Friday, April 27, 2018

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 27th April, 2018



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


Dianne Humphry’s Family – Losing Count – Saving Family Headstones at Karrakatta

Bruce Beresford's 'Ladies in Black' holds a mirror to multicultural Australia - IF Magazine

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Lifespans of Your 3rd Great Grandparents – Lois Willis – Genealogy and Family History

Part 4: Research uses  Queensland State Archives

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Chemistry Cat  Claudia     Need a Laugh?

Atlas Obscura

Anglo-Celtic Connections


Outback Family History

The National Archives UK



Find My Past 

Rutland Registers & Records

Northumberland Registers & Records

Nottinghamshire Registers & Records

British Newspapers

Discover Your Anzac Ancestors

Search Military Records »


When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress he said that Facebook  would apply the European Union General Data Protection Regulation globally , "in spirit".  Recently, Reuters News Agency learned that Facebook will change its terms of service next month for those not in the European Union and covered by their international headquarters in Ireland.  Excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered by their terms of service in the United States, that effects over 70 percent of Facebook's 2 billion members—1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America will not fall under the EU's GDPR.  This move by Facebook is to reduce the company's exposure to the GDPR which carries large fines for collecting or using personal data without the user's consent.

Facebook said in a statement that it plans to make the privacy controls and settings that Europe will get under the GDPR available to the rest of the world. Additionally, they apply the same privacy protections everywhere whether the agreement is with Facebook, Inc. or Facebook, Ireland.

However, as Reuter's reported the 1.5 billion non-EU affected Facebook subscribers will not be able to appeal to European data protection authorities to uphold EU rules, including the “right to be forgotten". They will be governed by U.S. privacy laws, which currently are less stringent than those in the EU. Note:  As reported previously by the IAJGS Records Access Alert, there is legislation before the US Congress and in California regarding some privacy provisions but are not yet enacted.

Reuters reported that Facebook is not the only company that is changing its terms of service. LinkedIn will also move their non-Europeans to contracts with U.S. based LinkedIn Corp. LinkedIn is a unit of Microsoft Corp.

To read the Reuters article see:
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To read the previous postings Facebook, GDPR and more on privacy go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at: You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

An embattled nursing home whose license may be revoked requested copies of all death certs resulting from Hurricane Irma deaths and the Florida Department of Health  declined saying the request is under the Department's jurisdiction for vital records not the state's public records law. A judge ruled differently and in favor of the nursing home saying death records are public records under a state open-government law.

“The records requested by petitioner (the nursing home) are subject to Florida’s Public Record Act … and there is no applicable statutory exemption to permit their withholding from release,” wrote Lewis, who held a hearing in the case this week."

The Department of Health contended the large number of certs requested made it a research request and the Nursing Home did not meet the criteria for researchers.

"Whereas anyone may request and receive a redacted death certificate (under part of state law), only certain people and entities may receive the type of general data that would allow research to be conducted,” the motion said. “Such data … is far more broad than simply one or two specifically requested death certificates. The only possible purpose for this subsection (of law) is to regulate who may obtain large swaths of data derived from death certificates and other such records.” The motion said the nursing home is “not the type of entity which may receive this data.” "

In 1992 the Florida Attorney general  was asked if a clerk of the court could record a copy of a death certificate in the official records when the record may contain information made confidential by a state statute (382.008(6), F.S.) The decision rendered said, "absent statutory authority or judicial direction, the clerk may not accept and record death certificates into the official records."  Further the AG stated , "Section 382.008(6), F.S., makes the cause-of-death section of all death records and the parentage, marital status, and medical information included in all fetal death records confidential and exempt from the disclosure provisions of s. 119.07(1), F.S., except as provided in s. 382.025(4), F.S. Section 382.025(4), F.S., allows a copy of the death certificate or fetal death certificate, including the confidential portions, to be issued to specific individuals or entities, such as the registrant's immediate family or guardian."  See AG opinion at:

The judge further wrote the department could require the nursing home (petitioner) to use a form to request the records but “it cannot require that petitioner request each death certificate by name. Petitioner, using the prescribed form, may request these records with the information it has, which may only include a date range, and respondent (the Department of Health) must produce the applicable, responsive records.”

For more information regarding the April  decision See:

It is not known at this time whether the Florida Department of Health will appeal the ruling, or whether the ruling will impact death certificates overall, or only apply to this one case.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New miracle cancer drug will be made in Ireland - creating 350 jobs, too  

A secret White House hero who made Irish peace possible 

Top movies about Northern Ireland's Troubles 

New Orleans-style frozen Irish coffee is the perfect summer treat 

Fair Day photos from the late 19th-century showcase rural Ireland  

Remember Avicii with this stunning performance Wake Me Up in Irish  

US photographer's magical love affair with Ireland 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Ryan Clan 

See Dublin differently from Glasnevin Cemetery newly opened O’Connell Tower 

Ireland's islands - secret vacation havens around the coast 

What is the most common last name in Ireland? 

History and genealogy treasures at the Guinness Storehouse 

God doesn’t call people based on gender, says Irish American female Catholic priest  

Choir’s mesmerizing rendition of ancient Irish song (VIDEOS) 

The day I learned I owed $99 billion to Chase Bank 

Instagram Guide to Dublin 

The Irish language is free at last and it’s going global 

Irish American 7-year-old saved family from devastating St. Patrick’s Day house fire 

The untraditional Irish wedding traditions 

and your treats..

IrishCentral's most popular potato recipe for Garlic Day 

Sausage rolls with Ballymaloe sauce recipe 

FOOD&WINE: Chicken and Rosscarbery black pudding pie recipe 


Regular inclusions..
Many this week are honouring their military connections, so some have multiple entries.

Identification of the Training Farm at the Pikedale Soldiers’ Settlement Qld State Archives

The story of 3 Hellyer brothers: Joe chasingskeletons

The story of 3 Hellyer brothers: Eric, part 1     chasingskeletons

The story of 3 Hellyer brothers: Eric, part 2    chasingskeletons

Charles Doherty  chasingskeletons

Stories from a dairy farm in Clifton   chasingskeletons

Corporal Douglas Brown No. 568 9th Battalion AIF  larzus

The Adventurous Alice Head Part Four – Perth to Northam  larzus

Sunday's Obituary: Mr. Frank Twemlow     Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Thursday's Titbit: Mervyn 'James' Phillip Donnelly  Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Don Congregational Church - "Mud and Bog Holes" Duncan Grant

Not Every Situation is Fight or Flight  Claudia

ANZAC Day - Fletcher Alderwin Brand | Walking The Genes

The Ancestor Digger: Honouring the WWI ANZACS in our family, and the 10 who lost their lives serving - "Lest We Forget"

Blog - The Ancestor Hunt  Keywords to improve your newspaper searches

Sensational Silver Surfers 2018  The Silver Voice

47 Titles to help you find out more about your ANZAC ancestors  Lonetester

T is for Theresa | Anne's Family History

Lest We Forget ... 'Diggers' in my family.  Before Bernadette

ANZAC day, genealogy talks & other news - Genealogy Notes 16-23 April 2018 Shauna Hicks

Occasional inclusions.. they don't blog as often

Pastlinks: In the Service of his Country… kaypilk

ANZAC Day 2018 – Private Bertram John Vivian WINTER  Cicadas, Bees and Barge Poles

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Gwalia Ghost Town (Western Australia), FREE interactive charts, 72 years apart, Amish Funeral Pie, NSW Deceased Estate Files, Coffin Birth, right to 'be forgotten', banished Irish priest, ruthless evictions, incredible story of survival, Jew saved thousands, ‘forgotten’ famine 1925, drowned forest, first Coolgardie marriages,
Mongolia melts, ancient Peruvian drawings found by drone, Titanic anniversary, deciphering old military photographs, The Spruce Goose, Rhubarb’s sick beats, knife for prosthetic limb, 

Confessions of a Bibliophile

hilarious book reviews, classic novel turns 75, Rare books,  lists of best authors... or are they?, banned books..

Irish Graves

Additions to..

St. Peter’s Cemetery, Richmond  Regional NSW thanks to Brett Andrew Woods & Kevin Banister
Thirlmere Cemetery, thanks to Brett Andrew Woods
Forster, thanks to Paddy Corr
Old Adaminaby, thanks to Paddy Corr

Camperdown, NSW Metro thanks to Wayne Hill
Ryde, NSW Metro thanks to Kerry Mahony
St. Bartholomew’s, Prospect thanks to Noelene Harris

Apollo Bay, Victoria thanks to Rika Cable
Riddles Creek, Victoria, thanks to Veronica Falkland
Woodend, Victoria, thanks to Veronica Falkland
Melbourne General, Victoria, thanks to Helen Smith

Headlines of Old

More Than A Splash In History!  Trove Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, Bernard Bede Kieran, "Sobraon", Dick Cavill, Annie Mackin, "Surrey" shipping list 1875, Co Louth, Patrick Kieran, Gore Hill Cemetery, floating school, Cockatoo Island, Centenary Hall York St., Sydney, W.Hilton Mitchell, 

As They Were

Irish Anzacs ...Enlisted in the Australian Military, Irish ANZAC Project, AIF, WW1, UNSW, National Archives Australia, France, Belgium, Egypt, ANZAC Girls, Michael George Hickey,  John Joe Cotter, Alicia Mary Kelly (Rachel), Military Medal, 

The Back Fence of Genealogy

I PROMISE !  .. paper flowers, young love, first wedding anniversary, embarking, separation,