Friday, February 9, 2018




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


The wonders of Dublin's Grafton Street  

Where to meet the love of your life in Ireland this St. Valentine's Day 

Vintage Irish whiskey vending machine is the thing that’s been missing from your nightlife 

Places in Ireland that can change your life 

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

Love-seekers show up at St. Valentine's resting place in Dublin 

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel Foundation opens its 174th school in Haiti 

Too many visitors ruining the Hill of Tara, the ancient site of the High Kings 

Irish Americans asked to clarify their ethnic identity in 2020 census 

12 free things to do in and around Dublin City 

Scared of driving in Ireland? You won’t believe this road. 

How I fell in love with Ireland and finally moved there 

Stunning travel video of "7 Days in Ireland" 

just a treat...

Irish apple crumble cake recipe 

How to make traditional Irish potato cakes or "boxty" 

Irish potato and cheese soup recipe 


Paddy Waldron's talk at Cooraclare 1916 Commemoration

Sarah Leggat from Ballymena

IrishGenealogyNews: Personnel Register of Dublin Metropolitan Police released  Claire Santry

Trove users' lists 
Politics to pudding: lists featuring AWW content

Trove Maps...  Tullamarine


Queensland place names search

Golden Circle  Qld State Archives

go natural        go urban        go coastal     go nuptials         then go

Last video hire store             not quite, there's one in Springwood on the service road

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

Follow this Road trip to the sunflower fields

42 things to do on North Stradbroke Island

Lunar New Year in The City

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Internet Genealogy Feb/Mar 2018

Twice as many Home Children were in Good placements as Poor.

Voilà – Canada’s new National Union Library Catalogue

Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

 No.1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station Transcriptions and Biographies

Were Canada's Home Children Orphans?

"Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage”

What is PERSI and How Can You Use it to Improve Your Genealogy Research?

Home Child Bonuses

On the Road in Ireland

Ireland Newsletter

Riot at Mountkennet Workhouse - Irish Newspapers Revisited

The Firbolg: The Ancient Ancestors of the Irish!

Tipperary - Walk in the footsteps of Brian Boru

Untouched 1800's Cemetery preserved in the basement of a tall building built over it.

Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission  Australia  Thanks, Lyn Nunn

These amazing historical maps show how people thought Australia should have been divided up | Business Insider  Thanks to Alona Tester for sharing this

Resistance Genealogy – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Outback Family History

Maya ruins: Pictures reveal lost cities

How to Preserve Your Family Memories, Letters and Trinkets - The New York Times

Return to no man's land | The Australian War Memorial

Piecing together a fragmented family history at the Holocaust Memorial Museum

An obscure family history leads to Strasbourg Cathedral in France | Toronto Star

Jones Memorial Library helps people trace family history Virginia

Centuries of Irish history lost in 1922 Four Courts fire to be recreated digitally 

Suffragette tales: Spied on for taking a stand

Know Your Family History | Black News

SA coats of arms feature in new book | Port Lincoln Times

Where there’s a will, there’s a way – Ancestry UK Blog

The Power of speech - United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day

Heroism in the surf  Dictionary of Sydney

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles | History | Smithsonian

Colonial homestead in New Zealand, abandoned by UK owners, looking for love

How Tom Tryniski digitized nearly 50 million pages of newspapers in his living room - Columbia Journalism Review      Thanks to Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak for posting

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Virtual Gramophone    Censuses     LAC's Audiovisual migration

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Bundesarchiv (German National Archive) | The National Archives

National Archives of India

Spain - The National Archives

Italian state archives - Italy Heritage  genealogy

Greece - The National Archives


Washington State House Health Care and Wellness Committee passed out of committee on January 23 HB 2458. Currently, it has been referred to Rules Committee for review. The bill was amended in Executive Action in the Committee of the Health Care Committee on January 23.  The amended bill may be read at:

The abbreviated death certificate must include information related to fact of death but not include the following: information related to the cause of the person's death; Social Security Number or names of the decedent's parents. The abbreviated death certificate must be accepted if it is not material to the filing in a government agency.

In talking with the Committee's legislative staff, he stated the bill did not preclude the existing access to the full death certificate from the Department of Health.  In the original hearing (link is available on the state's legislative website: the reason the author introduced the bill is on behalf of a constituent who files probate records and is concerned about possible identity theft with the above information made available on the various filings.

The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member along with the Federation of Genealogical Societies and National Genealogical Society is a joint genealogical committee. The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, and the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) also serve as participating members. RPAC agreed to submit a letter to the bill's sponsors, which was submitted earlier this week.
The letter states:
" We have no objection to the bill if an abbreviated death certificate is used only as an attachment to court proceedings. We want to make sure that nothing in this bill or later amendments will change the recording of, and public access to, all the existing information currently required on death certificates by the Washington Department of Health.  Genealogists need death certificates to include the cause of death, location of birth city and state, parents’ names including mother’s maiden name, and location of parents’ birth, if known. The social security number may be redacted."  The letter further explains the reasons RAPC supports open death records because of family health history, legal transactions and forensic genealogy.

According to a report from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), the (UK) Home Office has agreed to back MP Tim Loughton's Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) bill which includes placing mothers' names on marriage certificates. This bill attempts to modernize marriage registration for the first time since 1837. If enacted it will allow both parents of the couple to be included on marriage certificates. Currently on fathers' names are on the certificates.  The bill received unopposed second reading on February 2, 2018.  To follow its progress through Parliament see:

This issue has been discussed over the past several  years by members of Parliament, and former Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to address this "inequality of marriage" before he left the Prime Minister's office.  The bill affects only England and Wales as Scotland and Northern Ireland  already provide both parents' names on marriage records.  Civil partnerships will also include both parents' names.

The modernization of marriage registration will also change from hard copy marriage registers (84,000) to a single electronic register.   The bill also calls for heterosexual co-habiting partners to be allowed to form civil partnerships - in the same way as gay couples - a move the government has pledged to review.

The bill was introduced in mid-July 2017 and this is the only version of the bill currently online at the Parliament's website. 

The BBC article may be read at:

In December 2017, the IAJGS Records Access Alert announced the agreement between the City of Paris archives and Family Search to digitize the microfilms of the "reconstituted" parish and civil registrations of pre-1860 Paris. In a record time, it has been announced that the digitization project is complete!

There were eight million parish and civil registrations that were lost in the Paris Communards' "incendiary rampage"-- the Siege of Paris occurred in 1870-1871. There are two million replacements covering 1500-1860. It is these two million that were reconstituted by FamilySearch.

While the index cards have been available online for many years, to see the full registrations one had to personally go to the Paris Archives to view the microfilms. According to the French Genealogy Blog the records are not indexed.  Therefore the procedure used at the Paris Archives is the same one needed to be followed to search on FamilySearch.

Per the French Genealogy Blog—they suggest the following method to search:
1. Search the index cards which are arranged by type(birth <baptism> , marriage, death<burial>). Within the type they are arranged alphabetically by surname. Within the surname they are arranged chronologically. Note the full name and date of birth/marriage/death.

2.Use the  Family Search website:
Original url:
(If you use Chrome as your browser it will translate from the French  or use a translation service such as

3. Look up the microfilm number in the catalogue-again arranged by birth/marriage/death  
(naissances, mariages, décès) then chronologically—find the date that includes yours. The microfilm catalogues are partially on the Paris Archives website and partially on the FamilySearch website.

4. On the FamilySearch website, find the correct microfilm and start looking for your document—they are filmed chronologically, then by surname.  According to the French Genealogy Blog about half-way through someone at FamilySearch decided to give the titles of the rolls as dates rather than the Paris microfilm numbers.

I encourage you to read the French Genealogy Blog for more instructions.  See:
Original url:


The Siege of Paris occurred in 1870-1871. During the battle the  Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) and repository of records since the 16th century was torched. Other historic buildings were also torched. Additionally, they placed dynamite in Notre Dame and nearly blew that up. Between five and eight million records, dating as far back as the 16th century, were destroyed. The French reconstituted some of the lost records from other sources.  It took 25 years copying parish and religious records, reconstituting records from 1802-1960.

In 1941 another reconstruction effort began to find all information on Parisians from the Middle Ages. This was a result of using litigation and other judicial records, therefore a selection of the Paris residents, predominately affluent and nobility records and not the general public.

 Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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 All at Sea - Using the Passenger Index for Fremantle by Greg  Cope, National Archives of Australia -  GSQ Blog 

 Talking of Tarlee - The Institute  Library Currants

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