Friday, November 23, 2018




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



Newcastle to Lismore and beyond – Mid North Coast Pioneers

Tom Burnell’s Tipperary War Graves Database | Tipperary Studies Thanks to R. J.Winley

Dictionary of Sydney

Atlas Obscura

Eavesdrop on Orcas          Record-Breaking Beach Bangladesh     World Series of Sorting -  Libraries

Mercantile Library      Flavor Sponges  Taro

National Archives UK

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Did You Know?

Copyright for Genealogists Webinar | National Library of Australia  FREE

Queensland Genealogy: 'Insanity and Unsound Mind' Index for Family Historians  Judy Webster

Always Interesting

Tony Norman’s Geezers        A Blue Plaque For A.S. Jasper     East End At Night     the gentle author

The Youngest     Before Bernadette

Family History Daily

Family Search

Find My Past

Rifle Brigade Chronicle 1890-1920

British Armed Forces, Board Of Trade Rolls Of Honour 1914-1918

Newspaper additions  The Bioscope   New Ross Standard  Lloyd's List
Last week’s special broadcast marking 100 years since the end of the Great war. Join a panel of Findmypast experts as show you how to trace your military ancestors from cradle to grave.
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records-access alerts

The International Tracing Service (ITS) added 900,000 post-war documents online. This brings the total of number of documents freely available in the online archive to over 2 million. One can search by name. The newly added documents contain approximately 405,000 names of Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and forced laborers. They were under the care of the International Refugee Organization (IRO) in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and England after World War II. 

In June, ITS published its files from the German Displaced Persons  in June. This makes it possible to search online for nearly one million names of Displaced Persons (DP) registered and surveyed in DP camps within the framework of the Care and Maintenance Program.

The DPs filled out questionnaires as a way the International Refugee Organization (IRO) could find out whether it could help these persons and if so how. The personal stories of the DP persons are delineated in the questionnaires and provide better insight as their lives.

To search the online archives go to:
You will need to make a declaration of consent that the sensitive information you are using is solely for research purposes and in accordance with applicable national laws and regulations.

To read more about this see:


Staatsarchiv Hamburg

On September 9  The IAJGS Records Access Alert first reported on the unconscionable destruction of over one million death records by the Staatsarchiv Hamburg. At the time there were few European news articles about this travesty. Since then there have been more news articles and several blog posts by other genealogical writers. 

As reported previously in the IAJGS Records Access Alert, IAJGS took this egregious act very seriously and wrote to various Hamburg government officials. IAJGS received a response from Dr. Carsten Brosda, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Minister of Culture and Media.  In the letter he acknowledges that the State Archives reviewed their actions and concluded their decision to appraise the series was "flawed". "Both the Ministry for Culture and Media and the State Archives are in discussions with historians and researchers on the matter. To ensure that documents used by researchers are not subsequently weeded, the State Archives have already developed proposals for a workflow which would subject future appraisal decisions to multiple checks before weeding was approved.

Dr. Brosda also informed IAJGS that the crimes committed during the Nazi period are a major work of the Hamburg Archives and that next year the archive material from the Jewish communities of Hamburg pre-1945 are going to be digitized in cooperation with the Israel State Archives so that researchers will in the future be able to access the materials online from anywhere in the world. Archival materials and documents on the Nazi crimes of violence and injustice have already been digitized with Yad Vashem and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  He also mentioned that documents including registers of birth, deaths and marriages and emigration records have been  digitized, indexed and made available online with cooperation from Ancestry.

Finally, Dr. Brosda stated that the Ministry for Culture and Media and the Hamburg Staatsarchiv plan to work more closely with historical research on the use of and access to archive material to ensure that all interests are taken into account.

To read the previous posting on the Staatsarchiv Hamburg and more go to: You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated.   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


family tapestry: #52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 46, Prompt: 'Random Facts'  Isabel Flynn

The Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps  Textile Ranger

Trails to Roads: Down the Atlantic Seaboard  kindredpast

Was the convict James Orton related to John Orton?  Clogs and Clippers

The Struggle to Educate. genielynau

The Importance of Unicorns and Bratwurst ….Again….  Claudia

Trek Diary September 2018: Meeting Little Man (865m/2,837ft) … And Skiddaw (931m/3,053ft) clarejk2014

Marks Hyamovitch Family   nwpaintedlady

World War One: when War Reunited a Family  HistorianRuby

Before Bernadette: The Story of Mary Ann Farley - Part One  (Need an enquiring mind and a strong cuppa...)

Remember What Was & Who Went Before  Liv

How to Host a Turkey Shoot (Camera Required)  The Family Curator


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New Release Book Review: A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

Bingo! The Perils of Too Much Fun

New Release Book Review: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

New Release Book Review: Shell by Kristina Olsson

Behind the Pen with Matt Feraz

Better Reading

Banjo by Grantlee Kieza

The Last Dingo Summer by Jackie French 

The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh 

From the Ashes by Deborah Challinor

Podcast: Behind The Headlines with Chloe Hooper

Podcast: Finding Germaine Greer with Elizabeth Kleinhenz

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Oriental Bank Robbery, loss of 5 brothers on one day, which cousin is what, origin of minute's silence, Scots-Irish ancestors, Greek cafes, British army war diaries, interactive WW1 map, MyHeritage end Free DNA ethnicity reports, WA Heritage trails, ancient Irish fort 140AD ptolemy map, shoe box to widow box, desperate attempts to escape Magdalene laundry, long list of newspapers to come on TROVE, podcasts to listen to.. absolutely intriguing blogs and so much more..
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Irish Graves

Additions to Irish Graves..

Rockhampton General, thanks to Cherry Adams
QLD Cemeteries outside of Brisbane

Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, thanks to Noelene Harris

Waverley Cemetery , NSW Metro, thanks to Noelene Harris

Biographies Second page

Menzies Cemetery, Western Australia, thanks to Moya Sharp

As They Were

THREE MEN FROM CLARE.. A book of their memories by Jackie Elger & Patricia Sheehan, George Casey (aged 94), Morgie O'Connell (aged 93), Tom Cusack (RIP 2015), book launch 25 Nov 2018

KILRUSH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Lecture: The Murder of the Colleen Bawn by Tom Donovan, Tues 27 Nov. 2018,

Headlines of Old

Australian Catholic History 1787-1953 .. encompasses much of Australian History also, Trove Tuesday 20 Nov. 2018, numerous names, a number of portraits, references to so many events from the Irish rebellion to the bombing of Darwin, Irish political prisoners- including priests, who was the priest sent to Western Australia  as Vicar general in 1843?, when was the Magdalen Asylum established?, who was the 2nd Catholic Prime Minister of Australia?, centenary of Freeman’s Journal, 

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