Friday, February 16, 2018




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


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Your Family Tree    Belfast Telegraph

Highlight: Diaries of a Stretcher-Bearer 1916-1918 Alona Tester

Community group identifies 1,500 unmarked graves in project to ensure lives are not forgotten - ABC News

Top Ten Genealogy Research Mistakes | LoveToKnow

How to shed your trickiest clutter so your loved ones don’t have to | Starts at 60

The Family Curator | 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Save Your Family Heirlooms

Queensland Genealogy and Archives Research Tips - Judy Webster

GeniAus: Open Live Writer 

20+ Times Librarians Surprised Everyone With Their Sense Of Humor | Bored Panda 

The lost story of Galway's orphans - Connacht Tribune

A stab at truth': my grandmother and the problem with family histories | Books | The Guardian

Devonshire Street Cemetery | My attempts at merging Left and… | Flickr  Great image

Persistent and heavy falls of frogs – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Mass Paths in Ireland  Atlas Obscura

Purpose in paradise: how do we create meaningful & sustainable lives in the sunshine state? Qld State Library 
Thu 1 Mar, 6pm–7.15pm | Free | Bookings required
Can't make it in person? The talk will be live streamed and made available as a webcast on our website

Treat for the senses.. 
Richard Sidey lives in Wanaka, New Zealand and has spent over a decade photographing various remote areas of natural interest. For his project “Speechless” he has endeavored to document scenes of outstanding natural beauty through the eyes of a film-maker. 

Outback Family History

A Token of Esteem – John J Victor

Swearin ‘n’ Spittin – by Arthur Dunstan

Word from Elburn: Town and Country Public Library offers Lego, Irish and genealogy events  Kane County Chronicle

 Club News, Feb. 10, 2018  The Union of Grass Valley

IrishGenealogyNews: Ancestry adds Church of Ireland baptism, marriage and burial records for Co. Clare, 1744 to 1991

Women, the Vote and Nationalist Revolution in Ireland   The Irish Story

A rustic romance in Kilrush, Co Clare. The Irish Times

Owning the good and the bad in one's family history. Washington Post

The National Archives UK

Explore the History of a House View in a browser  great sale on books

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Church of England Modern Parish Maps and Information

Survey: likely and unlikely in genealogy

Tipperary Resources

The Genealogist adds over 650,000 criminal records

Cheddar Man changes the way we think about our ancestors

I vow to thee: Centenary of the Death of Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice


For Mark Twain, It Was Love At First Sight

How UFO Reports Change With the Technology of the Times

The Louvre Puts Nazi-Looted Art in Public Eye in Effort to Find Rightful Heirs

Tomb of 5th Dynasty Priestess Found in Egypt

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

I love reading these articles...they are on all manner of subjects, some lengthy, some short... Rather than link to all I've enjoyed this week, I will just post links to a few.... or may be a few more.

I suggest that you subscribe if you're interested in the history of Ireland... settle down for an interesting read. I have my sub set to Weekly now... easier to manage.

#OTD in 1848 – John Mitchel publishes first United Irishmen.

St Valentine  beautiful photo...

#OTD in 1926 – Rioting greets the Abbey Theatre performance of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars because of what is viewed as anti-Irish sentiment.

#OTD in 1923 – The Father of Government minister Kevin O’Higgins is shot dead by Republicans at the family home in Stradbally, Co Laois.

#OTD in Irish History – 10 February:

What's on, special events and stories from I Love Bello Shire

Bellingen Courier-Sun

What's new at the Ocean View Hotel Urunga. 

Qld State Library  John Oxley Library

Souvenir of Floods: Southern Queensland, February, 1893 – Digitised @ SLQ

Noble Estate, [Clayfield], 1886 (Map of the Week)

Fiesta Gardens 1948 – a touch of Hollywood at Slacks Creek

Charles Archer and the squatters chair

Christmas and New Year in Brisbane 1904/1905  C.W. Loughridge... on voyage from Belfast, Ireland

Find My Past

10 Women Who Risked Everything for Equality 

How to Find the Maiden Names of Women in Your Family Tree 

3 Ways to Trace Wartime Ancestors

Get Back to Britain and Ireland with these FREE Records

5 Common Irish Genealogy Brick Walls and How to Overcome Them

5 Fascinating Welsh Record Collections You May Have Missed 

Suffragette Collection Update

Suffragette Newspaper Collection Browse

Missouri, Moniteau County Roman Catholic Marriages

Search marriage records »

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Census Records                       City Directories         


Legislation has been introduced in the California Assembly that would create a new California regulatory agency, the California Data Protection Authority (CDPA) to regulate Californians’ personal data on the internet.  All technology companies that serve Californians on the internet would be regulated by the new agency. The legislation was inspired by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

"It is the intent of the Legislature to enact line 2 legislation that would create a new state agency or officer that line 3 would be charged with, among other things, protecting the personal line 4 information of California residents."

Mercury News article states if enacted the new agency would enact regulations that ban social media websites from conducting potentially harmful psychological experiments on users, create ways for Californians to erase certain profiles and personal information, and standardize online user agreements.


The five greatest Irish love stories for St. Valentine’s Day never too late 💖

The best modern Irish love songs for Valentine’s Day   💖

25 things you really don't miss about Ireland 

First Irishman was black with blue eyes says genetic expert 

Irish Olympian forced to compete for Britain smuggled in an Irish flag 

The Great Hunger and Ireland’s lasting bond with the US

Craic, banter and bread - what I missed about Ireland 

Travel Ireland by train 

Frasier’s John Mahoney’s Irish roots and deep love for Galway 

B&B Ireland homes provide a welcome like no other 

What is Irish Tap Dancing?  

Songs in The Quiet Man: The amazing soundtrack to Irish America’s favorite movie 

Magdalene Laundries survivors share heartbreaking stories in new online records 

Slane Whiskey - A tale of two families 

Arizona woman wakes up sounding Irish and British - diagnosed with rare Foreign Accent Syndrome 

Three-year-old Irish dancer is the cutest thing in the world (VIDEO)  

Top five female Irish heroes from history (PHOTOS) 

The Irish and Ash Wednesday - Lent, meatless Fridays, hot-crossed buns 
Guess which Irishman still receives Valentine’s Day cards 94 years after his death? 
A tour of mystical, mythological Ireland (PHOTOS) 

and some treats..

How to make pancakes like the Irish this Shrove Tuesday  or any other day!

Guinness chocolate pudding recipe 

Baileys Irish Cream truffles

Three-minute chocolate mousse recipe - VIDEO 


The Story of Sarah Mary Josephine McCane  Before Bernadette

The Gothic Bank and Its Museum  historicalratbag

#OTD in 1936 – The Daunt Rock Rescue.   Stair na hÉireann         wonderful painting

Relations in religion         In Days Gone By

#OTD in 1847 – Eyewitness report on The Great Hunger by James Mahoney in The Illustrated London News.   Stair na hÉireann  

Textile Inventory from 1844  TextileRanger

Misneach – The Ballymun Sculpture  The Silver Voice

Backtracking: One death, two death certificates   Lorraine Phelan

The Story of Edmond O'Donnell Before Bernadette

My North Coast Road Trip – Diary of a Young Genealogist   Emily Peace

The Leschenault Shark | The Dusty Box  A post with a difference..

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Hill of Tara, many National Archives, PERSI, Tipperary, basement cemetery, holocaust survivor,  Earl Grey orphans, historical Australian maps, Firbolg -ancient Irish ancestors?, Mountkennet workhouse, indigenous Australians at war,
sunflower fields, Canada’s home children, horse riding librarians, almost 50 million newspaper pages digitised, suffragette tales, family history & Strasbourg Cathedral, Maya ruins, politics to puddings, abandoned colonial NZ homestead, siege of Paris, 

CONVICTS to NSW 1787 and 1839 - TROVE TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER, 2018
Trove, Project Gutenberg, List of convicts to NSW 1787, “Crime and immorality flourish..”

Irish Graves

addition to Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Childers, Qld… thanks to Brian Bouchardt

Addition to Gore Hill and Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, thanks to Noelene Harris

Two Blogiversaries this week… “Irish Graves… they who sleep in foreign lands”  celebrates 6 years…

and Confessions of a Bibliophile  celebrates 4 years…  

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