Friday, May 17, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


UCC acquires archive of Irish food pioneer Myrtle Allen  drafts and proofs of her 1977 book, The Ballymaloe Cookbook, and documents and photos reflecting her interest in history, genealogy and travel. Irish Examiner

History of Bulimba electorate (Brisbane, Qld) National Library Australia

Rediscovering Mount Vic Flicks (Blue Mountains) Pauline Connolly

[Dictionary of Sydney] Sailors, Spies and Sydney Stairs

A biographical record of Queensland women : a representation of every sphere showing, activities and interests, social, philanthropic, historic, scholastic, sport and travel  Thanks to Karen King-Cain

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Organization Project Part 3 - Digitizing Family Slides

Did You Know?

A pathway to indexing Carmel's Corner

Waves in Time...   

Meet the Speaker: Milli Kafcaloudis - TravelGenee

Meet the Speaker: Dr Jennifer Harrison cassmob

GeneaDictionary  Blogicide GeniAus

New Blog... WHERE TO BEGIN RESEARCHING A HOUSE HISTORY The Australian House Historian

Introducing Pandora: Australia’s Web Archive - The In-Depth Genealogist

Withdrawing a recommendation The Legal Genealogist


Cairns Family History     incl. Irish Records Workshop

Outback Family History

Atlas Obscura

Princess Caraboo have to laugh       ‘Goatham’      Taiwanese Paintings       Stargazing Suit ingenious

Tanggula Railway Station world's highest      Frieze of Lions      For Sale: Mine Castle Nevada

Glowing Vineyards    Coffin Benches Whitby, England    Prussian Grifter     

Rock Houses into sandstone rock      Flightless Bird NZ      Earliest Christian Burial       

Charting Tall Trees       Egglestone Abbey

Australian Geographic



Family Search Blog

Find My Past

Uncover the lives of military ancestors Revolutionary War Pensions

Ancestry au blog

8 reasons to join a family history society      Cassie Mercer       

Anglo Celtic Connections

 Always Interesting

The Dusty Box

Whatley Park Pensioners

the gentle author ....  a wonderful collection of stories based in Spitalfields, plus

The Soup Kitchens Of Spitalfields

Genea-Musings  ... Randy Seaver


Applegate Genealogy

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Irish Story

chasing skeletons


(US) Maine Bill Authorizing New Birth Certificate for an Adopted Person and Removes Sealing of Original Birth Certificate

LD 1688 repeals the law authorizing the creation of a new birth certificate for an adopted person and it removes the provision that requires the sealing of the original birth certificate. The bill allows a person born in Maine to retain that person's original birth certificate, even if that person is adopted. This change does not affect a person born in a foreign country who is adopted in Maine.
For more information on the committee and the hearing see:
The bill may be read at:
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Elderly Irish woman robbed while attending Mass

7 things to do in Ireland in 2019

Honoring 10,000 Irish immigrants who built the US railroads

How to get an Irish passport if you're not yet an Irish citizen

Locals set up petition drive to keep US Marine's memorial in Kildare

Guinness’s bubble phenomenon studied by scientists in Japan 

Places in Ireland that can change your life 

Firefighters, first responders, cops, teachers receive special discount to travel Ireland

Remembering my Irish grandmother this Mother's Day

Irish woman’s Instagram secret garden treasure discovery goes viral

The most beautiful castles in Ireland 

Irish senator who served three states, fought duel with Lincoln, born on this day

WATCH: 5 Secrets of Dublin from Powers Irish Whiskey

The anti-fascist fighter from the Cork/Kerry border 

Scandalous, rebellious, and tragic life of JFK’s sister Kick remembered

Ireland’s best seaside towns, villages, and beaches

The American hermit who 50 years ago fled the US for a remote Irish location

Top best wild places in Ireland

On National Police Week, remembering NYPD cop who wrote one of Ireland’s best ballads 

Ireland is surrounded by volcanoes

These are the most photogenic towns in Ireland 

Irish priests disappointed at Pope's reluctance to ordain female deacons 

Petition to remake final season of Game of Thrones goes viral 

Moving to Ireland: Why you should live in Dingle, County Kerry 


Goodbye Chaps, I’m Off | The Dusty Box

How Many Languages Do You Speak?  allenrizzi

AncestorChasing: Alice Morgan 1900 License prosecution or persecution?  Kerryn Taylor


Anzac Day Dublin 2019 The Silver Voice

The Bogantungan Rail Disaster: Have you heard the children cry?  Judith Salecich

Happy Mother’s Day  Claudia

Art & Science in Ireland! Janet

The 800th Anniversary of William Marshal’s Death  historicalragbag

Rossiter’s Boot Factory kira0030

Found at Freethinker’s: intermodulations  Liz Gauffreau

Something of a Mystery « The Irish Aesthete

Of Lighthouses and Space Hoppers ‹ The History Interpreter - Janet Few 


Theresa Smith

#Book Bingo – Round 10   great review of The Chocolate Maker's Wife

Book Review: The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

Better Reading

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon       READ MORE

Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng        READ MORE

Podcast: My father the storyteller with 

Podcast: Nicole Alexander's Great Love

Allen and Unwin

Aurora Rising   Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Shauna's Great Expectations        Kathleen Loughnan

Stepsister Jennifer Donnelly  Watch Clip

The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

sheep shenanigans, Botany Bay Heritage Fair tomorrow, the drone will see you now, 1939 register update, banana substitute, aboriginal astronomers: world’s oldest?, bear counting in Ontario, book hoarders defy Marie Kondo, WWII records UK, digital cemetery, abstract space photography, skull steins, Scottish tree house, British India Office deaths and burials, Scotland- Burgess & Guild Brethren Index, Aussie magpies, space dogs, DNA testing from envelopes, maps to the moon, Blarney Castle- facts, history, myths and legends, Boyne Valley-Ireland’s ancient mysteries, villains pursued by plane in 1927, … lots to read, lots to watch whatever your interests…
Feel free to share…

As They Were

Addition to Missing Friends

With thanks to Paul O’Brien

Irish Graves 

Addition to


Eganstown and  Maddingley
With thanks to Wendy Rundell

With thanks to Lee-Ann Hamilton

With thanks to Karan Campbell-Davis


Munna Creek, Qld
With thanks to Evelyn Kremer

Headlines of Old

PERSONALS  PLUS ...TROVE TUESDAY 14 MAY 2019, finding information in 'social news' columns, snippets in odd places, they went where?, follow through with TROVE if looking for someone mentioned,
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Friday, May 10, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


Six Feet Under Downunder | Australian burial and cremation records online

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian       Thanks to Robyn Mc.

SOGS discovering your Irish roots program     Hilsboro Times Gazette

The race against time to digitise homemade movies before they disappear  Brisbane Times

Did You Know?

Important news from Vic Registry of BDMs  Susie Zada

BillionGraves – “A Million More in May” is Back for 2019  Alona Tester

Courtesy of Gould Genealogy

Waves in Time Family & Local History Conference & Fair 24-26 May Queensland

Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival 2019 13-19 May South Australia

Botany Bay Heritage Fair 11 May NSW

Bear Counting in Ontario  must watch

GeniAus: An Academic Family?

State Library Queensland SLQ

Indigenous radio makes waves at State Library

Heritage leaders workshop: pause, reflect and learn

Be quick — Talking Ideas events will sell out

Facility inductions and creative workshops

Murri Country radio marks 25 years on air

Migrants gain technical skills recycling old government computers at digital workshop

2019 Federal Election — help us collect political ephemera
We want regional posters, flyers, placards, stickers, how to vote cards, badges and more...
Read now »

Police in the air: villians pursued by aeroplane in 1927
History was made in Camooweal at Christmas 1927 when, in a well planned heist, four criminals stole the best car in town and set off for the Northern Territory border...
Read now »

Mystery Townsville filmmaker identified
Hidden clues plus a little bit of digging helped us identify the creator of a collection of recently digitised home videos...
Read now »

Read more blog stories


How YouTube Is Shaping the Future of Work          The Drone Will See You Now

Greek Gods and Game Theory      Go West, You Nervous Men

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Art (1460–1921)    

Lee Smolin: Science Works Because We Care to Know the Truth

Outback Family History

When the Law Came to Niagara:          His Epitaph and The Rhyme of the West

I J K Cohn – pioneer profile         Jacky and Polly and Jimmy: a tragic tale

Yellowdine : Treasures in the Bush – book review

Find My Past

Family Search Blog

Exploring Your Danish Heritage

The National Archives UK

New Podcast series...  Listen to the first episode      What's coming up ... See the full programme

Australian Geographic

The ScriBbleR  Stella Budrikis    Join my Readers List

I Love Bello Shire     incl. Uncle Mark Flanders - Custodian & Storyteller    and Bellingen Celtic Dance sessions... and numerous other events.


Just for a change... "Tree House, Scotland"  wunderlusttwins

Some more of their great images...

Always Interesting

The Gentle Author


The Legal Genealogist


Stair na hÉireann

The Irish Story

 Applegate Genealogy

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Humouring the Goddess

Gerry's Family History



Colchester, Essex   CLOGS AND CLIPPERS  Stella Budrikis

Kentish cake and slice of history - Love in a little black diary

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy  The Family Curator

Finding George and Rosa  In Days Gone By....

Lusitania remembered in Cobh  The Silver Voice


Theresa Smith

The Irish Story

Allen and Unwin

Life Before  Carmel Reilly        Watch trailer

Inspiring… An artfully crafted story about the connection between a boy and his dog and the deep bond between a son and his mother.'  - Kirkus Reviews

Daughter of Bad Times  Rohan Wilson

The Beekeeper of Aleppo  Christy Lefteri

The Pine Islands  Matrion Poschmann

The Better Sister     Alafair Burke

Little Faith    Nickolas Butler

Penguin Books

Sixty Summers by Amanda Hampson

Harriet Blue is Back  READ MORE

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Sixty Summers by Amanda Hampson

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Podcast: Susan Hurley   Author of Eight Lives

Podcast: Felicity McLean  Author of The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time  

Friday Fossicking 3rd May 2019, modern tribes-amateur genealogist, Jackie Kennedy, pangolin mum, Qld soldier portraits, rattlesnake meals, goofy crab, erotic cake dancing, Stockholm syndrome, Coolgardie safe, old photos worthless? , FREE ancestral records FMP, evzones pay respects, WWII records to be digitised and FREE, find Liverpool ancestors for FREE, yeti footprints,
FREE compost and seeds, tiny homes for homeless women, parrot tipped off drug dealers, lawn you can eat… and a whole lot more…

As They Were

IGP Archives April 2019 Updates,  General Ireland, Donegal, Dublin, Mayo, Roscommon,
With thanks to Christina Hunt and her hard working volunteers…


Two additions to MUSINGS page…

Grandma Don’t Make Marmalade

Slow Cooking

Headlines of Old

Female Convicts Assigned May 1832  Trove Tuesday  7 May 2019, occupations, places, hundreds of female convicts, employers, convict related records available and where, links to certificates of freedom, permission to marry, tickets of leave and more..

Irish Graves

Additions to Waverley
With thanks to Noelene Harris