Friday, June 28, 2019


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


Ancestry® Press Release - Ancestry® Unveils Over 225 New Communities for Members Who Have Ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand

[Dictionary of Sydney] The Last Snake Man of La Perouse

Secret identities. Nazi collaborators. Conmen. Noni Hazlehurst uncovers gripping family secrets in a new SBS series

Did You Know?

State Library Qld :    Home: a suburban obsession   closes Sunday Jul 14 

Access more benefits when you become a State Library member.   Join now

FREE ... Portrait of an Artist with Gordon Hockey  Fri 26 July  6.30pm-7.30pm.      Register

Queensland State Archives .. 
Redesigned Readers' Lounge opens

After a lengthened period of renovation, the redesigned Readers’ Lounge will open on Monday 1 July! Self-serve facilities will be available, so visitors will be able to store food in the fridge, and make tea and coffee in the new café space! In the near future QSA will select a café operator who will offer a great selection of food and drinks to choose from right here at QSA!

QSA Talks: Living under the act   NAIDOC WEEK  SECURE YOUR SPOT     FREE

Gravestone Cleaning 101 -
BillionGraves Blog

Historical Records Online - NSW Land Registry Services

Find My Past


Wanderlusttwins  images



National Library Australia     An ode to family history indexes

Sydney is alive in winter... Federation Cliff Walk    Taronga Zoo  SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Australian Geographic

Outback Family History


Atlas Obscura

Artificial Islands   Scotland      ‘The Lorax’ Tree California       

Bara Imambara India  Abandoned Bridge   Georgia       

Fortingall Yew   Britain       Hidden French Quarter New Orleans    

Huis Doorn    Netherlands     Bird Archaeology    Peru      

Sorrow Burning  New Mexico      Stargaze Anywhere

A Rock’s Many Lives Video California   Wildfire Blooms Brazil    

Sea Lion Comb   Tres Xemeneies   Spain    

Deserted Medieval Town Lecarrow, Ireland

Glacier Spying   Trans Wild West      La Berta Italy's odd head   

First Australians        Secret Cat  Norway   Highway Boulder it fell, so it stays.. Colorado 

Always Interesting


Applegate Genealogy

The Legal Genealogist

Irish in the American Civil War

Looking forward, looking back  chasingskeletons


The Gentle Author


Frugal Family Historian

Stair na hÉireann

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Irish Story

Gerry's Family History

Clogs and Clippers



Islamic Mosiac Art    Sunday Evening Gallery

Magic Moments — Fairyland      Humouring the Goddess

Mahomet’s Treasure The Dusty Box


Theresa Smith

Allen & Unwin

Memory Craft   Lynne Kelly  

The Courage to be Happy   Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga      Read more

Little One  Peter Papathanasiou   Read more family and adoption

Outback Songman   Ted Egan      Read an excerpt

Better Reading

The Ex by Nicola Moriarty      READ MORE     Listen to the Bolinda audiobook of The Ex here. 

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 21st June 2019, police station 'stolen', murder map, Tipperary archives, Kent BDMs, Welsh sunken forest, iceberg alley, survivor of D-Day, soviet submarine & giant claw, balloon bomb deaths in Oregon, Scottish massacre site excavated, giant sea creature fossil Sth Australia, Ireland’s linen history revolutionised by war, past of plastics, Dublin’s newest whiskey distillery, real Molly Malone?, Ireland’s literary landscape pre Bloomsday, Australia’s cat invasion, Scottish indexes, Paragon Cafe closure, personal library 10,000 books, lots of book reviews, salvage water damaged documents, history lost to old technology?, indigenous data network, and much more… Feel free to share…

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 25th June 2019 ... Millions To Share... Or Not?, formidable pairing of an Irish and an English convict, Hobbs, Heslin, "Active", Third Fleet, myths or mystery, Hobbs seals,, “it must be was in the newspaper .. or is it?”, convict records, pioneer family, Welcome Wall, Hobbs reunion, join the group, 

As They Were


Irish Graves 

Palmer, Massachusetts
With thanks to Patricia Grady Sawicki

South Head Vaucluse, Sydney
With thanks to Noelene Harris

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