Friday, May 19, 2017



Walter Withers


treats first, just for a change...


'Heads of households' maps 1901 John Grenham

* Irish emigration to South Australia and Australia in general

Irish female emigration | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Ireland-Australia transportation database (Browse records) National Archives Ireland

Born Co. Tyrone - Buried Elsewhere | Official Website of the County Tyrone Ireland Mail List

Mapping the 1901 census – John Grenham – Irish Roots

A network of new Irish record-holding institutions – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Perth's Berndt Museum seeks proper home for collection stashed away in cardboard boxes - ABC News

Alexander Thom published the first Thom’s Irish Almanac and Official Directory in 1844. Over the next one hundred years, it grew to include a Dublin street directory, volumes listing the names, addresses, and occupations for residents of other towns and districts in the country, and a wide variety of happenings, institutions, businesses, and departments for Ireland and the UK, including the following:
  • County fairs and markets in Ireland
  • Parliamentarian directories
  • Civil service and law directories for Great Britain
  • Navy, army, and militia directories
  • Colonial directories
  • Universities, colleges, schools
  • Churches and ecclesiastical directories
  • County and borough directories
  • Postal directory
  • Peerages
Within the collection, you will be able to find names, places and dates of residence and often an occupation is given as well.

Ireland, Courts Martial Files, 1916-1922 

Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925

Ireland Information

Carngham  Anne's Family History

Hamilton Cemetery Trust News – Western District Families

Trove Tuesday – Frederick John Finn, a sad victim of Murphy’s Creek | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

'Jonas’ and the Whale | The Dusty Box

A View to Die For ‹ The Irish Aesthete 

India and UAE April 2017 ‹ Travelling Bennetts (jacquib- a new blogger)

from our regular mentions...

Marriage Superstitions  Outback Family History

Red Cross cards and Vatican Archives WWII  cassmob

 from my blogs...

Addition to Irish Graves…. (New South Wales)

Unusual and Interesting  scroll through Just Because 

Friday, May 12, 2017



Walter Withers


Why is the Irish border where it is? 

of course, I didn't forget your treats...



* Coming to a place near you... Genealogy Roadshow

2017 marks the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the organisation which cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in 154 countries. 
The National Archives books collection

Events in May at Genealogical Society Victoria – Family history matters (Aust.)

SNIPPETS Qld Family History Association

South Brisbane Cemetery: Early Southside Burial Grounds

Brisbane Southside History - Mapping Brisbane History

Finding a treasure trove of history among the trash at a country rubbish tip - ABC Central West NSW 

Dooagh: Irish beach on Achill Island reappears over 30 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean - ABC News

Parallax View: Summarised Blogger Tips  .....reprinted via Jill Ball from Tony Proctor

Swadling One-Name Study Pat Swadling UK

Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum | Open Culture

 Also these below, among others...

A network of new Irish record-holding institutions – John Grenham – Irish Roots

eMemorial newsletter of Australian War Memorial FREE

My family in street names | Hawkesbury Gazette

National Archives of Australia

Check their photos here

Indigenous Australians at War  exhibitions

Currently ... three exhibitions on tour around Australia:
• A Place to Call Home? Migrant hostel memories at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach from 10 May until 1 October
• A Ticket to Paradise? at the Newcastle Museum until 5 June
• Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices at the Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga until 24 June.

South Australian lighthouses


Many familiar names this week...

The Legends of ‘Hellfire Jack’ Outback Family History

Alfred Stearn, a man of quiet ways  Hawkesbury heritage and happenings.

Allan FLEMING interviews Felix VON LUCKNER           AncestorChasing

Be A Good Grandparent  Claudia  ... something to think about

Widen the Search: a Genealogy Success Story Judy Webster  ....reblogged, worth rereading

from my blogs ...

to all celebrating on Sunday, 14th May.

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