Friday, February 2, 2018




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


An Account of the English Colony of NSW Vol 1

Ireland may lose bond with US if diaspora dies out 

The Vast Majority of Genealogy Records Still Can’t Be Found Online: Here’s How to Locate Them

This Google Trick Reveals Thousands of Free Genealogy Books on Amazon

Aussie Flag

Outback Family History

And Be Home Before Dark – a book review

The Sandalwood Puller – a verse

Healing the extended family -  John Grenham

Anglo-Celtic Connections

New Book: The Debatable Land: The Lost World between Scotland and England

Guild of One-Name Studies Free Webinars

Your Irish Heritage’s Green Room – A Place to Call Home?

OGS February Webinar: 

British Newspaper Archive additions for January

Secret Lives Conference: 31 August - 2 September 2018

Writing When You Aren’t Writing Amanda Linsmeler  (shared by Jess Barratt)

ASIO enters ABC offices over Cabinet files security lapse

Portraits with fridges, cars and televisions: The evolution of the family photograph in Australia - ABC News

I Love Bello Shire  Bellingen and district happenings

46,000 New South Wales Mugshots 1870-1930 Go Online  Alona Tester

“A Brutal, Good Natured Face:” A New York Irish “Rowdy” in War and Peace  Damian Shiels

Australian War Memorial eMemorial

'Flash coves, deep rogues and rascals' Dictionary of Sydney & order in Sydney in the 1840s

Visit our Australia's Favourite Author page to find out!  Top 50 Australian authors Booktopia

Former Queensland Government Printing Office tells a fascinating tale - Queen's Wharf Brisbane

How we traced our family tree and unlocked the interesting secrets hidden in our histories Belfast

Mystery surrounds ancient but advanced tools found in India

LDS Church closes Park City Family History Center, other visitor's centers

Riley cousins capture their family history in movement

Ambitious project to digitise hundreds of thousands of probate records complete after nine years

Who are the O'Sullivans buried in New Zealand?

Who were the first humans to reach New Zealand?

records-access - alerts

The French Genealogy Blog recently reported on limitations to access of French vital records. These embargos have been in effect since 2008.

·         Birth registration / acte de naissance - 75 years
·         Marriage registration / acte de mariage - 75 years
·         Death registration / acte de décès - no restriction
·         Ten-year indices to the above three /  tables décennales - no restriction
·         Census returns / recensements - 75 years
·         Notarial records / actes notariés - 75 years
·         Judicial records / archives judiciaires - 75 years
·         Personnel records / dossier de personnel - 50 years
·         Medical records / secret médical - 25 years after the death of the individual or 120 years after his or her birth

However, they make the point that  "public access to the record does not mean that the information may be published."   The blog cited a recent court case where a historian had researched over 6,000 families. In his research he gathered thousands of vital records and published them in a book. Some of the people who were subjects of the records are still alive. On one of the birth records, a marginal note commented that the child had been adopted. That person is still alive and he and his son sued the author for revealing the about the adoption, without permission, stating it was a privacy violation. They also criticized the author for defending his contention that an adoptive filiations is worthless in the face of filiation by blood. The book is about French nobility. 

The plaintiffs argued that the law of July 2008 which reduced the vital records embargo period from 100 years to75 years (see above) does not allow the use of civil registration data without the prior consent of the persons concerned.  The court ruled in the plaintiff's  favor. The Paris Court of Appeal ruled in April 2016 that the fact that the information has already been published, even with the agreement of the concerned person, "does not affect the existence of this invasion of privacy." The author and writer then appealed to the Court of Cassation, the highest appellate court which interprets law only, and does not reexamine the facts of the case. That court also found for the plaintiff, stating "the establishment of parentage fall within private life and enjoy protections under the Civil Code."
To read the article about the court case see:
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The article on the court case is in French and is best opened in the Chrome browser for 
Translation or go to a translation site such as google translate


The must-see castles of Ireland 

New memorial service offers an Irish home for all eternity  

Sláinte! Ireland ends ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday  

Discover the beauty and history of Ireland's Boyne Valley 

The Irish flag was flown for the first time 170 years ago in Waterford  

Neil Sheehan, the Irish American journalist who changed the Vietnam war 

The seven wonders of beautiful West Cork 

Beautiful drone footage of Ireland will leave you enthralled 

Daughter of Irish immigrants survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic disasters 

Roots of St. Brigid and how to make her iconic cross 

Storm waves move 620-ton bolder on the Aran Islands 

Many Irish actually emigrated in order to fight in US Civil War 

Historic film of old Ireland from 1934 

If St. Brigid and St. Patrick had an argument 

"Distressed and upset" woman (73) refused citizenship after living in Ireland for 70 years 

Dublin to get "Riverdance" academy as Irish dance phenomenon turns 25 

The changing identity of Irish and Irishness in a global context 

Tom Brady connection to Irish Famine ancestors from Boston 

Everything you need to know about St. Brigid ahead of St. Brigid's Day 2018 

Ellen DeGeneres invites Irish girl (12) on her show after seeing her busking 

Remembering The Dubliners' Luke Kelly with his most loved songs 

Reasons potatoes are a true superfood 

LISTEN: When the potato blight hit and terror ensued during Ireland's Famine

How is St. Brigid connected with the great Celtic goddess?

Death of an Irish schoolgirl in childbirth at a grotto 34 years ago today 

treats for today...

Quick, easy, and versatile Irish porter cake recipe 

Mother’s sweet white scones recipe 

The absolutely perfect recipe for Irish coffee 


To celebrate 100 years of votes for women we've made our civil birth, marriage and death records and all of our census records completely FREE until 8 February.
Plus, we've just released a brand new collection of Suffragette records and they're also FREE.
Find out more:

Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests 1903-1955 Image Browse

Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries 1864-2007 Image Browse

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms

British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages

British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials 

British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse

Hertfordshire Baptisms

Hertfordshire Banns and Marriages

Hertfordshire Burials

Hertfordshire Parish Record Browse

Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions

Northumberland and Durham Memorial Inscriptions

British Newspapers

Discover women in records


“God Has Called Your Husband…”: An Analysis of Death Notification Letters from the American Civil War  Damian Shiels

Digging Up Roots – My Family History Journey  Samantha Starr

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History: Into the land of Maria Edgeworth: 'Edgeworthstown', County 

my family hunt  Carmel Reynen

Diary of an Australian Genealogist: Samuel Plimsoll (ship), new archive releases, free webinars & other news - Genealogy Notes 21-28 Jan 2018  Shauna Hicks

AncestorChasing: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 5: In the Census

Hester Brown and the Art of Living Well on Nothing (#52Ancestors Week 4 – Invite to Dinner) Larzus

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Welsh Lovespoons  Claudia

The Endeavourers  TextileRanger

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks | The Family of Bleggy  Heather Denholm

Queensland Railways, the Eggs, the Prime Minister and Warwick by Greg Hallam by RHSQ   Audio

Talking of Tarlee - Beach Picnic photos   Library Currants

family tapestry  Isabel

The Bride  genielynau

Before and After ‘The Post’ The Silver Voice

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Extra Bumper Edition .. don’t make a cold drink.. or cuppa… make a flask…

Aust.Day 2018, Scotland's People BDMs, new releases Irish newspapers, books reborn, bushranger Joe, Windsor Bridge debacle, Aus. Cemetery Inscriptions -Family Search, First Fleeters Devonshire St. cemetery, all your favourites and lots of Aussie links, First Fleet facts (thanks to Lonetester), convict dances, rare glimpse into pre war Aust., finding naturalisation details, Double murder suicide, Irish love stories that changed history, great list of Interesting blogs, Jersey BDMs and so much more. 

Please share..

Australia Day Honours List 2018, full list of Order of Australia, plus links to others,
Feel free to share.. and there’s no paywall..

Headlines of Old

The first British ships in Australia. after Capt. Cook post 1776, Trove Tuesday 30 Jan. 2018, lists of supplies, Governors Phillip, Gidley King, Hunter; convict mutiny, American traders, meeting La Perouse, ships of the fleet, Irish convicts, British, stowaways, Sirius, Supply, Boddington, Sugar Cane, Britannia, William and Ann, Daedalus, Francis, Halcyon, and many more ships.. shipwrecks, snow ships..

Irish Graves

Bundaberg.. thanks to Tracie Nanna Reagan

Kalgoorlie, WA  thanks to Moya Sharp

Old Cavalry Cemetery, Boston, USA thanks to Elaine Meuse

Te Aroha,  North Island, New Zealand…  thanks to Stuart Park

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