Irish Family History Advance Shownotes 200
Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe:
1) Family of the Day: Hickey
2) Irish County of the Month: Dublin
3) Searching For: Moloney, Morris, Leahy
4) Note: Irish postman donates 25,000 items
5) Special Series part 1: The O’Hegarty Collection
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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
Our Enhanced Irish Family History podcast #200
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Notes This Week:
What’s happening today at the Irish Roots Cafe
1) I have been drumming and singing a bit with ‘Celtique’
here of late. Lots of Irish songs in the mix. They even let
me do ‘Si Do Whamo i’, sean nós style.
How Irish is Your Name ?
2) Last weeks blog was: How Irish is Your Name Really ?
So for you podcast only listeners, be sure to go to my
collection from 100,000 surnames and type your name in
to see how often it comes up. (Leave off the Mac or O) !
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Special O’Hegarty at KU interview (part one):
We normally listen to one of our 7 podcast series’ on Song;
Recitation; Travel; History; Irish-America; or Irish language.
Today however, we have a special on location interview in
Lawrence at K.U. with Elspeth. She set the table well and
we go round it in amazement as we look at a few of the
25,000 items in just one of their Irish collections.
The collections here are a must for any serious researcher.
Yes, they do have some rare work relating to genealogy,
and local history. Here is an intro from the web page:
“The Department’s holdings in the history, literature,
culture, and politics of Ireland from the seventeenth
century to the middle of the twentieth century is
concentrated in three named collections, the James F.
Spoerri Collection of James Joyce, the W. B. Yeats
Collection, and the P. S. O’Hegarty Collection. However,
there also exist extensive Irish holdings in the general Rare
Book Collection, making the combined Irish holdings
among the most significant and sizable outside of Ireland.”
You’ll have to listen in to hear all the details as Elspeth
and I walk round the 4 tables and describe these works,
some of which might not be found, even in Ireland. Here
is the podcast address to click on for this edition (part 1):
On The Table
Of the many things we review today:
Genealogy: The Levinge Family; Stewart; Savage;
Blennerhassett. The Seige of Londonderry;
Kimbers Peerage 1768; 1823 Canadian immigration;
Keady Parish History; The Mass Rock; Young Ireland;
Proclamation against immigration: Irish Volunteers;
Posters; Boys Novels: Sein Fein; Original Autograph
books from ‘prison’ camps in Wales and Ireland.
See more on the Irish Collections on the
Spencer Research Library Page, click below:
To Contact The Library by phone or mail:
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Category List from the O’Hegarty Collection:
Agriculture, land, rural industries, fishery, navigation and trade. 3 p.
A.L.S. (autograph letters signed), autographs, etc. 6 p.
Archaeology. 14 p.
Art. 7 p.
Bibliography. 10 p.
Biography, letters, etc. 7 p.
Books/objects of special interest (incl. photographs / stamps). 2 p.
Church, religion, theology, etc. 17 p.
Classical section. 2 p.
Dictionaries, grammars, etc. 1 p.
Education. 2 p.
Fiction (arranged alphabetically by author, Ainsworth – Wollstonecraft;
anonymous stories bound together; collection of tales; miscellaneous;
popular fiction). 103 p.
Folklore, mythology. 2 p.
Books in Dutch. l p.
French books (arranged by author; general. French section). 29 p.
German books. 1 p.
Greek books. 1 p.
Italian books. 4 p.
Books in Latin. 8 p.
Spanish and Portuguese books. 1 p.
Genealogy. 6 p.
History, politics,. etc. (arranged by author; anon; pseudonym; initials;
miscellaneous; special books; reports or special commissions or bodies;
press and magazine cuttings). 79 p.
Juvenile Fiction (author; stories in wrappers, mainly juvenile; publishers;
novels in wrappers, crown 8vo size, or smaller; bound juvenile stories;
gift books, juvenile; magazines, juvenile). 26 p.
Legal (author; official reports, acts,. statutes; trials). 14 p.
Literature (author; anonymous, pseudonyms, etc.; miscellanies, selections,
anthologies, etc.). 58 p.
Local Printing. (by place of publication; specimens of local printing). 2 p.
Manuscript Books. 6 p.
Medicine. 1 p.
Military. 2 p.
Music. 5 p.
Occult. 1 p.
Pamphlets (semi-chronological). 52 p.
Periodicals. 32 p. (if periodical is listed under another subject, it is not duplicated here)
Philosophy. 4 p.
Poetry (author; anonymous; pseudonym; miscellanies). 85 p.
Science, etc. 8 p.
Scrapbooks, etc. 3 p.
Books of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries (chronological). 7 p.
Sociology and Social Matters. 5 p.
Souvenirs, keepsakes, special books, etc. (general; programmes; catalogues, etc.) 5 p.
Sports, games, etc. 1 p.
Trinity College, Dublin. 5 p.
Theatre (author; anonymous; miscellaneous; periodicals; playbills and programmes). 63 p.
Topography, travel, local history. 15 p.
First of Four Episodes
Our stroll through Irish books and literature will
continue next episode, as we complete the second
half of the tour. If you are thinking of going to
Lawrence to see the collection, let us know, we are
planning a trip.
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3) The Book of Irish Families, great and small.
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Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) Welcome new member John Maloney of Tolland, CT.
Trying to expand family history prior to c. 1835 union of
James Moloney (b. c. 1810.) and Bridget Morris
(b. c. 1810)
2) Frog Haven Pty, Ltd. of Queensland, Australia,
welcome as a new member. My family has two Irish
branches: my maternal grfather: Patrick Leahy and
3) Jacquelyn Stokes, your Families of Co. Cork,
Ireland, has shipped !
4) Bryan Donahue of Indiantown, FL., your Kerry book
5) JR Hogan of Lanesboro, Longford, Ireland. Your
County Tipperary, Ireland genealogy book has shipped
6) Karen Phillips of San Diego, CA, your ‘County Cork,
Ireland, genealogy and family history notes’, shipped
7) Susan Burke of Cleveland, Ohio, welcome as a
My mothers grandfather came to Toronto, Ont., from
Cork. Trying to determine the appropriate family crest
as I have found two different ones. (no name specified)
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Todays family history in honor of :
Ms. Maria Northcote
Related Spellings of the Name
Varient Spelling Groups: #884 and #2403
Guide to the Various Spellings of Irish Family Names
The O’Hickey ( O hIcidhe) family is found serving as
hereditary physicians to the O’Briens of Thomand in
more ancient times. The name is likely taken from the
gaelic word meaning ‘healer’. A Dalcassion sept,
historically they are found in Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
and in Cork and Dublin in the 1890 birth index.
Spelled as ‘Hickey’ the name is listed as a principal
name of Cork and is also found in Kildare in the
census of 1659.
Spelled as Hickie the name is listed as a principal one
of Co. Clare, also being found in Limerick and Kildare
at that time. With the ‘O’ prefix, as O’Hickie and
O’Hicky it is found as a principal name of County
The name appears 43 times as Hickey and O’Hickey
in our online index.
copyright 2010, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
Irish Family Coats of Arms: the Irish Book of Arms
A Brief search in that work shows:
1) The arms for Hickey do appear in the Book of Arms.
I’ll have a picture on the enhanced version of the show.
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