Friday, September 28, 2018




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


The Book of Durrow - The Library of Trinity College Dublin - Trinity College Dublin  Must See

Oliver O'Connell's Lecture to Clare Roots Society Mixcloud

William Orpen Weekend Video Highlights.   approx. 6 mins  Dominic Lee

District valuation maps and books | Oxfordshire County Council

The Genealogy Radio Show - episode 1  Mixcloud

How to research your family history - Evenings - ABC Radio

Dictionary of Sydney Redfern Park and Oval, one of Sydney's most important public spaces

Returning lost war medals requires patience and old-school detective work - ABC News

Memory loss: what makes people forget who they are? | Science | The Guardian

 Marshfield festival to celebrate Irish roots this weekend       The Patriot Ledger

The Keyboard of the President #5 – September 2018 – Family History Matters at GSV

Ireland in photos: 32 beautiful reasons to visit | CNN Travel

Weird, wacky and magnificent mailboxes of Nambucca | photos | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Freddie Oversteegen: Trick girl used to execute Nazis

Stop Everything, Check out this Forgotten Library For Sale

After Seeing These 15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same

Scottish clan gets first chief in 337 years, after genealogist keeps promise to find the rightful heir

I Love Bello Shire! newsletter

Belfast Newsletter      within Ancestry  The Belfast Newsletter began publication in 1737 and is one of the oldest continually published, daily English-language newspapers:  It started with 2 four-page issues a week, eventually becoming a daily in 1855.

Ideal home  ABC news

Changes to burial act Tasmania  ABC news

This kayaker got slapped with an octopus by a seal  ABC news

Is this lone, roadside drummer boy the most considerate housemate ever?  ABC news

WA truckie's homegrown charity carrying $100,000 of hay across Nullarbor for drought-affected NSW farmers - ABC Rural

ThrowbackThursday: Ashton’s Circus the world’s greatest! c.1958  elthamhistory

Strawberry sundaes sell out in Brisbane, raising more than $50,000 for farmers - ABC News

Did You Know?

Win a FREE 4-day pass to RootsTech 2019! kindredpast

New Resources for Consultants  Family Search Blog

IrishGenealogyNews: Mapping Laois, from the 16th- to the 21st-century

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: How to Archive Your Ancestors So They Don’t Get Lost   

Write Your Own Memories Before They are Forgotten!  The Family Curator

Seaman’s Protection Certificates – An Unusual Source  kindredpast

Devonshire Street Cemetery Reinterment Index | NSW State Archives  FREE


Islands: hidden histories from Queensland islands (State Library of Queensland)

Genealogy Event:

The Genealogy Event on October 13 in New York City

William Orpen Weekend:

Video of The Park Singers Choir with Pianist Fiachra Trench and Tenor Damien Top at the William Orpen Weekend WW1 Concert in The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan - 15th Sept. 2018. 


Families are leaving the ashes of their loved ones behind | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Grave concerns for small town cemetery caught up in Anglican property sell-off - ABC News

How taxpayers could end up footing the bill for abandoned cemeteries - WCPO Cincinnati, OH

'Declining' cemeteries in Blaenau Gwent in need of repairs | South Wales Argus

The Oldest Cemetery in Every State | Reader's Digest  USA

Cemeteries and their grave stories | Goa News - Times of India

Burial plots: Public inquiry into new NSW rent-a-grave legislation | Herald Sun

Always Interesting

Tragedy struck this young family | Northern Star

‘The Silver Tassie’ by Sean O’Casey  Stair na hÉireann

The Mystery of Paul Metz, Part I       The Paul Metz Mystery, Part II        Amy

Conques / France   Deep In The Forest, France   The Crystal Palace, Madrid, Spain

Ceiling of Apollo Gallery at Louvre Museum in Paris, France  all by wunderlusttwins

In the News: Newly Discovered Suffragette Letter and Romanov Family Photographs Exhibited HistorianRuby

22 September 1761: the Coronation of George III  HistorianRuby

52 Ancestors #39 – On the Farm  Jenny MacKay

Wanted: Info on the Whereabouts of the Hawkins Wagon  Jamie Gates

Traditional Naming Pattern – Lloyd | Tracking Down The Family  Jennifer Jones

So Who Is He? Part IV – Diary of a Young Genealogist

Outback Family History

 Dressed to Impress:- Mt Malcom dress          Tribute to a bushman – a verse

The National Archives UK

Grand designs > Registered designs 1839-1991*      > Copyright records of the Stationers' Hall*

> Designs, advertising and photography in our image library  

Webinars  Photographs registered under the 1862 Copyright Act, Wed 10 Oct, 13:00
                Design in the archives: A hidden history, Wed 14 Nov, 13:00

                A short history of trademarks 1876-1939, Wed 12 Dec, 13:00

Anglo-Celtic Connections

England and Wales Baby Names 2017           Sydney Catchpole: CWGC Beechwood

Saskatchewan History Magazine Archive      National Heritage Digitization Strategy News

FreeBMD September Update  FamilySearch updates England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

Heritage Ignite!          British Army Ancestry Research       Shannon Lectures 2018  

1926 Census: still in the dark         

Find My Past

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Registers

New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms

New York Roman Catholic Parish Marriages         Tavistock Gazette

Atlas Obscura

Medical Models  NY        Unfinished Power Plant China        Kasanka Bat Migration Zambia

Charley the Haunted Doll  Beverly, Massachusetts         Unusual Lighthouse  UK

Satan's Kingdom  Connecticut      Admiralty House Park  Bermuda     Creating Disneyland

Half-Finished Highway  Sth Africa        Broken Down Dam Park  Minnesota

Earhart's Last Message       South Africa's Rain Queen      Prized Oaxacan Chile

Roman Tomb in Zara       Pyramid of Ehécatl  Mexico        London's 'Ladies' Bridge'

Most Tattooed Couple  Kansas        Your Favorite Marquee USA   Wildlife in a Monastery Brazil

The Snickelways of York  England


Massive genetic study reveals Irish have more Viking and Norman DNA than previously thought 

Raise a glass to Robert Emmet, the Irish rebel leader executed on this day in 1803 

Cork council agree to demolish house where 21-year-old murdered his young brothers 

Discover how you can use your Irish heritage in an online memorial to you loved one  

Join Shilelagh Law and O’Malley Irish dancers live at the 37th annual Great Irish Fair 

One of the Kennedy siblings has put this amazing mansion on the market 

Intruder accosts Irish president after evading security 

FREE  Learn Irish for free: How to speak Irish for beginners

Autumnal Equinox 2018 and Ireland's other sacred Celtic holidays 

Living with Lyme Disease in Ireland – an upside-down world 

Nuns stopped mother and baby home survivor saying goodbye to dying mother 

Top picturesque historic villages in Ireland 

These are the top 10 non-Irish nationalities living in Ireland 

Tragic letters sent by Rosemary Kennedy to the young Irish woman who cared for her 

Horror as Irish Famine memorial desecrated in Providence, R.I. 

Ring of Kerry stone cottage is the ultimate Irish dream home 

Fall in love with Ireland: 9 autumn adventures you can't miss 

It’s official drinking whiskey will make you live longer 

Today, just 22 years ago, the last Magdalene institution closed its doors 


going home: Home is where the heart is - Flash Fiction  Kelli Shultz

Family Connections: #52Ancestors - Week 38 - Unusual sources  Vicki Court

Eulogy  Geniaus

My Reading Life: Spring Reading Challenge  Theresa Smith

Remembering Daddy Clay | The Legal Genealogist

“Surprised by Joy”   Liz Gauffreau

#AlmostFamous — General Lew Wallace   Bethany (Jensen) Maddox - Roots Stalker Genealogy

Book Reviews

Theresa Smith

Pre-Release Book Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

New Release Book Review: Frieda by Annabel Abbs

New Release Book Review: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell

Behind the Pen with Janet Lee

The Irish Story

Book Review: Bullets and Bombs Across the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier, Irish Security Policy 1969-1978

Better Reading

The Girl on the Page by John Purcell

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

The Helpline by Katherine Collette

Vodka & Apple Juice by Jay Martin


Podcast: Fantasy Legend with Raymond Feist   

Podcast: Calling All Goddesses with Holly Wainwright

Podcast: New Rising Star with Trent Dalton

Allen & Unwin:  excerpts

Tales from the Inner City        Shaun Tan

Imposters   Scott Westerfield

Catching Teller Crow  Ambling and Ezekiel Kwaymulla

and from my blogs....

That Moment in Time

FREE Trinity College Course, Irish dinosaurs, first aid - water damaged pics, planned assassination, Canadian Historical images, electoral registers UK, NY birth indexes online, history of Irish linen, McQuade monument Windsor NSW,  Coolgardie hotels, Jersey German Occupation prosecutions & identity cards, FREE Irish magazine, Australia’s grandest piano, Dublin Magdalene Laundry possible museum, hunger stones, fish in WWII bunkers, a knit map of the cosmos, cemetery wine, Hadrian’s reservoir… and, well, much, much more…
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Having a break from our travels this week… but where to next?
thousands of  Births, Deaths, Marriages..Random Selection...1859 - 1894 Trove Tuesday 25th Sep 2018, DATES, DETAILS & DATA,  family memories mistaken?, playing detective can lead you on a merry chase…

Irish Graves

Additions to 

* Update to Rookwood, Metro NSW  thanks to Brett Andrew Woods…

* new lead in to Rookwood Page

Friday, September 21, 2018



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


Bronagh, Gareth, Saoirse - Ireland’s official storm names 2018 couldn’t be more Irish! 

Tale of Turkish Sultan’s help during Irish Famine to become a movie 

100-year-old Irish woman reveals secret to a long life 

Horror as Irish famine memorial desecrated in Providence, R.I. 

Irish heritage is potentially linked to this deadly disease 

The real-life “Jaws” - New Jersey shark attacks in 1916 

Dublin Magdalene Laundry closed in 1996 could be a museum to women and children who suffered  

Titanic Experience among the top five museums in Northern Ireland 

 Irish flashmob singing Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" will give you all the feels 

Discover “The Book of Kells” online through new Trinity College free course  FREE

Genealogy goldmine Church of Ireland Parish Registers to go online.. in case you missed this

Fearless 84-year-old fights off three armed robbers in Irish bookies 

Dinosaurs were once in Ireland, what would they have looked like? 

Dublin's newest museum maps a journey from Georgian house to tenement dwelling 

National Bread Week deserves this modern twist on the traditional Irish bread pudding recipe 

Irish blackberry jam and custard donuts recipe 

FOOD&WINE: Favorite recipes for National Bread Week 

Chocolate Milkshake Day is complete with this Guinness and Jameson Ice Cream Float recipe 


Rooting out secrets from the family tree

1888: An American Journalist in Ireland Meets Michael Davitt & Arthur Balfour The Irish Story

The Genealogy Radio Show – Episode 5 Series 2: Sean J Murphy

Dia de Muertos: A Day to Honor Your Ancestors Family Search Blog

A Visit to FWL  Geniaus

I Love Bello Shire       'SUBMERGED' Open Day Urunga

ABC News: Australian behind world's grandest piano

Vine Entryway, Tuscany, Italy  wunderlusttwins

Did You Know?

5 First Aid Tips for Water Damaged Family Photos  The Family Curator

In the Parish Chest: Churchwarden & Poor Rate Records  kindredpast

The Summer issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available  FREE

FREE Handout - Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern Genealogist  Thomas MacEntee

Deliberate Amnesia? The Irish Volunteers’ plan to assassinate the British Cabinet, 1918.  The Irish Story

I'm happily married, but decided to revert to my maiden name  Sydney Morning Herald

[Podcast] Episode 19: The GenerationStory  Maureen Taylor The Photo Detective

50 Genealogy Tasks You Can Do In 15 Minutes or Less - The Occasional Genealogist

Using Small Details to Describe Family Members and Relationships Laura Hedgecock

RootsTech 2019 Discounts for Family History Callings  FamilySearch

RootsTech 2019 Kindred Past

Thanks to the FHL | The Legal Genealogist

IrishGenealogyNews: Clare County Library: latest Local Studies additions

Always Interesting

Founding ‘Grand’ Fathers  Bethany (Jensen) Maddox - Roots Stalker Genealogy

Eric Standley    &    Friday Evening on the Veranda — Fong Qi Wei   Sunday Evening Gallery Claudia

Cobblestone Street, Montefalco, Italy  wunderlusttwins    Just beautiful

An Irish History: 'If ever two were one, then surely we': Love & Marriage on my Family Tree "On a flesh and bone foundation'  Jennifer

Cobblestone Street, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany  wunderlusttwins

Maude’s Diary, 1948 Jamie Gates     Buffalo Walking Tour Part I Jamie Gates

Digital v Physical Archives: a Personal Account, Part 1 OR a Little Bit of Family History HistorianRuby

Anglo- Celtic Connections 

Find My Past

Outback Family History

Atlas Obscura

Secret Nuclear Bunkers        Shrinking Peak          Monumental Kitty     Split Apple Rock

Tropical Botanical Garden    How Prague Nearly Lost Kafka’s Legacy

A Knit Map of the Cosmos       Deteriorating Bridge Falkland Islands      Wat Phnom

Ellesmere Island          Fish-Filled WWII Bunkers       Torpedownia        Tonto National Monument

Little Prince Statue               Cemetery Wine          Great British Hedgehog Census

Hunger Stones Are Back       Aero Beach       Hadrian's Reservoir (below an outdoor movie theatre)



Reclaim the Records has announced that their Freedom of Information request (FOIL) from 2017 to the New York State Department of Health for the birth index in 2017 has been fulfilled. The dates of 1881-1934 are currently online at the Internet Archive and the remaining years 1935-1942 will be online by the end of this week! Note: These are New York State not New York City birth indices. New York City is a separate US Public Heath jurisdiction from New York State. Additionally, the cities of Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers are not included until about 1914 or 1915 as they did not initially participate in statewide registration of births and kept their own records. Later years of the birth index may become publically available after 75 years and each January Reclaim the Records will make new FOIL requests for each newly-available year of data. Note: NY State has a 75 year embargo on  birth records and the person is known to be deceased. To get to them on Internet archive go to:  There is a magnification option as the writing is small.
The index is sorted by year and then alphabetically by surname within each year. The town is listed and the certificate number is also available. That is how I found my uncles' birth index above.

Previously, the statewide birth indexes were only available to those located in upstate New York Public libraries and the New York City branch of the National Archives. Those were only available on microfiche sheets.  On Internet Archive you can browse the images, download the images and repost to your own website or transcribe to your own database. For now the database is image only-it has not yet been indexed. Reclaim the Records stated they think in the next year or two several of the genealogy websites will be working on indexing projects to make them text-searchable. Reclaim the Records has contacted the State Department of Health about 66 missing microfische sheets for 1905.

Some, not all original birth names for New York State adoptees are listed in the index as the state  reused the same certificate number on both the original and amended birth certificates, tying together the old and new name.

Once you found the name and certificate number you can order a copy of the original certificate which has additional information. You can order the record directly from the New York State Department of Health in Albany NY by going to: You can also go to the local city or town clerk where the birth took place. Be aware some towns only provide a typed extract of the information not a copy of the actual certificate as it may be in a "binder book" with other events and they cannot share the additional information on the page. Albany may take up to 8 months to fulfill the request.

To read the full release from Reclaim the Records go to:

Both Ancestry ( and Reclaim the Records have obtained the indexes and are available on the Internet. Ancestry is a subscription site, with many public libraries having access to the database, whereas Reclaim the Records has posted them to Internet Archive ( with free access.


Set in stone: the McQuade monument, Windsor NSW  Hawkesbury Heritage and Happenings

Robbery at Day Dawn | The Dusty Box

The Final Chapter on Levi Goldsmith and His Family Amy

Woburn Abbey and Gardens  HistorianRuby

ScrapHappy September 2018  TextileRanger

#OTD in 1934 – Singer, guitarist and founder of the Dubliners, Ronnie Drew, is born in Dublin.
Stair na hÉireann

So Who Is He? Part I – Diary of a Young Genealogist        Emily Peace

A little history of Irish linen - Dr Marion McGarry

A Trip to a Research Station  TextileRanger

Full circle – The Malevolent Matriarch  Karen Geier Hoskins

Book Reviews...

Theresa Smith 

New Release Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Top 5 Anticipated Reads 

Bingo! The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart     

Sunday Spotlight with Sally Piper — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

Behind the Pen with Sally Piper

Better Reading...

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah

Dressing The Dearloves by Kelly Doust 

Letters to My Yesterday by Karyn Sepulveda

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

and from my blogs..

That Moment in Time

family ashes unclaimed, aboriginal stockwomen, schoolboy helps homeless, saving Jewish cemeteries, ever bought a warship?, Church of Ireland registers digitised, Floriade, Sligo Champion, Coolgardie Hotels, technicolour squirrels, Apprenticeship records.. parish chest, artificial limb maker, Lovekyn Chapel, access millions of UK electoral Records, Royal Air Force Officer’s records 1918-1919, ancient Egyptian recipes, too much to list here..
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Upcoming Trove Newspaper Titles...SEPT 2018, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA, INTERNATIONAL..including Philippines and Timor,

Irish Graves

Additions to

Bundaberg Catholic Cemetery.  Thanks to Catherine Murnane

Luddenham thanks to Gail Christopher

Waverley thanks to Elaine Rogers and Noelene Harris

Tinonee thanks to Gail Christopher

Carr Villa thanks to Janine Wilson

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ghost tours, Circumnavigating  Australia's Colonial History - TROVE TUESDAY  18th Sept 2018 Pt. 11, St. Helena Island Moreton Bay Queensland, penal settlement, heritage listed national park, escaped prisoners, bone shaker, horse drawn tram, ‘hell hole of the Pacific’,  
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Confessions of a Bibliophile

Turning Pages All Over The World, want to live in a library?, underground bookstore, secrets via bookplates, paradise for booklovers,