Friday, December 14, 2018




J. Miller MARSHALL (22 November 1858 - 12-Jun-1935)
died in Minehead, England. PUBLIC DOMAIN.


Newspapers and Family History @SLV | Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Pat Connors .. Connors Genealogy has lots to offer re Irish research and all FREE

The Deserted School Houses of Ireland Book by Enda O’Flaherty from The Collins Press – September 2018 | Disused School Houses

FREE   A History of Bacchus Marsh and it's Pioneers Thanks to TROVE and Karen King-Cain

Dictionary of Sydney Decorating the city

Michael in Ireland  

Atlas Obscura

Canada's Mystery Cave    Saved by Legend           Volcanic Ruins Philippines

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Family Search Blog

Outback Family History

Find My Past


Enniscorthy Guardian 1889-2005               Kerryman  1904-2002


Did You Know?

Library Ireland  a great site

FamilyHistory4u: WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MISS ROOTSTECH 2019  Sharn White

Why that adoption can't be found  The Legal Genealogist

Apply for a National Library Card       benefits of NLA Card

Always Interesting

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Five Ideas for Genealogy Christmas Gifts  Lorine McGinnis Schulze

The ScriBbleR  Stella Budrikis newsletter 



A New Home for Christmas        Janice & Joyce             Jamie Gates

Before Bernadette: The Story of James Burke

Lilian's Tree  Lilian Magill


Theresa Smith

New Release Book Review: On the Same Page by Penelope Janu

Pre-Release Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

New Release Book Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Behind the Pen with Isobel Blackthorn

New Release Book Review: Time is the Longest Distance by Janet Clare

The Irish Story

Book Review: Wolves of Eden  John Dorney reviewer

Better Reading

Lost Without You by Rachael Johns

Listen to the Bolinda audiobook for Lost Without You here 

The Widow of Ballarat by Darry Fraser

Listen to the Bolinda audio for The Widow of Ballarat here 

The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

For the Book Lover in Your Life: 20 Great Xmas Reads

Podcast: A Brilliant Career with Minette Walters

and from my blogs....

That Moment in Time

Bog bodies, more changes to BDMs, scanning apps, poorhouse ancestors, medieval murder map, DNA-you're the product, wild cards, CRS book launches, embarrassing moments, last man hanged in Ireland, locating original records when text only, fiction’s role in family history, a story of sanctuary, Britain - marriage licences, Scotland Roll of Honour 1914-1920, Dictionary of National Biography Britain, saved-25,000 books, Irish famine archive, Mexican underground railway, and the list continues…
Please feel free to share…

Headlines of Old

PERSONALS - 1883 - 1941 TROVE TUESDAY 11TH DEC. 2018, notices from various states/territories, BDMs, social news, business positions, sporting news, very personal comments, Irish citizens, clergy, emigration, holidays, latest events and so much more…can you find a connection?

Thank you for all the messages re the missed issue..
all is settling, so should be back on track now.

Friday, December 7, 2018

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 30TH Nov.-7th Dec. 2018



J. Miller MARSHALL (22 November 1858 - 12-Jun-1935)
died in Minehead, England. PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Apologies to all looking for Friday Fossicking last week.. thanks to an extended power outage caused by an incredible wind storm, I was unable to read, compile or post, so this week's issue is a combination of what I had started and what I have found this week. Plenty to keep you busy for awhile.

Thankfully, we are safe and the house undamaged by the massive tree branch that knocked out our power lines...though it did fall far too close to our front door. We were very grateful to the Energex crew, who made it safe and cut up the debris dragging it to the side, giving us a clear exit.


National Library of Australia newsletter       including Library Website Refresh, includes TROVE

Happy 9th Birthday, TROVE and many thanks for the best research site ever...!

Find My Past


Atlas Obscura

Large Tea Garden Bangladesh  Gothic Masterpiece        Prefab Metal Church Chile

Dockey Wood Bluebells Buckinghamshire  Woodstock Site       The Writers' Museum Edinburgh

Schoolgirl Mapmakers      The Age of Giant Snails     A Story of Sanctuary  Polish children in India

Medieval Murder Map   Gifts for Every Bibliophile

Australian War Memorial

News re building 'the memorial of the future', upcoming events, exhibitions, etc.

National Library Australia

FREE 6 Dec 12.30pm Bookings essential

FREE 15 Dec. 2pm

Family History Daily

Outback Family History

Mystic Symbols Stair na hÉireann

Sunshine Blogger Award  Jamie Gates

A Lonely Death | The Dusty Box   Jess

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem   Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage     clarejk2014

The Cast of Christmas  Liv

I do like to be beside the seaside     Gerry Bolton

The Captain’s Boots | The Dusty Box


Theresa Smith

Behind the Pen with Lily Malone

Behind the Pen with Janet Clare

New Release Book Review: The Book of Daniel by Jeff Apter

Better Reading

Family Trust by Kathy Wang

Podcast: Places, People and Experiences That Inspire with Fiona Wright

Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare 

Allen & Unwin

Life on a Leash Victoria Schade

The Wrong Callahan Karly Lane

Read here to enter competitions with great books and more as prizes...

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

100 year wait for Purple Heart, Ghosts of Dublin's past, Tipperary War Graves, 150mil.Italian Records FREE, WW1 medical records, unicorns & bratwurst, names of Holocaust survivors, dogs to identify malaria carriers, ultrasound patch monitors BP, robotic pants, 1913 suffrage pilgrimage, historical letters from battlefields, Irish Lord & Queen Elizabeth, 900 yr old skeleton of murder victim, Balmain Polka, oldest intact shipwreck, changes mooted for birth certificates, FREE webinars and podcasts, and far too much to list here...
Feel free to share...

Irish Graves

Additions to 

Of Irish Descent, thanks to Noelene Harris

Headlines of Old

Travels resumed- on the move again, Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday 27th Nov. 2018 Pt. 13, Missing excursionists, children lost, young boy's bravery, Wollumbin, Mt. Warning dam, Captain James Cook journal excerpt, 

 Friday Fossicking not posted on 30th November

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 4th Dec 2018-  Female Factory Discord, Dubious Character, Extraordinary Births, editor with sense of humour, strange court appearance, economical raising of large family, just to name a few..
Please share…
Apologies for missing Friday Fossicking, will be back this week…

As They Were

ADDITIONS to IGP ARCHIVES November 2018, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Monaghan & Fermanagh, Offaly/Kings, Tipperary, Waterford, 

Parish Book Launch, Clare Roots Society, 6th Dec 2018,"GO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS", John Bradley, Cora McNulty, Ennis Parish Community Centre,

Familiar anyone?