Friday, June 7, 2019


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


Esther Abrahams - convict 'first lady' - Earshot - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This Coffee Shop Opens Its Doors Every Night To Stray Dogs So They Can Stay Warm In The Winter        Both above stories are from Understanding Compassion

What Civil Records are on-line - Irish Genealogy FREE   Thanks to Paddy Waldron

Unveiling the Batman Memorial - 3rd June 1882 - Remembering the Past Australia

Vintage Sewing Patterns | FANDOM powered by Wikia Thanks to Lyn Nunn

The normal laws of space-time do not apply – John Grenham – Irish Roots



Family Search Blog

Find My Past

Atlas Obscura

Ancient Cypress Trees  North Carolina     Found: Ice Age Seawater     Danse Macabre Estonia

Pink Palace  Estonia    Castle Gardener        Barbados’s Pigs      Monumental Arches

Renaming Species     Giardino Pantesco   World’s Worst Sandwich     Cat Ladder City

Mega Nut Tree Gympie, Qld, Australia.       Sidi Saiyyed Mosque  India    16 Fairytale Castles  

Hunt Library

Australian Geographic

The National Archives UK

Outback Family History 

Gullewa – a ghost town    Kalgoorlie Hospital Admission Records:      Armless Abraham:

Australian History Research Newsletter May 2019  Cathy Dunn

National Library Australia    eNews June 2019 incl. Delve into a world full of adventure in the Treasures Gallery        

Unravel the mysteries of microform in our latest blog post

Access Women’s History Online  Don't have a Library card? Register online

Australian War Memorial    incl.   D-Day: the Australian story

I Love Bello Shire   numerous articles...

Visit Brisbane incl.  30 things to do this Winter     Experience Scenic Rim  

Explore New Farm to Newstead


When Niagara Falls Ran Dry      Seven of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the United States

Restoration Reveals Long-Lost Cupid Painted Over After Vermeer’s Death

Archaeologists, Tour Operators, Locals Raise Alarm Over International Airport at Machu Picchu

The Women Who Coined the Term 'Mary Sue'

Inside the World’s Only Museum Dedicated to Ventriloquism  

Doris Day's Biggest Hit Is a Song She Could Have Done Without

Tower of London Welcomes Baby Ravens for the First Time in 30 Years

These Photographers Venture Into Derelict Buildings in Texas So That We Don't Have To

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad by Sleeping in a Train Car

Always Interesting

The Gentle Author

So Long, Pyke’s Cinematograph Theatre      Caroline Bousfield, Craftsman

Gardening On The Roundabout        Bobby Prentice, Waterman & Lighterman

In Mile End Old Town       Visit The Secret Gardens Of Spitalfields

The King Of The Bottletops in Bow

Applegate Genealogy

Laona Cemetery          There’s Another Musician in the Family, After All 

The Legal Genealogist

About that F4…          ACTION ALERT: Delaware vital records      2019 alphabet soup: M is for…

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

~ Haimowitz ~ Hyamovitch ~ Hyams ~        can you help?

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Ainsdale Sand Dunes 


We Are Off to the Genealogy Jamboree!!

My Day 1 at SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2019       My Day Two at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree

Photos From Day Two of Genealogy Jamboree 2019    

Photos From Day Three (Sunday) of Genealogy Jamboree 2019

Genealogy News Bytes - 4 June 2019

Family Writing eConference on 29 July 2019 - From Start to Published

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

England, 2019: Cornwall

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History – 3 June:


Sunday Evening Art Gallery — A.Y. Jackson    Ana Teresa Barboza

Pauline Connolly


Black Raven Genealogy

Peopling New Zealand, 1947 Scheme ~ Terence Wynne


Ireland's most unusual tourist attractions 

A glimpse inside Ireland's historic ghost villages 

Michael Collins’ Jewish Fenian - the indispensable Michael Noyk 

The best pubs in Dublin for a pint of Guinness and a bit of craic 

Irish weather woman who saved D-Day from disaster profiled in new documentary 

WATCH: Rod Stewart performs rousing rendition of Irish rebel ballad in Cork 

On This Day: Irish Famine ships arrive at Grosse Île quarantine station in 1847 

Everything you ever wanted to know about Irish food and drink in one spot 

The “Golden Boy” of Irish art celebrated in doc featuring Seamus Heaney

Celebrating the O'Neills! Everything you need to know about the Irish family name 

Explorers hope to recover half billion Euro worth of gold from Donegal shipwreck 

Miracle Irish girl hears again after life-changing procedure 

Meet the Irishman who takes the world’s best animal selfies 

D-Day: The Irish heroes in the US and British Armies on that incredible invasion 

Historic Irish pub illegally demolished in Australia 

Ireland's favorite pubs and restaurants: Where do you go when you want the best?  

This Irish genealogy group can help you trace your family roots  

Cornelius Ryan, the Irish D-Day reporter who re-invented journalism 

How Eugene O'Neill took on the Ku Klux Klan

Darina Allen's Irish lemon tart recipe

Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake pots recipe perfect for summer evenings 

Irish blackberry jam and custard donuts recipe


Rachel (Rae) Aaronson nee Lifshitz and her brother Moe   nwpaintedlady

I love you, Granny…!     Claudia

Finding the Fass in Bavarian papers     cassmob

Controversial Slacks | The Dusty Box

Slowly Returning to the Blogosphere   Amy


D-Day postponed by Irish weather reports  The Silver Voice

D-Day: 75th Anniversary  Lemuel

Established  Liv


Theresa Smith

Book Review: The Duchess’s Tattoo by Daisy Goodwin

Challenge Check In – May

#AussieAuthor19 – Challenge Completed!

Six Degrees of Separation: From Murmur to Heresy…

Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Sasha Wasley

Book Review: The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

Book Review: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Daughter's Tale by Armando Lucas Correa

Celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Podcast: Sally Rippin, Author of the Polly and Buster Series, Discusses Her Prolific Career and Growing Up an Expat Kid   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Podcast:  Amanda Hampson Talks about Ageing, Friendship, and How Travel Has Changed


Red Joan  Jennie Rooney  

THE MECHANISM     Vladimir Netto


GOOD OMENS     Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

The Catalpa Rescue   Peter FitzSimons

Upheaval      Jared Diamond

 and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

digits-orifices-appendages-John Grenham, marble benches-silicosis, RC records Tipperary, grave damage, burial jars, weird medieval shoes, Greek mosques, Taj Mahal designer, 320 years old travelling house, records…British Armed Services WWI Medical records, Yerilla- ghost town, Norwegian Genealogy, sacred Aboriginal eel fishing, pyrosomes, hobo college of hobohemia, what’s in your archive?, The Milkman Cometh No More, most popular books in Ireland,  Fenian Beatles, inside one of Dublin’s oldest distilleries, Queen Victoria’s final trip to Ireland, library rules, many more Irish graves, Snowy River.. and a whole lot more…
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New Page…


Approx. 50 new entries

Confessions of a Bibliophile

New Page…


Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 4th Jun 2019   Convicts - Assignments 1-30th Apr 1832 Transferred 1 Jan -31st Jul 1832, NSW Govt Gazettes, numerous names of convicts and areas sent to, the jobs that were allocated, were convicts married to their masters?, did they stay in the same area they were first allocated to.. so many questions. Are your ancestors mentioned here?  where was your convict in 1832?,
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