Friday, August 28, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 28th August, 2015



FRIDAY FOSSICKING










Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain



Murderers, prostitutes, mothers and paupers..now that I have your attention...


Associated Press makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube


The Kokoda Track | Australians in World War II | The Pacific War | Milne Bay | Japanese landing and defeat at Milne Bay


Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

http://www.amightygirl.com/women-heroes-of-world-war-ii


* From the Loft .. of the Justice and Police Museum  (thanks to Sandra Green)


* Historic Ennis Collection, including McMahon .... Display Clare Museum

http://clareherald.com/2015/08/gallery-historic-collection-goes-on-display-at-clare-museum-5675/


Friday, August 21, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 21st AUGUST 2015



FRIDAY FOSSICKING 










Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain



* KILMURRY IBRICKANE  BAPTISMAL TRANSCRIPTIONS... CO CLARE

* FIND MY PAST
probate calendars of England and Wales
Hertfordshire Burials
Northumberland and Durham Burials
British Army, War of 1812 Casualties
British Army, Deserters, Absentees Police Gazette 1914-1919
British Jewry Book of Honour 1914-1920
Scottish Covenanters 1679 - 1688
Church of Ireland Parish Record Search forms - pension applications
Staffordshire Parish Registers

Explore British newspapers now

Just a small selection of those now available...


The new titles come from all over England, Scotland and Wales and include newspapers from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Sheffield and Wolverhampton. The largest of the new publications is Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser which contains over 939,000 articles covering 1805-71. We’ve also added a new national newspaper – Sunday Timesfor 1922.
Of the 94 newspapers that have been updated with additional articles and year coverage, over 1 million articles were added to London Evening Standard. There were also substantial updates made to Falkirk Herald (550,850), Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle(224,496) and Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer (217,424).



* FREE ONLINE RECORDS NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/free-online-records-digital-microfilm/

E.G.
CAB 61Irish Boundary Commission (Feetham Commission): Records
Minutes, papers, correspondence and report of the Irish Boundary Commission, and records of oral and written evidence submitted to it

WO 42War Office: Officers’ Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers
Certificates of birth, baptism, marriage and death, with wills, administrations, statements of services and personal papers of officers and their families, in cases where the officer died on service or on half pay and his widow applied for a pension, or application was made for a child’s compassionate allowance
 Colonial Office and Predecessors: New South Wales Entry Books Relating to Convicts 1788-1868



* WATERBURY IRISH.. great new book soon to be released re those who settled in Waterbury, USA

http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/waterbury-irishby-janet-maher-with-john.html


The Dublin Gazette from 1750-1800 is online

Thanks to Chris Paton  British GENES (British Genealogy News and Events)


* GERMANY BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS 1558-1898   Familysearch

* FAMILY HISTORY JOURNAL | YOUR RIGHTS, CRIME AND THE LAW | QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

* NEWLY SCANNED RECORDS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES AUSTRALIA



THE CASE OF BRIDGET BETTS  Thanks to Helen Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ziTxP0-6k


* A SHORT HISTORY OF IRELAND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkI88YF2XKg

Friday, August 14, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING August 14, 2015



FRIDAY FOSSICKING











Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain





* NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH  Let Shauna Hicks tell you all about it.

*  http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/national-family-history-month-august-2015-2/

* MAPPING LONDON'S GREAT PLAGUE OF 1665



NEED A REFRESHER ON WHAT NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HAS TO OFFER?



YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THEIR ONLINE RESOURCES... with an NLA card..




* SYDNEY BENEVOLENT ASYLUM



* JUDY WEBSTER'S TIPS...



* IN TIME AND PLACE...  
  
 Qld State Conference, Family History, Social History, Brisbane




* FIND MY PAST U.K.

Off the record, birth and baptism records



* TEXT QUEENSLAND... always a favourite, but have you seen the books lately?

Try this one, Australia's Women.. many more to choose from...


Sunday, August 9, 2015

IMPOSSIBLE FLOWERS


   
Hooker's Lips (Psychotria Elata)
flowers that look like something else
 
Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
flowers that look like something else
Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bbomyblifora)
flowers that look like something else

 
Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
flowers that look like something else
 
Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
flowers that look like something else
 
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
flowers that look like something else
 
An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger
flowers that look like something else
 
Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
flowers that look like something else 
And his friends...
flowers that look like something else
 
Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
flowers that look like something else
 
Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
flowers that look like something else
 
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
flowers that look like something else
 
The Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
flowers that look like something else
 
An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
flowers that look like something else
 
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
flowers that look like something else
 
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
flowers that look like something else
 
What a wonderful world!


Friday, August 7, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING August 7, 2015


FRIDAY FOSSICKING










Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain



*  NEWLY DIGITISED RECORDS COMPLETE STORY OF NAVAL CAREERS UK

* BRITISH LIBRARY RELEASES OVER A MILLION PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES 

* GENEAMUSINGS... Randy Seaver tells of the new/updated records at Family Search


THE BRITISH GENES BLOG: TASMANIA, VICTORIA AND NEW ZEALAND RECORDS ADDED TO ANCESTRY



* APPLICATIONS FOR SUSTENANCE DURING THE DEPRESSION 
   (Aust. thanks to Helen Smith)



* NEW IRISH WORKHOUSE RECORDS


* FIND MY PAST



* HISTORY OF AFRICANS IN BRITISH RECORDS



* CENSUS, ELECTORAL ROLLS, LAND SURVEYS



* AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTIONAL RECORDS





* JUST FOR FUN

18 BEAUTIFUL AND WEIRD MAPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT LONDON
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/beautiful-and-weird-maps-that-will-change-how-you-think-a#.wjRZODy05x


* WALKS IN IRELAND



* GENEALOGY EBOOKS

http://www.gen-ebooks.com


* RTE RADIO1 (IRELAND)

 http://www.rte.ie/radio1/




MY OTHER BLOGS.. hope you find something of interest...

* AS THEY WERE   all to do with Irish and Ireland 
   Check out Irish Clips & Snips and BDM transcriptions..thousands of entries

http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/  


* IRISH GRAVES - they who sleep in foreign lands, always new additions

http://irishgraves.blogspot.com.au/  


*THE BACK FENCE OF GENEALOGY

http://thebackfenceofgenealogy-crissouli.blogspot.com.au/ 

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW ADDITIONS TO DIGITISED NEWSPAPERS ON TROVE





TROVE ADDITIONS

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following newspapers, digitised by the National Library through the Australian Newspaper Plan program, have been recently added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove. Many of these newspapers are currently being added to Trove and further issues will become available shortly.
New South Wales
- Blue Mountains Daily (Katoomba, NSW : 1939)
- The Blue Mountains Times (Katoomba, NSW : 1931 - 1937)
- Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954)
- The Enterprise (Katoomba, NSW : 1913)
- Katoomba Times (NSW : 1889 - 1894)
- Manilla Express (NSW : 1899 - 1954)
- The Record of the Blue Mountains (Katoomba, NSW : 1924)
Queensland
- Bowen Independent (Qld. : 1911 - 1954)
- Pittsworth Sentinel (Qld. : 1919 - 1954)
South Australia
- Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Advertiser (SA : 1839 - 1840)
- Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Literary Record (SA : 1840 - 1842)
- Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912)
- Port Adelaide News (SA : 1878 - 1883)
- Port Adelaide News and Commercial and Shipping Gazette (SA : 1878)
- Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1883 - 1897)
- Port Augusta Dispatch (SA : 1877 - 1880)
- Port Augusta Dispatch and Flinders' Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1884)
- Port Augusta Dispatch (SA : 1884)
- The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle (SA : 1885 - 1916)
- The Port Pirie Standard and Barrier Advertiser (SA : 1889 - 1898)
- South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (Adelaide, SA : 1845 - 1847)
- South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1847 - 1852)
- Times (Victor Harbor, SA : 1987 - 1999)
- Whyalla News (SA : 1940 - 1954)
Victoria
- Church of England Messenger (Melbourne, Vic. : 1905)
- Hamilton Spectator and Grange District Advertiser (South Melbourne, Vic. : 1860 - 1870)
Links:
National Library of Australia: http://www.nla.gov.au/
Digitised newspapers and more on Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper
Australian Newspaper Plan Program: http://www.nla.gov.au/australian-newspaper-plan

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 31st JULY, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING










Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain



There are a plethora of items for you this week... is that the sound of the beginning of 

National Family History Month ...

 starting tomorrow? Look through the main page for all manner of items...







* New season of Who Do You Think You Are?

* The Society of Australian Genealogists is waiving their Joining Fee for the month of August..
Subs will run through till 30 Jun 2016 all members benefits included.. application here

Victorian Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-2009

Queensland indexes to wills 1857-1940

*  NSW deceased estates and related records  
   # now this is something you might not know about the above... 

 Use the State Records Archives Investigator 
to search for Probate Packets by entering a surname  and the word 'death'.

Tasmanian Wills and letters of administration 1824-1989

* Ancestry Ireland Civil Registration Marriages Index 1845-1958  # Indexes only


* FIND MY PAST

* 50% discount offer on World Subscription expires Friday 31st at 11.59pm.


* Britain, School and University Register Books 1264-1930


* Treble Almanack and Dublin Directory  plus many more...see list via link 


*  PERiodical Source Index  what is that? Follow the link...


* Melbourne Directory 1854-1893 another link that leads to many more...


* July Irish Newspapers Roundup


Browsable parish registers from Norfolk, England


British Army schoolchildren and schoolmasters, 1803-1932

Over 92,000 new Irish newspaper articles  

ALSO...

* Best sites for free online newspapers  thanks to The Ancestor Hunt


* "Waterbury Irish" coming soon  click for full details...


* Freebooksy Features offering free books...



Do check in a second time, as there could be more updates over the next couple of days...