that Paris, London, and Barcelona !
http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/idqlgbausn/
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Members foot the bill so they get first priority –
but we are open to all ! (By the way – a BIG thank
you to all of our members !).
….and away…… !

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About Your Host
A one of a kind resource, Mike is the most published author
his field including numerous hard bound books; guides;
newsletters; podcasts; videos and hundreds of articles.
Today, he hosts the first weekly broadcast on Irish Family
History at www.Irishroots.com

The founder of the Irish Roots Cafe, he also publishes
great works of history, including ‘The Annals of Ireland by
the Four Masters'; and Keatings ‘History of Ireland’.

He recently completed the Irish Families Project,
a 34 book set on Irish Family History, published by the Irish
Genealogical Foundation.
_________________________________________________________
Get All 5  Free Broadcast series below:

– Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy and History:

http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/97/152/

– Irish Families Worldwide – ENHANCED VERSION – (Quicktime required)

http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/103/156/

– Irish in America: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/98/154/

– Irish Song: http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/153/

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