Friday, June 29, 2018




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


Ancient Irish legends surrounding the beautiful Cliffs of Moher 

Anniversary of execution of 20 Irish Molly Maguires, biggest federal execution ever 

A New York Irish dancer’s journey battling anxiety and paying it forward 

How to find out if your ancestor was on the Mayflower 

Inside Ireland's most exciting tech, science, and arts fest 

When New York was Irish, in summers long ago 

The wild Irish countryside is just breathtaking 

Irish farmer relies on a llama to protect his sheep 

Irish firefighters meet baby Cooper - newborn they helped mum deliver in back of Mini Cooper 

New Zealand prime minister chooses unusual Irish name for her child 

Longford expected to be the hottest place in Europe this week as temperatures reach 86 degrees 

Northern Ireland’s oldest woman dies 

and just for you...

FOOD&WINE: Best Irish alfresco dining experiences 


IrishGenealogyNews: Yet more free Church of Ireland Gazette editions online  Claire Santry

“Ruskeala gap caves, Karelia / Russia .”  wunderlusttwins

Liam Neeson's selfless act proves he's the ultimate gentleman 

FREE downloads from the (other) National Archives – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Genealogy Institutes vs. Online Learning   The Family Curator

ABC News:The true cost of your empty wallet 

Stone Forest Path, Ontario, Wisconsin wunderlusttwins

It’s not for us to choose The Legal Genealogist

Council secures grants for three Hawkesbury heritage projects | Hawkesbury Gazette

#OTD in 1850 – Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum; soldier and statesman, is born in Ballylongford, Co Kerry. Stair na hÉireann

I’m still here  Martin Roe Eidhammer

I Love Bello Shire      The beat lives on in Bello

How Kamau Bell found his family's history (and a few 'cousin-uncles') - CNN

They spoke out against immigrants. So she unearthed their own immigrant ancestors - CNN

Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor - The New York Times    helps family of dead boy find man posing as him

Kiss Me, I’m Pretty Sure I’m Irish - The New York Times

connamara ponies on the burren by Sterling Lanier - Photo 200808615 / 500px

Lake Eyre from space: From 705 km above Earth, you get a spectacular view of central Australia - ABC News 

Useful websites for family historians    State Library Qld

Lyme Disease: Charity boss's battle with controversial disease spread by ticks that could affect 50,000 Australians

Alaska Airlines: Young passenger looks after deaf and blind stranger

Have Irish surnames stopped changing? – John Grenham – Irish Roots

 Make your guitar entry sing   Riverine Herald

 Every Picture Tells a Story: Searching for Harry’s  Maureen Taylor

 Sunday Evening Art Gallery on Thursday — Turquoise  Claudia

“He Went Home to Ireland to Die”: Hearing the Voices of 19th Century Roscommon Emigrants     irishacw

 Millions of South Australian Records Added to FamilySearch Alona Tester

Ancestry Blog...

Explore Ancestry Stories           Cool new finds     Photos make your story more complete

Extra! Extra! All access keeps old news fresh.

U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Swedish American Church Records, 1800‑1946

U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701‑1970

Find My Past

Scotland, Fife Death Index, 1549-1877

Canada Obituary Notices

Wiltshire Social & Institutional Records 1123-1968     Wiltshire Burials Index 1538-1990

Wiltshire Baptisms Index 1530-1917            Wiltshire Marriages Index 1538-1933

Search British In India Collection   Video         British India Office life events

An Introduction »         How to search

National Burial Index for England & Wales parish list thanks to Judy Webster for sharing

Outback Family History

Death at Dingo Creek:-          The Underground Miner – a verse  The Badock Family story:-

Books about:- Kambalda, Red Hill, Lake Lefroy  Who was George Dainty ???   

and now for the big announcement... BOULDER CEMETERY index is now online
Congratulations to Moya Sharp and Danelle Warnock

Robert Pickering True - a landmark in the wilderness - Outback Family History

Anglo-Celtic Connection

New and Forthcoming Re-issues from Pen and Sword

OGS issues call for conference 2019 presentation proposals

New: Arnprior Chronicle, 1885 - 1937 digitized

Sunday Sundries           Webinar: Lightroom or Photoshop? What should I use for my photo editing?

Research and Rootstech 2019     

YouTube: Maurice Gleeson on Using DNA to solve unknown parentage cases

Society of Genealogists supports Family Tree Live

Oxford Ancestors Revival

Atlas Obscura

What Did Gladiators Eat?        Mysterious Quilts Made by Soldiers     Fairytale Language

Unlimited Hot Pot Gone Wrong       Vanilla Island  Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City

Parachutes and Resistance    A Timeless Practical Joke      The Cod Wars

Counting Every Language in India      Iran's Pink Mosque  The History of America’s Favorite Cherry

A Desert Oasis in Libya       Sticker Giant       A Tale of Bridalwear

New York's Disappearing Magic History            A Very Unusual Statue      The Solar Egg

Pioneering Ice Cream Saloons    The Heritage of Pin Point     A Weekend in the Woolworth Building

Family History Daily

How to Find a Cause of Death When You Don't Have a Death Certificate for Your Ancestor

Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State

Master Genealogy Organization in an Hour with One Online Program


On May 29, 2018 Reclaim the Records made a New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request of the New Jersey Department of Health for a copy of the New Jersey death index from 1904-2017. They are anticipating a response by mid-end of June.  

The Reclaim the Records Facebook page was updated on June 19. As the posting states, Reclaim the Records was successful several years ago in requesting the New Jersey death index for 1901-1903 from the NJ Archives. The later death index is only available from the Department of Health not the archives, therefore, the OPRA request was made to the Department of Health. Updates will be posted on the aforementioned website. 

It's just past one month since the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in the European Union.  These are some of the things that occurred as a result of the GDPR:

1. The cessation of some genealogical data bases from being on the Internet:

·         450,000 Records Removed From Online Access at Dutch Archives—such as the Tilburg Regional Archive online family cards collection dating from 1920-1940; other branches including Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Eemland and more have removed data from the Internet.
·         World Famous Network Y-DNA project ceased operation
·         Y-Search and Mitosearch projects of FamilyTree DNA were closed the end of May. While the announcement did not state they were closing due to the GDPR, the timing is at least "curious."

2. Major litigation against multinationals allegedly not following the GDPR- the litigation was filed within hours of the GDPR becoming effective by privacy advocates, especially Max Schrems and his firm None of Your Business.  According to Politico, in Austria there are 128 complaints and 500 questions; 50 data breach notifications- the same number that occurred previously in a span of  eight months.   In France complaints are up by over 50 percent compared to the same time period last year,  There are 29 cross-border cases under investigation.

3. Facebook and Google are two dominant multinationals which have been the focus of many lawsuits and investigations.  With the GDPR it appears their dominance is increasing especially in advertising as smaller publishers and advertisers may have problems meeting the new GDPR standards-exemplified by some companies pulling back from Europe.

This is quite a long post...
To read more see:


A Hazard of Early Tinned Food  Making Ancestors Interesting (Jenny Scammell)

Guy Laramee   Claudia

Henry Inifer            Australian Roots and Spreading Branches (Tracey Drake)

Of bone china… and bone dust  Judy. G. Russell

Anđelka Salečić: A New Australian - Love in a little black diary Judith Salecich    

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: Week 26: Black Sheep | Walking The Genes  (Megan Walker)

family tapestry: #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 25: 'Same name'   (isabel Flynn)

Writing Memoir -Childhood Story | Tracking Down The Family  Jennifer Jones

One Lane, Route de Montagne, France wunderlusttwins

book reviews...

Theresa Smith

Book A Day: The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton  

New Release Book Review: The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman

Book A Day: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver   

New Release Book Review: Hive by A.J. Betts

New Release Book Review: The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell

Allen & Unwin

Eggshell Skull  Bri Lee              Missing in Action  Marianne Van Elzen

Am I Doing This Right?  Tanya Hennessy   On Leopard Rock Wilbur Smith

Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army       Brigadier NICHOLAS JANS (Ret'd), OAM

Better reading

The Nowhere Child by Christian White            Afternoons With Harvey Beam by Carrie Cox

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

death doulas, treasure trove x grandad, Waverley Cem's burlesque star, find family on eBay, UK prisoners pics, US marriages,  Mayflower collection, many more Irish grave pics, cemetery indexes, registry of deeds, how to talk about suicide, restoring Glasgow’s tea rooms, DRAGON temple, Shanghai’s Jewish quarter, history of black Catholics in America, European Council- genealogists and bloggers should read,best websites for Limerick research, shipwrecks across Wild Atlantic Way, WW1 soldiers medical records Britain, Missing Friends, and a whole lot more…. please feel free to share…

Boulder Cemetery, great announcement, Moya Sharp, Danelle Warnock, Outback Family History,

Direct link to Boulder Cemetery Index

Irish Graves

St. John’s Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.) ..thanks to Lee-Ann & Rob Hamilton

Yass Cemetery, NSW regional.. thanks to Lee-Ann & Rob Hamilton

Bundaberg Catholic, Qld thanks to Catherine Murnane
Headlines of Old

FREE journey-circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History Prt 2., Broome Western Australia, not just pearls, records broken,TROVE TUESDAY 26th JUNE 2018, La Serena, longest telegraph line in the world?, WW2, 
Thank you for the great response to the issue on Rottnest Island. I hope you enjoy this, and those to come, every bit as much.

As They Were

New records for Co Westmeath, Castlepollard, Collinstown, Killua Churchyard, Castletown Geoghegan, Multyfarnham Churchyard,

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