Friday, February 15, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas

Cootamundra shearing shed     Cootamundra wheat silos    Sydney Daily Photo - The Emerald City

NT Library secures some of the first photographs ever taken of the NT        ABC news

Clare Genealogy: Births/Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths - Donated material new additions


Outback Family History

FamilySearch Blog

Atlas Obscura

Family History Daily

Did You Know?

IrishGenealogyNews: Irish and British records coming soon to Ancestry  Claire Santry

Legacy News: Six Feet Under Down UnderFREE Down Under webinar by Jill Ball now online for limited time

Always Interesting


The Legal Genealogist

One little change    Judy makes so much sense, as always…it should be opt in, not opt out and all should have been contacted.

The Irish Story

Applegate Genealogy Jamie Gates

Treasure Chest of Memories   Laura Hedgecock

Michael in Ireland

The Gentle Author




FamilyHistory4u: A Beedle a Bellman and a Bard.

Meet the neighbours at Cosy Cottage Garden Cafe   Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (65) | trevo's Irish famine orphans : Something different, podcast, do listen.


Theresa Smith

New Release Book Review: The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

#2019StellaPrize Longlist

Farewell Rosamunde Pilcher

Better Reading

and from my blogs...

As They Were

Additions To IGP Archives - January 2019, Antrim, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Mayo, Wicklow, 

That Moment in Time

closing famine museum, Bronze age skeletons, Celtic chariot, Rembrandt's secret signature, NY BDMs, Did YOU Know?, home complete with graveyard, 1943 Scottish weddings, Cliffs of Moher tower to undergo restoration,  Irish love stories, human statue,  war dog home from combat, wild monkeys, FREE recording, FREE webinars, Earliest Parish Register in Ireland from 400 years ago, origins of “Slaughterhouse Five”, greenhouse on Mt. Everest..  and a whole heap more…Feel free to share

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Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday 12th FEB 2019 Pt. 17, ship building, coal mining, bustling, seafood, convict history, Newcastle, troops, tourism via trains, lost and found, Macquarie Pier, century old church, trams in Newcastle?, interesting claim, stranded ship, and more surprises..
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Friday, February 8, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


Earliest Parish Register in Ireland 400 Years Old This Month - Church of Ireland - A Member of the Anglican Communion. Thanks to Claire Santry

The Genealogy Radio Show Episode 6 Series 3 – Lorna Mol...  Mixcloud Audio

Would you buy a house with a graveyard in the front garden? | The Guardian

UNSW Bookshop reopens with new cafe and event spaces | Books+Publishing

The ScotlandsPeople Newsletter January 2019 

including now available online images of almost 200,000 births, deaths and marriages. The newly-available records consist of 98,554 Scottish births in 1918, 38,271 marriages in 1943 and 63,311 deaths in 1968. 

Scottish weddings in 1943      and much more..

Fragments of Unknown Merlin story found  ABC news

Visit Brisbane  Great for locals or for those who would like to see what a beautiful city and area we have... e.g. North Stradbroke Island      includes What's On In February

* [Dictionary of Sydney] Chinese New Year

Did You Know?

FREE RECORDING! "How Do I Know What I Don't Know" -  one hour online Q&A session Thomas MacEntee
Cairns Family History e-news incl. Irish Records Workshops  DNA CASE Studies Presentation,  Could this be the reason why your ancestor's birth was not registered?

Exploring family & local history – Cairns  Unlock the Past
A full-day “land seminar” with leading cruise presenters
Dr Richard Reid – Marg Doherty – Rob Hamilton – Helen Smith

Churches and religion in South Australia      The second Discover Family & local history seminar, sponsored by the State Library of South Australia, Genealogy SA and Unlock the Past

EMemorial: Newsletter of Australian War Memorial.. 
Including " From a Whsper to a Bang! "
Megan Spencer presents a journey of historical empathy in a six-part series about war, remembrance, and an Australian prisoner of war. This podcast walks a mile in the shoes of Corporal H.B. “Harry” Spencer, Megan’s grandfather, a prisoner of the Germans in the Second World War. Her conversations with family, historians, serving members, battlefield “pilgrims”, Indigenous culture custodians, and experts on empathy invite the audience to contemplate remembrance and to ask: do we remember well?

Geniaus   Attendees teach presenter


February Meeting – Photos of Eltham from earlier days; 13th Feb. 8pm

Find My Past 

New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms

New York Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records

Lincolnshire Registers & Records

West Surrey Times      Express and Echo    Gloucestershire Chronicle

Huddersfield Daily Examiner      Perthshire Advertiser    Carlisle Journal

Anglo-Celtic Connections

University of Manitoba Digital Collections

British Newspaper Archives additions for January

UK child migrants sent to Australia offered $36k compensation

FamilySearch adds further Welsh Marriage Bonds

Internet Genealogy Feb/March 2019

Webinar: Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree

The Five Newest Additions in Genealogy at OPL and TPL

1926 Census and other Library and Archives Canada Items

Titus One-Name Study Reborn

Atlas Obscura

Train Station Jungle  Madrid        Weather Sharps’ Chicago      Last ‘Wild’ Monkeys Gibraltar

‘Artificial Forest’    Colombia     Blue-Eyed Coyotes  Northern California    Chilly Birds

Palace of the Parliament  Romania     Abandoned Lodge  Italy  Scrabble Birthplace  New York

Abandoned Railway Arizona   Mauretania Mausoleum Algeria  Found: Hidden Manuscript medieval

Michigan Shipwreck        ‘Coventry Doom 15th Century church  Shifting Stones Westen Sahara

Old Photos, Huge Trees   Utopian Star Fort  Italy

Outback Family History

Where is Quinns – ghost towns             More Tales from Brown Hill Road


The Story of Dyngo, a War Dog Brought Home From Combat

Sweethearts Candies Won’t Be Available This Valentine’s Day

Kurt Vonnegut’s Unpublished World War II Scrapbook Reveals Origins of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

Rembrandt Used Unexpected Ingredient to Create His Signature Technique

Step Inside Winter's Most Spectacular Wonderland at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Northeast China

This Greenhouse on Mount Everest Is One of the World's Highest Gardens

Always Interesting

The Gentle Author

At God’s Convenience    John Thomas Smith’s Old London Cries       Matt Walters, Human Statue


Seavers in the News - John E. Seaver Killed By Train in 1940

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1785 Marriage of John Vaux and Joan Lavor in South Petherton, Somerset

Genealogy News Bytes - 1 February 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 27 January to 2 February 2019

Stair na hÉireann

Bang Bang!

The Irish Story

“The women who died for Ireland” – Cumann na mBan fatalities in the War of Independence & Civil War –

Podcast: The 1918 election

Applegate Genealogy  Jamie Gates

Trinity College Library

Brotmanblog:A Family Journey  Amy

Jacob Goldsmith’s Will and His Legacy

Looking forward, looking back    chasing skeletons

Norwegian Genealogy and then some...  Martin Roe Eidhammer

The Extra tax 1762  Great resource for Norwegian research

Before Bernadette

The Story of Sarah McCann  Ireland


Sunday Evening Art Gallery   Green


The IAJGS Records Access Alert has posted about privacy numerous times. Recently, the German Post Office announced they will convert letters and postcards and send them via email if requested. This is a digitization pilot program by Germany's national post. The customer must forfeit their privacy to use this e-scan service. The Deutsche Post promotion price for e-scan services will cost 5 Euros (about US $5.74) per month, until July. The cheapest of the private services currently costs almost twice, according to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

To read more see: 

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

What next?


Closing Famine museum, a “slap in the face to the Irish Catholic community” 

On John Ford's birthday, remembering his Valentine to Maureen O'Hara 

Dozens of Bronze Age skeletons discovered in Dublin development site 

800 Irish famine dead to be memorialized with Celtic Cross on Boston island 

This Celtic Thunder cover of "The Sound of Silence" will leave you spellbound 

How the Irish (and Welsh) invented romantic love

Reasons why Dublin is great in winter and spring 

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick may be moving to Donegal 

Happy birthday to the renowned Irish revolutionary figure, Countess Markievicz 

New figures show 2.4 million North Americans visited Ireland in 2018  

Irish-born Holocaust victims discovered in new research 

Celtic chariot discovered by amateur with metal detector could win him a $1.3 million reward 

WATCH: This video of Ireland will give you serious wanderlust 

No plans to survey burials at Mother and Baby home in Cork 

De Valera escaped English prison with a key in a cake 100 years ago today 

WATCH: Irish experts reveal the top experiences in Ireland’s Ancient East 

Irish American creates life-changing method to cure PTSD among veteran combat soldiers 

Not for the faint hearted...   Killer chocolate baked Guinness donuts with Irish cream glaze recipe


At the (virtual) library  Gerry Bolton

From the English slums to Australia: Elizabeth Priddis  chasing skeletons

The elusive Grandaunt Eva Maud Clinton  The Silver Voice

Near Fatal Accident  allenrizzi

The Story of Michael Farrell  Bernadette Heron

The Truth About Millennials and Genealogy - Amy Johnson Crow

Endeavourers Reveal Day 5 – Texture  TextileRanger

#52ancestorsWeek 4 – Like to Meet – Digging Up Roots Week 5: At the Library – Digging Up Roots 

Samantha Starr

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine orphans (5): Who were the female orphans? (cont.) | trevo's Irish famine orphans  Trevor McLaughlin

National Archives of Australia news, Waves in Time & Other News - Genealogy Notes 16 -31 Jan 2019  Shauna Hicks

I Am Creativity  Claudia

Lifebuoy Soap Advertising | The Dusty Box


Theresa Smith

Challenge Check In – January

#BookBingo – Round 3

New Release Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

New Release Book Review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Book Review: The Messenger by Markus Zusak

New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

Book Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Better Reading

Book of the Week: At The Wolf's Table by Rosella Postorino       READ MORE

We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet     READ MORE

Not Bad People by Brandy Scott       READ MORE

Saving You by Charlotte Nash   READ MORE

Discover New Authors  READ MORE

Podcast: Food For Thought with Myffy Rigby   LISTEN NOW

Podcast: The Way We Were with Richard Glover   LISTEN NOW

'New' Reviewer Jennifer

Best Bookish Blog | Independant Book Reviews and More

'New' Reviewer Jamie Gates

Book Review: Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Limerick Gazette Archive, Scotland Jacobite rebellions, Roman Catholic Parish registers, basement skeleton, privacy concerns, St. Brigid's Day, amazing blogs, strong Irish women, convict records of Australia, National Library Ireland, Irish convicts, exhibitions at National Library of Australia, Rising costs in certificates GRO in UK on Feb 16, 
FREE webinars, FREE downloads, great advice, records, news, in Did You Know?…
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Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday 5th Feb 2019 Pt. 16, Hunter Valley, Aberdeen, Terrible Railway Smash 1926, my grandparent's home, The Teapot Inn, clever thinking but what a sacrifice… unmarked grave, missing people,