Friday, March 6, 2020


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


Australian War Memorial incl. 50th anniversary Operation Hammersley  Memorial honouring military working dogs.... 
Read more about the Memorial      Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors

I Love Bello Shire incl. I Love Writing Short Story Competition - Now Open
Charity Match That Continues to Kick Goals

Billion Graves.  Riding the Cemetery Railroad        Damaged Gravestones

Visit Brisbane  incl. FALL ADVENTURES  What to see at World Science Festival 

Food and dining deals in Brisbane   Things to do on Moreton Island.  Curiocity

National Library of Australia  NLA... incl.    Find out more about Australian Dreams: Picturing Our Built World

Find out more about National Library Fellowships and apply online

Beyond the Picket Fence: Smashed Avocado and the Great Australian Dream

* Book here for Tiny Homes webinar

Read ‘Into the River’ this International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March

*  Learn more about how we’re caring for your national collection

* NLA.. Family History.. School Histories & Yearbooks     Search the catalogue

* Access Carter’s Price Guide through our eResources portal   Use NLA Library Card

Logan City Council Libraries incl.  

Library after dark: 1920s   Family night in for sensory families    

Western Australia Museum  incl.  WA Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle  

Maritime Museum... Fremantle.. Rome after Dark-Nonna's Great Italian Feast 26 April

Maritime Museum .. screening Gladiator 17 April

Museum of the Great Southern Albany  Museum of Geraldton  

Museum of the Goldfields Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Cairns Family History eNews  Presentation..Headstones & Symbols Sat. 21 Mar 2pm, cost $2 members $15 for non membersNote: New subscription databases... RootsIreland and Biographical Database of Australia

Eltham District Historical Society Inc.  Heritage Walk: Eltham’s Hidden Creek – Saturday, 7 March 2020   ThrowbackThursday: Alan Marshall in his Bungalow, 13 Park Road, Eltham, 1970

National Archives UK  incl. The early adventures of professional women

Victoria and Albert: myth and reality  Margaret Thatcher: the paper trail


Always Pregnant     Uh, no thanks..

Federation of Australian Historical Societies  Ways_to_support_the_FAHS  The work of the FAHS

Go free!  The Frugal Family Historian

Hot off the press!  Susie Zada  Discounted Victorian Aus.  BDM certificates for March

One Man's World War One Journey  Maureen Taylor Podcast

42 Free Things to do in Brisbane...    Visit Brisbane

SLIGO list now at

NLA   Watch the Trove upgrade preview webinar

History Center offering tips for researching Irish family heritage  TribLive

York County happenings: Girl Scout Sunday, Irish genealogical records, art exhibit, Historic York York Dispatch

Genealogy project identifies family's genetic group University of Strathclyde

Truganini: Journey through the Apocalypse Cassandra Pybus  NLA Theatre Tues 10 Mar 6pm $20

Irish Family History Forum presentation Kathleen McGee: Civil Registration of Deaths in Ireland
Bethpage Newsgram


Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index    Hampshire Baptisms  Hampshire Marriages

Hampshire Burials   Search all newspapers  The largest collection of Welsh records online


Building Resilience: 3 Science-Backed Ways to Find Healing

New Records on FamilySearch from February 2020      RootsTech 2020 in Review 


Anonymous no more: combining genetics with genealogy to identify the dead in unmarked graves

Just announced: RootsTech Returns to London in 2020, 

Advance Notice: Starting Your Indigenous Genealogy     Ancestry announcements at RootsTech

TheGenealogist adds Lloyd George Domesday Survey for Greenwich  Leap Day Babies

Do you think you're Irish?     Your Genealogy Todaay: March/April 2020   Sunday Sundries

Henry Taylor, killed by a coffin?  Hamilton City Directories  


Australia’s only shield shrimp        Top 10 waterholes and waterfalls in Australia

Herons make a meal of green turtle hatchlings on their journey to the ocean

Going wild: animal encounters in Southeast Asia  Meet AG’s Women of the Ocean this March

Who painted the bark?    In pictures: Victoria’s pink lakes  Australia’s five black cockatoos

Australian spiders: the 10 most dangerous   Lorikeets: Four things you don’t know about them

The pheasant coucal is proof that Australia has the best birds 

Stick-nest rats are masters of construction    Meet the rakali, Australia’s otter equivalent

Australia’s golden rat has stolen our hearts  The frog that looks like a turtle

The southern marsupial mole is preposterous, even by Australian standards

North Queensland’s big blue earthworms


Devilishly Difficult Locks        The Last Mayors of the Salton Sea  video        Chubby Space Babies

Ciutadella Stolpersteine Spain     Reptiles Rule   Galapagos  Eternal Employment

8 Secrets of the Tower of London    The Tower Ravens  Yeoman Warders Club   Traitors’ Gate

Two Princes Staircase  Beauchamp Tower   Saving Slave Houses  ‘Ice Volcanoes’

Science After Dark: Spotting Squid in the Tides of Oahu     Thor's Well Oregon    Death Chairs

Photographing California’s Wildfires    Hassan II Mosque Morocco   Pie Town

Abandoned Cinema, Revolutionary Symbol     ‘Travelling Light   Spooky Picnics  

‘Watermelon Snow’  Spy Planes and Ancient Civilizations  Chagall Stained-Glass England

The Life of a Saturation Diver  Barrio Bread Tucson  Endangered Plant, Mistaken Identity

Oregon’s Dessert Winery  The Autograph Tree Ireland     Theatre of Dionysus Athina, Greece


A Swine of Sumptuous Proportions     The Goldfields Fresh Air League:

The Italian Miner: by Jackanddandy       William Hilton Edwards – grave tales


NSW Public Schools Cadets Annual Rifle Meeting – 20 December 1898

Glimpses of Early Victoria in 1855 – Ballarat – Castlemaine – Williamstown – Geelong

Fainting by the Way


The Latent Racism of the Better Homes in America Program

How Spirit Photography Made Heaven Literal

The Sinatra Movie Some Blamed for JFK's Death

Tuskegee University's Hidden Audio Collections


Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain

Nine Rare Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling For

You Can Now Download 150,000 Free Illustrations of the Natural World

Even in Death, Charles Dickens Left Behind a Riveting Tale of Deceit

New Research Rewrites the Demise of Easter Island

Mexico City Is Proposing to Build One of the World's Largest Urban Parks

This Ten-Foot-Tall Bottle of Wine Seemed Like a Great Idea—Until It Started Leaking 

Pompeii's House of Lovers Reopens to the Public After 40 Years

Nine Women Whose Remarkable Lives Deserve the Biopic Treatment


Humouring the Goddess

My Old Cat   Barcodes  Let It Go!

The Legal Genealogist

Entering its 25th year    All the facts…

The Gentle Author

In Search Of The Alleys Of Old London   Rebecca Wright At Dennis Severs’ House

Celebrating Pubs, Cafes, Chicken Shops & Launderettes


RootsTech 2020 SLC Expo Hall Photos     Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 3 (Friday)

Randy's RootsTech Recap - Day 4 (Saturday)  Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 2 March 2020

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Food Faddists and Their Hats: 1897   Something Suitable:1889 

Book Bindings to Match Costumes: 1907

Photobooth Journal

Mephisto – “The Beard of Evil   

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Samuel Haimowitz and the Missing Immigration Records 

Samuel Haimowitz and the Missing Immigration Records Update

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Sarah Goldschmidt’s Daughters and Their Children, 1910-1930: The Calm Before The Storm

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Waterfalls in Teesdale  

Irish in the American Civil War

Podcast: Recovering East Limerick Voices from the American Civil War


Catch And Release  Corona Virus Mask

Historical Ratbag

Castle Rising

The Irish Story

Podcast: Commemorating the RIC  

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1848 – ‘Starvation Fever of 1847’ article by Dr. Daniel Donovan of Skibbereen, Co Cork was published in the Dublin Medical Press.


Snow and ice warning issued for the whole of Ireland 

Skelliking Day: Ireland's ancient form of Mardi Gras before Lent 

Vote now! Is this tree in Blarney the very best in Europe? 

Coronavirus case confirmed in Northern Ireland, patient traveled through Dublin

Ash Wednesday drive-thru in Co Galway a huge success 

Dublin voted among best places in the world to visit in March 

Remembering Irish comedian Spike Milligan with his greatest quotes  

New African American Irish network announced to build ties 

How Father Flanagan spoke out about Irish abuse of children in 1946 

The Donegal Taj Mahal - The Old Church of Dunlewey

Irish American firefighter hero joins his brother who died on 9/11 

The Irish history and traditions behind Leap Day

How did your Irish ancestors traditionally uphold Lent 

Fun and easy Irish language phrases to learn ahead of St. Patrick's Day 

Dublin school closed due to confirmed Coronavirus case  

The Irishman who built New York's first subway  

How 'The Fields of Athenry' became Ireland’s most famous song 

EPIC celebrates strong Irish women this International Women’s Day 


The Great Unwashed Preserver of the Peace: ~ Outback Family History

AncestorChasing: Edward "King" Hulme, (1818 - 1904) "A settlers 35 Years Experience in Victoria, Australia 1856-1891"

Keeping online and offline family trees in sync  Clogs and Clippers

Storytelling: A Ballad  Susan    The Malevolent Matriarch


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

A Month of Reading: February

ABIA 2020 Longlist

Book Review: Walking by Kim Kelly        

Book Review: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave   

Book Review: All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga

Book Review: The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

Book Review: The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

The Cedar Tree by Nicole Alexander

Book of the Week: The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates

Podcast: Fiona Lowe on how her Previous Career Helped her Write for Women

Dr Rupy Aujla Talks About Cooking and Food as Medicine

Book of the Week: Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

The River Home by Hannah Richell

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour by Ally Carter

The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French

The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

Podcast: Bestselling author, Fiona McIntosh Talks Diamond Hunting

Podcast: Melissa Ashley Talks About the Fascinating Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 28 Jan 2020, secrets from Irish mother and babies home, Surrey BDMs, post liberation of Auschwitz, St. George’s Dragon got it’s wings, Yorkshire marriage bonds, eroding town, 500 years of nature illustrations, saving the Kakapos, Irish inventor of submarine, snakes in a bin, (very) early public library, warships for Pepsi, Irish plus NY city subway construction, missing 40 foot float, historic Mexican cookbooks, chapel in the rocks, oldest Irish settlement in reviews and so much more… Feel free to share…

Headlines of Old

Female convicts assigned & transferred, guidelines for employers, details re names-ship-position-employer, Trove Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020, plus links to further reading…

As They Were


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