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From the Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network.
Irish Families Worldwide History and Genealogy. week 84
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Among Todays Topics:

1)  Houston is the name of the day
2)  County Dublin is the Book of the week.
3)  Searching for Donahue, Holmes, Plunkett, Reaney and Brown.
4)  Swords Historical Society
5)  Half-Hanged McNaughten
6)  1871 census records released
7)  Mad Dogs Motorcycle Club
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Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:

This Weeks Topics:  :35
Notes from Mike:  2:10
Book of the Month:   6:35
The Magnificent Seven:   9:05
Irish Name of the Day:    11:40
Website of the Week:      14:25
Curious News and Notes:15:45
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Notes This Week
1)  Reaney.
Hello Mike
I am enquiring whether you know anything of the Reaney
( Ree-Knee ) surname. We are Catholic based in Mayo. We
are told the name is from Leitrim, then Westmeath and have
found many Celtic tales of O Raighne our Irish name in books.
Are you aware of where the name comes from, is it Celtic, Norman
or Viking?  Any help is greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards
Ciaran

Hello Ciaran,
Most of what I have is on my web page
at www.Irishroots.com
I think there are a couple of names that
can be confused with Reaney, such
as Rainey, which is most often considered
of English extraction.  Most of my records
show that name in the north.
The O before the name would of course
seem to rule out Norman or Viking – but
sometimes the O was dropped or added
to names without reason, as I am sure you
are aware,
I’ll see if I can put your question on one of
my podcasts….
All the best,
Mike

2) Tuam, County Galway.
Hi,
I have been researching my ancestral background now for three years
and have finally traced my G.G.Grandfather back to Tuan, County Galway.

Could you please advise me which would be the best method to find
exactly where he would have lived .Or which ancestry site would be the
most suitable. We live in Sheffield, England.
Many thanks for your time
P.L.Gillespie ( nee Walsh)

3) 1871 Census
World Vital Records have released the 1871 UK census. This is in addition
to 1841, 1861, 1881 and 1891.  I believe the ‘world collection’ requires
$100 or so to gain access to, but I have not confirmed that.
The Collection also has records from Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand,
Canada and the US.

4) I just heard John McCain in the first presidential debate
say that Ireland has a much lower tax rate for business than the U.S.,
Barack OBama spoke back saying with all the loopholes in the U.S.
that U.S. businesses really paid less…….
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Books of the Month

1) The Families of County Dublin, Ireland

Here is a sample extract from this book:
“Many of us doing research on Irish families in the Dublin area have
run into a brick wall while looking for births/ deaths/ marriages in the
mid 1700′s to the 1850′s…
I suggest you look into sources like the registers of the Rotunda
Maternity Hospital, a charity operation that was begun around 1756.
The rumors suggesting that all Irish children were born at home was
simply not true.  The LDS (Latter Day Saints) Family Research Centers
have films available which recorded most of the  Registers of Labour
Patients from 1797 to 1882. Each woman who checked into the hospital
gave her name, age, husbands name and occupation, parish they were
in , entry date, delivery date, sex of child, and in a few cases the
christening name of the child. “

2) County Dublin, Ireland, genealogy and family history notes.

County Dublin 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 in the History
of Ireland by the 4 Masters: (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.)
E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain:

Bagott
Barnewall
Burnell
de    Courcy,
Cruise
Delahoyde
Fagan
FitzEustace
Fitzsimon
Fitzwilliam, V.
St.    Laurence, B.
Mac    Gi’lamocholmoge, L
O’    Kelly, P.
Plunkett
Preston, V.
Sarsfield, E.
Segrave
Talbot, B.
Taylor
Tyrrell, B.
Walsh

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Coming Up Later in this episode
The Story of Half-Hanged McNaughten.
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !

Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) New gold member Karolyn Zois, of Kennebunk, ME
Researching family line of Capt. Francis Houston. b.- mid to late 1600′s.
d.-. 1729. Married, Elizabeth (Margaret) Edwards, (nee. Gunning) 1710
in Dublin.  Francis’ father was George Houston.  Trying to trace George
and who and where he was from.  Would like to trace them back to Scotland.,

2) New member Steve Andrisevic of Kansas City, MO
Donahue of Kansas City and of Glenflesk, Ireland.

3) New member  John Holmes of Wentworth Falls, New South Wales
I am a decendent of Holmes from ireland & am stuck on finding
any information.

4) New Member  Moya Hawthorn of Wichester, Hampshire, United
Kingdom.  Plunkett and Brown Family History.

5) Thanks to the Library of Congress,Washington DC
for ordering ‘Missouri Irish’

6) Margaret Morgan of Bray Park, Australia, your two books on
County Limerick and the Book of Irish Families have shipped.

7) Cecilia Fabos-Becker of San Jose California.
Your Irish Families book, Clare genealogy book and 1659 census shipped.

Check out more of our online search list
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Thanks to all of our members – without you these
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Irish Family Name of the Day:
Houston

Todays family history in honor of member:
Karolyn Zois as given earlier in this show.

Searching for info on George Houston…
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Related Spellings of the Name:
Variant spelling groups #921, #940
Huston, Hewson, Houstin, Howison, McHugh, M’Taghlan, M’Houstone

Taken from the Master Guide to Spellings of Irish Family Names

History of the Name
The Houston family of Orangefield, and of Roddens, Co. Down,
are given in the Irish Book of Arms.  The birth index of 1890 finds
the family centered in Antrim, Londonderry, Armagh and Down.

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
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Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1) Houston of Grangefield, County Down with illustrated arms
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The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family — times
including the following examples :
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/21/45/

1)  1659 census
2)   Birth index of Ireland
3)   ‘Houtson’, M. found in Co. Donegal genealogy & family history book
4)   ‘Houstone’ found in ‘The Scottish Macs’ book.
5)    Two listings in County Derry genealogy book
6)    Two listings in County Down genealogy book
7)   Multiple listings in the Names of Irish Passengers to America book.
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Websites of the Week:

1) Swords, Co. Dublin, Historical Society

http://www.irish-roots.ie/dublin-north-fingal.asp

Address: Carnegie Library, North St., Swords, Co. Dublin
Tel: 353 (1) 8400080 Fax: 353 (1) 8400080
e-mail: swordsheritage@eircom.net
Contact: Bernadette Marks

Opening Hours: All year round. 1pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.
By appointment only outside opening hours.

Among other items, The above is a site for :
The following Roman Catholic Parishes are available there:
Donabate       1760-1899
(None from 24/12/1799 to 8/2/1800)     1761-1899
(None from 29/8/1801 to 9/1/1803 and from 21/6/1867 to 9/2/1869)
Garristown     1857-1899     1857-1899
Malahide     1856-1900     1856-1899
Naul/Ballyboughal     1832-1899     1833-1899
Rolestown/Oldtown     1857-1899     1857-1899
Skerries     1751-1899     1751-1899
Swords     1763-1899
(None from 27/12/1835 to 2/6/1802)     1763-1899
(None from 7/7/1777 to 2/6/1802)
Rush     1785-1899     1785-1899
Lusk     1701-1899
(None from 22/11/1834 to 1/1/1835)     1701-1899
(None from 12/1/1801 to 18/3/1802 and 10/11/1856 to 2/2/1857)
Finglas     1812-1899     1812-1899
(None from 19/5/1760 to 27/11/1784 and 22/8/1800 to 12/1/1801)
Baldoyle/Howth/Sutton     1784-1899
(None for Baldoyle from 26/12/1807 to 4/7/1824)     1784-1899
Clontarf/Coolock/Raheny     1771-1899     1771-1880
Arran Quay/Glasnevin     1731-1878     1732-1900
Blanchardstown     1771-1878     1771-1899

These Church of Ireland Parish Registers are available here:
Church of Ireland Parishes
Parish     Baptisms     Marriages     Deaths
Swords     1750-1899     1793-1863     1750-1899
Balrothery     1782-1888     1845-1899     1782-1888
Holmpatrick (Skerries)     1779-1899     1779-1899     1770-1899
Balbriggan     1850-1889         1852-1899
Balscadden/Balrothery             1888-1898
Lusk     1809-1899     1809-1899     1822-1899
Donabate     1811-1899     1811-1899     1814-1899
Kilsallaghan/Clonmethan/Naul     1806-1899     1847-1899     1817-1884

2) The Houston Family
http://joepayne.org/houston.htm

Notes on the family of General Sam Houston, whose
father was said to be born in Scotland but died in Ireland.
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Curious News and Notes

1) The National Ploughing Championships were held recently
in County Kilkenny, with a record 208,000 attendance. It caused
such congestion that they set aside 400 acres for parking !
Next years contest will be in Athy, Co. Kildare.

2) Old Lucky,
“Half-Hanged McNaughten “ it seems that John McNaughten
married one Mary Ann Knox of Prehen House in County Down.
Mr. McNaughten was found guilty of murdering his wife and was
hanged unsuccessfully 3 times.  He could have set himself free by
law at that time, but chose to be hanged a fourth time, which was
successful.  He has been known as ‘half hanged McNaughten” ever
since.

3) The Mad Dogs motorcycle club covered all 32 counties in Ireland
in under 18 hours of riding and raised some 5,800 pounds for a
childrens charity in the fight against cancer.  The Mad Dogs are
found in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.

4) The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning championships are just
being held, and Joe Daly was set to command a 90,000 cubic feet
balloon with the ‘Discover Waterford’ Logo.

5) The biggest beer fest in Ireland will be held in Galway the weekend
of October 25.  Perhaps the Mad Dogs motorcycle club will be there along
with a few hot air balloons, a few ploughmen, and “Half-hanged McNaughten”.
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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.
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Irish Families Worldwide Advance Shownotes. week 83
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Among Todays Topics:

1)  Next U.S. VP will have Irish roots too !
2)  Searching for Dunne, Fottrell, and Walsh
3)  Giant Mushroom in Sligo
4)  County Wicklow Genealogy Book of the Month
5)  Howard is the family name of the week.
6)  Web page: Wicklow Family History Centre
7)  Most Popular Irish Baby Names Today

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Timeline for next weeks audio broadcast: ( to come )
Todays Topics/ notes: 1:45
Book of the Month: 5:45
Magnificent 7 Member Search: 7:10
Irish Family Name of the Week: 9:45
Website of the Day: 14:45
Curious New & Notes: 16:45
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Notes This Week
1)  http://www.irishmariners.ie/
“This website contains an index of Irish born merchant seamen contained
in the CR10 series of index cards in the Southampton Civic Archives. The
CR10 Archive holds 270,000 cards covering the multinational workforce of
the British Merchant Marine during the period from late 1918 to the end of
1921. All ranks and jobs at sea are covered from master to scullion. A unique
feature of the CR 10 cards is that they usually contain a good photograph
of the seaman.”

2) I must add vp candidate Joe Biden to the Irish Heritage list.  He had a
great grandmother by the name of Finnegan from County Mayo.  The Biden
name seems to be of Huguenot origins found in Liverpool in 1668.

3) And of course!  Sara Palin has Irish roots.  Palins family on her
mothers side, the Sheeran family, came to the U.S. in the 1840’s
in the person of Michael Sheeran.  There is also a Burke family connection.

4) Got a note from Ken Haughton, who may be able to help with Wicklow
roots.  His web page is:   Wicklow Roots – Home Page
“Trace your County Wicklow roots. Research places of local historical interest.
Link to information on interesting historical Wicklow personalities. …”:
http://www.irishthymes.com/wicklowroots/
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Book of the Month
Counties Kildare, Wicklow and Carlow, Ireland, genealogy & family history notes.

County Wicklow 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 in the History
of Ireland by the 4 Masters: (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.)
E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain:

Archbold
Butler, B.
Cheevers
FitzEustace, V.
Fitzgerald, L.
Fitzwilliam, L.
Furlong
Hughes
O’    Byrne, L.
Mac    Murrough, P.
O’    Cullen, C.
O’    Dowling, C.
O’    Doyle, C.
O’    Gahan, L.
O’    Horan
O’    Kelly, C.
O’    Teige (Tighe)
O’    Toole, P.
Talbot
Walsh

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Coming Up Later in this episode
The most popular name for baby boys, and girls today !
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Time to raise our eyes skywards, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :

1) New Member Joanna Howard of Darnestown, MD
Howard Fitzsimons Dunne Fottrell of Baldoyle, Ireland

2) New Member Cheryl Hoxie of Exeter, NH
Grandfather, James Joseph Walsh, b. 08 Sep 1882, Co.Kilkenny
(possibly Skibbereen).Parents:Patrick & Honora(Fogarty)Walsh.
He had at least 2 siblings:Richard & Bridget. James came to
Somerville,Boston area, MA, US 1908 on the ship Ship Saxonia.
He lived with his cousin, John Ryan in Somerville,MA when he first
arrived in the US. My Grandmother, Annastacia Fennelly, b. 1898
Co. Kilkenny.Parents:Joseph & Elizabeth(Doyle)Fennelly. She
arrived in Boston port, MA in 1915. She & James married in 25 Nov
1917 in Somerville,MA. They had 2 children: Patrick Joseph
b.1918;my mother – Mary Catherine b.1919.
I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may have
additional information on these families. Thank you!

3) Mrs. Greet of Bershire, in the U.K.,
your County Meath Ireland genealogy book has shipped.

4) Ian Carswell of New South Wales, Australia
your history of the Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland has shipped.

5) Christopher Curley of Meath, Ireland, your birth index has shipped.

6) Arthur Harvey of Owen Sound, Canada
Your Irish Chiefs and Leaders book has shipped

7) Mary Connaughton of Newton, Mass.
Your County Roscommon genealogy book has shipped.
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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:
Howard

Todays family history in honor of member:
Joanna Howard of Darnestown, MD
Searching for info on : see member search list above.
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Related Spellings for the Name
O’Hure, O’Hawrde, Hogart.
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names
. variant spelling group #922. )

History of the Name
Milesian families finds the name in Cork, Kerry and Limerick,
arriving in 1172 from England.  The census of 1659 shows the
name in Tipperary, Cork and Dublin.  In more modern times the
name remains in Dublin and Cork, as evidenced by the 1890 birth
index. mIn addition to the English origins, the old Irish family name of
O hIomhair, in Co. Clare has also been changed into Howard. (O’Hure).
In Clare they are found along with the O’Deas, and were located near
Mt. Callan, and were a family of note in the early 14th century.
According to Woulfe, the names of Hogart and Howard are synonyms;
also found in Keatings History of Ireland.  In Keatings History the
Howards are cited as a chief English family of Wicklow.

copyright 2008, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small
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Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms
connected to this family name:

1) Alice Howard, Countess of Wicklow (1793). with motto.
2) Robert Howard, viscount Wicklow, d. 1740, a lion on the crest
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The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family 50 times
including the following examples :

1) ‘Howard House’ found in Pynnars Survey of Ireland.
2) C. Howard, found in Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
3)  M. and R. Howard found in Irish Familes on the California Trail
4)  Several listings for the name in Co. Kildare, Wicklow & Carlow genealogy
5)  Cath. Howard in Co. Fermanagh and Louth genealogy book.
6)  G. Howard in Co. Tipperary Genealogy & Family History notes.
7)  H. Howard in Co. Galway Genealogy and family history notes.

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Websites of the Week:
1) Wicklow Family History Centre
http://www.wicklow.ie/familyhistorycentre/
email: wfh@eircom.net

Catherine Wright, Manager
Wicklow Family History Centre,
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, Kilmantin Hill,
Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

The above is a site for :
“ The Wicklow Family History Centre is a genealogy research service
established in 1987 by Wicklow County Council & FÁS. Since its
foundation, our staff has computerised County Wicklow’s Roman
Catholic and Church of Ireland parish registers. Church records of
Methodist, and Presbyterian circuits within the county have also
been computerised. Our church records for the County of Wicklow
date from the seventeenth century and stop at 1900. “

2) Video Interview wth Feargal O’Donnell of the Irish Family History Foundation:
http://rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences.php?bctid=1792947734
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Curious News and Notes
1)  It seems that King Abdullah II of Jordon just took a motorcycle
tour of Ireland, on a Harley Davidson.  Hotel manager Karl
O’Shaughnessy in New Ross welcomed the entourage for lunch before
they set off for Tramore, Co. Waterford and then to Cork.
No telling who you might meet on Irish roads these days.

2) Despite being a spare year for mushrooms in Ireland, Patrick
Waters of Scarden in Sligo, set off on the hunt anyway.  He found
a 4 pounder which measured some 34 inches across growing next
to a manure heap.  Mr. Waters declined the honor of eating the
large delicacy however, thinking it might be a bit risky..

3) Laura Doyle has been crowned miss “Oyster Pearl” for 2008
at the International Oyster festival in Galway, which runs from
Sept. 25 – 28.

4) Irishman Liam Neeson born in Ballymena, has been picked to
play Abraham Lincoln in an upcoming Speilberg film.

5) The Wiiners of the most popular Irish baby names currently:
Jack for boys and Sarah for girls.
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or send by mail to our American address:

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Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

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of the world, when you call my phone recorder at:
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but we are open to all ! (By the way – a BIG thank
you to all of our members !).
….and away…… !
_________________________________________________________
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.
He founded and hosts the first weekly podcast on Irish
Family History at www.Irishroots.com

The founder of the Irish Roots Cafe, Mike 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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