Friday, April 6, 2018




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


Actress Mandy Moore's 'secret' visit to Tipperary to trace Irish roots 

John Dorney on the 1918 Conscription Crisis The Irish Story

Are You Sure They’re Your Ancestors? This Genealogy Blunder is More Common Than Ever

Inquiry launched into Canberra's museums, galleries after funding, staff cuts SMH

Outback Family History

Jack Leckie – One of the chosen

What happened to Dick McCansh?:-

A wedding with the wrong names:-

Part 5: Key Legislation for Land Selections since 1860summarised  Queensland State Archives

Robert Finale  Sunday Evening Art Gallery  Claudia

Unbound National Library Australia

'You've got to get out from your comfort zone': how one family adjusted to a new life in Australia - ABC

The Keyboard of the President – Family History Matters at GSV

Getting Started Webinar  NLA  FREE Register now Wednesday 18 April, 1pm.

More Irish than the Irish: The Forgotten Irishmen of Gettysburg’s Wheatfield Damian Shiels

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Family Tree April 2018     RAF Centennial     

OGS revives CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

Colloquium: Rediscovering the Scots        PRONI Canadian Usage

Advance Notice: Discover Your Roots: Ottawa Genealogy and Local History Fair

Seeking Toronto History Lecturer

Atlas Obscura

Find My Past

Prerogative Court Of Canterbury Administrations 1660-1700

Ireland, Alphabetical Indexes to the Townlands and Parishes 1851-1911 Browse

New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records 1636-1947 Image Browse

New York, Buffalo Death Index 1852-1944 Image Browse

Leicestershire Burials

New Jersey, County Naturalization Records 1749-1986 Image Browse

Search Workhouse Records 

The History of the Workhouse           Beyond The Workhouse » 

A collection of nearly 300 years of Irish images is now online

New hub to help people explore family history | Northern Star

FREE ACCESS to Civil War Collection at Fold3!      Free access period good through April 15th. Click HERE to access for FREE - via Fold3

Fair Use and Terms of Use The Legal Genealogist

Where’s me granny? – John Grenham – Irish Roots

ThrowbackThursday: 82 Bible Street, Eltham, 1968  eltham history

The Seven Wonders of Fore Abbey  Stair na hÉireann

Ireland is blooming in Spring 

Clock tower tour: a classic Brisbane must-do         Festival 2018 Brisbane

Live like a local: 48 hours in Brisbane

30 things to do in the Brisbane Region


The Canadian Province of  New Brunswick has opened sealed adoption records to adult adoptees and birth parents. Effective April 1, 2018, adult adoptees and their birth parents may apply for access to the identifying information. Only adoptees that have reached the age of majority may obtain the records. In addition to the adult adoptees, the following may also access the records:

·         Birth parents of adoptees
·         Adult children of deceased adult adoptee; and
·         Adult children of a deceased birth parent whose child was placed for adoption.

There are records that span over 100 years.

To apply for this information, adult adoptees and birth parents must complete a form and submit it to Post Adoption Disclosure Services. The forms may be found at:
Original url:

Beginning May 2017, there was a period of time to allow birth parents and adoptees (18 years of age or older) to file a disclosure veto if they did not want their identifying information to be released. They may also choose to file a contact preference. This disclosure veto can only be placed on adoptions completed prior to April 1, 2018 after that date the contact preference can be filed regardless of when the adoption is completed. A disclosure veto may be removed at any time by the person who placed it and expires one year after the death of the person who it concerns. While a disclosure veto is in effect, the Department of Social Development will not release the identifying information to  the person who requested it.  A contact preference on file does not prevent the release of information.

For more information contact:

Prince Edward Island government is looking at the possibility of opening adoption. While British Columbia opened adoption records in 1995, thus far there does not appear to be any movement toward opening adoption records in either Nova Scotia or Quebec.

For information on adoption records by Canadian province see Origins Canada at:

Thank you to Gail Dever and her blog, Genealogy à la carte for sharing this information.


Holy Week brings back Good Friday memories of the traditions in Ireland 

Memories from an Irish pub on Good Friday - lock ins, the police, annual maintenance 

“Your father has gone to look after Patrick:” How JFK Jr and Caroline’s nanny broke news of JFK’s death 

When an Irish pub locks you in then the real fun begins 

"Facebook friends are artificial," warns priest at tragic funeral of Irish teen 

Selling my parents’ Co. Clare tavern where all the Irish music greats played 

Trains will stop at refurbished Quiet Man station once more 

From the Great Blasket to America - a memoir of the longest surviving islander 

Irish family’s 40-year-old Easter egg an heirloom 

Why Easter is such an important holiday to the Irish 

Archaeologists discover potential leprechaun bones on uninhabited Irish island 

Ireland's oldest and most charming pubs 

US woman swaps life in sunny San Diego for dream cosy cottage in Donegal 

Irishman reveals shocking amount of data Facebook and Google keep on you 

Big surge in streaming funerals of loved ones for Irish undocumented in US 

Lincoln and the Irish, the untold story revealed for the first time 

Thrill of the chase! Finding your Irish ancestry from the USA 

Autistic Irish girl singing Hallelujah on US TV gets 11 million Facebook views 

Ireland’s first astronaut? Mayo woman continues training in US 

The Irish Titanic passenger who sent a message in a bottle before his death 

103 years ago this week my grandmother was booked to go on the Titanic 

“Rose Cottage” for sale in Ireland couldn’t be any more adorable

Innocent Irish man pardoned almost 140 years after he was hanged for murder 

Irish Tatler - Amazing Irish women 

and a treat or two...

Food & Wine - Walnut and treacle brown bread 

FOOD&WINE - Beef and Irish stout stew recipe 


Upside Down  Liv Hambrett

52 Ancestors: Misfortune  chasingskeletons

Genea-Musings  Randy Seaver 

Family Notice Friday: Death of Michael O’Connor  Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

PATSY'S PADDOCKS  Patsy   *One of the most impressive and interesting blogs I’ve on HOME and then wander through.

Genealogy Do-Over - March 2018  Australian Genealogy Journeys

The Little Digger  Qld State Archives

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Female convicts transfers, War Grave & memorial photos, ancient mummy, smuggled BDMs, coffins rising, Best DNA kits, Medieval Britain, cemeteries for living, 9 hour rainbow, horseback fishing, tracing wartime ancestors, Female Factory & Sisters of Charity, underground safe house, William Castell -conman plus, birds and bugs, Wagga Man’s huge contribution, parish priest takes unmarried mum to be, boiling river, Somerset will abstracts, 

Irish Graves

St. Stephen’s Camperdown, thanks to Wayne Hill
Campbelltown, Rookwood, Waverley ….  thanks to Kerry Mahoney

Coolac, Lismore,  Picton, Junee,  all NSW…  thanks to Gail Christopher

Smeaton, Victoria  thanks to Gail Christopher
Port Fairy, Apollo Bay thanks to Rika Cable

Carr Villa Cemetery, Launceston  thanks to Janine Wilson

Additions to Rookwood,  a number of counties included.. thanks to Noelene Harris
Also more Biographies

Addition to Leonora, Western Australia .. thanks to Moya Sharp

Addition to Mitchell, Qld … thanks to Dianne Woodstock

Melbourne General Cemetery… thanks to Catherine Murnane

Addition to Camperdown metro NSW thanks to Wayne Hill

As They Were

IGP Archives Additions March 2018, Armagh, Cavan, Dublin, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan & Fermanagh, Wexford, 

Headlines of Old

Black Jim- Convict, Convict's Curse, Honest John or Convict Number 41, Long Ago Stories, Strange Convict Stories... Trove Tuesday- 3rd April 2018, The Convict's Escape, 

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