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This profile was last updated on 9/11/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Michael C. O'Laughlin

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Author and Editor

Phone: (816) ***-****  HQ Phone
Irish Roots
Box 7575
Kansas City , Missouri 64116
United States

Company Description: Irish Roots provides guidelines for finding your Irish Ancestry and information on the origins of Irish Surnames. You will also find the Irish Roots message board...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Irish Genealogical Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Irish Roots Cafe » Archive for Hedge Row History Lesson, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Books authored by Michael C. OLaughlin
Mike OLaughlin The Irish Roots Cafe
Mike OLaughlin
Irish Roots - The Book of Irish Families Great & Small, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Listen to the author and publisher, Mike O'Laughlin, talk about his book.
Author and editor, Michael C. O'Laughlin served as president of the Irish Genealogical Foundation for 20 years and holds the position as editor-in-chief of the journal of Irish Families. He has published over 35 titles on Irish history and family research.
Compiled and edited by Michael C. O'Laughlin.
Irish Roots Cafe » Archive for Irish Families, Kansas City Irish, news and updates, 9 Aug 2014 [cached]
With Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe
"It's taken 36 years to compile and update this project", says Michael C. OLaughlin, editor and author of the series published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation.
OLaughlin, and the Kansas City based IGF, also launched the first ever Irish family heritage podcast at "The Irish Roots Cafe" ( It is available individually or as a complete set, from the Irish Roots Cafe at Box 7575, Kansas City, MO. 64116 USA. Authors email is
About the Author The worlds most published author in his field. Mike OLaughlin is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 40 CDs, videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series', live streaming shows on the web, and 1,000 articles. OLaughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters' and 'The Irish Book of Arms' (60 works in all). His web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors. Mike maintains a private Irish library on location in Kansas City, containing several thousand volumes to assist in his research.
Mike OLaughlin
Mike OLaughlin at the Irish roots Cafe
Mike OLaughlin
Welcome to the Frontpage, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Mike is the worlds most published author in his field. His books; Blogs; broadcasts; Videos; DVD's and CD's include works on every Irish County. Going beyond genealogy, he organized and sang with the first all Irish language song performance on stage in the midwest. His first album of
You can have a direct one to one session via Skype with Mike. These beginners sessions are for learning an Irish song, or for family history tips, or both! He also offers a free live streaming video show on ConcertWindow monthly. Mike is ready to teach you to sing a song: in Irish (Gaeilge), sean nós style; or in English for a traditional song. You do not have to speak the Irish language or read music to start singing. Several well known songs are available to learn directly with Mike.
Mike is a one of a kind resource. Since 1978, he has authored 12 hardbound books, 34 Irish genealogy county books, 40 CD's/videos, 300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series', and 1,000 articles. O'Laughlin also publishes rare works by 10 authors, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters' and 'The Irish Book of Arms' (60 works in all). His web pages have tallied over 100 million visitors.
Irish Sean Nós & traditional singer Mike reached the national stage in Dublin, Ohio at the largest three day Irish fest on the planet, in 2014. Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, he performed in the first all Irish language song stage show in the midwest in 2012, and ranked #1 in the U.S. as a celtic artist on Reverbnation (for nine months).
Mike founded and co-hosted the 'Hello Fada' podcast, with curious notes on Irish (gaeilge). He also publishes Irish language works, like 'Tribes and Customs of Hy Many'; and 'Hy Fiachrach'. A noted singer in the Irish, Mike gives basic lessons in Sean Nós song. He has taken beginning Irish language instruction in San Antonio, TX; Dublin, OH; Kansas City, MO; and on the web. O'Laughlin regularly holds Irish (gaeilge) song events including 'Seachtaine na Gaeilge' in the community, and believes 'old style' song is best learned via oral tradition, by ear, in dialects seldom taught today.
Irish Roots Mike descends from OLoughlin of Kilfenora, County Clare, and ODonahue of Glenflesk, County Kerry, with Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He began leading Irish tours and began an Irish import catalogue in the 80's. He collected a 3,000 volume Irish library during those years. In 2004 he founded the 'Irish Families' DNA project at Familytreedna.
A garage band drummer in the 1960s, Mike started a printing company in high school. As a Rockhurst University grad in the 70s, he wrote "The Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors", in the 1980's he was a founder of the Irish American Cultural Center in Kansas City and subsequently founded and the Irish Roots Cafe.
Michael O'Loughlin, mentioned above, also runs a fantastic website... ; - July 08 / Irish America Magazine * Michael is the worlds leading expert in Irish 2011.
Contact, 11 Sept 2015 [cached]
Mike O'Laughlin
Mike can appear solo, or with the Irish Roots Cafe house band. Performances in Irish, Sean Nos style, or in English. Live and in person, or via online streaming from our computer to yours !
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