Friday, February 21, 2020


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


For all who requested a direct link...  Australian Slang Dictionary download from here...

'What's new? page at John Grenham's Irish Ancestors site.

Did You Know?

Last-Minute Tips for RootsTech 2020  Laura Hedgecock

* SAGS.. Soc. of Aust. Genealogists... incl. 

  Wed 26 Feb   9.00am-10.00am Free Library tour - Lorraine Brothers
  Fri. 6 Mar   10.30am-12.30pm   Hands On Trove Newspapers - Danielle Lautrec
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National Archives UK... incl.

  Wallis and Edward: a tale of love and obsession  14 May | 19:30 | Book now

  Dunkirk: from the archives to Hollywood 28 May | 19:30 | Book now

* The ScriBbleR  Stella Budrikis  Join my Readers List  for a host of great stories and news..

* Clogs and Clippers  Family history pitfalls (part 2)

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Family Search Blog

Family History Library 2019 Highlights and What’s Ahead for 2020

History and heritage of Northern Ireland Food

Outback Family History

A Life in Pictures – Hemus and Hall     The Hill End Tragedy and the aftermath:

The Railway Coffee Palace- Coolgardie

Remembering the Past Australia

Kooroora  NSW Return of Female Convicts Assigned and Transferred in September, 1832


Atlas Obscura

Let’s Go Relic-Hunting      Saint Valentine’s Skull      Forgotten Shoulder Blade

Much Ado About Relics   Valentine’s Blood and Bones   The Hunt for the Perfect Bird

Found: Bath’s First Anglo-Saxon Building  Apocalyptic Seed Vaults  Sailors’ Valentines

Tulip Stairs  London  Grave of Thomas Thetcher  Hampshire   One Big Hippopota-mess

Revolutionary Tango  Mush Puppies    Coastline Outline      How to Save a Reef

A Great White Shark Mystery    The Legend of a Cave  Ohio  Patriot Park  Russia

Where Did All the Moon Trees Go?   Minnesota Goose Plague    Fluffy Cloud Island

They’ve Got Baggage   This Purse Has a Secret   Horse-Drawn Dino Bone  Earl Grey Tower

One Man’s ‘Mosaic Palace  Quinta da Regaleira     The Island That Eats Itself


An Interview with Paul Krugman: Everything is Political     Black English Matters

Photographer Francesca Woodman's Haunting Dissolutions

Madame Sul-Te-Wan's Forgotten Brilliant Career   

Australian Geographic

The plan to create ‘Gondwana Link      Sea angels are mind-bogglingly weird

Ancient plant remains reveal diet of earliest-known Australians   Peru’s secret trek

The neon cuckoo bee is a shiny parasite  Monkeying around in Indonesia

Chris Dickman – The man behind that “one billion animals” bushfire figure

Going wild: animal encounters in Southeast Asia   Eyeing the tiger in India

Diving in to the Philippines

Always Interesting

The Legal Genealogist

A touch of color      Linking father and son    What DNA can’t tell us

Humouring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Sally England 

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses 

How to Decorate Your Piano: 1900     Leap Year Valentine: 1920

The Gentle Author

Love Tokens From The Thames   The Division Bells Of Westminster  Edith Tudor-Hart In London

Stair na hÉireann

Kilmorna House, Co Kerry 


A Good Friend Is Stronger Than A Bad Wine      Venison Albondigas Soup

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

A Brickwall: Where Were Sam and Katie Born? Help Wanted!    

My Vogel Cousins: From Germany to Argentina


Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 14 February 2020 

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 17 February 2020    

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Irish in the American Civil War

In Defence of Substitutes: The Story of Mary & James Ryan of Drogheda, Canada & Vermont

Deb's World

Friday Fiction – A Marriage Unarranged

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Chickens and Compost    Real Neat Award

Emily's Quill Pen

Naples Syrens


Ireland's St. Patrick's Festival 2020 officially launches its theme and five-day program 

Liam Neeson quiet but enormously powerful new film "Ordinary Love" 

The search for grave of Irish patriot Robert Emmet documented with new photo collection  

Behind the doors of John F Kennedy’s nuclear bunker 

When Ireland fought against British taxation 

Lincoln and the Irish, the untold story revealed 

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver to film in Ireland - and they're looking for extras! 

IrishCentral's tourist attraction of the week: St. Michan's crypts, Dublin 

African “ghost ship” washes ashore in Co Cork during Storm Dennis

Cork scientists find antibiotic alternatives in sheep feces and human skin 

Very good boy breaks Guinness World Record for tennis balls in his mouth 

Titanic a gravesite claim Irish experts seeking to prevent salvage company entering it 

Irish American millionaire houses homeless in his Cali mansion 

Heart transplant recipient sends recording of heartbeat to grieving parents 

Sinfully indulgent Irish salted-caramel and whiskey cake recipe 


Genevieve, Whose Husband was Domestic: 1909  Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

My “Mad March” Begins Early  Lonetester

Pin Party from 1905  Textile Ranger

Retired Is Just a Word  Humouring the Goddess

I Remember When  allenrizzi


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Top 10 Tuesday

Book Review: Greenwood by Michael Christie

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Light After The War by Anita Abriel

Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough

Greenwood by Michael Christie

The Other People by C.J. Tudor

Gulliver's Wife by Lauren Chater

Podcast: Pip Drysdale on the Road to Becoming an Author 

Podcast: Garry Linnell on the Fascinating Life of William Buckley

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking, Aus. Slang dictionary, Jewish gravestones explained, British in India, public park burials, accessible naturalisation records, vinegar Valentines, $12 million in Celtic coins, reminder.. Parnell Bridge Ambush..Cork 4 Jan 1921, RootsWeb discontinues the mailing lists, Yorkshire memorial descriptions, staged train wrecks, war bride project, Irish famine immigrants with Catholic surnames..less upward mobility?, reviews, Irish newspapers and so much more…
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Headlines of Old

TICKETS OF LEAVE - CANCELLED Trove Tuesday 18th Feb 2020, hundreds of names, often mentions ship of arrival, reasons for cancellation, a number of females also included, further reading..
Feel free to share..

As They Were

The Clare Revolution 1916-1923 Project by Ger Browne, thanks to Military Service Pensions Collections, Military Archives,, findmypast… This is Part 1, two more parts to come…

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