Friday, January 26, 2018



The following is the official list of recipients in the Australia Day 2018 honours list.  They are separated by three gazettes – Order of Australia, Meritorious and Distinguished and Conspicuous.


The rest of the Awards can be found here

Below are the Biographical notes for each recipient in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.
Note: Biographical notes have only been provided where the recipient has allowed this information to be provided online.
Images courtesy of Pixabay




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


Putting Australia first today, 
however there are all the usual great links 
all over the world as well..


First Fleeters buried at Devonshire Street Cemetery       Australian History Research

Exploring our convict past - Australia Post

Australian History Research:  A plethora of links &information Jan 2018 Newsletter Cathy Dunn

I Love Bello Shire  Newsletter includes  
Queen's baton is travelling through Bellingen     
free, family friendly concert, Urunga

Anglo-Celtic Connections


Penguin Random House Audiobooks  (something different)

For only 48 hours, on January 24 starting at 12 p.m. ET, we’re giving away a FREE audio download of You Can Master Meditation by David Fontana, and read by Edoardo Ballerini. Visit our Volumes app or our Facebook page on that day to access the download.    For the rest... VIEW IN WEB

Tourism Ireland

Behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi..

The National Archives UK

from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office predominantly covering the year of 1992, and also a selection of files from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Death, the doctor and the detective writer                             


New content listed at Irish Ancestors  John Grenham

The Irish Newspaper Archives ( have completed the runs for two titles and added two more:

New Titles:
Irish Daily Independent 02/01/1893 - 13/12/1904
Limerick Chronicle 04/01/1994 - 1812/2001

Updated Content:
Waterford News & Star 11/01/1980 - 24/12/1999
The Sligo Champion 01/01/1916 - 31/12/1949

Thanks to Chris Paton

New Interactive maps of Catholic Baptisms

Dictionary of Sydney special guest ...
Dr Peter Hobbins looked at the early history of public health and hospitals in Sydney.
You can listen to their entertaining and informative conversation here:
Until the late 1830s, hospitals in Sydney were provided by the government only for convicts, who they [...]
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Scotland's People, a partnership between the National Records of Scotland and the Court of the Lord Lyon, have released their statutory record release for birth (106,469), marriage (47,514) and death (59,729) records. According to the privacy laws of Scotland, birth records may be released after 100 years, marriages after 75 years and deaths after 50 years.

Births were lower due to World War I. Marriages showed an increase with foreign service men stationed in Scotland. Over the past 50 years the life expectancy has dramatically increased.  

Searching indexes are free of charge. However, to view and download digital images their pay-per-view system is required. The site charges by "credits" which are £0.25 each and are available in batches of 30 (£7.50) or 40 (£10).  To read more about their charges see:

To read their news release see:

The United Kingdom holds a census every ten years.  They are getting prepared for this decennial event and the (UK) National Archives is inviting expressions of interest from organizations prepared to digitize and publish the 1921 Census for England and Wales. The closing date for potential suppliers to notify the National Archives is February 8. To read more about this see:

Per the law, there is a 100-year embargo placed on release of the information from census to the public.

Currently censuses from 1841 – 1911 are available to the public (for England and Wales).  The National Archives has information on these census which may be found at:

Information on the census for Scotland may be found at:

Information on the census for Ireland may be found at the National Archives of Ireland:

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) recently released its newest research tool, Collection Search . It is in Beta testing and they are asking the public to try it out and provide feedback.  This new tool—an interface- allows the user to search Library records and Archive records. It adds a "tab" with using only one search term or phrase.

Note this is a Beta test so some glitches are expected. LAC will continually be making adjustments and improvements. Not everything is accessible yet via the new program.  Check out the up-to-date list at:
Original url:

To read more see:
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FREE webinar.. 

Shauna Hick's tips.   EXPERT GUIDE »

Must see Australian records. SEARCH THEM HERE »


World’s first 3D-printed kidney transplant in Belfast a success 

treats for your delight...


AncestorChasing: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 4 : Invite to Dinner

Diary of an Australian Genealogist: Internet Archive, Occupations and Other News - Genealogy Notes 13-20 Jan 2018        Shauna Hicks

A Lock of Hair: A Treasured Keepsake - Love in a little black diary        Judith Salecich

Family Connections: #52Ancestors - Week three - Longevity   Vicki Court

Memories of Then | Family Fractals Ruth Standring

St John's Anglican Church Launceston - "That will be quite large enough for Launceston" Duncan Grant

Wirreandah Wandering: Dirigible on wheels? Jo Featherston

The hardest Goodbye  Kelli Schultz

Family History Stories – from Dalton, Gunning, Bevendale & beyond  Matt Friend

Trove Tuesday – Samuel Plimsoll (ship) 1878 illustrated sketches | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

Richard Ward - born twice?  Clogs and Clippers Stella Budrikis

Search My Ancestry: Tips From David Olusoga's 'A House Through Time' - Finding Your Ancestors in Newspapers

Wildlife Cam 2017  TextileRanger

 and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Another Bumper edition…
South Carolina records, family letters post famine,Titanic survivors pics, seed of Satan, ancient origins of NZ, DNA privacy concerns, Halifax disaster, boxes- bodies- backhoes, 30% disc British Newspapers sub., Irish Registry of Deeds Index Project News,  N.B. changed URL for NLI, John Grenham, Old Brisbane, Aust. last living convict, genealogical miracles, Clare Co Library news, Indiana databases online, the murderer and the missionary, accounts from the FRONT, links to missing servicemen records, GRO extends PDF scheme…..and so much more… including a very comprehensive blog re what is happening with cemeteries around Australia ..incl. Karrakatta, written by Megan.

As They Were

Clare Roots Society, February 15th. Old Ground Hotel Ennis, 8pm., The Industrial School Child in Ennis 1880-1911, guest speaker Jane O'Brien,

CROFTON MOORE VANDELEUR and the GREAT FAMINE in KILRUSH : Kilrush & District Historical Society, 30 Jan 2018, Teach Ceoil Grace St., Kilrush, 

New baptismal & marriage records for Moyne/Templetuohy Catholic Parish, Co. Tipperary (North),, 

Headlines of Old

Certificates Of Naturalisation - Trove Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 -Series 5, examples of certificates, lists 1922/1923, links to explore, Oath of Allegiance
N.B. this will help you to look for your own ancestral certificates...

The following are a number of links that depict various Australia Day celebrations over the years.. courtesy of TROVE...

Australia Day celebrations  1966- Version details - Trove

Students of the Marist Brothers College, Pearce dressed as troops of Governor Phillip, rehearse at Regatta Point for the re-enactment of early Australia history for the Australia Day celebrations - Version details - Trove  1977

1985 - Captain James Cook, alias Mr Phillip Bevan, of Cooma enjoys a cup of billy tea after cutting a giant marble cake shaped as an Australian flag at Canberry Fair's Australia Day celebrations - Version details - Trove

1988              1988 also 

Australia Day Celebrations and official opening of extensions to the Landsborough Museum, 1988 - Details - Trove

Unidentified people manning 'Drovers Camp' during Australia Day 2000 celebrations in Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown - Details - Trove

Breakfast serving stall at Australia Day 2000 celebrations in Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown - Details - Trove

Volunteers clean up the foreshores around Golden Beach on Clean Up Australia Day.  2000 - Version details - Trove

Eddie Harris from the Bakandji tribe and local liaison officer in Corowa, holds the painting he will present to the Governor General Sir William Deane for the Federation and Australia Day celebrations, 28th January 2001 [picture] / Wendy McDougall. - Version details - Trove

Australia Day Celebrations  2010• Photograph • State Library of South Australia

How will you celebrate Australia Day?