Friday, July 19, 2019


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


[Dictionary of Sydney] Koori Knockout

How I work – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Virtual Exhibition At The State Library Of Victoria : THE PETITION 1853 Pandora

Koala carnage in Brisbane's 'triangle of death' - ABC News

An oasis rediscovered — finding the lost wells of the Simpson Desert - ABC News

Pelican tagged in Gippsland Lakes research project sighted in NSW, 700kms away ABC News

Unmarked suicide graves excluded from cemeteries to be identified by archaeologist - ABC News

A devil of a cure | The Quack Doctor

Magic symbols from Australian history's 'forgotten chapter' uncovered in Victoria - ABC News

Archaeology's Neolithic 'big bang' moment found in a 9,000-year-old city near Jerusalem - ABC News


1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns | Open Culture


Discover and download over 30,000 original 78rpm records in this archive

Trove of English Court Records Reveal Stories of Murder, Witchcraft, Cheese Theft |Smithsonian

Murder she wrote – Blog

Ulster American Folk Park     looks great..

Dictionary of Sydney..... The Stolen Girls


Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (21):why did the Earl Grey scheme come to an end? | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Queensland Genealogy and Archives Research Tips - Judy Webster

Ancestry DNA testers please download your data      Geniaus

Smartphone cameras — your guide to getting the best out of them ABC News

Augusta hosts genealogy symposium next month Atlanta Journal Constitution

Family History on a Budget: 6 Genealogy Money-Saving Techniques - Family Tree

Telstra blamed after NBN cable found strung between two trees in Sydney's south-west - ABC News

Australia's last millet broom factory tries to resist sweeping changes in consumer culture - ABC News

The Missing: Meet the families torn apart by China's crackdown on Uyghurs - ABC News

School in Tasmania during 1800s was cold, crowded and six days a week - ABC News

Families leave the land after generations amid succession struggles - ABC Rural

Irish Names and Surnames  Library Ireland   thanks to Christina Hunt

Calling all Geneabloggers Going to DNA Down Under  Alona Tester

How to find your Liverpool ancestors for free - Family history for FREE - Family Tree

Australian Convict Transportation Records 1791-1868 -
Do you have convict ancestors? This collection contains more than 122,000 records of convicts that arrived between 1791 and 1868 (not including the Third Fleet) and may include details of the date & place of conviction, term of sentence and departure date

RootsTech London:  Not your Average Family History Conference  Laura Hedgecock

Harry Potter star Radcliffe unearths tragic Northern Ireland roots on Who Do You Think You Are?

Belfast Telegraph

NSW Independent Planning Commission orders approval of Campbelltown's Varroville cemetery - ABC News  .. a must read..

Atlas Obscura

Vanishing Shipwrecks    Meteorite Crash     Heretical Baptistry Italy Black Mountain Australia

‘Mutiny Ship’     Park Panoramas    Cufflink of Resistance 250 years old  Wonders of Europe

Campus Curiosities   Hólavallagarður Iceland Cemetery    Paris’s ‘Urban Forests’

Rainbow Falls Hawaii  Spelling Alphabets  Sunken Boats   Underwater Observation Tower

Tiny Snail Hero   Torn Painting  Doggie Diner Head     Anarchists, Marble, and Lard Tuscany

Light-Up Cane great story   Motte de la Jacquille burial mound, France

Family Search

Merging People in FamilySearch’s Family Tree   Incorrect Merges on FamilySearch Family Tree

Family History and a Full Tree. What Now?

Editing Names on Indexed Records—FamilySearch Update

Finnish Culture and Your Finnish Heritage

What Was Life Like for My Ancestors?—Brad Westwood at RootsTech 2019

Find My Past

United States Passenger Lists        Huddersfield Baptisms    Huddersfield baptisms parish list

Middlesex Baptisms    Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions

Newspapers:  Huddersfield Daily Examiner  Harefield Gazette   Field   Tablet  Search all newspapers 

Discover your Czech roots   20 Unmissable Resources for Tracing British and Irish Ancestors watch

Explore more US passenger lists   Explore Naturalization Petitions

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Beechwood Cemetery CWGC: John Taylor (1877 - 1919)  Sunday Sundries

 Canadians in The Journal of One-Name Studies    A makeover for BIFHSGO's unique databases

Short Deadline: LAC seeks NCR nominees for Youth Advisory Council

Beechwood CWGC Burial: James Dyer   548 Volumes of U.S. Navy Muster Rolls now digitized

Summertime Reading for the Family Historian  What do these people have in common?

Prof (Retired) Bruce Elliott   Top Ten Genealogy Websites      Ontario Civil Registration

Outback Family History

The Victoria Hotel – Coolgardie     Family History Discovery Days:          The Worker –

Matthew Jackson – pioneer profile    The Railway Picnic – Bulla Bulling 


Should the Moon Landing Site Be a National Historic Landmark?

The Downfall of the American Cowboy    How Language and Climate Connect      

Anthropologists Hid African Same-Sex Relationships

Will You Ever Fly in a Plane Propelled by Plants and Seeds?

The Intimacy of Crime Scene Photos in Belle Epoque Paris


Brisbane Writer's Festival  September 2019

The National Library Australia      FREE   Peter Greste  "Press Freedom in Australia and Why It Is in Crisis" 15 August

The National Archives UK

incl. On the blog: Anne Lister's records at The National Archives  BBC series Gentleman Jack

State and societycultures of communication Thursdays in July and August | Free 

I Love Bello Shire incl.    Featured Events and What's On

Always Interesting

#OTD in Irish History – 15 July:    Stair na hÉireann


Genealogy News Bytes - 12 July 2019       Best of the Genea-Blogs - 7 to 13 July 2019

 Added and Updated Record Collections at - Week of 7 to 13 July 2019

Monday Genea-Pourri - 15 July 2019        Genealogy News Bytes - 16 July 2019

FREE "Family Tree Adventure" Event on 3 August Features Kenyatta Berry in Carlsbad, California

The Legal Genealogist

2019 alphabet soup: O is for…       David Fred Cottrell, 1928-2019   Into the ring

The Gentle Author

At Aldgate Pump    Charles Spurgeon’s Street Traders  Nineteenth Century East End Darlings

The Motor Mechanics Of Bow    My Facade Safaris    Ted Vanner, Model Steamboat Genius

Doris Halsall, Civil Servant & Despatch Rider   The Coal Holes Of Old London


Carsten Wieland (great colours)    Carl Peverall       Magical Thoughts — Cherry Faeries (loved this one)

Create your own secret place (and this one..)

Applegate Genealogy

A Father’s Day Reunion      Like Something Out of a Movie

The Frugal Family Historian

Bite-size family history!

The Irish Story

Casualties of the Irish Civil War in County Cork  John Dorney

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Cuckoo Way: Chesterfield Canal, Day 2

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

The Heart Of A Dear Friend

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey
Hannah Goldsmith Benedict 1900-1920: Gains, Losses, and Laws

Hannah Goldsmith Part III: Her Grandsons    


Punto IT

records-access-alerts  ...An interesting decision

A  child born in the Spring of 2019 was not registered, which is required under the Birth and Death Registration Act of 1953 whose purpose is to create a public record relating to all births and deaths in England and Wales.  It requires that every birth of every child born in England and Wales to be registered by the registrar of births and deaths. The law also stipulates who are qualified to give the birth information, which includes both mothers and fathers as well as any person having charge of the child. The father is opposed to registration, the mother is not prepared to register the child but is not opposed to someone else registering on her behalf. 

The social services department has the responsibility for the baby's welfare and it is that organization which asked the high court to intervene once the man and his partner (which are not identified for legal reasons) failed to register the birth.  The father and his partner are being assessed for parenting skills, before the child's long-term future are made. The father's behavior before a family court judge resulted in a prison sentence for him and his partner.

The judge ruled it was in the best interest for the child to be have his birth registered in order for him to be recognized as a citizen and entitled to benefits of citizenship.


The father's "unique" belief is that when a child is registered it "becomes an asset to the country" and therefore his son will become controlled by a State which he perceives to be authoritarian and capricious.  The father regarded registering a birth as the equivalent of making an entry on to a ship’s manifest.

To read an article on this unusual case about birth certificates see:

Delaware HB 114 was amended from extending embargo periods for birth, marriage and death records to increasing the embargo period for marriage records only- and then only for ten years.  Under the new law, marriage records are now embargoed for 50 years. Additionally,  the law requires an analysis of any further embargo enlargements as well as the granting of limited disclosure.  The bill was signed by the governor on June 26th.  The more palatable bill is due to the work of the genealogical community and Senator Stephanie Hansen who is her family genealogist.  When the bill was passed out of its original house of origin, the House, it had embargo periods for birth records from 72 years to 80 years for date of birth and from 40 years to 50 years for death and marriage.

Senator Hansen is facilitating a meeting of interested parties, including the genealogical community, the county clerks of the peace and the office of vital records to discuss the issue of what information should be able, when, how, and by whom.

To read the new law see: and click on final/engrossed bill text or see attached.


Yes, you should be visiting Ireland for the food 

A guide to Ireland’s fascinating bodhrán drum 

This map shows where all the O’Neill clan live 

Search for family of Irish sergeant who died in France during World War II 

Irish Catholic soldiers were too drunk to fight at Battle of the Boyne

Irish Midsommar star to release short on Irish famine 

What happened to the Irish girl in this 1927 National Geographic photo?

Would you eat Irish moss seaweed pie at the Potato Museum in Canada?

This Irish group's Tiny Desk Concert will amaze you 

Italian doctor finds cure for Parkinson's disease in Irish dancing 

Tragedy at Irish orphanage the focus of new research in Co Limerick 

WATCH: Irish granny dancing to Despacito is the best thing on the Internet 

Irish artist creates 1,845 hand-blown glass potatoes in dedication to famine

The history behind Ireland’s ancient Druids 

How to have an Irish summer without leaving the States 

“Wishing Tree” at the Hill of Tara toppled from weight of tokens tied to its branches 

Did you know Kerrygold was almost named Leprechaun? 

Ireland's very best pubs revealed 

Castle Roche is most certainly one of Ireland's historic hidden gems 

Normans return to Ireland with new state-of-the-art Longford heritage park 

Ireland has been named the Best European Destination for Groups 

Remarkable Irish priest who gathered extensive early film footage of American life 

Irish tourist in Australia wasn't aware octopus on his arm could kill 26 people 

The most hated people in Irish history

London Irish gather for funeral of Co Kerry man with no known relatives 

On This Day: Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan "accidentally" flies to Dublin instead of California 

Michael J. Fox Foundation will fund promising Parkinson’s research at Galway University

O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher reopens following restoration works 

These Irish people are making the London food scene absolutely delicious 

View from Ireland 50 years ago when America landed on the moon 

Churchill wanted Irish bombed from the air, refused Michael Collins' plea 

Sweet Summer, let these Irish desserts take you to heaven! 


CLOGS AND CLIPPERS: Sydney in New South Wales

Root Stalker Genealogy   #NuttiestNuts Charles Ross Wininger      

 ScrapHappy Day, July 2019     Deep in the Heart of Textiles

 Home Is A Web of Connections   Janet

 Unexpected side-effect – DNA Downunder #DNADU  Susie Zada

 Pastlinks: 1835 - Alfred Haughton's Eventful Year

 Say where you live | In Search of Men and Women with Initiative - Solving Family Puzzles

Battle of the Bellmen | The Dusty Box


Theresa Smith

Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Kate Forsyth

Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Week That Was…

Book Review: After the End by Clare Mackintosh

Book Review: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth

Book Review: Rogue by A.J. Betts

Dymocks Booklover

The Chain  Adian McKinty  Find Out More

One Good Deed  David Baldacci  Find out More

The Woman in the Window  A. J. Finn  Find Out More

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie

Nailed It! by Mel Campbell & Anthony Morris

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

Buddhism for Meat Eaters by Josephine Moon

Australian Crime Story event: Crime Writing Legends in Conversation

Podcast: Ava Benny-Morrison discusses the shocking crime against two females that inspired her book

Podcast: Armando Lucas Correa is infinitely interesting!

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time
Friday Fossicking 12th July, 2019, Listen-look-learn with FREE videos, podcasts, book reviews, Scottish research, Morgan bushranger, FREE presentations State & National libraries, slave trade, Pennsylvania records, confederate soldiers diaries, ancient palace in Iraqi reservoir, one lane tunnels, moon maps, deciphering old family photos, psychedelic rock gecko, human remains still on Titanic?, Easter Rising fires, WWII’s real Private Ryan legacy, dog/dolphin friendship, facades of Spitalfields, more Irish graves, art is good for your brain, and far more than I can list here..
Feel free to share…

Irish Graves

Priests' Lawn, Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, NSW
also Catholic Monumental
With thanks to Geraldine Rae
With thanks to Noelene Harris

With thanks to Gail Christopher
With thanks to Jody Zammit
With thanks to Brett Andrew Woods

VICTORIA, Australia
With thanks to Catherine Murnane
With thanks to Jodie Willis
With thanks to Maria Kleeven

With thanks to Rika Cable
With thanks to Mike Stanley

Headlines of Old

Immigration  1879... Trove Tuesday 16th July, 2019, passenger lists, including families, single men, single females;  links to articles re immigration and passenger lists, "Holmsdale", last convicts,


  1. Wow, Chris, you are a link-posting phenomenon! I love picking a few to read, and then wandering around in those blogs. This week I loved reading about the aboriginal library and the finding of the oasis in Simpson Desert. Always love Claudia's and CosyCottage too!

  2. Thanks so much for your comment... It's great fun for me also... and a great way to save all those I want to revisit.


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