Friday, August 17, 2018

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 17th August 2018



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


Limerick Community Radio The History Show - November 8th, 2015 

The beautiful Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve | TreeHugger

Tsundoku: The practice of buying more books than you can read | TreeHugger 

Free Irish genealogy websites. The 10 best free sites for Irish family history. Claire Santry

German police save man from baby squirrel terror - BBC News  Thanks, John C.

An austere and lofty bunch – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Love Your Bookshop Day  (that's any day of course): author Bram Presser ponders a lifelong obsession  

Delegation travel to the US to promote tourism        Donegal Democrat

Australian Medical Pioneers Index (AMPI) - Home  Thanks to Judy Webster

40 of my favourite genealogy indexes / sources - Judy Webster

Harvey Waroona Reporter time for a laugh

Northern Ireland crew captures snippets of the past        Eagle-Tribune

I Love Bello Shire   * Carl Foster  well known in Bellingen and surrounding areas

Photo Detective Podcast is Episode 18: Found Photos and My Unexpected Discovery

Italy Emigration: The Who, Why, and Where  Family Search blog

'The island laboratory'          Dictionary of Sydney

London City Directories: Learn more about your ancestors' neighbours, trades and business - Ancestry UK Blog Ancestry blog

Bookshop Makeover – Better Reading

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Exciting news for genealogy & DNA fans world-wide  cassmob

Once upon a shelf      Library Currants

The fate of parish registers! - GSQ Blog  Annalies Nutley

Cluster genealogy  Martin Roe Eidhammer

Introducing the Simple Payment Widget  Word Press blog

What Can I Learn about My Italian Last Name?  
Guest Blogger  Family Search

Suffrage Stories: Save Mrs Pankhurst’s Statue    HistorianRuby

Can you help Geniaus? Jill Ball asks ..

Who is Ralph?

Always interesting

Book Review: Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens  The Irish Story

@HistorianRuby: Social Media Links HistorianRuby

#OTD in 1796 – Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin receives its first prisoners.  Stair na hÉireann

The Papal Visit of 1979: Context and Legacy  The Irish Story

Titanic Survivor Lawrence Beesley: the Day of the Disaster  HistorianRuby

National Family History Month 2018 Review of Talks Attended | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

The National Archives UK

August's First World War 100 newsletter

Discover our First World War 100 portal

National Archives Australia

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Find My Past

Airmen Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Search all newspapers        Liverpool Echo             The Newcastle Journal

The Music Hall and Theatre Review  The Wicklow people        The Scottish Referee

Atlas Obscura

These Librarians Find Half-Forgotten Books

Miniatures Preserve Local Memories

Hawai‘i’s Native-Language Newspaper Archive

Witch Windows of Vermont

Bristol's Steepest Street

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

This Indian Hill Fort Has a Legendary History

The Walls of Itchan Kala

How Snails Are Farmed in America

Elkhorn, a Ghost Town in Montana

The Appeal of Gas Stations

Scotland's Modern Maze

Pacific Grove Butterfly House

Ovnipuerto, an Extraterrestrial Landing Pad

New and Gloriously Designed World Maps

Walden Pond Is Changing Fast

'The Happiest Place in Encino'

A Japanese Village Untouched by Time

Montana's Washoe Theater

Found: A WWII-Era Fighter Aircraft Under Ice

Family History Daily

Why Searching for Your Ancestors by Full Name Can Be the Worst Way to Find Them

How to Turn Your Research Into Beautiful (Free!) Family Tree Charts in Just a Few Clicks

Don’t Do Another Minute of Genealogy Research Until You Do This One Thing

Outback Family History

The Goldfields Pioneer – a verse

Everything you could need – Coolgardie adds

Waghorn’s United Stores:


WATCH: Three generations of Irish dancers show what family’s all about 

Irish ranks in the top three ancestries in 31 US states 

The pagan origins of King of the goat’s Puck Fair 

Donegal named coolest place in the world by National Geographic  

WATCH: Giant’s Causeway secret doorway caught on camera 

Choctaw Native American leads Tipperary famine walk, compares to “Trail of Tears”  

Family of little boy killed in Omagh bombing discover recording of his voice 20 years later 

Priest set to be Ireland's next saint was born on this day in 1852 

Beautiful poem for the departed adapted by Irish monks 

Irish woman with horrific brain injury responds to mother singing "Ireland’s Call" 

Visit “The Irish Jewelry Exhibition” at Weir & Sons this August in Dublin City Center 

 Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is an adrenaline junkie's dream destination 

Three Irish cities named among friendliest in the world in Condé Nast survey 

Historic jail where the Molly Maguires were hanged is for sale  

What you need to know about Omey Island, Connemara's best-kept secret 

American tourist ties thief to pole in Dublin after mugging attempt 

WATCH: 93 year old Eugene O’Sullivan is Ireland’s oldest wool packer 

FOOD&WINE: New hidden outdoor terraces In Dublin 

Celebrate National S'mores Day with a grown-up s'more pie recipe using Guinness 

FOOD&WINE Champagne reader's dinner at the Shelbourne 

Traditional Irish meal named among Lonely Planet's world's top eating experiences 


 Old Roberts Schoolhouse        Applegate Origins Part I: Thomas Applegate        Jamie Gates

 The Youngest Among Us  kindredpast

 Before Bernadette: The Story of Adolphus Hukins

 Footsteps to the Past What's In A Name? Roseann Creagh

In the News: Elizabethan Ring Found and Henry VIII Portrait Dated Using Dendrochronology      HistorianRuby

St Clement's at Derby - 'Floods and Fairs' | Churches of Tasmania  Duncan Grant

Kindergarten for the whole country!  Pauline Connolly

Writing Memoir – Process | Tracking Down The Family  Jennifer Jones

An Exemplary Widowhood   genielynau

Burke’s family records can be wrong | Anne's Family History

An Unforgettable Fire ‹ The Irish Aesthete

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog: The Third Photo From the Vintage Key Chain Photo Viewers - Crecenciana and the Snarling Dog

book reviews

Theresa Smith

New Release Book Review: Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton

Behind the Pen with Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Behind the Pen with Carla Caruso

Book Review: Vigil – Verity Fassbinder Book 1 by Angela Slatter

Better Reading

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Trace by Rachael Brown 

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

The Concubine's Child by Carol Jones

High Five To The Boys 

Amazing Australian Women by Pamela Freeman 


Believe Me         JP Delaney              The Other Wife   Michael Robotham

Providence  Caroline Kepnes               The Barefoot Surgeon Ali Gripper

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

St.John's Parramatta burials, Gold Post Boxes, Qld Police Gazettes, Stolen headstones rehomed, Scandinavian cemeteries, old Sydney shops, NFHM, Irish Tet offensive, Chamber of Mines-Coolgardie, 1939 register update, 30million images Canada, Cape Tribulation, The Skirl of Pipes, Files of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 7 Wonders of Australia… please vote, Drop in Genealogy Clinic, world’s first underwater farm, listening to Mars, coral reef cemetery, fancy a home in Italy for just one Euro?
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mangrove boardwalk, glass bottomed boats, rainforests, Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday 14th Aug 2018, Cairns Qld, industries include tourism, mining, farming, fishing, Capt. James Cook, Lieutenant Philip Parker King, Capt. Owen Stanley, call for separation, Kuranda, Daintree, Atherton Tableland, sky rail, and more…
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Friday, August 10, 2018

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 10th August 2018



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


Celebrating one of Connemara’s greatest actors on the anniversary of his birth 

Celtic Canines - top Irish dog breeds 

71-year-old American man walked across Ireland to raise funds for little Irish boy

Travel tips for visiting Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

How two literary legends tried to save Sir Roger Casement from the gallows 

Ann Dowd on "The Handmaid's Tale's" fundamentalist Aunt Lydia 

Bringing Irish ancestors’ stories home and connecting with the past 

Some of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see of the Irish landscape (VIDEO) 

What you should know about applying for Irish citizenship 

Mystery of Irishman's message in a bottle found in Alaska 54 years ago finally solved  

“Song for the Mira”- the Canadian song that captured the hearts of Irish everywhere  

The story behind that famous photo of Marilyn Monroe with JFK and RFK  

WATCH: Giant’s Causeway secret doorway caught on camera 

Magazine claims to have found the quaintest place in Ireland - do you agree?  

Bringing Irish ancestors' stories home and connecting with the past

Irish ladies still hold Guinness World Record for skinny dippers 

Extraordinary 8-year-old boy plays GAA after losing legs and fingers on right hand 

Travel tips for Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city 

PODCAST: Horror story of 796 babies found in Tuam mass grave unraveled 

How Queen’s University Belfast is looking to the future and giving back  

Why were horse skulls buried under floors in great houses of Ireland? 

Did Ireland’s ancient August Lughnasa games influence the Olympics? 

and a treat...

Brown bread as your mother made it 


Paddy Waldron's talk at Cooraclare 1916 Commemoration

The Haunting Poem That Is The Silent Face Of Drought | ten daily

Old shops of Sydney  Sydney Morning Herald (SMH)

GSV wins 2018 Nick Vine Hall Award for best family history journal – Family History Matters at GSV  (Genealogical Society Victoria, Au)

Family reunited with lost portrait found 1,000 miles away - BBC News

Census / Musters Guide | NSW State Archives

Rack Man: Mystery of body in Hawkesbury River tied to cross

Finding a home elthamhistory

Welcome to National Family History Month! blog

100 years after the battle of Amiens, a poignant reminder | World news | The Guardian

I Love Bello Shire  newsletter featuring Thora RFS Captain Todd Travers
Featured Events and What's On plus...

Welcome to Historic Ebenezer Church NSW - since 1809

National Family History Events in Geelong Susie Zada

4 Ways to overcome worry and enjoy life - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond


Tin Town: a forgotten shanty town in country New South Wales - ABC News 

'Eora fisherwomen'     Dictionary of Sydney

ThrowbackThursday: Old Eltham Bakery, cnr of York and Main, Sept. 1979  elthamhistory

Ever dreamt of owning a home in Italy? These links might show you a way... first  and second
Just remember who told you about them, just 1 Euro each...


History Week 2018 talks – Sydney Cemetery Adventures

Densifying Death and High-Rise Cemeteries

What Melbourne can learn: Scandinavia’s cemeteries are BEAUTIFUL

Volunteers spiffing up poorhouse cemetery grounds     | Local News | 

Veteran cemeteries in North Carolina: Space limited for Raleigh vet | The Herald Sun

An open grave in Charleston speaks to broader problems of neglected cemeteries |

A coral reef cemetery is home to life in the afterlife - ABC News

Stolen headstones from 5 cemeteries believed to be in

Levashovo Memorial Cemetery – Levashovo, Russia - Atlas Obscura

Long Beach cinema, history buffs craft offbeat strategy to help ailing cemetery – Press Telegram

The History Buff: St Peter's Cemetery Stonemason  Thanks to Joan Clarke for sharing this

Did you know?

Introducing: A Diverse, Free Stock Photo Library  Word Press

Show and share it Library Currant

Book Lovers Day | Days Of The Year

FROM THE VAULT - The Queensland Police Gazette - Museum

Always Interesting

Gold Post Boxes: Commemorating Britain’s Sporting Heroes  HistorianRuby

#OTD in 1918 – About 1,500 camogie, football and hurling matches were played across Ireland as part of a GAA protest against recent restrictions on the playing of these games without a permit.
Stair na hÉireann

National Family History Month & Other News - Genealogy Notes 16 - 31 Jul 2018 Shauna Hicks

31 Ways to Make the Most of National Family History Month Lonetester

The Oldest Kuznicki  Jamie Gates                Quaker Roots Road Trip Jamie Gates

'Historic Sydenham pub gutted by fire'  Dictionary of Sydney

Book Review: The Quest for the Irish Celt: The Harvard Archaeological Mission to Ireland, 1932–1936  The Irish Story

Genealogy Do-Over - July 2018 Australian Genealogy Journeys

Dreaming of an “Irish Tet Offensive”: Irish Republican prisoners and the origins of the Peace Process The Irish Story

Rosina Becker do Valle  Claudia

This Week’s Second-hand Book Buys  HistorianRuby

Anglo-Celtic Connections

TheGenealogist adds North London 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Records 

Book: The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide

Toronto History Lecture                  Irish Diaspora Histories Network

Obituary Daily Times               FreeBMD August Update             Sunday Sundries

Genealogy help in Ottawa     Colonel By Day      Orange Order Lodges of the Outaouais

Recent Genealogy Acquisitions by the Ottawa Public Library         

Norfolk Island.. Cathy Dunn

NorfolkIsland History Lovers Tour: Foundation Week March 2019 or on Facebook

Aust. History Research..

Colonial Crime and Sentences

Convicts who joined the NSW Corps

St Johns Parramatta Burials

City of Edinburgh from Norfolk Island to Derwent, VDL Sept 1808

History of Batemans Bay Region

Atlas Obscura

Your Feet Could Be Harming Historic Buildings        In Early Maps of Virginia, West Was at the Top

World's First Underwater Farm         A Royal Hill Fort in India        Neanderthal Discovery

Reviving Some Very Old Worms       Saving Mexico's Heirloom Corn With Design

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs      The Porta Nuova of Palermo      A Resurrected Steamboat

The Titanic Wreck Will Disappear         A Golden Sandcastle in India

Ireland's Giant, Hidden Signs          Shh...We're Listening to Mars!     

Harry Potter's Grave          The Hidden Clifton Rocks Railway   

Cairns Family History  newsletter        Includes free events, Open Day,  Drop in Gnealogy Clinic

Family History Daily

4 Things You Should Do With Your DNA Results (and 3 You Shouldn’t)

How to Locate Any Offline Genealogy Record Collection in 1 Minute

Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State

Outback Family History

Happy 5th Birthday Blog:                Chamber of Mines – Coolgardie buildings

The Prospector – by Prospect Good      John Boileau – pioneer profile


Remains of Tuskegee Airman Found in Austria 

New Virginia Monument Will Pay Tribute to Hundreds of Historic Women

Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures

Why Did the Welsh Bury Their Dead at Stonehenge?

Rare Home Movies Show the Private Lives of the Roosevelts

Have Researchers Unraveled the Six-Decade Mystery of a Kansas Museum Portrait?

The Prince Who Preordered Jane Austen’s First Novel

Australian War Memorial

Battle of Long Tan and the Long Tan Cross

The battle of Long Tan: unravelling the riddles by Ashley Ekins, Head of Military History,  3 pm Friday 17 August 2018 

Wartime 83 out now              Remembering William Allan Irwin

The Memorial has been shortlisted  in the first-ever nationwide vote to determine the 7 Wonders of Australia.  VOTE NOW

Find My Past

1939 Register Update            Derbyshire Registers & Records

Cheshire Registers & Records        Cumberland Registers & Records

Oxfordshire Weekly News 1869-95 1898-1926

records-access- alerts

Library and Archives Canada announced it completed the digitization of 620,000 World War I personnel files—30 million images-- marking Canada’s 100 days.  August 8, 1918 is known as the beginning of Canada’s 100 days, “when the Canadian Corps spearheaded attacks that became known as the Battle of Amiens, a major turning point that led to victory in the Great War and the Armistice of November 11”. This marks the centennial of the end of the first World War. To read more about this see:

Included in the database are files of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)—Soldiers, Nurses and Chaplains; non-permanent active militia files, Imperial War Service Gratuity Files and more.

To search the personnel records go to:
Original url:

Digitizing the First World war personnel records is the largest project to date, undertaken by the Library and Archives Canada.


Driving and Flying         Daniele Barresi        Claudia

Trove Discoveries: The Skirl o’ Pipes | Family history across the seas

A Short-Lived Telephone Box | The Dusty Box

Black Raven Genealogy: One more mystery solved

Wordless Wednesday: Naturalization  Jamie Gates

Why Do People Love Old Photos?     Maureen Taylor

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Write Your Own Memories Before They are Forgotten!

book reviews

Theresa Smith

New Release Book Review: Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman

New Release Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 4

Book A Day: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

New Release Book Review: Isobel’s Promise by Maggie Christensen

Better Reading

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

The Fifth To Die by J. D. Barker

The Accidental Further Adventures of The Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

Podcast: Botanical Sleuths with Kayte Nunn

Podcast: Anxiety Explained with Jill Stark

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That Moment in Time                

swimsuits ooze, FREE FH magazine, National History Month, FREE genie sites-Aust. & N.Z., St. Helena Is., Dublin-Galway for 15c, ancient Athenian weather station, 50 favourites x TROVE, 1950’s beach culture..Gold Coast Qld.,
National Library Aus. celebrates 50 years, filthy reality of everyday life, genealogy podcasts, Karachi’s cemeteries, baby’s grave vandalised, Ireland of 1300s, UTAS genie course starts soon, Grundtvig -Danish folk movement, Windsor Castle estate…really?, hotels of Coolgardie, lost history of railway surgeons, Liverpool Echo, Belfast Telegraph, fancy living in Riverrun Castle?, and so much more…
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As They Were

Thanks to Beth Walsh for her additions to

Re BARRY, BONFIELD and McNAMARA, all Clare related.

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Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday  7th August 2018 Pt. 6, Cape Tribulation, Capt. Cook, Governor Blackall, Govt. moves slowly, accident to the Egmont, Endeavour Straits, incredible rainforests, eco friendly holidays, Australian Aborigines, Mr. Patterson’s expedition, turn on the lights, licuala ramsayi,

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