Irish Genealogy and History Shownotes. episode 125
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
Among Todays Topics:
1) Warburton is the Irish Name of the Day
2) Philadelphia Irish
3) Irish vs. Scots-Irish 3rd in our series.
4) McGillycuddy for Rose from County….
5) Potato famine blight appears in US
6) Eileen McGuinness has 3 generations in 3 minutes.
7) Smelly item at Bunratty Folk Park in Clare
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
This Weeks Topics: 1:05
Notes from Mike: 1:59
Book of the Month: 2:45
Irish vs. Scots-Irish: 3:48
The Magnificent Seven: 11:22
Irish Name of the Day: 14:23
Websites of the Week: 16:52
Curious News and Notes: 18:00
Total Time: 24:01
Notes This Week:
1) Computers 101: Using Federal Census Records on Ancestry.com
Wednesday, September 23, at the National Archives in Kansas City.
Join Archives staff for this FREE class at 9:00 a.m.! Even if you don’t know computers.
Reservations are required. RSVP by email or call 816-268-8093
Books of the Month:
Kings and Queens County Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.
The Most numerous families in Kings County (Offaly) the 19th century:
(with added variant spellings from the book above)
Beginning Your Irish Family History Search
Part 3 of a 10 part series *
Irish vs. Scots-Irish
You should determine if you are of native Irish origins,
or if your family settled in Ireland from Scotland,
England or elsewhere.
The north of Ireland is just across the water from Scotland. People
from both countries have intermingled for thousands of years.
In more modern times, Scottish families were settled in Northern
Ireland sponsored by the British Crown in the 17th century. Many
stayed only a generation or two in Ireland and moved on to America,
etc.. They are sometimes referred to as ‘planter’ families, having
been transplanted from Scotland to Ireland.
(One good record of the transfer of lands between the Irish and
Scots-Irish in Ireland, is found in ‘The Conquest of Ireland, The
Plantation in Ireland” published in a 4 book set by Rev. Hill.)
By religion, most of these ‘Scots-Irish’ who immigrated, were
Presbyterian. Northern Ireland, from whence they came, is in the
province of Ulster. Hence the term Ulster Presbyterian is often used.
They are generally credited with coming to America earlier than the ‘Irish’,
making their mark in the late 1600’s and 1700’s.
The Scots-Irish are noted for the settlement of the Appalachian frontier. You
might say they were know for being hardy pioneers, like Daniel Boone !
The native Irish arrived in much greater numbers, in the
1800’s, peaking around 1847 with the coming of the great
famine in Ireland. These Irish were the largest foreign born
group in America for the years 1800-1850 en total. They settled
mainly in the cities, and there were soon more Irish in New
York City, than there were in Dublin, Ireland ! During the
hard famine years, they are found in the first ghettos in
every major city in America, (with the exception of Salt Lake City).
Exceptions to the Rule
Now, either of these two groups can be found coming into
America, Canada or Australia at any time, but the time frame
given above is helpful. Religion is often a quick tip to the
origin of your family too – but it is not a perfect thing. On the
frontier you might be lucky to have one denomination
available to you – and after a generation or so, the distinction
might fade. You can find both groups making a switch
occasionally. You can also find two ‘Rev. Hogans’ preaching in
the same area, but with different religious affiliations.
Records are sometimes better kept for the Scots or English in
Ireland. These families are also found concentrated in areas like
the pale around Dublin or in Northern Ireland. Church records
are also key to research in Ireland, so determining your ancestors
religious affiliation is important. Birth, death and marriage records,
often exist only in church records.
There are many names recognized as Irish, or Scots, or English.
Names that begin with ‘O’ are generally of Irish origin. Names that
begin with Mac or Mc can be Scots or Irish in origin. Names of
English origin do not begin with ‘O’ ’ , ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’.
Almost every English name can be found in Ireland, and these
names were adopted by Irish families for several different reasons.
The Irish also dropped the O and Mac from their names at will.
So take care when making assumptions about your surname.
Your name can still be a big help to finding your family in Ireland.
We’ll deal with that a bit later.
(Based upon new podcast series in production from the Irish Roots Cafe)
© 2009 Michael C. O’Laughlin, IGF
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Phytopthora Infestans raises its ugly head again
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Josephine Byrne of Vaud, Switzerland, your ‘Names in the
Land Grants’ of Ireland has shipped along with your others.
2) Joshua D. Mullins of Mosinee, WI. Your hardback ‘Families of
County Clare, Ireland’ has shipped.
3) Richard Milligan of Apache, AZ, your ‘Book of Irish Families,
great & small” has shipped.
4) Elizabeth Gravel of Russell, Canada, your “Families of Co.
Donegal, Ireland” has shipped.
5) Big River Distribution of St. Louis, Missouri, Your “Missouri
Irish, the original history of the Irish in Missouri” shipped.
…. and thank you for distributing this title of ours !
6) Jacqueline Arends of Washington, your item has shipped,
thanks for the call, and good to hear from you again. She has
been with us since 1989 according to my notes…..
7) Gould Genealogy, of Australia, thank you for ordering and
stocking many of my books. Lots of folks in Australia listen
in and order the books. They will have some books in stock
in the next month or two.
Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible – !
Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of member: Hugh Watson
Warburton family name (grandmothers). Traced back to
Richard Warburton of Garryhinch in the Kings County.
Related Spellings of the Name
Warburten, Warburtin, Worburton…..
History of the Name Warburton
see sources below.
Minimal given in Irish Families, great & small
copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
1) Illustrated arms for Warburton of Kings County is given
in the Irish Book of Arms.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Old Irish Famine Film
The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family name 15 times
including the following examples :
1) The Irish Book of Arms
2) The Book of Irish Families, great and small
3) The Families of County Kerry, Ireland
4) The Milesian Families of Ireland
5) R. Warburton in Kings and Queens Counties Ireland
genealogy and family history notes…
6) Co. Fermanagh and Louth genealogy and family history….
7) The 1659 Census of Ireland
Websites of the Week:
1) The Irish Diaspora in Philadelphia, Part I
2) Irish historian, Dom McGlynn, on the Brennan’s of Donegal
3) Clara, County Offaly, Ireland. old family video.
4) Old Irish Famine film set to music
Curious News and Notes
1) Leprechaun WHAT ?
Bunratty Folk Park in County Clare, one of my favorites, has perhaps gotten a bit off
track. “Leprechaun poo”, now sells there for €2.95 “guaranteed 100% organic”.
2) Fungus which caused Irish Famine blight is back and this
time in America, hitting tomatoes and potatoes. Among the areas
hit are Rhode Island, New York, ad Massachusetts.
Home gardeners have gotten seeds that are infected with the fungus or oomycete
called: Phytophthora infestans.
3) The first Ford plant built outside the US was in County Cork,
Ireland in 1921 and made tractors.
4) Three Generations born within 30 minutes.
Eileen McGuinness is 85 years old and has 16 children. She recently had
a grandson, a great grandson and a great great grandson born within
minutes of each other in the same hospital in Dublin.
5) Timber circles some 4,000 years old found in Co. Tyrone
by Ballygawley. Radiocarbon dating has confirmed the statement.
No one really knows what the circle was for, but some say feasting,
others say commemorating the dead…. take a guess….
6) Margaret O’Keefe was the last official Rose of Tralee winner from
County Kerry, back in 1964. Odds were 3 to 1 that Karen McGillycuddy
would become the next Rose from Kerry.
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