Friday, October 25, 2019


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


NOTE      Family History Seminar – still some vacancies – Sunday 27th October 2019  

Geelong Family History Group   GFHG A5 folded brochure

Uncovering Perth's colonial solutions to help the homeless - ABC News


Couple helps Ontarians connect with their Irish roots  The Kingston-Whig Standard

Fascinating pensions records pre-Easter Rising and beyond reveals a wealth of Irish history  Irish Central

Children of convicts transported to Australia grew up taller than their peers in the UK The Conversation

Looking after your family archive National Archives Australia  N.A.A.

Visit our other websites |  National Archives Australia

Gumbaynggirr ancestor's remains reinterred in special ceremony along Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun

Springhill Station | Simply Australia

Irishman Dies a "Living" Legend - YouTube


NEW LOOK .. National Archives Australia Home Page has put the Schools Collection online (see ). 
This consists of local lore and traditions material collected in Irish rural primary schools in 1938. It's jam-pack-full of local history in narrative form. The website is very easy to navigate and Clare historians can instantly select the County and so zoom in on the Clare schools contributions listed by school. The original texts are easy to read. Next to each page of original text is, in many cases, a transcription which - being digital - makes that page searchable online, e.g. to find names of people and places. If a page of original text has not yet been transcribed there is a window next to it where the reader can simply type in his/her own transcription without having to log in or otherwise jump through hoops. That transcription is then vetted by Duchas and, if OK, becomes available online to the rest of the world."  Thanks to Paddy Casey of Clare Roots Society..

Historic cemeteries around the country running out of space - 7.30  abc news

Society’s Early BMD Database Now Notes Third of a Million Names – Irish Genealogical Research Society

10 useful websites for convict research | Traces Magazine

Learn more about the Earl Grey Orphans? 

Free RootsTech London 2019  The Frugal Family Historian

RootsTech London Exhibition Hall Anglo-Celtic Connections

The Conference Checklist - Rootstech London Geniaus

Last Chance to Apply for the 2019-2020 South Australian History Fund Grants  Alona Tester

Post Adoption Training in Geelong  Susie Zada


Federation of Australian Historical Societies eBulletin

I Love Bello Shire  incl. Our Community in Safe Hands    Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The ScriBbleR    Stella Budrikis  incl.  Hebden Bridge    International Day of

Find My Past

Scotland, Will and Testament Index 1481-1807       Scotland Monumental Inscriptions

Westmorland Baptisms    Westmorland Marriages     Westmorland Burials

FREE Free Ancestry Records - Trace your Family Tree Online |

Australian Geographic

Outback Family History

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Atlas Obscura

Family Search 



The Dusty Box 

The Legal Genealogist


Mrs Daffodil Digresses


Dear Randy: How Do You "Collect" All of Those Links?

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Stair na hÉireann

Applegate Genealogy

Wordless Wednesday: I Thee Wed



A colourful and sad cousinGSQ Blog Helen Connor


Theresa Smith

Allen & Unwin

Better Reading

Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter

Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

Podcast: Heather Morris, Author of Cilka’s Journey, Talks Success and Writing Sequels

Penguin Books

Maybe the Horse Will Talk  Elliot Perlman

Buckley's Chance  Garry Linnell

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister  Jung Chang

Christmas Shopaholic Sophie Kinsella

Dear Girls  Ali Wong

The Art of Making Memories  Meil Wiking

and from my blogs...

Firstly, an announcement..

I was delighted to have a fourth blog of mine included in PANDORA, the archival arm of the National Library of Australia.. it is my Irish blog..  As They Were 8 years old as of October 4th.

The others are

Irish Graves - they who sleep in foreign lands

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My other blogs are..

That Moment in Time    The Back Fence of Genealogy    Confessions of a Bibliophile

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That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 18th Oct 2019,  Need a new tank, well maybe an older new tank..could be slightly water damaged…
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Another Saturday- Another Chicken, Roots Tech London, Irish census online from 1926, Greater London Burial Index, Canadians & Chinese labor camps, Sardinian Throat singing, ancient Hobbits, map through smell, Oliver Cromwell’s war crimes, image of Virgin Mary on cabinet?, eat like our Irish iron Age Ancestors, bigamous convict, one husband too many, nude biblical artwork banned, Wife for Sale, From Prisons and Poorhouses, and much more… please feel free to share…

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Follies, Fears & Fortunes?  Female Convicts - Trove Tuesday 22nd Oct. 2019 Pt. 2, is your ancestor listed?, links to research sites, convicts returned to female factory, details on selected convicts, Cascade Female Factory, Parramatta Female Factory, plus much more.. Feel free to share and to add your own stories…

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