Friday, May 29, 2020


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


Society of Australian Genealogists  NEWSLETTER incl. Friday Hang Out  Connect Online

* Inspiring Authors... have some fun with this...  Finish This Story


How to Decode a Hapax   A Doll’s Trail Glow Up Australia  Legends of the Wild West

Save Your Seeds and Plant a Home Garden  A Beginner's Guide to Stargazing

Revisiting the Revolutionary War    Documenting Life Under Lockdown

Outback Art Show   How Rock Climbers Saved a Ranch   The Blue Lagoon of Buxton

Secret Spaces Hiding in Famous Places   Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again

Chile’s ‘Fourth Meal’   House of Art   Smells Like Teenage Memories  Basshenge

How Readers Map Their Worlds   Spiritual Soda   The Gates of Hell  Missing Grave

The Rise of British Pub Culture    Look Inside a 105-Year-Old Time Capsule

China’s Artificial Water Forests   Mechanical Magic      Via Flacca Ruins

How to Work Out Like a Victorian Woman


Finding United States Military Service Records   


One Parallel for the Coronavirus Crisis? The Great Depression

The Surprising Backstory of Victory Gardens

How Fritz Lang's Flight from Nazi Germany Shaped Hollywood

Baseball History and Rural America

Ye Olde Morality-Enforcement Brigades


The Publican and the Pig       Arthur Cranbrook Ashwin – prospector and pastoralist

Suicide, Cyanide and Scones –        Alick and Nunginna- a love story      


Ancestry Extra; Experts Week – Free Access Terms and Conditions

Just a few of the records available for FREE.. limited time...


This jacana leg situation is actually adorable  Calling all environmental innovators

In celebration of these important beauties on International Bee Day

Size matters: inside Australia’s National Measurement Institute

NSW travel is ‘GO’       Escape to the Shoalhaven      


Genealogy Meetings Online: Survey Results       O/T: Windows 10 Clipboard

Ontario Archives Situations During COVID-19 Pandemic      WW2 War Bride Age Anomaly

Deceased Online adds Norwich Cemeteries: the Rackham Family   The Missing Millionaire

Around the Island: A Tour of Ireland in Photographs   Sunday Sundries  

O/T: Family Lockdown   O/T: Longest Time - Quarantine Edition

*  Always Interesting

The Legal Genealogist

Giving it away      The enigma of a cousin  The enigma of a cousin, part 2     

Memorial Day 2020   Just peachy…

The Gentle Author

The Journey Of Martin Nadaud   George Cruikshank At The Tower Of London

Thierry Girard’s East End, 1976      A History Of Gardening In The East End

At Kirby’s Eccentric Museum     Remembering The 43 Group


Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 May 2020

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Share a Childhood Memory

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 17 to 23 May 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 25 May 2020  Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 26 May 2020


New World Holocaust  There Was A Fish There, I Think    Women And Fly Fishing


A Reference from Macarthur      Chapel

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Leni and Julius Falk Goldschmidt and Their Sons: Escaping from Germany

Dreams and Adventure at Cosy Cottage

Trek Diary: Part 1 Oct/Nov 2017

The Irish Story

Podcast: Ida Milne and the Spanish Flu of 1918  

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil: ‘Civil War’ Parties?

Deb's World

A guide to riding the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail – read all about it here!

Mrs. Daffodil Progresses

Her Lost Diary: 1902   The Corset Bag: 1902-1926

Humouring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Molly Hatch  Fabric Art by Laura Kate

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in Irish History – 25 May:

The Frugal Family Historian

David Malcolm 1899-1946

Liz Gauffreau

#Book Review: Coffee Killed My Mother


Guinness-loving oldest twins share their thoughts on COVID, community and surviving

Outpouring of support for Kildare siblings orphaned after father dies from COVID-19

Why are Irish poets on the frontline of the world stage during lockdown? 

Reopening begins in Ireland with stark warnings for the future

Ireland to use Google and Apple platform for contact tracing

WATCH: Irish beekeeper goes viral with amazing Lego beehive

Excavation underway in Spanish city to recover bones of ancient Irish chieftain

Irish dad’s diary in New York during a time of COVID

LISTEN: Irish journalist, musicians team up for new charity single

The common men who freed Ireland

Ireland named as Forbes Best Bucket List Trip

Irish dad's heartbreaking last message captures Ireland's nursing home tragedy

World's first Zoom-directed short film shot in isolation in Monaghan

Guinness-loving oldest twins share their thoughts on COVID, community and surviving

WATCH: Irish postal workers sing stunning rendition of "Ireland's Call" for charity

Frontline hero: Finding the strength I didn't know I had

Celebrating the Irish who fought in the Civil War this Memorial Day

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

Excavation underway in Spanish city to recover bones of ancient Irish chieftain

Elderly Irish man remains unidentified in psychiatric hospital for 30 years

Most popular Irish folk songs of all time

Irish castle brings you back in time with the day-to-day Lord of the Castle experience

Irish castle COVID lockdown dream at Ashford Castle for young couple

Cork town named one of Europe’s most beautiful small towns


A View to Matrimony | The Dusty Box

Jack Bishop: A champion bike racer  cassmob

Resilience  Janet Maher

As if it were this week social bridge

My mother's 1949 spiced meatloaf: Home cooking in post-war Australia Judith Salecich


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Reflecting on The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Review: Mammoth by Chris Flynn

Drowning in The Starless Sea

#BlogTour #BookReview: The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon

Little Fires Everywhere: TV series or the book?

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Untethered by Hayley Katzen

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

A Gift For You - What's Your Number?   DOWNLOAD CHECKLIST

Podcast: Pip Williams on how Dyslexia shaped her love of storytelling

Podcast: Sophie McNeill on The Middle East and why We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Penguin Books Australia


Any Ordinary Day Leigh Sales Book Club Notes    CHECK OUT QUESTIONS

Rodham What if Hilary hadn't married Bill? READ AN EXTRACT

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 22 May 2020, paniyiri at home, GI brides, Polish genealogy research, FREE records + ebooks + talks + virtual tours + surnames dictionary, sinking of the Centaur, top 100 Irish surnames, Durham Home Guard, gravestone staircase, 
Cannonball eating fort, Nicolas Cage’s pyramid tomb, Florence Nightingale, New Zealand Marriage Index 1840-1937, reviews  and much more..
Feel free to share…

Headlines of Old

ABSCONDED CONVICTS  Trove Tuesday 26th May 2020

From government gazettes to public notices to many tales of escaped convicts. Some have great descriptions of the escapees….others much more on their escapes and/or their crimes. Were your ancestors named in these notices? A selection over several states and many years… Feel free to share..

Irish Graves .. they who sleep in foreign lands

With thanks to Kym Hyson

Ones you may have missed...

All Saints Cemetery NSW
With thanks to Gail Christopher
RYDE Field of Mars
With thanks to Kevin Banister

With thanks to Brett Andrew Woods

Pioneer Cemetery Qld 
With thanks to Janis White Law

Stay safe and keep well.
This will pass..

Friday, May 22, 2020


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


New South Wales

Sinking of the Centaur | Guardian News | Nambucca Heads, NSW

Australian War Memorial

Newsletter    incl.  Explore #MuseumAtHome       Wartime magazine Read now

Griffis: Genealogist featured in new TV series Dick Eastman Danville Commercial News

Top 100 Irish surnames & last names (family names ranked)  Ireland Before You Die

John Grenham Trust none of them, use them all new RootsIreland Church Register transcripts

Celebrate Paniyiri At Home With This Sweet Baklava Recipe ... First time in 43 years Paniyiri has had to be cancelled.

Find My Past

Durham Home Guard was more of a ‘Lad’s Army’ than a ‘Dad’s Army’. Nearly a third of its volunteers were 18 or younger.   Discover their records

Eat like your ancestors    Wartime ration recipes   Finding Home Front relatives

FMP Community.. Unlock the past via photos  Highland flings     Secret romances

Atlas Obscura

National Library Australia 

Newsletter incl.  Getting Started at the NLA well worth a read... and if you love to read for 

FREE..  Learn more with EBSCO eBooks.  Need a Library card? (National Library Aust.)

The National Archives UK 

FREE talk: Caribbean Connections       FREE family history resources   

Visit Britain 

Family Tree Magazine



Anglo-Celtic Connections

Outback Family History

Australian Geographic

The pioneering lady twitchers of Australia      

Smithsonian Magazine

The True Story of Catherine the Great    

This World War II Bomber Took More Enemy Fire Than Most Others and Always Came Home

Why These Ancient Scottish Seafarers Didn't Snack on Fish

One-Thousand-Year-Old Mill Resumes Production to Supply Flour Amid Pandemic

What Rome Learned From the Deadly Antonine Plague of 165 A.D.

The Charming Story of George Harrison’s Vacation in Small-Town America

Newly Unsealed Vatican Archives Lay Out Evidence of Pope Pius XII's Knowledge of the Holocaust

Text Found on Supposedly Blank Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

High Waters in the Great Lakes Reveal Two Centuries-Old Shipwrecks

Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites

The History of the Hawaiian Shirt

Amateur Archaeologists Studying Aerial Maps of the U.K. Spot Dozens of Hidden Historical Structures

For the First Time in a Century, Norway Will Excavate Viking Ship Burial

Family Search

1940s Fashion: Women’s and Men’s Clothing Worn, 1940–1950



Down a rabbit hole with the Pusells  Trove Tuesday - Zoom Sunday  Freestyling


A Birthday in Troubled Times

the gentle author

East End Desire Paths    Thomas Bewick’s Cat    On Recovering From The Coronavirus

A Few Pints With John Claridge

Mrs. Daffodil Progresses

Mrs Bungay and Undertaker Toombs: 1882    She Wasn’t a Dummy: 1886

The Flower Jewel-case: 1893

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey 

Ferdinand and Friederike Meyer: Why Did She Stay Behind?

Rosie Weiss Marries William Levin 1909

Jacob Meier Goldschmidt’s Third Child, Julius Goldschmidt: Cousins Marrying Cousins Who Married Cousins



Humouring the Goddess

Pierre Sterlé   Faerie Paths — Right  Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Mandalas     Masks

Going Up Nort’    Faerie Paths — Mystical


Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 15 May 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Maternal Grandfather's Matrilineal Line

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 18 May 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The Frugal Family Historian

Can't Pay? You Don't Have To!   Discovered Treasure

The Legal Genealogist

The butterfly effect

Irish in the American Civil War

Charting Clare Chain Migration: From Kilrush to Joliet with the Killeens

The Silver Voice

A Brave Carrigart Boy

Remembering the Past Australia

Australian Digger Slang – World War II

The Irish Story

‘Likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty’, the Seizure of Irish newspapers, September 1919

Janet Maher   

Graduation in a Pandemic

Clogs and Clippers

James Whybrew revisited

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in Irish History – 18 May:

The Photo Detective (Maureen Taylor)

U.S. Naval Photo Collections: Online Resources You Can Use.  Listen to the episode


Irishman brings Norse myth flame back home on daring solo mission

Ireland can officially begin Phase 1 of reopening from Monday



Theresa Smith

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 15 May 2020, A Brief History of Toilet Paper, WWII FREE photos, first movie kiss, online historical photo databases, hermit priest, secret fairy door, 75 years on from VE, reading got farm women through the Depression, Russian Military records, 5000 yr old energy bar, golden age of piracy, giant megaphones, FREE access to numerous records, the Grecian Bend, Aussie Digger slang, frontline heroes, things Irish Mammys say, book reviews - podcasts  - videos - all FREE, and yes, so much more..  Feel free to share...

Headlines of Old

Colonial Collections Convicts & Choices, Trove Tues 19th May 2020, NSW, WA, Tasmania, female convicts marriage guidelines, Australoddities, further reading…

Stay safe and well, this will pass..