Friday, August 10, 2018

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 10th August 2018



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


Celebrating one of Connemara’s greatest actors on the anniversary of his birth 

Celtic Canines - top Irish dog breeds 

71-year-old American man walked across Ireland to raise funds for little Irish boy

Travel tips for visiting Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

How two literary legends tried to save Sir Roger Casement from the gallows 

Ann Dowd on "The Handmaid's Tale's" fundamentalist Aunt Lydia 

Bringing Irish ancestors’ stories home and connecting with the past 

Some of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see of the Irish landscape (VIDEO) 

What you should know about applying for Irish citizenship 

Mystery of Irishman's message in a bottle found in Alaska 54 years ago finally solved  

“Song for the Mira”- the Canadian song that captured the hearts of Irish everywhere  

The story behind that famous photo of Marilyn Monroe with JFK and RFK  

WATCH: Giant’s Causeway secret doorway caught on camera 

Magazine claims to have found the quaintest place in Ireland - do you agree?  

Bringing Irish ancestors' stories home and connecting with the past

Irish ladies still hold Guinness World Record for skinny dippers 

Extraordinary 8-year-old boy plays GAA after losing legs and fingers on right hand 

Travel tips for Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city 

PODCAST: Horror story of 796 babies found in Tuam mass grave unraveled 

How Queen’s University Belfast is looking to the future and giving back  

Why were horse skulls buried under floors in great houses of Ireland? 

Did Ireland’s ancient August Lughnasa games influence the Olympics? 

and a treat...

Brown bread as your mother made it 


Paddy Waldron's talk at Cooraclare 1916 Commemoration

The Haunting Poem That Is The Silent Face Of Drought | ten daily

Old shops of Sydney  Sydney Morning Herald (SMH)

GSV wins 2018 Nick Vine Hall Award for best family history journal – Family History Matters at GSV  (Genealogical Society Victoria, Au)

Family reunited with lost portrait found 1,000 miles away - BBC News

Census / Musters Guide | NSW State Archives

Rack Man: Mystery of body in Hawkesbury River tied to cross

Finding a home elthamhistory

Welcome to National Family History Month! blog

100 years after the battle of Amiens, a poignant reminder | World news | The Guardian

I Love Bello Shire  newsletter featuring Thora RFS Captain Todd Travers
Featured Events and What's On plus...

Welcome to Historic Ebenezer Church NSW - since 1809

National Family History Events in Geelong Susie Zada

4 Ways to overcome worry and enjoy life - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond


Tin Town: a forgotten shanty town in country New South Wales - ABC News 

'Eora fisherwomen'     Dictionary of Sydney

ThrowbackThursday: Old Eltham Bakery, cnr of York and Main, Sept. 1979  elthamhistory

Ever dreamt of owning a home in Italy? These links might show you a way... first  and second
Just remember who told you about them, just 1 Euro each...


History Week 2018 talks – Sydney Cemetery Adventures

Densifying Death and High-Rise Cemeteries

What Melbourne can learn: Scandinavia’s cemeteries are BEAUTIFUL

Volunteers spiffing up poorhouse cemetery grounds     | Local News | 

Veteran cemeteries in North Carolina: Space limited for Raleigh vet | The Herald Sun

An open grave in Charleston speaks to broader problems of neglected cemeteries |

A coral reef cemetery is home to life in the afterlife - ABC News

Stolen headstones from 5 cemeteries believed to be in

Levashovo Memorial Cemetery – Levashovo, Russia - Atlas Obscura

Long Beach cinema, history buffs craft offbeat strategy to help ailing cemetery – Press Telegram

The History Buff: St Peter's Cemetery Stonemason  Thanks to Joan Clarke for sharing this

Did you know?

Introducing: A Diverse, Free Stock Photo Library  Word Press

Show and share it Library Currant

Book Lovers Day | Days Of The Year

FROM THE VAULT - The Queensland Police Gazette - Museum

Always Interesting

Gold Post Boxes: Commemorating Britain’s Sporting Heroes  HistorianRuby

#OTD in 1918 – About 1,500 camogie, football and hurling matches were played across Ireland as part of a GAA protest against recent restrictions on the playing of these games without a permit.
Stair na hÉireann

National Family History Month & Other News - Genealogy Notes 16 - 31 Jul 2018 Shauna Hicks

31 Ways to Make the Most of National Family History Month Lonetester

The Oldest Kuznicki  Jamie Gates                Quaker Roots Road Trip Jamie Gates

'Historic Sydenham pub gutted by fire'  Dictionary of Sydney

Book Review: The Quest for the Irish Celt: The Harvard Archaeological Mission to Ireland, 1932–1936  The Irish Story

Genealogy Do-Over - July 2018 Australian Genealogy Journeys

Dreaming of an “Irish Tet Offensive”: Irish Republican prisoners and the origins of the Peace Process The Irish Story

Rosina Becker do Valle  Claudia

This Week’s Second-hand Book Buys  HistorianRuby

Anglo-Celtic Connections

TheGenealogist adds North London 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Records 

Book: The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide

Toronto History Lecture                  Irish Diaspora Histories Network

Obituary Daily Times               FreeBMD August Update             Sunday Sundries

Genealogy help in Ottawa     Colonel By Day      Orange Order Lodges of the Outaouais

Recent Genealogy Acquisitions by the Ottawa Public Library         

Norfolk Island.. Cathy Dunn

NorfolkIsland History Lovers Tour: Foundation Week March 2019 or on Facebook

Aust. History Research..

Colonial Crime and Sentences

Convicts who joined the NSW Corps

St Johns Parramatta Burials

City of Edinburgh from Norfolk Island to Derwent, VDL Sept 1808

History of Batemans Bay Region

Atlas Obscura

Your Feet Could Be Harming Historic Buildings        In Early Maps of Virginia, West Was at the Top

World's First Underwater Farm         A Royal Hill Fort in India        Neanderthal Discovery

Reviving Some Very Old Worms       Saving Mexico's Heirloom Corn With Design

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs      The Porta Nuova of Palermo      A Resurrected Steamboat

The Titanic Wreck Will Disappear         A Golden Sandcastle in India

Ireland's Giant, Hidden Signs          Shh...We're Listening to Mars!     

Harry Potter's Grave          The Hidden Clifton Rocks Railway   

Cairns Family History  newsletter        Includes free events, Open Day,  Drop in Gnealogy Clinic

Family History Daily

4 Things You Should Do With Your DNA Results (and 3 You Shouldn’t)

How to Locate Any Offline Genealogy Record Collection in 1 Minute

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

Outback Family History

Happy 5th Birthday Blog:                Chamber of Mines – Coolgardie buildings

The Prospector – by Prospect Good      John Boileau – pioneer profile


Remains of Tuskegee Airman Found in Austria 

New Virginia Monument Will Pay Tribute to Hundreds of Historic Women

Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures

Why Did the Welsh Bury Their Dead at Stonehenge?

Rare Home Movies Show the Private Lives of the Roosevelts

Have Researchers Unraveled the Six-Decade Mystery of a Kansas Museum Portrait?

The Prince Who Preordered Jane Austen’s First Novel

Australian War Memorial

Battle of Long Tan and the Long Tan Cross

The battle of Long Tan: unravelling the riddles by Ashley Ekins, Head of Military History,  3 pm Friday 17 August 2018 

Wartime 83 out now              Remembering William Allan Irwin

The Memorial has been shortlisted  in the first-ever nationwide vote to determine the 7 Wonders of Australia.  VOTE NOW

Find My Past

1939 Register Update            Derbyshire Registers & Records

Cheshire Registers & Records        Cumberland Registers & Records

Oxfordshire Weekly News 1869-95 1898-1926

records-access- alerts

Library and Archives Canada announced it completed the digitization of 620,000 World War I personnel files—30 million images-- marking Canada’s 100 days.  August 8, 1918 is known as the beginning of Canada’s 100 days, “when the Canadian Corps spearheaded attacks that became known as the Battle of Amiens, a major turning point that led to victory in the Great War and the Armistice of November 11”. This marks the centennial of the end of the first World War. To read more about this see:

Included in the database are files of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)—Soldiers, Nurses and Chaplains; non-permanent active militia files, Imperial War Service Gratuity Files and more.

To search the personnel records go to:
Original url:

Digitizing the First World war personnel records is the largest project to date, undertaken by the Library and Archives Canada.


Driving and Flying         Daniele Barresi        Claudia

Trove Discoveries: The Skirl o’ Pipes | Family history across the seas

A Short-Lived Telephone Box | The Dusty Box

Black Raven Genealogy: One more mystery solved

Wordless Wednesday: Naturalization  Jamie Gates

Why Do People Love Old Photos?     Maureen Taylor

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Write Your Own Memories Before They are Forgotten!

book reviews

Theresa Smith

New Release Book Review: Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman

New Release Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

My Reading Life: #aww2018 Challenge Checkpoint 4

Book A Day: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

New Release Book Review: Isobel’s Promise by Maggie Christensen

Better Reading

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

The Fifth To Die by J. D. Barker

The Accidental Further Adventures of The Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson

The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

Podcast: Botanical Sleuths with Kayte Nunn

Podcast: Anxiety Explained with Jill Stark

 and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time                

swimsuits ooze, FREE FH magazine, National History Month, FREE genie sites-Aust. & N.Z., St. Helena Is., Dublin-Galway for 15c, ancient Athenian weather station, 50 favourites x TROVE, 1950’s beach culture..Gold Coast Qld.,
National Library Aus. celebrates 50 years, filthy reality of everyday life, genealogy podcasts, Karachi’s cemeteries, baby’s grave vandalised, Ireland of 1300s, UTAS genie course starts soon, Grundtvig -Danish folk movement, Windsor Castle estate…really?, hotels of Coolgardie, lost history of railway surgeons, Liverpool Echo, Belfast Telegraph, fancy living in Riverrun Castle?, and so much more…
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As They Were

Thanks to Beth Walsh for her additions to

Re BARRY, BONFIELD and McNAMARA, all Clare related.

Headlines of Old

Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday  7th August 2018 Pt. 6, Cape Tribulation, Capt. Cook, Governor Blackall, Govt. moves slowly, accident to the Egmont, Endeavour Straits, incredible rainforests, eco friendly holidays, Australian Aborigines, Mr. Patterson’s expedition, turn on the lights, licuala ramsayi,

Or a favourite ancestor...
in the comments below...


  1. Overalls, the smell of beeswax, weather beaten sinewy old hands.

    1. Jenny, what a great description..was he a cabinet maker or furniture finisher? Or perhaps someone who just loved wood... Thank you for sharing your memory.

  2. Thank you for mentioning my story, Chris, I am glad you enjoyed it.

    1. You are very welcome, Dara... I always do enjoy your blogs.


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