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…


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