Genealogy and History Show. week 117
From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.
Among Todays Topics:
1) The Irish Family Name of the Week is: Waldron
2) Asians neglected in Northern Ireland
3) The Book of the Month is: Missouri Irish Audio version
4) Searching: Jackson, MacDonough
5) 1911 census corrections
6) Worldwide Irish Pub Directory
7) Irish Web Page of the Day: Milwaukee Irish Fest school
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
This Weeks Topics: 1:20
Notes from Mike: 1:47
Report on the Singalong 8:30
Book of the Month: 10:08
The Magnificent Seven: 13:45
Irish Name of the Day: 16:06
Websites of the Week: 19:38
Curious News and Notes: 20:47
Notes This Week:
1) We only appear at one major festival in the U.S., and its
almost time. That would be at the Dublin, Ohio festival the
first of August, weekend. If you go to the festival, please do
stop by. I think we’ve been appearing for 10 years or more.
Look for us in the genealogy tent….
2) Now, a lot of you have asked about some of the folks
here, and many have asked about Molly and her Irish coffee.
Well she is a bit shy about now, but she has agreed to
narrate our first full length audio book ! She is an excellent
reader, and you will enjoy her narration of ‘Missouri Irish, the
original history’. ( She also makes great Irish coffee and plays
a mean Irish accordian.)
We will play a bit of her narration here, featuring some Irish
name variations that I found when researching the old records.
Hope to have that book out by the end of the year. Of course
we have the printed book now as well.
3) Our first Sing-a-long session completed last week, thought it
was over at 7:00 but some folks showed up late and we ran
till 8:00 and we finished up with a surprisingly good version
of ‘Danny Boy’, and yes that is a good song, and a tune that goes
way back in Ireland. Even if the words came from elsewhere !
We did a tune or two in the Irish along with the old Irish favorites,
plus a little Amore and Man of Constant Sorrow…
Thanks to the Celtic Ranch for the grand hospitality.
Now we are looking for the next place to hold the Irish Roots Cafe sessions… any ideas ?
Hear Irish Song and Recitation on Irishroots.com or iTunes
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Book of the Month: (new Audio books on tape type version)
‘Missouri Irish, the orginal history of the Irish in Missouri’
from 1770 – 2008.
You will have to listen in to the podcast to hear parts of the
book narrated. Today we hear some of the name variations
in Irish surnames as given in the book, covering individuals
settling from all points east, moving west of the Mississippi river.
We know that Mac and O can be deleted or added to Irish
names. You can also find names with M. being used for the
prefix ‘Mac’ or ‘Mc’, etc…
This was the first major work I published, and the first work
of it’s kind. The other state I have written on is California,
found in “Irish Families on the California Trail.’ The Missouri
work is much more extensive and was originally published in
1984. I recently updated and reprinted this book. Lots of early
history, with genealogy notes and names and locations of the Irish,
particularly in St. Louis, Kansas City, the Irish Wilderness and
Find an Irish Pub anywhere in the world directory
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) New Member Brenda Waldron of Oakton, VA, welcome and your
County Mayo Genealogy and Family History notes has shipped.
2) Richard MacDonough of Camarillo, CA, your Co. Sligo Genealogy shipped.
3) Patricia Lane of Saratoga, NY, your ‘Families of County Cork’ has shipped.
4) New member, Elizabeth Skowron of Boalsburg, PA. Your Families
of Cork has shipped ! welcome…
5) Jennifer Leigh of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Your County Limerick genealogy and family history notes has shipped.
6) welcome new member Carloyn McRoberts of Muskegon, MI.
looking for information re: Susanna Jackson born in Carlow
county, Ireland in 1845.
7) Susan Renzo of Pleasant Valley, NY your birth index of Ireland
Check out our online search list at:
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: Brendon Waldron
Related Spellings of the Name:
Waldren, Waldrin, Waldron, Waldronn, Waldrum…
History of the Name
Most of the name of Waldron in Ireland are of English extraction.
Several families of the name are found settled in the midlands
of Ireland however, and one branch of the Costelloe family of Mayo
is said to have assumed the name of Waldron in the past. The
1890 birth index finds the family most numerous in Mayo,
Roscommon and Dublin.
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) Not given in the Irish Book of Arms.
( Waller and Waldergrave is given in the Book of Arms).
Coming Up Later in this episode:
First true Scottish Family History Center Opens
The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family name several times
including the following examples :
1) Waldronn in the 1659 census of Ireland; & Co. Armagh genealogy…
2) R. Waldron in Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim genealogy & family history notes, also J. Waldrum
3) T. Waldron in the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. (IGF)
4) R. Waldron in ‘Names in the Land Grants’.
5) E. Waldron and Lady Waldron, in Pynnars Survey of Ireland.
6) M’Waldrin in Irish Names and Surnames
7) Waldron in the Families of County Galway, Ireland
Websites of the Week:
1) Irish Claddagh Ring brief history and nationalist version
2) Milwaukee Irish fest summer school
3) JOHN WALDRON Biography
History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1887
Curious News and Notes
1) 1911 Irish census going online, but not without some
errors being corrected.
2) Worst Irish Joke heard on Twitter from Allthingsnoisy
Why do people wear shamrocks on St.Patricks Day ?
Because Real Rocks are too heavy…….
3) Scotlands first real Scottish Family History centre opens.
The Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock.
4) Find an Irish Pub Directory anywhere in the world !
1611 in USA, 849 in Ireland, 659 in Europe, 306 in Canada and more….
5) Why some Asians feel neglected in Northern Ireland.
Belfasts main Hindu Temple is on the decline.
6) Jenny O’Connell, a blind Dublin Woman, has sight restored
after 46 years.
Bad reaction to medicine caused the loss.
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