Friday, March 1, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


 Mary Celeste: Enduring mystery of world’s most famous ghost ship

Shipshape | National Library of Australia

The Australian Catholic Directory • List of Deceased Clergy

An Ogham and Runic inscription from Killaloe, Co. Clare | Irish Archaeology Thanks to Christina Hunt

Useful Free Sources for Irish Genealogy – Jeffers Genealogy

An unscripted life - ABC News  a powerful story.  ..Australian Story .. see below

video  30:09 In the shadow of death, a doctor found his calling | Australian Story

Tasmania's 100-metre tall tree survives bushfire but not without damage - ABC News

Fremantle Prison History I Convict Database

What next for this 'important' heritage building?  Brisbane Times

I Love Bello Shire  newsletter   

Traditional Irish scones recipe | Ireland Calling

Smallest surviving boy  heartwarming

[Dictionary of Sydney] Shirley Beiger: ‘All that glittered was not gold’

Find My Past

The National Archives UK

 > View all our blogs    incl.     The nun who faked her own death   

Tracing your criminal ancestors


Ireland fared well from the Great War

How does it feel to see your ancestors from more than 400 years ago?

New Ontario Digital Collections

Was your relative at D-Day?

Want to know what it's like now where your UK ancestor lived?

Sunday Sundries

FamilySearch now has Canada, Prairie Provinces 1926 Census Indexed with Linked Images

Atlas Obscura

Stonehenge Megaliths     Haunted Forest Romania     Lithium Lake     Gingerbread Houses

Church Ruins  Ukraine      World’s Biggest Bee     Exploding Grapes    Animal X-Rays

Tender Buttons      Maya Chocolate   Mathematical Marvel Medieval Three-Seat Toilet

Myrrh Tree    No Name Lake     First English Word     Mysteries of Winnipeg   Outlaw Poetry

Celebrating Black History Month        The “Miscegenation” Troll   The Art of Book Covers

The Free People of Color of Pre-Civil War New Orleans

Family Search

Love Records? Learn All About the 1790 Census

New Records on FamilySearch: January 2019

RootsTech: Multiple Ways to Participate in RootsTech 2019

Family History Daily

12 Genealogy Sites You Must Search If You Have UK Ancestors

20 Things Your Ancestors Did That You Probably Never Will

2 of the Top 3 Paid Genealogy Sites Offer Millions of Records for Free

Always Interesting

The courts versus the Family Bible  The Legal Genealogist

12737      Ron Ben-Israel is an Israeli pastry chef known for his wedding and special occasion cakes and for his detail in sugar paste flowers.          Humouring the Goddess

Better Counseling through Costume Books  TextileRanger

Aunt Busy Bee’s New London Cries   John Claridge At Whitechapel Bell Foundry  The Gentle Author

Photos Through the Generations    Hawkins Imprisoned for Refusal to Bear Arms  Jamie Gates

South Australia probates, historical society journals & other news - Genealogy Notes 1-15 Feb 2019 Shauna Hicks

Podcast Short: The Elderly Donegal Woman’s Predicament    irishacw

Top 10 Perfect Moments  Claudia

Of greats and grands  The Legal Genealogist

Here is my interview with Elizabeth Gauffreau   Liz Gauffreau

Love is earnest  chasing skeletons


Seavers in the News - Thomas Whitchurch Seaver Dies in Sydney, Australia in 1936  

Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 17 to 23 February 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 17 to 23 February 2019

Dún Bhaloir | Balor’s Fort | The Anvil, Tory Island, Co Donegal  Stair na hÉireann

Monday Genea-Pourri - 25 February 2019

RootsTech LiveStreaming Classes for Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Did You Know?

RootsTech 2019 From Home – #NotAtRootsTech  Lonetester

About Us - Caloundra Family History Research Inc

Home - Waves in Time 2019

Stephen King, wife give $1.25M to genealogical society

Ancestry advances at RootsTech The Legal Genealogist

ExCeL here I come  Geniaus


The Latest from Genealogy & History News for 02/28/2019 Alona Tester

State Library Queensland

Society of Australian Genealogists   NEWS   CALENDAR   WEB TIPS

Cairns Family History eNews

A convenient place? The Photo Detective  Maureen Taylor


FamilySearch has announced they will be closing their FamilySearch Centre at the National Archives in London, England on March 23, 2019.  The announcement said due to advances in technology free services can be accessed at home or in one of their local Family History Centres or in a FamilySearch affiliate library.

The National Archives (UK) has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library thereby all digitized records on FamilySearch will continue to PCs located in the reading rooms. One will need a free FamilySearch account to access records and self-help guides will be available.  FamilySearch volunteers will no longer be available for one on one assistance.

Ancestry Institution UK and Findmypast are available on computers at the National Archives.

In checking at the time of this posting there was no announcement on the FamilySearch London website. This information was provided in an email sent from the London FamilySearch Centre dated February 23, 2019 at 16:03

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS UK for sharing the information with us.

  worth reading

Apps people use for health reasons, such as cardiac monitoring, ovulation trackers, real estate sites when one is looking at for homes, are all sharing data with Facebook, unbeknownst by the user, and that includes app users who are not Facebook subscribers. How is this possible? Facebook software is built into thousands of apps including an analytical tool called "App Events" that permits developers to record their users' activity an report it back to Facebook regardless of whether user login in via Facebook or even have a profile.

In a study performed by The Wall Street Journal they found at least 11 popular apps with tens of millions of downloads have been sharing the sensitive data entered by users. They monitored 70 apps in their study. None of them appear to notify users about this data-sharing tool through privacy policies or terms of service. Because the sharing is happening outside of the limits of standard permissions — like location, voice, and camera access — it appears neither Apple nor Google is aware of when an app on iOS or Android is communicating sensitive information like this to a third-party service.

Facebook says it’s not collecting sensitive health and financial information and using it more broadly. According to The Verge, "many of the most egregious situations the Journal discovered were so-called “custom app events,” with parameters defined by the app makers and not with any input from Facebook. The company said it advises app makers not to share data that it would consider sensitive — like health and financial data — and it claims not to use the data outside of letting the app that collected the information target Facebook users with ads."

Earlier this month the UK Parliament's  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee published its final report after more than 18 months of investigation into Facebook and its privacy practices. Members of Parliament have requested that social media companies be required to remove “harmful” or “illegal” content on their platforms and be held liable for it according to a compulsory code of ethics. " Facebook’s handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, are prime and legitimate areas for inspection by regulators, and it should not be able to evade all editorial responsibility for the content shared by its users across its platforms." Further legislation regulating information technology and social media is anticipated. See:

As previously reported in the IAJGS Records Access Alert, Facebook is under scrutiny by the European Union  and the United States about how it treats its users and non-users private information.  Facebook has faced large fines from the EU and is currently being reviewed for large fines by the US Federal Trade Commission (

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Hundreds of global landmarks will light up green this St. Patrick’s Day 

Black 47 lead singer Larry Kirwan looks back on the band’s history: “Home of the Brave” 

How to pinpoint where your ancestors lived in Ireland 

Woman searching for daughter who Irish Mother and Baby Home says died 

How to stay in your own 15th century Irish castle  

50,000 Famine Irish in US were deported back to Ireland 

Glenn Close, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Gillen honored at 'Irish Oscars' 

British icon King Arthur found to be Celtic fictional character  

Who were the top Irish American Oscar winners of all time? 

WATCH: Ed Sheeran has big cameo in Danny Boyle’s latest movie 

The Irish woman who shot Mussolini in the face 

Head of 800-year-old mummy stolen from Dublin crypt  

This is officially the best beach in Ireland - Can you guess where it is?

The Life of Oscar Wilde In His Own Words

Dublin’s St. Patrick’s five-day family festival celebrates the Irish tradition of storytelling 

This Irish photographer captures Ireland's landscapes from their best angle 

This Irish lighthouse Airbnb isn’t your typical vacation rental 

Which Irish adventure is the best for your star sign? 

Surprising places around the world that celebrate St. Patrick's Day 


CoLab 2019 Conference Whanganui was a Great Event     New Zealand Glass

Photography allenrizzi


52ancestors Week 7 – Love – Digging Up Roots

Lawrence and The Freemasons  Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Jeremy Mays  Claudia

Pastlinks: The Shack 

Forever Naughty – JinnySpeake

#52 Ancestors 2019 Week 8 - Family Photo   Bluestone Genealogy

Biddy’s bookends  The Legal Genealogist

Pasta Bake - Love in a little black diary    ... a story of family

Before Bernadette: The Story of Catherine Crotty       

India, Part 1 - Varanasi - Louise Hawson

A Life Well Lived  Amy

Aaron Armitage, Miner & Miscreant: 52 Ancestors - Wk 9 ScotSue

Bubonic Plague in Geraldton  Jess Barratt


Theresa Smith    

Behind the Pen with Karen Viggers

New Release Book Review: The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks

New Release Book Review: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

Book Club for March

Blog Tour: Behind the Pen with Esther Campion

from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

NSW Capital, FREE ebooks NLA, 'flu pandemic, Dead Men's Gold, Qld's slave past, restore personal docs & photos, bombing of Darwin, new Irish saint, mushrooming laws, transcription projects, ancestry angst, science in a bottle, places with faces, Tasmanian Archives, Listen to Paddy Waldron’s talk at Cooraclare 1916 commemoration, numerous additions to Irish Graves, convict captures, Clare Militia transcriptions 1810-1811 online Clare Library, FREE downloads of various items, FREE webinars,  to name but a few…
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Irish Graves

New South Wales Regional A-I
Broken Hill
With thanks to Eileen  and also Simone Nelson

Appin, St. Bede’s
With thanks to Geraldine Anne King

Holbrook (Germantown)
With thanks to Gail Christopher

With thanks to Maree C Duffy

Victoria, Australia

With thanks to Elizabeth Keong

Melbourne General
Thanks to Gail Christopher


With thanks to Karen Ozden


St.Matthew’s, Windsor
With thanks to Brett Andrew Woods

With thanks to Gail Christopher

With thanks to Denis Mulvihill, Gail Christopher, 


Parramatta, All Saints
Ryde, Field of Mars

With thanks to Noelene Harris


With thanks to Gregory Ross, Friends of Waverley


Childers, Apple Tree Creek
With thanks to Brian Bouchardt

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 26th February, 2019 ... Digging Deeper, great discoveries, shipping records, colonial pardons, convicts, judgements in question, Earl Grey's 'Pets', military pensioners, notorious convicts, love token, Port Arthur relics, looking past the obvious, Gosford convict cells….

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