Friday, September 7, 2018




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


Free Harvard Irish course will study colonialism, civil war and today’s Ireland 

“Quiet Man” director’s handmade Valentine’s card for Maureen O’Hara 

A favorite Bronx Irish memory - When Irish music flourished in The Village Pub 

The best places to vacation in Ireland, as chosen by Irish people 

Original copy of Irish proclamation up for auction 

The real story behind Danny Boy, the beloved Irish ballad  

International guests join The Genealogy Event in Limerick to connect with their Irish roots 

Exploring the journeys of my Irish ancestors to America 

US and Irish genealogists join forces to “chase” Irish ancestors 

Irish American woman who feigned madness to expose asylum abuse 


The Valley schools that didn't make their big anniversary | Grafton Daily Examiner

Child Endowment, a bonus for Baby Boomers  Pauline Connolly

 #OTD in 1752 – The Gregorian calendar is adopted in Ireland and Britain, 170 years after mainland  Europe: 2 September is followed by 14 September.      Stair na hÉireann

Organise Your Family History     Janine Adams

Discovering historic plans

Dictionary of Sydney ..'Devonshire Street Cemetery'  'Warnings from the grave: Death, glory and memory in Australian cemeteries'

Are you being served?
I Love Bello Shire 

Family History Matters at GSV – Blog of the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Family Search Blog  Changes in Family Tree Shed New Light on Your Ancestors’ Lives

Greek Farmer Stumbles Onto 3,400-Year-Old Tomb Hidden Below His Olive Grove | Smithsonian

The GENES Blog: Scottish Burial Traditions Chris Paton

Atlas Obscura

A Surreal Salt Flat             Secret Spy Exhibition          Pskov-Caves Monastery

A Lost Classic          The Troll Forest     Imperial Map Monument       The First Female Surfers

Basilica of Saint Lawrence         Whimsical Maps        Magical Museum 

Nykur of Sørvágsvatn  (horse shaped beast in lake)        Narrow-Gauge Railway

The Stonewall Park Dream     What Lives Inside Fog     Interactive War Museum

The Black Tower     Muzey Sulayman Too        Rhododendron Tunnels

Outback Family History

When I die – a verse    Henry Augustus ELLIS – pioneer profile     A White Hot Flame – book review

Family History Daily

Ancestry vs MyHeritage vs Findmypast: What’s the Difference and Which One is Best?

Google Maps Will Help You Learn More About Your Ancestors

3rd Cousin Twice Removed? This Chart Helps You Sort Out Confusing Cousin Relationships

Always Interesting

Diary of an Australian Genealogist: Bound for Alaska & Other News - Genealogy Notes 16-31 Aug 2018 Shauna Hicks

In the Parish Chest: Settlement Examinations, Settlement Certificates, Removal Orders  kindredpast

Make Plans Now for an A+ Genealogy Year  The Family Curator

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Matt Schlian  Claudia

Books on Monday: Haugen’s Norwegian dictionary  Martin Roe Eidhammer

Three Madonnas of the Trail  Jamie Gates

September Snap: The Churchyard   HistorianRuby

Two Ludlows and a Lamp Box  HistorianRuby

Did You Know?

Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Now Online!   Martin Roe Eidhammer

Learn How to Use U.S. Census Records  Family Search Blog Sunny Morton

U.S. Census Records   Family Search Blog  Laurie Bradshaw

2018 International famine commemoration held in Melbourne      October

Irish Census Fragments and Search Forms Now Online

State Records of South Australia – Service Changes Alona Tester

UK / Australia Genealogy: 10 Tips for Wills, Intestacies and Probate  Judy Webster


30 things to do this spring in Brisbane          Must see at Brisbane Festival

44 free things to do in Brisbane       Sea to the City

State Library Qld

Brisbane Writers Festival                       Palm Island and Our People 

Islands: hidden histories from Queensland islands

Family history workshop: Australian birth, death and marriage details        11 Sep.  Free, must book

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Your Genealogy Today Sept/Oct 2018            British Newspaper Archive additions for August

Book Review: Ontario and Quebec's Irish Pioneers         Claude Nunney awarded the Victoria Cross

FreeBMD 2nd August Update          Records of London's Livery Companies Online

Call for Speakers: The Ontario Genealogical Society's 2019 Webinar Series

Growth in DNA Testing       Humble History 

Find My Past

Montgomeryshire Memorial Inscriptions

Dorset Memorial Inscriptions

Kent, Folkestone Cheriton Road Cemetery Memorial Inscriptions

Yorkshire Burials                 Yorkshire Baptisms

Additions to   Evening Herald (Dublin)          Liverpool Echo

20 Unmissable Resources for Tracing  British and Irish Ancestors     Video

Australian War Memorial

Honour their Spirit            Remembrance Day National Ceremony          The Diggers' Requiem

Cast your vote in the Napier Waller Art Prize People’s Choice Award.
Each evening, before closing its doors, the Australian War Memorial conducts a Last Post Ceremony – a moving tribute dedicated to the service of one soldier listed on the Roll of Honour.
The Last Post Ceremony can be viewed live from 4.55pm AEST via YouTube or Facebook.

Spring program of events 


Catholic School Days  Jamie Gates

12 Ancestors in 12 Months: September. Frederick Charles SIGRIST  Lilian

Tracy E. Carnes June 30, 1954-August 26, 2018  Amy

Sixteen Glasgow Volunteers in the Irish Revolution  The Irish Story

The Scribbler - subscribe and download a free booklet   Clogs and Clippers

The Early Years of Elizabeth Butler   historybylazarus

The Fate of Levi Goldsmith’s Descendants, Part I: More Early Deaths  Amy

In the News: Museum of Freemasonry Opens its Doors  HistorianRuby

Where Did My Inspiration Go?  Claudia

Video Wednesday: 10 Best Places to Visit in Norway  Martin Roe Eidhammer

Book Reviews

Theresa Smith

Bingo! The Missing Man by Peter Rees

New Release Book Review: The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

New Release Book Review: The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar

Behind the Pen with Kelly Doust

Better Reading

A Letter From Paris by Louisa Deasey

The Valley by Steve Hawke

Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer 

Podcast: The Power of True Crime with Rachael Brown

Allen & Unwin

Listen to Kate introduce The Clockmaker's Daughter    Kate Morton   Read an excerpt
2028 Ken Saunders

How to Be Perfect        Holly Wainwright

Wolf Hour Sarah Myles

 and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Italian Heritage, Paddington Cemetery Brisbane, Hawkesbury, live in a bridge, library thefts, aliens registration cards, passenger records UK, 'husmann'?, ghosts of Irish famine, more Irish Graves, New Ottawa Archives exhibit,
remember risographs?, postcards and history, lecture… Qld Bigamy Files, The Great Dublin lockout, and as always, a whole lot more.. Feel free to share

As They Were

New records for Co Dublin (North), 1000 gravestone inscriptions added. including the following : St. Colmcille's Roman Catholic cemetery, Swords  St. Columba's Church of Ireland cemetery, Swords,

IGP additions
Cavan, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Laois, Mayo, Monaghan & Fermanagh, Wexford, Wicklow, IGP additions for August 2018,



Headlines of Old
Something completely different this week, back to our travels next week…

Third Contingent Australians, Boer War, Trove Tuesday 4th Sept 2018, lists of names, incl. addresses,  images, independent military forces, unification of forces, British Empire..Canada, New Zealand, Natal, Cape Colony, Breaker Morant, 

I came across these photos of enlisted men a little while back and simply couldn't resist... the story was waiting in the background and begging to be shared.
So, while not some dreamy or interesting place to put on the bucket list, I hope you find it as interesting as I did and maybe even find an image of an ancestor. There is so much more available on TROVE re this conflict, and detailed descriptions of not only Australia's involvement, but of how men came from many countries around the world to be part of this oft forgotten war.


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