Wednesday, November 22, 2017


 As of 27th July, 2017...all in italics are now online 
Still waiting are in BOLD
Additions are *BOLD*

  • Auburn & District News (Nov. 1929); [Cumberland Council]
  • Auburn and Lidcome Advance (1925-1939); [Cumberland Council]
  • Auburn News and Granville Electoral Gazeteer (1903-1905); [Cumberland Council]
  • The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1879-1906); [State Library of New South Wales Digital Excellence Program]
  • Express (Granville, N.S.W.:June 1933, May 1935); [Cumberland Council]
  • Granville Independent and Parramatta Advertiser (1900-1901); [Cumberland Council]
  • The Weekly Advance (Granville, N.S.W.: 1892-1893); [Cumberland Council]
  • The Mosman Mail (1898-1906); [Mosman Historical Society]
  • * Sawtell Guardian (1971-1975); [Coffs Harbour City Council]*

  • The Evening Echo (Ballarat, VIC: 1914-1918); [State Library Victoria]
  • The Star (Ballarat, VIC: 1856) [Ballarat Library]
        *Riverine Herald: Echuca and Moama Advertiser (1998-1999); [Echuca    Historical Society] *


  • Dowerin Guardian & Amery Line Advocate (1927-1954); [ State Library of Western Australia]
  • Mt. Barker & Denmark Record (1929-1949); [State Library of Western Australia]
  • Mullewa Mail (1921-1947); [State Library of Western Australia]
  • Red Star (1932-1936); [State Library of Western Australia]
  • Weekly Gazette (Goomalling, W.A.: 1924-1946); [State Library of Western Australia]
  • Workers Star (1936-1950); [State Library of Western Australia)

Friday, November 17, 2017




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


IrishGenealogyNews: adds more free historical birth, marriage and death records

GIVEAWAY - RootsTech Pass!  Genealogically Speaking

I Love Bello Shire  Bellingen and district, NSW

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Anthony Howe Claudia  Do click on each image-amazing

Why is Canberra "criminally overlooked"?

‘Happy’ funerals hinder grief | The West Australian

Completing our wartime history | National Library of Australia

Finding Frederick Fisher National Library of Australia

The National Archives UK

Women at War    Publications

Visit Britain... what to do, where to go...

Anglo-Celtic Connections

The IAJGS Records Access Alert previously reported on the first three  parts of the Veterans History Project. The Library of Congress has launched its latest "Experiencing War" feature entitle: "Stories Above and Beyond": The Medal of Honor. This includes almost 150 digitized collections of Medal of Honor recipients.

To access the collection go to: Go to  for “Stories Above and Beyond: The Medal of Honor.”

Congress created Veterans History Project  in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To read more about the collection see:

In 2016 the Missouri Legislature enacted the Adoptee Rights Act. This law became effective on August 28, 2016 with public notification to allow birth parents to file a contact preference.  Beginning January 2, 2018 non-certified original birth certificates will be issued to those adoptees who are at least 18 years of age and born in Missouri.  Only the adoptee or their attorney may obtain a copy of the original birth certificate from the Missouri State Registrar. Those adoptees born before  1941 have access to their original birth certificate as of August 28, 2016.

To obtain the uncertified original birth record, the adoptee must file a written application and provide adequate proof of identification.  The non-certified birth record will have the following statement printed on the record:" For genealogical purposes only- not to be used for establishing identity." There is a non-refundable charge of $15.00 for the  non-certified copy of the original birth certificate. 

Birth parents may request a contact preference form that will accompany the original birth certificate. Birth parents have three options: " I would like to be contacted"," I prefer to be contacted by an intermediary", and "I prefer not to be contacted".  If both birth parents indicate on the contact preference form that they would prefer not to be contacted, a copy of the original birth certificate of the adopted person shall not be released.  However,  if only one birth parent indicates on the contact preference form that he or she would prefer not to be contacted, his or her identifying information will be redacted from a copy of the original birth certificate of the adopted person and the copy of the original birth certificate will be released.

Medical history is very important for adoptees. The law recognizes this in making the provision for a medical history form from the birth parents. If the birth parent prefers they do not want to be contacted, the adoptee will have access to medical history form with birth parent identifying information redacted.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website regarding the adoptee rights and information and application is available at:

On November 9, 2017 the Supreme Court of Florida ruled that "a decedent does not retroactively lose and can maintain the constitutional right to privacy that may be invoked… including but not limited to medical malpractice cases… Death does not retroactively abolish the constitutional protections for privacy that existed at the moment of death. " While the case, Weaver vs Myers. pertains to a medical malpractice case, the issue of privacy rights to deceased individuals is of importance to genealogists.  Genealogists have asserted for many years that the dead do not have privacy rights and therefore, their death certificates, etc. should be made available  without long embargo periods.

It is not known at this time whether this ruling will impact rulings on privacy of the dead in other states.  There are many previous legal rules that state the dead do not have privacy rights.
The recent adoption by the European Union (EU) of an updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  expressly states the “right to be erased” or “right to be forgotten” does not apply to the dead. 

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Last  EVENT EXTRA for the year    


For Irish Americans, Thanksgiving used to be Halloween 

Ireland’s friendliest town has finally been named - you’ll be surprised 

An Irishman Abroad podcast - some of the best conversations with Irish people you'll ever hear 

Incredible Pathé newsreel footage of 1953 St. Patrick’s Day in Leitrim 

Irish song “Garryowen” played before Custer native American massacres is now banned  

American sculptor's gift to Ireland – “Uncrowned King of Ireland” 

Survivors of Dublin’s largest mother and baby homes call for Tuam-like excavation 

Why we need to remember Ireland's forgotten dead in First World War 

Guns can haunt their makers too: The troubled story of Sarah Winchester 

and now, your treats...

Baked eggs with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese recipe 

An Irish cure for what ails ye - medicinal hot whiskey recipe 

Thanksgiving Irish sweet potato colcannon recipe 

A Thanksgiving Irish whiskey pumpkin pie recipe 


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour

In Rememberance  The Silver Voice

The Manchester martyrs: From last letters to lasting legends  The Irish Story

Grandad goes to war: Remembrance Day 2017  cassmob

Remembrance Day – Gumeracha’s Fallen Heroes  Alona

YE STARS of NIGHT  Emily's Quill Pen

Remembrance Day 2017 & the Kennedy Regiment, Queensland | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

We Will Remember Them – Diary of a Young Genealogist

“So Costly A Sacrifice Upon the Altar of Freedom:” The Story of the Sheehan Brothers of Fermoy & Vancouver  Damian Shiels

A Whirlpool of Profligacy  Conversations with Grandma  Jenny Coates

Highlight: Tour De Oz – The extraordinary story of the first bicycle race around Australia  Alona Tester

Ladies of the Clipper Ship Prima Donna  TextileRanger

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 10th Nov., 2017

Blaeu Map, capital punishment, hawthorn hedges revived, Irish immigrants deaths Grosse Isle, NZ convicts to Aust., Perth War cemetery, Rememberance Day, secrets beneath the lino, FREE images- charts-census substitutes, George Bernard Shaw, Ireland from outer space, Northern lights, true history of Orient Express, masterpiece Greek Art-Griffin Warrior Tomb, Portraits of Crime, 31 links WW1 Military research (Alona Tester), Parramatta Girls, FMP Free access military records, New Zealand family history articles, 

New additions to JUST BECAUSE… 

 The Back Fence of Genealogy

Beneath Flanders Fields,©Crissouli Nov 11, 2017, Remembrance Day,

As They Were

Clare Chatter.. Nov. 2017,Old Kilfarboy Society Miltown Malbay, Billy Mag Fhloinn, Sacred Cows: Echoes of a Goddess in Local Legends,  Clare Archaeological & Historical Society,'The Holy Wells of Clare' , Michael Houlihan,

CLARE CHATTER... New Library For Clare  & Clare Roots Society Book Launch Success, November 2017,

 Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 14 Nov 2017, IRISH CONVICTS, SHIPWRECKS, PIRATES, COURT CASES,  and much more, lists of some before courts,

Irish Graves.. they who sleep in foreign lands.

Additions to Irish Graves, Galong and Jugiong, NSW.. many thanks to Noelene Harris

Friday, November 10, 2017




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


The Blaeu Map returns National Library of Australia

Capital Punishment in Australia Dr Barry York   National Library of Australia

Congratulations to our 2017 Community Heritage Grant recipients!      NLA

Book of the month   Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria by Alana Valentine    NLA

Trove highlight          NLA

On the blog: a stowaway story  NLA

Unbound: publishing Australian poetry      NLA

History of the men on the Delungra Roll Of Honour...

The two Australian finalists vying for the prestigious Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery  ABC NEWS

The Prize 2017 - Hand & Lock  ABC NEWS

Visit Brisbane  After-dark fun, best lookouts, waterfalls, destination dining + free things to do with kids

Rush to solve under-the-lino mystery shows truth better than fiction

State Library Queensland   op class talks, young writers converge, book club banter and Murri Claus

Last days of Freedom Then, Freedom Now      State Library Qld

I Love Bello Shire  Bellingen District, NSW

Perth War Cemetery | Monument Australia

Farmers revive convict craft to restore historic hawthorn hedges - ABC News 

Soldiers, thieves, Māori warriors: the NZ convicts sent to Australia

Parramatta Girls abuse victims told by NSW Government to repay past compensation payments - ABC News

Vandals destroy gravestones at Auburn cemetery in 'malicious' act of desecration - ABC News 

Outback Family History

Michael Marijan ERCEG – family profile

In the Future – a verse

No Good at Sewing –

Maninga Marley – ghost town

Lina FURIA – people profile

The Picnic – tragedy in the great drought

Time Lapse – then and now

History and Wine Part 2: 19 Crimes  Lonetester

Who will you remember? Australian War Memorial

Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda    Australian War Memorial

Does genealogy make you a better person? – John Grenham – Irish Roots

An Irish Geordie in the American Civil War & Tyneside’s Memorial Day Remembrance Damian Shiels

The Poppy Lady | University of Georgia

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Two Ontario Databases New on Ancestry

 National Heritage Digitization Strategy: Digitizing newspapers

Passchendaele: Pvt Cecil Meadows and The Church Extension Association

Our Soldiers' Stories with Tim Cook and Jane Cooper

Free Access to Military Records

The True History of the Orient Express

How Winnie-the-Pooh Became a Household Name

Masterpiece of Greek Art Found in the Griffin Warrior Tomb

The Medical Practitioner Who Paved the Way for Women Doctors in America

Storm Ophelia Unearthed an Ancient Skeleton in Ireland

10 things you don't do in an Irish house

31 Links for Australian World War 1 Military History Research Alona Tester

Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930, William Plummer - YouTube

Grave Secrets: Startling discovery of a cemetery’s resting remains

Salvos save war medals, search for rightful owner | Mandurah Mail

Leaves and buds in a family tree Southland Times, New Zealand

DNA detectives delve into Jacinda Ardern's family tree  New Zealand Herald


Free Family Tree Charts Maker Online -  Some interactive

Free Genealogy Charts and Forms

Irish Genealogy Tool Kit.. Claire Santry

Irish census records and substitutes  Claire Santry



Free Genealogy graphics

Free Antique Graphics for Your Genealogy & History Home Pages

Victorian Animated Gifs

The Old Design Shop

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain 


How Choctaw Indians raised money for Irish Great Hunger relief 

What do Erin go Bragh and other Irish phrases mean? 

Remembering George Bernard Shaw with ten of his wittiest quotes 

There’s now an immersive Titanic production on a boat, organized by class  

Offaly farm of Mormon John Smith’s Irish bodyguard sells for $871k 

Where did the term Irish twins come from and is it offensive?

Is this the best Irish whiskey ad ever? 

Irish dancers rock Michael Jackson’s Thriller for Halloween 

New musical tells tragic story of Irish famine immigrants who died at Grosse Isle in Quebec 

The Emerald era - the Irish and the American pastime baseball 

Nine myths about the Irish busted 

Canada opens door for 10,700 work visas for Irish 

Guy Fawkes was killed trying to restore a Catholic to British throne 

What famous Irish sayings really mean 

Video of Irish waterfall used around the world to cure insomnia 

Ireland from outer space is truly an amazing jewel 

Forget Aran sweaters, check out pampooties - the original Aran Island shoe 

Ten facts you didn't know about Irish wolfhounds 

The most beautiful castles in Ireland 

Northern Lights turned the skies of Ireland green last night 

Kate Middleton can trace Irish lineage to High King Brian Boru 

Frightening Irish: Ghoulish figures from Ireland’s history 

Tuam babies doubter given platform at Notre Dame - orphan survivors furious 

In search of the perfect 'Danny Boy,' where art thou? 

Forecasters predicting coldest winter since Ireland's 2010 Big Freeze  

Famous Irish sportswomen who shine through history

How many treats have you made?

Celebrate National Sandwich Day with this steak with Guinness onion marmalade recipe 

Chocolate Guinness cookies with Bailey’s frosting recipe 

Guinness French onion soup recipe 

Delicious Baileys Irish cream cheesecake recipe 


Surrey Lay Subsidies 1524-1645

Surry Court cases 1391-1835

New York State Death Index Browse

New York City Marriage Announcements, 1833-1836

New York State Religious Records 1716-1914 Image Browse

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record

Surry & South London Wills & Probate Index 1470-1856

Search Military Records 

Secrets in old military photos

A Complete Guide »    global military resources


Wirreandah Wandering: That old Scottish Tradition

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (54): Skibbereen and beyond (cont.)

(55): Port Phillip stories | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Family Photos: Sydney Harbour Bridge Construction | Family Fractals

The Dedication Page  Emily's Quill Pen

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time 

Additions:TROVE, Irish Graves NSW,Hampshire BDMS, Northern Lights Donegal, FREE - S.A.G.S newsletter - older issuesThe Local Historian -1921census Newfoundland; Pinjarra's ghost, Carmody's Hotel tragedy, When the Cat’s Away, circus train & an elephant named Alice, 

As They Were

IGP additional gravestones Oct. 2017,
Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick, Monagahan & Fermanagh, Roscommon, Sligo, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow,

Irish Graves…

Irish Waverley Memorial.. additions Noelene Harris, Gregory Ross
Waverley Cemetery, Sydney..   more gravestone images, thanks to Noelene Harris, several Irish counties named

Confessions of a Bibliophile


Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 7th Nov. 2017- Convicts...Supplies, Lists of Absconders, Lists of Runaways apprehended, Gazettes, detailed descriptions, often ship of arrival,