Friday, May 4, 2018




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

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Bellingen: All the things to see and do | Better Homes and Gardens

St Thomas’ Church tours part of 2018 Heritage Week | Port Macquarie News NB Past event... but interesting.. I wish I'd known about this, my parents were married there.

Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – April 2018  Alona Tester

The Genealogy Radio Show Episode 6 Series 3 – Lorna Mol...

78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

If they can trace Tom Cruise's Irishness, they can trace yours  The Irish Times

How to trace your Irish family history: a step-by-step guide  The Irish Times

Cairns Family History - Trivia Night Fundraiser 12 May 2018

Book Review:Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette and Sinn-Feiner: her memoirs and political writings  The Irish Story

John O’Donovan’s glorious letters – John Grenham – Irish Roots

New interactive map shows Clare shipwrecks - The Clare Echo News  Thanks to Clare Roots Society FB page

Co Clare's national treasures - The Clare Echo News

Storytelling Through Photography with UTAS Online Course  Alona Tester

Coles, Dernancourt: Shoppers shocked as koala strolls through supermarket

The story of the convict who built Launceston’s Franklin House.  The Examiner

The original tiny kit homes that helped solve Melbourne's gold rush housing crisis - ABC News 

National Library of Australia

newsletter     1968: Changing Times     Unbound

ATTN: Former Library Staff          

 Australian War Memorial 

Stories behind the faces

How to Scan Your Family Photos in 3 Easy Steps  The Family Curator

Is your genome really your own? The public and forensic value of DNA

WWI Return from Service badge to be given to Anzac veteran's family after search - ABC News

Co. Clare B&B Named Ireland's 'B&B Of The Year 2018' | Hospitality Ireland

A good walk: Mullaghmore, the Burren, Co Clare | Ireland | The Times

Bathurst Family History Group to unveil headstone of Dutch migrant | Western Advocate

Trace your family history on Queen Mary 2  Ancestry

Family’s history recorded | Shepparton News

Touching family history remembered from the Great War | The Argus

Urunga library about to get a facelift | Coffs Coast Advocate

Fifty years finding amazing connections |

Dedicated 10 years to his history of U-boat’s | The Gisborne Herald

New Zealanders at Gallipoli: Leo's war |

The Newgate Calendar - Introduction

The Genealogical Treasure of the Parish Chest | Legacy Tree
(thanks to Robyn)

State Library of Qld

Queenslanders in Conversation  Creating meaning in Queensland

UQ Architecture lectures

Last chance to see Magnificent Makers  

Atlas Obscura

Losing Nuclear Bombs  Sears Mishap Myth    Gulliver Airship

Bringing Order to the Solar System          Tale of Two Cherries  

Silo Accident      Cave di Marmo Bridge to Nowhere

Celebrating Berlin's Striking Signs

Prehistoric Puzzle  Geographic Marker   Poire Williams  

White Strawberry

Your Favorite Independent Bookstores      Explore Hidden Berlin  

Viking Navigation

Mind-Blowing Star Atlas   Shambles of York  Shimao Wonderland

Solving a Plum Mystery  Very Special Tree Quest    

So Many Magazines   Oregon's Splendor

Find My Past

Scots-Irish in North America Histories              Surrey Baptisms

Yorkshire Burials        PERiodical Source Index       

military service records      crime records

Irish Newspapers       Social history for genealogists        

School collections  historical newspaper articles

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Library and Archives Canada Introduces Co-Lab  

BC Catholic Newspapers

Reminder: A Blast from the Past - Ottawa’s Weather at its Worst

Half a million for Irish newspaper archive!    

Your Genealogy Today: May/June 2018

Charles Dickens' Inkwell     OGS May Webinar: Lesley Anderson

Outback Family History

The Black Range Pioneers – “Wheres Frenchy?”    

The Laslett Building-        The Picadilly Police Station 

 O’Meara Family Photograph- Alan O’Meara

A collection of cemetery stories

New life for old cemeteries in Cumberland County | News | The Register/Advertiser

Cemeteries are known for perpetual care. Salt Lake City’s cemetery needs some. - The Salt Lake Tribune

Exhumation at old Lawrence cemetery reveals surprising finds |

Pontian Greeks keep alive centuries old custom celebrating at cemeteries - Xinhua |

Heritage experts confident historic Anglican churches will be preserved after sale - ABC News

FSU students explore depths of archaeology, learn history in "Cities and Cemeteries" class

Cemeteries in Need Of Community Support |

The unexpected things cemeteries can teach you about Sweden and its history - The Local

1,700 Historic Cemeteries Now Eligible for Grant Funding | News |

Newly Discovered Cemetery Vindicates Sugar Land Activist – Texas Monthly

Plan to sell Hagley Uniting Church cemetery upsets Tasmanian locals - ABC News

Updates on Austin cemetery rules, history


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF2277 into law on April 17, 2018 and the law becomes effective as of July 1, 2018.  The new law does the following:

1. Iowa  State Archives may now make records available to researchers without having to first obtain permissions for the State Agencies where the records originated before making them available.

2. Reduces the embargo period on state death records in custody of the State Archivist from 75 years to 50 years. As of July 1, 2018 an additional 750,000 death records will be open to researchers for the first time!

3. The state archives will be able to open State Fetal Death vital records in custody of the State Archivist for public inspection when they are 50 years old from date of death. This also opens the state registers so that the State Archives will work with its partners to image the State birth and death registers 1880-June 1904 and place them on the Internet.

4. Lays out the responsibilities of the County Registrars and State Archivist as custodians of vital records at the county and state level respectively

Iowa State Archivist Anthony Jahn has been pushing this bill for several years.
To read the new law see: 

Thank you to Barbara Mathews, American Society of Genealogists representative to the Records Preservation and Access Committee for sharing this information.

Iowa State Archivist Anthony Jahn has informed me that another provision included in HF 2777 which was signed into law and becomes effective on July 1, 2018 is of interest to genealogists. Section 1, New Section 22.16 Inspection of Records - State Archives opens any record without an open date already listed at 100 years. This was included a different bill originally introduced earlier in the session It is in the same law I posted about yesterday which has birth records open at 75 years from date of birth; marriage or divorce at 75 years from date of marriage,  and death and fetal deaths at 50 years from date of death.  See: 

A bill has been introduced in the United States Senate which would prohibit the recently added question on citizenship to be placed on the 2020 US Census.  The bill, S 2580, authored by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) has 15 co-sponsors-all Democrats.  The title of the bill  is "Every Person Counts Act". The bill specifically proposes in Section 141(a) of title 13 of the United States Code, by inserting," as necessary, except that the Secretary may not include any question or otherwise elicit any information regarding United States citizenship or immigration status".
The US Constitution has required a decennial census since 1790. Earlier this year, at the e request of the Justice Department, the Secretary of Commerce added a question on citizenship based on their assumption it will "help enforce" the Voting Rights Act .  Between 1820 and 1950 the US Census  asked a question about citizenship.  Since the 1950 census no citizenship question has been included in the decennial census.  The question will be the same as the one asked in the annual American Community Survey. Since 1790 the US census has counted both citizens and non-citizens This was added late in the sole testing stage so it will probably will not be included in the Rhode Island end-to-end survey.
There are several states which have filed suit against the Administration over the new question. For back ground information see the IAJGS Records Access Alert .


Celtic blood disease undiagnosed in many Irish is subject of new awareness campaign 

Ireland is the happiest country in all of Europe!  

Top picturesque historic villages in Ireland (PHOTOS) 

Farm life images from a “Big House” estate in Ireland in 1900  

Stolen heart of Dublin’s patron saint found after 6 years 

Sharing memories of loved ones on 

Maureen O’Hara's Cork home where she spent her last years in Ireland (PHOTOS) 

Irish author on Father Franz Reinisch, the priest who defied Hitler 

How do you find out if you’re Irish or how Irish you are? 

Top ten things to do when you touch down in Ireland 

The ancient Irish alphabet Ogham explained 

Eunice Kennedy, the Kennedy whose legacy may be the most lasting 

Ireland's most popular counties and what to visit 

Ireland’s top seaside towns and villages 

Irish red squirrel, once almost extinct, makes a comeback 

Long journey home for an Irish emigrant after a family death 

Ancient Celtic Bealtaine festival begins May 1 

Look inside Ireland’s oldest pub - it might be the oldest in the world 

The tragic NYPD Irish cop who wrote one of Ireland’s best-known ballads 

This Irish hotel has just been named among the best in the world  

Johnny Cash’s 'Forty Shades of Green' inspired by this Irish landscape 

Who is your patron saint? 

Bones found on Clare island may be from the 6th century 

yum time...

FOOD&WINE - The only banana bread recipe you need 

FOOD&WINE - How to cook the perfect rib-eye steak 

Country potato and cabbage soup recipe 


Wussying Out On My Crone Night  Claudia

Were James and William Beales brothers?   CLOGS AND CLIPPERS

AtoZChallenge Reflections | Tracking Down The Family Jennifer Jones

Lemons on the Terrace | The Dusty Box  Jess

The Adventurous Alice Head Part 5 – Northam to Southern Cross 1897  larzus 
(all the Alice Head stories are interesting, you might like to go back or forward as needed)

The Story of John Fullagar     Before Bernadette

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (59): Miss D. Meanors | trevo's Irish famine orphans

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks : Cemetery :week 17   Heather Denholm

Crossing the Line  Shelley

Henni, we never knew you | The Legal Genealogist

Norwegian causes of death | Norwegian Genealogy and then some

MysteryMonday: A Boot in Time  elthamhistory

1916 Easter Rising hostilities lifted daily to allow feeding of ducks in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. 
Stair na hÉireann

Spring in an Irish country churchyard  The Silver Voice

Trove Tuesday – Voyage of the Chyebassa to Queensland in 1883 | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 17: Cemetery | Walking The Genes

Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Two: Change/Transformation

Back on Deck Geniaus

family tapestry: #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 17 - 'Cemetery Isabel Flynn   - great story

Genealogy Discounts and Freebies  Judy Webster

The Happy German  Liv

and from my blogs..

That Moment in Time

Hidden Elves, 14000 living relatives?, novel coffin, basement secrets, $99 billon personal debt, Silver Surfers, hundreds of grave photos FREE, UK widow's pension forms, Guiness Storehouse/genealogy treasures, 
Pikedale soldier’s settlement, Northumberland & Nottinghamshire records, how Giant’s Causeway formed, 
Armenian stone carving, Lake District in peril?, Ottawa’s Weather at it’s worst, DNA for One Name Study, 
The Last Girdle Books,  Bog Butter, Death Valley after dark,  cucamelon - yum, destroying a rogue bog, 

Irish Graves

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW Metro, thanks to Noelene Harris, also Geraldine Rae for extra information.

Gisborne Cemetery, Victoria, thanks to Veronica Falkland

Wollombi, Regional NSW, thanks to Cherie Livotto

Headlines of Old

Old Burial Grounds, Odd Stories  -Trove Tuesday 1st May, 2018, Devonshire Street, George St Burial Ground, Gallows, sale of grounds, vandalism, stocks in cemetery, sad tales and horrid, the truth behind the news, 

Confessions of a Bibliophile

What your personal library says about you... Tales of Libraries, boxes or shelves, choose your style, books, books and more books...

As They Were

Added to the IGP archives in April 2018, Cavan, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Monaghan & Fermanagh, Tyrone, Wicklow, 

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