Friday, May 31, 2019


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

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

Historic Roman Catholic church records for Tipperary: Irish Ancestors

Digits, orifices and appendages – John Grenham – Irish Roots

First-timers and a previous winner, but no Winton on the Miles longlist  SMH

I Found My Birth Family—and It Turns Out I'd Known Them All Along newsweek

South Brisbane Cemetery brought back to life by volunteers - ABC News

ABC News: 'They were my flying saucers': Ride the wonderful world of bus restoration

William MacMahon Ball (1901-1986)  elthamhistory

3 free web ideas for family history research on a budget - Useful genealogy websites - Family Tree

Inniskillings Museum: 50 Years Of Documenting One Of Ireland's Oldest Regiments  Forces Network

'A weight has lifted': Casey Donovan's journey to discovering her family history  SBS

ABC News: 22yo stonemason youngest to be diagnosed with silicosis in Queensland

ABC News: 'Dishonesty is dishonesty': AMP super fund holders launch court action to claw back lost money

Early Irish newspapers – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Did You Know?

How to trace your Irish family history: a step-by-step guide Irish Times

6 Uncommon Places to Find a Missing Birth Date for Your Ancestor Family History Daily 

Scammers target DNA Family History services  Ch 9 News

Grave sites smashed at Campbells Hill Cemetery Telarah in wild pursuit on Saturday, May 25 | The Maitland Mercury

Ireland’s Marriage Referendum 2019 | A SILVER VOICE FROM IRELAND

Celebrating Age with Silver Surfers  The Silver Voice
National Library Australia 
Book for 40 Years of Cartooning at The Canberra Times    FREE Fri 14 June 12.30pm


Recent Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Books

OGS 2019 Conference & Family History Show

Adding Historical Events to Your Ancestor's Life Story

FamilySearch British Updates      Sunday Sundries

Book Notice: Downsizing With Family History in Mind

Recognition for finding "lost" Canadians: Dirk Decuypere

Gatineau Valley Historical Society releases new annual issue of “Up the Gatineau!”

Livestreaming from SCGS Jamboree

The Ancestor Hunt Updates Canadian Obituary and Obituary Index Links

Leslie Weir Announced as Next Librarian and Archivist of Canada

OPL - LAC Development at 555 Albert Street

YouTube: Making the Most of your Y-DNA Test


Atlas Obscura

Hidden Poster Durand, Wisconsin      Lost Desert Pictures       Saving Camel Culture India

Found: Burial Jars    Bohemian Venice LA   Pointy Medieval Shoes weird  Neon Motel Signs

Greek Mosques   Lost Botanist     Rooftop Beekeeper video    Calumet Fisheries Chicago

Taj Mahal Designer     Traveling House 320 years old      Umbrella Staircases 

Volcano Photography   Grave of Walter White   Bunya Nut      ‘Gurken’ pickle statues

Find My Past

Britain, Physicians and Surgeons, 1830-1923

British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records

British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse

Prisoners of War 1715-1945 ... Red Cross

Newspapers  Football Post (Nottingham)       Reading Evening Post     Harrow Leader

Ealing Leader      Hayes & Harlington Gazette      Buckinghamshire Examiner

Outback Family History

Yerilla – a ghost town     The Great Boulder Disaster:    The Marvel Bar Hotel – Coolgardie hotels

Crime Passionnel – tragedy at Kanowna

Family Search Blog

Research Your Norwegian Genealogy       Norway Ancestry Records

Stories of Overseas Chinese: How they connected with their families

FamilySearch Updates Enhance your Experience

Family Search New records in April

Australian Geographic

This image of a white magpie broke the internet         AND we spotted a white brush turkey in Noosa

Sacred Aboriginal eel fishing site recommended for world heritage listing

Rare visit by Alaskan tern contributes hundreds of thousands to the economy

‘It broke my heart’: horribly infected wombat joey reveals impact of mange

Pyrosomes are one of the ocean’s weirdest creatures


The Quantum Random Number Generator     The Evolution of Memorial Day

Chinese Peasants Taught the USDA to Farm Organically in 1909      Think Again

The Hobo College of Hobohemia          It's Time to Break up the Apple App Store

Always Interesting

The Malevolent Matriarch

A journey from 1891-Post 5     The Women Who Created Our World–Part 2

The Gentle Author

Real Life For Children, 1819       The Highdays & Holidays Of Old London

In Search Of The Civil War In London   In City Of London Churchyards

Ronnie Grant, Racing Driver


The Intervening Years – Thomas Green – Part 2     

Transportation to the Colonies – Thomas Green, Convict – Part 3

Wanderlust Twins

Folly Beach, South Carolina


FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online        Genealogy News Bytes - 24 May 2019

Added and Updated Record Collections at - Week of 19 to 25 May 2019

Working With the "Exploring Family Trees" Visualization Program 

Genealogy News Bytes - 28 May 2019

Sunday Evening Art Gallery


Applegate Genealogy

A Tale of Two Brothers     A Soldier’s Lament

The Legal Genealogist

The new Creative Commons search   Memorial Day, 2019   2019 alphabet soup: L is for…

Finding Margaret’s mother, part 3   

The Family Curator

What’s In Your Archive? 

Churches of Tasmania

No. 421 - Saint John the Baptist at Buckland - "Animosity Will in Time Pass Away, Yet the Building will Remain" | Churches of Tasmania


The Milkman Cometh No More

Clogs and Clippers

St Osyth in Essex

Stair na hÉireann
#OTD in Irish History – 27 May:


Look! Look!


Brave Betsy Gray, heroine of the 1798 rebellion 

Top places to bring your kids in Dublin 

The woman who changed Ireland - Mary Robinson turns 75 

Most popular books in Ireland revealed

These are some of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Ireland 

Ireland's secret breathtaking destinations 

Irish climber dies on Mount Everest 

Ancient Irish legends and myths surrounding the beautiful Cliffs of Moher 

Ireland loosens divorce laws, backs action on climate in European elections

Irish Whiskey Museum experts reveal their top tips 

Ireland's most beautiful landscape - Beara, West Cork  ?

Irish man paralyzed in Storm Emma accident gets ready to move back home 

American family gives Irish manuscript back to Ireland 

The Fenian Beatles - the Fab Four's Irish heritage examined 

Remembering the renaissance man of the Irish revolution on his birthday 

An inside look at one of Dublin's oldest whiskey distilleries 

Irish Tokyo: why Japan hosts 15 St. Patrick's Day parades and festivals each year 

Irish scientists believe fiber is the way to stop your brain aging 

Genealogical archive of 52,000 Irish-Jewish, from over 200 years, presented to Dublin city 

Never-before-seen footage of John F Kennedy Jr’s wedding revealed 

Undiscovered Ireland - 8 new off-the-beaten-track spots you can’t miss 

Learning the Irish language easier than ever thanks to new course 

The next Irish acting star has made her Broadway debut

Adopted man searching for Irish roots makes shocking discovery

WATCH: Newly unearthed footage shows Queen Victoria on her final trip to Ireland 

Is this original Orient Express train the most unique restaurant in Ireland? 

British Heritage Travel: The history of the Irish Crown Jewels 


No Liars, No Dirty Faces, and Other Library Rules  Lonetester

Masons Wood  clarejk2014

My Top 5 Favourite Classics | Best Bookish Blog  Jennifer Jones

Publication: “On First Hearing Odetta”  Liz Gauffreau

What’s in a name? Napoleon and St Helena Island ‹ The St Helena Island Community 


Theresa Smith

Bookish TV: Game of Thrones The End

#BookBingo – Round 11

Book Review: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Maya Linnell

Better Reading

The Cinema At Starlight Creek     Alli Sinclair        READ MORE

The Overstory by Richard Powers     READ MORE

Podcast: Paige Toon Talks About Life On The Move

Podcast: Melina Marchetta Talks About Growing Up Australian-Italian and Her Writing Career

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Duge Beipanjiang Bridge-world's highest, poison book, Friday Fossicking 24th May 2019, Amelia Earhart in Donegal, Scot. Shetland Birth Index, Russian WWII database adds 5 million records, podcasts, book reviews, NZ may prosecute 10% of population, Dublin secrets, trees save lakes from algae, Aussie pelicans unique, Jersey black butter, nuclear legacies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, FREE ACCESS US Military records , don’t want to be tracked?, floating brothel, German Holocaust Archive releases 13 million docs. online, Te Waihou River, New Zealand,  monstrous iguanas, a great selection of Interesting Blogs .. but do look through the Always Interesting and the Did You Know? sections…once again, there is so much I’ve had to set aside for now…we’re spoilt for choice.

Irish Graves

With thanks to Elizabeth Keong

Majorca, Malmsbury, Taradale
With thanks to Lee-Ann & Rob Hamilton
St. Kilda
With thanks to Katrina Vincent

Additions to Priests Lawns.. scroll through towards the end.. just before Priest’s Graves…
With thanks to Noelene Harris

As They Were

KDHS Lecture: The Place names of West Clare, Tues 28 May 2019, Risteard (Dick) UaCronin presenter, all welcome, FREE to KDHS members, EUR 5 for non members,

Headlines of Old

Circumnavigating Australia's Colonial History - Trove Tuesday  27th May 2019   Pt. 21, Snowy Mountains scheme, long term project, vision and courage, mass migration, tourism, beautiful area, looking behind the scheme…the Snowy River, winter wonderland, summer delight, Mount Kosciuszko,

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