Friday, March 27, 2020


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


 The Plagues Of Old London Gillian Tindall

 How to Get the Kids Interested in Family History at Home        Cassie Mercer         Ancestry

FREE         25 sources of free public domain books  Thanks to Shauna Hicks



Nepotaph  GeniAus


Cairns Family History e News  incl. CFH Research Centre Closure

State Library Qld  closed temporarily click on name for details re online

Western Australia Museum closed..  click on name for details re online

National Library of Australia NLA  closed.. click on name for details re extensive options online

Queensland State Archives     closed.. click on name for details re online


The ScriBbleR     incl.    Pub Choir  Stella Budrikis

State Library of Qld incl.   Free shipping on boredom busters..on all domestic orders over $10

Join the conversation today  live discussions plus..     Findmypast Community    Findmypast Forum


An Elegy for Tropical Glaciers       Conch-Shell Graveyard         Formative Pharmacy Estonia

Holy Pastry     Hidden Lives of Laundry Workers Pakistan     Old Lifeboat House

Wanted: Divers to Photograph Enormous Fish   Yakhchāls Iran    Wonder From Home

Couch-Surfing Museums    Search the Smithsonian for All Things Weird    Saving Seagrass

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi   Listen to Your Plants     Wind Telephone Japan

Hair-Freezing Contest         Wondrous Animals, From Your Couch    New Story, Old Monuments

First Telescope Demonstration Netherlands   Centuries-Old Chapel  England      ‘Monstrous’ Iguanas

Solving a Feline Mystery     Archive From Home   Hall of Curious Rocks     Japan

Gothic Monastery  Barcelona   Why is Canadian Whisky Overlooked?

Abandoned Amusement Park  Germany


11+ Family Activities That Bring You Closer Together   33 Productive Things You Can Do at Home

Connect While Social Distancing: Join the FamilySearch Live Community

Northern Ireland History and Culture


Gail Collins RIP    How Many Canadian Second World War Veteran Survivors?  Welcome Spring

BIG NEWS: Ancestry Library Free Online  Vernon's Directories Project on Hiatus

Coronavirus R&R: James Acaster On The Absurdity Of The British Empire

Remembering Disaster      Canadian WW2 Servicewomen Deaths   Sunday Sundries

In charge of the world's third largest national library  The National Library of Scotland Magazine

How Many War Bride Survivors? Back of the Envelope Estimates   War Brides in Newspapers

Ancestry adds Newgate Calendar of Prisoners, 1785-1853    Colourize More Photos

How Many War Bride Descendants?      Ottawa Branch OGS Schedules Virtual Meetings


Teaching Pandemics, A Syllabus   Boccaccio's Medicine    When Coffee Cargo Was Quarantined

The Protestant Astrology of Early American Almanacs

How Training Bras Constructed American Girlhood 


The Prince and the Diggers Daughter-    Margaret Alice Lynch – grave tales

The World Well Lost for Love:   The Prospector – by Twighlight    History Books for sale:


Perfect time to enjoy the night sky   

The COVID-19 outbreak is an important moment to finally address the illegal wildlife trade 

Follow these Aussie natural history photographers 

The jellybean caterpillar brings the whimsy we all need right now

It’s time to make camping at home a regular ‘outing’

From conquering Everest to pioneering Antarctic tourism: Greg Mortimer (Part 2)


Mrs Daffodil Digresses
Sitwell Spectres: The Haunted Mansion of Renishaw: 1909    The Modern Mother: 1928

Lure of the Silk Stocking: 1903

The Gentle Author

Samuel Pepys At St Olave’s    Women Of The Old East End   The Lives Of The Spitalfields Nippers

At Home With My Mother    Eleanor Crow’s Chemists

Irish in the American Civil War

Video: Ireland’s First World War American War Brides

The Three Mary Driscolls: Marriage, Community & Loss Across the Atlantic, 1811-1893

A New One-Page Index for 700+ Irish in the American Civil War Articles & Resources

Brotmanblog:A Family Journey

Escaping from Germany, Part IV: Helene and Martha Loewenthal, An Unfinished Research Project

Escaping from Germany, Part V: Being “Enemy Aliens” in England


The Royals   Coming To America  Blackfoot Moccasins

Humouring the Goddess

Free Time To Do … What?    Amazing Nature!   Rob Mulholand  Ronnie Hughes

Sunday Evening Art Gallery on Tuesday — Iven Kawi   More Art for the Stay at Home Crowd


It's all in the Distance!   Once in 100 Years


Today is Our 50th Wedding Anniversary   Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 15 to 21 March 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 23 March 2020  

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 24 March 2020   

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What's On Your Genealogy Bookshelf?

The Legal Genealogist

The whatever birthday  What the future will know    Adding color to history

Hats off to Internet Archive


Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers

Trove Tuesday - Doing my bit as a VolunTrove     Getting ready for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Social Bridge

Memories of Kenny Rogers   Swan Time

Stair na hÉireann

Giant’s Grave

The Irish Story

The Shooting of Tomás MacCurtain, March 20, 1920

The Frugal Family Historian

Just the Facts! 

Elizabeth Gauffreau

My Life in Books, 2019 


Jameson, Powers and other distillers start to manufacture hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19

WATCH: Irish granny celebrates her birthday by social distancing 

LIVE NOW: Tune into the Gavin James live stream concert for charity 

Irish singer teams up with "Galway Girl" writer for new single "Ireland" 

Priest in Ireland pens touching poem about coronavirus lockdown 

"On call for Ireland" - 40k Irish healthcare professionals volunteer to fight COVID-19 

Male choir celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a Rocky Road to Dublin 

Ireland's spring equinox and St. Patrick's Day's pagan connection 

How did Annie Moore become the first person through Ellis Island? 

WATCH: A look back at Dublin City in the 1990s 

The best way to watch Irish music shows and events online 

Beautiful Irish dog breeds you’ll want to take home 

WATCH: Conan O'Brien's hilarious Irish American Heritage Center visit 

Gathering tales from descendants of the Great Hunger 

Happy Mother's Day! Things my Irish mammy taught me 

Early morning NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade marches to keep 258-year tradition 

Priest sings to empty church amid COVID-19 social distancing 

You can get your MA in Gaelic Literature online with this Irish university 

Irish man meets grandson for first time through window during social distancing 

The Limerick man who became the mayor of Houston, Texas

Irish create 3D printed ventilators to fight COVID-19 pandemic 

Irish American teacher's poem on COVID-19 outbreak goes viral 

WATCH: Celtic Thunder covers 'The Sound of Silence' in spectacular fashion 

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire tragedy brought Irish to the rescue

"Give it a lash" - Pres. of Ireland offers encouraging words during pandemic 

Irish band invites the world to “stay at home and dance” 

The ancient Irish origins of the last name Doherty 


My First Year Teaching  Jamie Gates

What have you got at home?  The Frugal Family Historian

Ely Cathedral  Historical Ratbag

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ken H. Leung  humouring the goddess

For our grandchildren's children The Malevolent Matriarch

Looking backwards Earlier Years

Virtual Visits  Textile Ranger

Elizabeth Davis  Clogs and Clippers

A deadly disease: Rannes, Queensland, in the 1920s and 1930s Judith Salecich


Theresa Smith

Book Review: Sheerwater by Leah Swann

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Author Talks: Natasha Lester on The Amazing Women Who Ruled the Skies in The Paris Secret

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore   READ MORE

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird   READ MORE

The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer

Sheerwater by Leah Swann

Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

Podcast: Emily Macguire talks about feminism… and what it really looks like

Audio book ideas from the Better Reading Team

Penguin Books Australia

The Cedar Tree  Nicole Alexander

The Boy from the Woods  Harlan Coben

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack  Sandie Docker

Sharks in the Time of Saviours  Kawai Strong Washburn

Watching from the Dark  Gytha Lodge

The Recovery of Rose Gold Stephanie Wrobel

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

military graves destroyed, tiger tail ice cream, interviewing relatives, changes..thanks to COVID-19, 
Waterford Poor Law Union Board of Guardians Books, Galway Poor Law Union Records, Mermaid Chair, Ghost stairs, evil doll, Hong Kong’s neon signs stitched, vampire killer kit, Myth of ‘Bloody Mary’, Angkor Wat’s beginning, deportations from Ireland, Bad Bridgets flee, Celtic journey via reading, FREE webinars, Kildare links to Leinster kings, Ireland’s family records guide, book reviews, and a whole lot more..
Feel free to share..

Irish Graves..they who sleep in foreign lands


Windsor Catholic 
With thanks to Kevin Banister

With thanks to Kym Hyson

Headlines of Old

Hold that headline, colonial newspapers, "Up Country Police Report",1826, lots of names, some convict details from England and Ireland, Trove Tuesday 24 Mar 2020.. a Crummy deal...
Can you add to the stories... 

Keep safe

Friday, March 20, 2020


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


Collection | British Museum  a virtual wander 


Remembering the Irish Famine.   HERE     Billion Graves  

Queensland State Archives      social media  No Public events, guided tours or public programs till 
further notice.  Opening hours  The Reading Room and Memory Lounge remain open to the public from 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and the second Saturday of the month. 

OCD  GeneaDictionary GeniAus





All-Female Mariachi Mexico  The Bird Jar    A Beach for All Tel Aviv  Mermaid Chair England

Protecting an Olive Tree  Palestine  Medieval Church Serbia   Robert the Doll evil?

Down the Rabbit Hole     Eyam Plague Village   both England  Yankee Doodle’ Mixup



The World's Fair That Ignored More Than Half the World  

Biomimicry Comes for the Noble Hedgehog         How the English Found Cannabis


The New Explosive Theory About What Doomed the Crew of the 'Hunley'

The Myth of 'Bloody Mary'      How the 1918 Flu Pandemic Revolutionized Public Health

Angkor Wat May Owe Its Existence to an Engineering Catastrophe

Divers Recover More Than 350 Artifacts From the HMS 'Erebus' Shipwreck

Has This Boulder's Mysterious, Centuries-Old Inscription Finally Been Deciphered?

WWII Bunker Used by Churchill's 'Secret Army' Unearthed in Scotland


Balboa Park, San Diego, California      K2 Base Camp in the night, Karakorum Mountains, Pakistan

Lovely summerhouse in Helle, Denmark  The Royal Unicorn, Kings College, Cambridge, England

Shades of green in Valley of the Five Lakes, Jasper National Park, Canada


Genealogy for Beginners: 3 Ways to Start Now   Discover Your United Kingdom Heritage


Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

The Baron and the Devil: 1838    The Deadly Chewing Gum: 1885  The Social Pressures on the Belle of To-day: 1890

The Irish Story

Book Review:Liam Mellows, Soldier of the Irish Republic ~ Selected Writings, 1914–1922


Friday The 13th        What Is Your First Memory?

The Gentle Author

Old Letterheads & Receipts From Whitechapel    Cat Women   James Leman’s Album Of Silk Designs

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1981 – Day 15 | Bobby Sands recorded his diary for the first seventeen days of his hunger strike in which he detailed his thoughts and feelings on the momentous task that lay ahead of him.


Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 13 March 2020   Census Whacking on St. Patrick's Day

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 8 to 14 March 2020

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Down at the allotment 


History in the Making     Orphan Annie  Orphan Annie’s Mum

Humouring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Melissa Schmidt    Stop Yelling at Me   Bling a Little Bling


Trove Tuesday - Crowds outside St Mary's   Theme Reveal 2020 #AtoZChallenge - GeniAus Blog

Social Bridge

Open Doors

The Frugal Family Historian

☘☘☘ Happy St Patrick's Day ☘☘☘


Taoiseach announces coronavirus shutdowns across Ireland beginning today

Ireland’s history and survival of pandemics before COVID-19 

Deportations from Ireland on the rise 

New NYPD Commish Dermot Shea on his Irish parents and loving a cop's life  

Irish American former FBI agent fact checks classic Irish gangster movies  

Ireland, UK added to US coronavirus travel ban 

Celebrate The Dubliners' John Sheahan's 80th birthday live on TG4 

"I Am Patrick" docudrama on Netflix today! 

Top ten reasons to move to Ireland 

All pubs and clubs in Dublin's Temple Bar to shut voluntarily due to Covid-19 

The "Bad Bridgets" forgotten Famine era single pregnant women who fled to America 

Ancestry records reunite long-lost brothers after 85 years 

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You - the story behind the traditional Irish blessing  

The Irish around the world made the best of a strange St. Patrick’s Day


Blogging During A Pandemic Amy

St. Patrick’s Day, 2020  social bridge

Rose Davis - another Rose in the Mason family  Clogs and Clippers

People and the Coronavirus  Humouring the Goddess


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow by Rashi Rohatgi

Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Book Review: Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Book Review: Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Book of the Week: E-Boy by Anh Do

Podcast: Tea Cooper on her Journey from Boarding School to Bestselling Author

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

British Army, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-1920, trackers on funnel web spiders, life after bushfire, Friday Fossicking 13 Feb 2020, fight against flames, FREE Irish records, find fierce females, roaring bunyip, St. Patrick's Day, tree portal Ireland, love cats, A Hard Dung’s Night, birds that glow, birth of NYC’s subway, black beaches, live animals turned into silver, escaping from Germany, MA in Gaelic literature-online, book reviews, convict marriages, suffragists & medieval costumes, plant of the month, indigenous art in jail, stranded on island outback Qld…and so much more…  Feel free to share…

Updated List of Newspaper Titles to come March 2020.. thanks to TROVE

As They Were

St. Patrick’s Day 17th Mar 2020, traditions, history, emigration, and of course a smile or two…
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all… feel free to share

Headlines of Old

Miscellany.. Original and Select Chronology of 1826 for Van Diemen's Land, great snippets of events, insight into daily life, expanded stories of a select few inc. bushranger Dunne, Trove Tuesday Mar 2020.. Feel free to share…