Irish Roots Cafe Broadcast Network: Genealogy and History. week 110
Among Todays Topics:
1) The Irish Family Name of the Week is: Ryan
2) Famine Irish to Canada book and
3) Book of the Month is: Co. Tipperary Genealogy and Family History
4) Searching: O’Hea, Madden
5) Twitter explosion….
6) New Irish Roots page on Facebook
7) National Archives genealogy fair
8) The Irish go where ? for vacation
9) Bad Luck Gilpin returns Titantic to the sea
Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:
This Weeks Topics: 1:25
Notes from Mike: 2:25
Book of the Month: 6:10
The Magnificent Seven: 8:20
Irish Name of the Day: 11:40
Websites of the Week: 16:06
Curious News and Notes: 17:30
Notes This Week:
1) Re: Irish Roots Page notes
HI Mike. I have been a fan of your podcast for a while now. Researching
the surname DILLON from Cavan Co.
I have a personal website… www.gerisgenes.com
Keep up the awesome work. – Geri
On twitter from Irishhacker – Great podcast episode. I really
enjoy them. Great job!
2) Irish Family History Foundation online genealogy databases reaches 15 million recs.
Free Index Access http://www.brsgenealogy.com/
List of databases searchable / No. of Records
Birth Records for Ireland 6,956,717
Marriage Records for Ireland 3,557,914
Death Records for Ireland 1,273,826
Census Records for Ireland 1,950,311
Griffith’s Valuation for Ireland 1,177,534
3) We are in the third show for the Irish Song and Recitation Festival this week.
Last week we had harpist and vocalist Emily Wyatt give her rendition of Molly
Malone. We have a brand new show for you this week with Michael Collier at
Irish Song and Recitation on Irishroots.com or iTunes
on the web at: http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/rss.xml
iTunes tag: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=269126035
4) Just started up the Irish Roots fan page on Facebook, that’s one of our
pages for the week. It’s just been a few days and we already see a pic of
Dirty Nellies, Ashford Castle, videos, and the numbers are growing. Even
got a note from Megan that she is related to Barry Fitzgerald so she liked the
Quiet Man Poster that had Fitzgerald pictured and named on it. That is the logo
for the page right now; also just notified of the anniversary of Brian Boru on
Twitter by Benotforgot !….stop by join in, leave your family search and comments
by all means ! We should plan some events soon.
Books of the Month:
1) From the Irish Roots Cafe:
County Tipperary Ireland, Genealogy and Family History Notes.
This is the volume from the Irish Families Project that covers Co. Tipperary,
along with the Master book to the series, The Book of Irish Families.
Read more about it at:
2) from: www.Globalgenealogy.com
BOOK – Flight From Famine, The Coming Of The Irish To Canada
By Donald MacKay
“We are pleased to report that this popular book is now back in print. One of
Canada’s founding peoples, the Irish arrived in the Newfoundland fishing
stations as early as the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century they were establishing farms and settlements from Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes. Then,
in the 1840s, came the failures of Ireland’s potato crop, which people in the
west of Ireland had depended on for survival. The famine survivors who helped
build Canada in the years that followed Black ’47 provide a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance. By the time of Confederation, the Irish population of
Canada was second only to the French, and four million Canadians can claim
proud Irish descent.”
1) The National Archives Genealogy Fair
2) Bad Luck Gilpin
Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and ask for help !
Here are todays “Magnificent Seven” :
1) St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, Missouri.
Your Missouri Irish book shipped !
2) John Madden of San Clemente, your Tribes and Customs of
Hy Many has shipped. (last one!)
3) Erin O’Hea of Centerport, NY. Welcome as a new member.
Researching O’Hea family from Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
4) Coralyn Caron of Clarkston, WA, your Co. Wexford genealogy shipped.
5) Michael Stewart of Spring Valley, CA: your Co. Armagh genealogy book;
Families of Co. Kerry book; and Co. Kerry Genealogy & family history shipped.
6) John M. Ryan of Woodbury, MN, welcome as a new member, searching for:
I am a Ryan. A cousin has done a search of our ancestry, but has only been
able to trace an ancestor back to their arrival in New York in the early 1800′s.
7) Larry Mandel of Ann Arbor, MI, your Annals of Ireland by the Four
Masters has shipped (with the new added index as a separate piece.)
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: John M. Ryan (see above)
Related Spellings of the Name
O’Ryan, Ryane, Riane, Wryan, Rian, Mulryan, Royan, etc…
Varient Spelling Groups: #1825 #1831 #2998 #2494
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm
History of the Name
Ryan families rank as one of the ten most numerous in Ireland. The older
forms of O’Ryan and O’Mulryan etc.. have largely been discarded.
It appears that most Ryans today descend anciently from the O’Maoilrian
family of Co. Tipperary. This family held Owney in Co. Tipperary and
Owneyburg in Co. Limerick. They are found on the Map of Ortelius in that
area. These lands were once known as “Owney Mulryan”, referring to the
older spelling of the name there.
Keatings History also gives the O’Ryans as an ancient family of note in
Carlow, Tipperary and Waterford, and as numerous and respectable in
A family of Ryans unrelated to the first family given above descend from
the O’Riains, Lords of Ui Drona, of Co. Carlow. (refer to the barony of
Idrone in Co. Carlow for the location of Ui Drona)…..( continued in book)…..
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) Ryan is given with illustrated arms in the Irish Book of Arms.
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Curious News and Notes from just about anywhere !
What are the favorite spots for the Irish in Ireland, the U.S. and Europe ?
The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family name 36 times
including the following examples :
1) Ryan births, in The Families of Co. Clare, Ireland
2) Dan. Ryan, in Co. Tipperary Genealogy & Family History Notes
3) Ryan, Mulryan Co. Waterford Genealogy & Family History Notes.
4) Ryan of Clounbrick in the Families of County Limerick, Ireland
5) O’Ryane , in the 1659 Census of Ireland
6) O’Ryans of Tipperary, Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
7) Ryan and Ryans Kerry Patch, in ‘Missouri Irish’.
Websites of the Week:
1) U.S. National Archives at Kansas City, Dedication and Genealogy Fair
Sat. May 23, 10 – 5, open house, history/genealogy fair. Clifton Truman Daniel,
grandson of former Pres. Harry S. Truman is guest speaker. ( I will be there)
2) U.S. National Archives page for genealogists and family historians
3) I have started up an Irish Roots Fan page on Facebook, feel free to list your
searches or ask questions, and post photos !
Curious News and Notes
1) Ireland ranks ninth in child ‘happiness’
Netherlands, Sweden, Norway are 1st,
U.K. ranks 24th !
16. Czech Republic
24. United Kingdom
2) A nostalgic TV series takes us back to the golden
era of Ulster’s dancehalls.
Presented by Strictly Come Dancing star Christine Bleakley, Dancehall
Sweethearts will explore the phenomenon dancing had on the province.
3) Celtic Events and Groups from Celtic Pennsylvania
Events, Pubs, bands, dance schools, Festivals, Organizations & Shops
4) Maria McQuillan, who is one of Belfast’s oldest citizens, says
there is “no secret at all” to her long life.
5) He Throws Cursed piece of Titanic back into Cork Harbour.
Mike Gilpin of Boston, throws baseball size piece of the Hull of Titantic
into Cork Harbour, return it from whence it came from 97 years ago.
He’s been divorced, House burnt down, wrecked his car, wrecked his
motorcycle, but the piece survived. He picked it up as a dock worker
when salvage ships were in dock.
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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
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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 and a new interactive DVD ‘Return to Irish Roots’.