Friday, January 11, 2019




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


Visiting Dublin soon? Here are four hidden attractions not to miss 

The very best and most beautiful photos of Ireland in 2018 

Soil from this Irish area could help fight the world’s top superbugs 

Ever wonder how many places in Ireland are called "bally"? 

Whiskey makes you live a longer, healthier life, says science 

Rowdy rebels - the formation of the Irish Volunteers in Cork city 

Irish New Year’s resolutions: How to get an an Irish passport 

New Year's Resolution: Get "unstuck" in your genealogical research 

"The Night Of The Big Wind" that killed 90 took place on this date in 1839 

The meaning behind the famous Irish toast "Sláinte" 

Planes, trains and automobiles - getting around in Ireland on vacation 

A gigantic potato has been added to the line-up of this St. Patrick's Day parade 

Oliver Cromwell bust fitted with alarm after UK politician kept turning it to face wall 


The secret of the church minister’s granddaughter – History Out There

Australian Genealogy and History Snippets – December 2018

More workhouse registers online at Tipperary Studies 

Paul O'Brien's lecture on Flo Clancy to Kilrush & Distric... Mixcloud

Huge historical archive of mail from captured ships to go online | The Guardian Thanks, Alona Tester

FREE   Facebook for Australian History and Genealogy Lonetester  (list of groups & pages)

Australia’s Biggest Ever Gold Robbery Lonetester HQ

Kings Meadows Convict Station discovery finds artefacts, convict hat | The Examiner

Best of Queensland  ..Ultimate Queensland Experiences

10 genealogy goals for 2019 blog  Cassie Mercer

Newly opened files at Public Record Office Victoria reveal life in 1940s mental hospitals - RN - ABC

The Real Fake News: Top Scientific Retractions of 2018

Snowy Night, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania       Wunderlusttwins  image

Tiger’s Nest viewed from above, Paro Valley, Bhutan        Wunderlusttwins  image

 A genealogy of the term British reveals its imperial history – and a Brexit paradox The Conversation UK

Timber to ashes, ashes to earth | Inside Story

What's new? John Grenham

Cathy Swift's lecture to Kilrush & District Historical So...  Mixcloud

Meredith Library Genealogy Club to meet Jan. 8   The Lacona Daily Sun

Beyond the web – a research story – Family History Matters at GSV

A 69-year-old woman used an Ancestry DNA test to find her mother.

Sailors, sauerkraut and PTSD: Exploring the link between gut bacteria and mental health ABC news

ABC News: 44 years on from the Tasman Bridge disaster, the memory still haunts the state

Legacy Family Tree Webinars 2019 Schedule Announced  Alona Tester

Finding your Irish family: 'Looking out the airplane window I cried'  Irish Times

The Mistake I Made With My Grieving Friend | HuffPost

Is it time to DECLUTTER your computer? FREE WEBINAR! Maintaining an Organized Computer with Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List  View this email in your browser

Caring for Vintage Christmas Decorations - The Family Curator

Australian ghost towns you can visit: Top 10 abandoned places

Collectors Gallery | MAD On Collections

Long Term Food Storage, What a Long Term Food Supply Can Do For You! Candy's Farm House Pantry

It's a Long Way To Tipperary / Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag - Robert Mandell - YouTube

Who wrote  “It’s a long way to Tipperary” ?

Did You Know?

Irish History : FREE TEXTS : FREE download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

17 Things You Should Do to Every Blog Post Before + After You Hit Publish (FREE Checklist!) - Melyssa Griffin

Where to Download All the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain     FREE

DNA-testing company 23andMe has signed a $300 million deal with a drug giant. Here's how to delete your data if that freaks you out.

Introducing the 2019 ‘Anything Is Possible’ List  WordPress Blog

Customize Your Dashboard WordPress Blog

Sharing Scanned Family Documents and Photos Online: Pros and Cons Laura Hedgecock

WikiTree and GeneaBloggersTRIBE Scan-a-Thon

Anglo-Celtic Connections

BCG Free Webinars for 2019

Shared Surnames between Canada, France the UK and USA

What did your Ag Lab ancestor earn?

Book Review: Tracing Your Oxfordshire Ancestors

The Son Also Rises: surnames and the history of social mobility

Top posts of 2018

British Newspaper Archives additions for December

Your Genealogy Today: Jan/Feb 2019

Is Canadiana really free

The Poor Laws

Advance Notice: BCGS 2019 Seminar

Help Improve FreeBMD

DNA, Me and the Family Tree

Rootstech Live Streaming Schedule

2019 Genealogy Webinars 

Australian War Memorial
Newsletter   On Closer Inspection  View the 360 experience  digital video and VR technology, you can view and interact with the tank both inside and out.
National Library of Australia   

eNews Jan 2019        including  Book online for The Art of Literary Investigation

The National Library of Australia Magazine - Past issues

Atlas Obscura

Portraits of Humanity     Chasing Waterfalls (upside down?)   Manduri Monkeys     Spider Silk 

Hungarian Gingerbread          World’s End Close       Aztec Petroglyphs         Church Skate Park

Bread Boy  Horseback Falconry       Miniature Hollywood        Clockmakers Museum     

Beach of Bones     Plague of Nostalgia       Underwater Graveyard         15th-Century Ruins

Forgotten History       Reindeer Saga        Holy Well (Cornwall)               Confetti Collector

Masonic Apron        Super Sinkhole    Arrow-Wielding Elves             Cursed House        Plastic Ban

Concrete Traffic (1957 Cadillac)       Queen’s Staircase (Bahamas)    Mother Goose House

Find My Past

Norfolk Baptisms      Norfolk Banns  Norfolk Marriages     Norfolk Burials

newspapers added

Newcastle Evening Chronicle         Cheshire Observer       Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Tavistock Gazette     Cheshire Observer       Sunday Tribune          Poole & Dorset Herald 

Liverpool Evening Express

Outback Family History

A Bush Christmas – C J Dennis         Trinity College Examinations:

Norseman Weddings – Methodist Church       Beatrice Hemingway -grave tales

Barrambie : the ‘wild’ in the wild west !!!     Kennedy’s Family Hotel – Coolgardie hotels

St Michael’s School : new records       Charles Carkeek – graves tales

Family History Daily

The Zero Dollar Genealogist: How to Avoid Spending Money on Family History Research

The 10 Collections You Need to Know for Irish Genealogy Research

The 15 Minute Plan for Achieving Your Genealogy Goals in 2019

Family Search Blog

Youth Connecting with Generations      3 Things to Add to Your Family History

What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019    Learn about Your Family on

Always Interesting

If you enjoy the posts from these regulars, perhaps you'd like to follow them..

The gentle author ....

Midwinter Light At Christ Church        Christmas At The Salvation Army, 1975

Chamberlain’s East End Churches         Sights Of Wonderful London

William Anthony, Last Of the Charlies   Charlie Chaplin In Spitalfields

Spitalfields In Colour

Applegate Genealogy ...

Random Acts of Photo Restoration         All I Want for Christmas…

John Nation’s Journey to America          Sorting My Ancestors into Hogwarts Houses

The Irish Story...

‘Neither very good nor very bad’: The Dunmanway workhouse, County Cork 1841-1920

The Irish Story Top articles of 2018

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree ...

In Memory of Rebecca Strulowitz     Connecting The Strulowitz/Srulowitz Dots – a work in progress


Older and Wiser: What I’d Say to My Younger Genealogical Self

Looking forward, looking back...

John Eaton: the politician and community member

Isaac Cornwell

Historian Ruby...  

Blogmas: 21 Days of Christmas History Posts            My Top Six Posts of 2018

A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Exhibition​ at Windsor Castle

Diana: Her Fashion Story Revisited

Diary of an Australian Genealogist ...

January 1 new archives resources & other news - Genealogy Notes 16-31 Dec 2018


A Walk Among Storied Tombstones: The Irish of Arlington National Cemetery

Remembering the Widows of Bull Run: Corcoran & Meagher Intercede

The Legal Genealogist

The Legal Genealogist’s Christmas Wish 2018 

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1820 – Birth of author, Mary Anne Sadlier, in Cootehill, Co Cavan.

Root Stalker Genealogy

The Past meets The Present           #FamilySecrets — Wife and Children Missing

records-access alerts

The Canadian War Museum released four new research guides to help you research those in Canadian military history.
The eight-page guides are about:
·         Royal Canadian Navy, 1910-1919, 1939-1945, and the Merchant Navy, 1939-1945
·         Canadians in the Air, 1914-1945, 1939-1945
·         Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, and the Canadian Army, 1939-1945
·         Canadian Women in Uniform, 1914-1919, 1941-1945
The guides include information about training, promotions, medals, injuries and medical treatment, graves and memorials, and the context of a person's war service.

To access the guides go to:
Original url:

Additionally the Museum has an online catalogue allowing users to search both the Canadian War Museum and Canadian Museum of History. This is updated periodically. 
Original url:

Included is "Democracy at War Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War which is fully text searchable of 144,000 newspaper clippings  

This website is available in English and  French. To access the French click on Francais in the upper right corner.
Thank you to Gail Dever and Genealogy à la carte for informing us about these new research guides.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Bear with me, some of these Christmas themes were too good not to share

Christmas in 1899 |      Lost Yarns of the Outback        The Dusty Box

Quick and Easy Gift Bags            Wrapping up 2018     Goals for 2019       Textile Ranger

The Origins of Christmas Traditions  Lonetester

One More Sleep Liv Hambrett

Winter Solstice: The Holly King vs The Oak King  Stair na hÉireann

My favourite family history gift Gerry Bolton

Footsteps to the Past  Roseann Creagh

The Inimitable Mrs Tracey | The Dusty Box

Family Connections: #52Ancestors - Week 50 - Naughty      Vicki Court

Family Notice Friday: J.H. Greene        Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Lilian's Tree     Lilian Magill

Come Visit the Gallery! Claudia

Finding Truth in Family History Through DNA | Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

Happy New Year!  Liz Gauffrea

January | 2019 | The Keeper of Stories

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (63): a couple of questions | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Other places, other times  Clogs and Clippers

The ironing's not done ....  Geniaus


 Theresa Smith

2018 Reading Highlights

Christmas Feature: Mr Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

Farewell #aww2018, Hello #aww2019

The Aussie Author Challenge 2019

Welcome to Book Bingo 2019

New Release Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

One more challenge…The Classics Club

Book Review: The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

New Release Film Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Book Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Books on the Screen: A couple of recommendations…

Book Review: The Messenger by Markus Zusak

Better Reading

Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Dragon Guard, Wartime escape, Dickens revised work, Hampshire records, Christmas goodies (Irish Central), Oscar Wilde & US Civil War, online data trackers, East Perth Cemeteries, convicts applications to marry, national register of war memorials, replacement medals, article re DNA testing, Balmain Cemetery, libraries you must visit, 
Kokorou stone bridge Epirus Greece, unusual collections, more books than people - Catskills,  world’s biggest gingerbread man, enough to keep you busy for weeks… 
Please feel free to share… Merry Christmas to all…


New page added… MUSINGS

Memories of childhood 


AND A LIBRARY WAS BORN!    Turkey, rescued books - birth of a library,


As They Were

ADDITIONAL FILES to IGP  ARCHIVES  December 2018, Clare, Dublin, Fermanagh, Monaghan & Fermanagh, Tipperary, Donegal, Meath, Waterford,

Irish Graves

Additions to New Zealand  thanks to Briteyes Gee

There are so many entries on NSW regional, that they had to be split to two pages.

Additions to Appin, NSW, thanks to Geraldine Anne King

Addition to St. Kilda, Victoria thanks to Jodie Willis

Addition to Buckland, Victoria thanks to Karleen Reilly

The Back Fence of Genealogy

That Moment in Time

NEWSPAPER TITLES COMING TO TROVE JAN... 2019, state and international, 

Headlines of Old

travelling again, love locks, Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday 8th Jan 2019 Pt. 14, 
list of shipwrecks, danger, lighthouse, change of border boundary, tourism, Perseverance,  Captain James Cook, Australia’s marine history, beautiful scenery, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads, wreck of Orara, 

As a change from the quips, I thought you might like this beautiful image
Courtesy of the Wunderlusttwins..


  1. The time I spent here this morning was so rewarding -- found lots of book blogs to follow, and I am so thrilled about that captured letter archive being digitized. I wish I could run over there and help them!

  2. I'm so pleased to hear's hard for me not to get lost in the book blogs, or so many of the others that I find each week.

    As for the captured letter archive, it's so great to hear that they weren't destroyed and will be released. I wonder how much heartache was caused by these letters never reaching their destination so long ago. Families waiting for news of loved ones, proposals never answered, wives telling husbands about the birth of their children..or the loss of family. So many would pass never knowing.

    Publishing these so many years after may at least give some answers.

    Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.


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