Friday, July 20, 2018




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


Forget Stonehenge - thanks to heatwave Ireland makes major new ancient discovery

Catholic Irish soldiers too drunk to fight at Battle of the Boyne 

The wild Irish countryside is just breathtaking 

What you need to know about County Kerry

"Ordinary Joe Soap"- The Roscommon farmer who wants to be Ireland's president 

Must-see archaeological gems for curious visitors to Ireland

Could DNA prove that ancient Egyptians visited Ireland? 

Hotel construction in Ireland reveals extraordinary ancient castle ruins  

Plight of the illegally adopted highlighted by Irish filmmaker 

“Find of a lifetime:” Archaeologists find another Newgrange in Ireland 

New Joaquin Phoenix film details life-changing car crash of cartoonist John Callahan 

From the 1916 Rising to The Quiet Man: The extraordinary life of Arthur Shields

100 years ago, ship that rescued Titanic survivors was sunk by a German Torpedo

Heartbreaking images from Northern Ireland remind us why we can never return to the Troubles 

The seven wonders of beautiful West Cork 

Ireland’s national anthem performed for the first time in Irish Sign Language

The best Irish movies of all time

A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins 

FOOD&WINE: Celebrate the biggest Irish foodie event of the year 


Episode 9: David Ryan - Tracing your Cork Ancestors  mix cloud

Thai cave rescue: 'If you're not afraid now and then, you'd be dead a long time ago' - ABC News

The Family Curator | Archiving JPG Scans and Photos from Your Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner, Digital Camera, and Mobile Phone

Writing History: Some Hints and Tips  Historian Ruby

Meghan's missing Irish branch of her family tree

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William Marsden Lived Here  Historian Ruby

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Jack Nastyface: Memoirs of an English Seaman Hornsby Shire Family History Group

The Arsenic Pigments that Poisoned the Victorian Age

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#OTD in 1866 – Carlow-born, scientific-writer, Samuel Haughton developed the original equations for hanging as a humane method of execution.       Stair na hÉireann

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Usually when a child dies, Facebook prevents parents from having access to the account citing the deceased's privacy concerns and the contacts on the page.  Under current Facebook policy it allows the parents allowing them to change the page into an online memorial or to delete it entirely. However, the parents of a 15 year old girl killed by an underground train in 2012 wanted access to their daughter's account to see if the death was a suicide.  In 2015, a lower court in Germany found for the parents stating that Facebook data was covered by inheritance law. In 2017 an appeals court fund for Facebook stating the contract was between the girl and Facebook and that contract ended with her death and therefore the contract could not pass on to the parents.  On appeal to the German Federal High Court,(BGH) it found for the parents saying online data should be treated the same as diaries or letters and pass on to heirs, and that inheritance rights come before data privacy.  Facebook's attorney said he did not believe this decision would be appealed
Addendum to above..
Recently I posted about the litigation in Germany against Facebook brought by the parents of a deceased child to access her Facebook page. On appeal to the German Federal High Court,(BGH) it found for the parents saying online data should be treated the same as diaries or letters and pass on to heirs, and that inheritance rights come before data privacy.  I want to add that this decision is only in Germany the due to the ruling by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—it's not global.

One of the IAJGS Records Access Alert readers, Elise Morse, shared the posting with her genealogy society and one of their members commented that Facebook permits one to designate the person who will either delete your Facebook account or turn it into a memorial when you die. They are called the Legacy Contact and you can follow the instructions to do that by going to: One must be at least 18 years of age to select a legacy contact. 
IMPORTANT NOTE!! Evidently, the article is not yet updated this article and there's another step. When you go to Settings, click on Personal Information, THEN on Manage Account.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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The Story of William Conners / Connors      Before Bernadette

Family Connections: Fifty years in Libraries - I remember when -1960s  Vicki Court

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Irish Graves

Additions  to 

Dural, thanks to Noelene Harris
Pioneer Park, Botany Bay, thanks to Noelene Harris
Gore Hill,  thanks to Kevin Banister
Rookwood, thanks to Rose Lee and Noelene Harris
Waverley,  thanks to Timothy Ciscel

Biographies Second Page  A number of additions

Mt. George,  thanks to Rod Parker
Sandgate, thanks to Rod Parker

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