Friday, June 26, 2020


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


QLD STATE ARCHIVES temporarily unavailable 12 noon Sunday 28 June until 8am Tuesday 30th catalogue and new features coming...

John Grenham  The Kindness of strangers

WANDERLUST TWINS.. images.. Admiring the wonder, Machu Picchu, Peru 



1920s Clothing: Fashions from 1920–1929     Spiffy Slang Words and Phrases from the 1920s

Free Access Terms and Conditions till 28 June..

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981  Canterbury, New Zealand, Provincial Rolls, 1868-1874

New Zealand, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls, 1908 & 1919

Note : there are always free records, look for them on all commercial sites...


Refugee Week...Refugee Stories blog series      Listen to our bonus podcast episode

July 17, Dunkirk: From the Archives to Hollywood     Bordeaux and the Brits


The Ragged Thirteen – a verse        James Connolly – grave tales    The Golden Graveyard:

Isabel of the Erlistoun – a family story     Gwalia School – book review

Doyles Well – an oasis in the desert





Virtual tour of the seven largest cemeteries




Scottish Ancestral Research

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Irish Story




The Gentle Author

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

#Poetry Publication: “At Summer’s End”

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Kalman Asriel Goldberg married Arlene Srulovitz: Are we connected?

Deb's World

‘They already knew what I was thinking and feeling; they were me’ – Melanie’s story | Bliss

Watching the sunrise at Uluru is amazing!

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Military Monday : Harold Augustine Quirk - service in the Australian Army WW1


Value from our Vaults

Gerry's Family History

Trot and Mr Gasson


JFK’s sister Jean Kennedy Smith has died aged 92

Ireland’s historic and surprising government formation

On This Day: The Loughinisland Massacre takes place in 1994

Remembering the Irish role in the Battle of Waterloo

Kathy Bates, Maggie Smith, Laura Linney team up for new Irish movie

Bono shares six life rules with graduating students

39 Irish female artists sing Cranberries’ "Dreams" for domestic abuse charity

Irish Dad movies to watch this Father’s Day

Newly-discovered Battle of Antietam map shows thousands of burials

Pride 2020: A look at Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and poet

Irish passport ranked sixth-most powerful in the world

The guitar Nirvana's Kurt Cobain used on MTV's "Unplugged" snags $6m at auction


King John, his treasure and the Wash.     Historical Ragbag

From inside the ‘Cocoon’ – Fluttering away  The Silver Voice

Sepia Saturday – of Casses and Cats cassmob


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: The Spill by Imbi Neeme

Book Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

Book Review: The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland

Better Reading

Book of the Week: HRT: Husband Replacement Therapy by Kathy Lette

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Podcast: Melina Marchetta on Writing for a Whole New Age Group

Podcast: Peter Carey on The Importance of Story in Troubling Times #3

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

3 husbands at breakfast, bright blue graves, databases of the dead, dragon park, Friday Fossicking 19 Jun 2020, crash landing Galway bog, Qld WWI soldier portraits, UK -city, town & village photos, 1920s inventions still in use, historic comfort foods, Celtic Connections virtual conference, TROVE to be updated, curious unfinished quilt, birth of Dracula, library for birds, book reviews, missing friends, and so much more...
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Headlines of Old

Unclaimed Letters various states 1849 plus..Iss.3, Trove Tuesday 23 Jun 2020, thousands of names, local & international, likely clues as to origin of addressees..
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As They Were

New records for North Mayo- Ireland, paid site, over 67000 Roman Catholic-Church of Ireland-Presbyterian-Methodist burial registers and gravestone inscriptions,

Stay safe and well.
This will pass.

Friday, June 19, 2020


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


Wanderlust Twins Images... Banff, Canada James Bian   

The Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab, India   The abandoned railway of Dinorwig, Wales

Berghotel Muottas Muragl Hotel Switzerland  Roaming the streets of Edinburgh / Scotland

Aerial view of Medinet Habu Temple and Valley of the Queens, Egypt

* Local papers can be goldmines for obituaries... especially if they are as good as this one...

Obituaries | 

While they list recent passings, look for the mention of families in the notices. You just might find unexpected connections.

How to Publish your Memories and Stories Treasure Chest of Memories (Laura Hedgecock)

101 Best Genealogy Websites Family Tree Magazine Obituary Index, 1800s-current Ancestry  Over 800 million names

I Love Bello Shire incl. The sun always shines on Urunga   At the Movies- '1917'

Check out this article in YOURLifeChoices Website

 GENEALOGY TIPS: Religion records represent vital source in research

National Library of Australia   Newsletter incl. 

From the Ashes: Australia Re-magined  NB 6pm 19 Jun Online FREE

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Family Search Blog

Outback Family History

The Corrick Family Entertainers    The Giantess – Coolgardie Miner 1898

Gone But Not Forgotten – grave tales blog incl.

New South Wales, Australia, Cowra Military Camp, Selected Personnel Photo Index, 1940-1947
Queensland, Australia, World War I Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918

UK, City, Town and Village Photos, 1857-2015


Diary of an Australian Genealogist

ANZAC Memories, DNA updates & Other News - Genealogy Notes 22 Apr - 13 Jun 2020


Sepia Saturday: Of schools and tennis

Humouring The Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (flashback) — Big Heads  The Morning Fog     Jade

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Girl Grey Beauty    Get ‘er Goin’!

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Alexandra Spyratos Ray Brandbury Says …


I Never Got To Be A Bass Man     Another Fish Story  New Book Release Interview

The Big One That Got Away

the gentle author

Trouble At The Truman Brewery   Peta Bridle’s Gravesend Sketchbook A London Herbal

The Statues Of Old London   Summer At Bow Cemetery  The Shops of Old London

Suresh Singh, The Cockney Sikh, On Zoom

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Three Husbands at Breakfast: 1853   What a Key Unlocked: 1875

Beads of Cherished Flowers: 1914

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Saturday’s Newspaper Snippet: Wagra Cemetery  Sunday’s Obituary: Mrs Thomas Quirk

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Jeanette (Jean) Weiss and Emanuel Edward Goldberg

Deb's World

10 Ordinary Objects

The Legal Genealogist

Those June babies

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Hannah and Henry Goldsmith, My Double Cousins: An Update


Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Pauleen's Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part II

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 7 to 13 June 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 15 June 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Finding Richmans, Richs, Marshmans in the Hilperton Land Tax Assessment Records, 1773-1793 - Part I

Social Bridge

Morning After ….   Changing Times

Historical Ragbag

Churchill Island

Gerry's Family History

The Stickley sisters in Stoke Newington

Stair na h√Čireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History – 15 June:


Monday's Mailbox       WANDER

Scottish Ancestral Research

Have Fun Forging Family Bonds

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

A Photo Essay of the Family of Selma Loewenthal Schwabacher


12 best Irish whiskeys named

Irish sculptor who created Dublin's famous Molly Malone statue dies 

On this day: Irish writer William Butler Yeats was born in 1865

Mamma Mia - I just ate out in my favorite Italian restaurant 

"The Quiet Man" commemorated on new souvenir Euro note

These Irish surnames are hugely popular as first names in the U.S.

First transatlantic flight ended with a crash-landing in a Galway bog 101 years ago today

New Irish novel "Wolf of Clontarf" hailed as "Braveheart" meets "Vikings" 

Movies to watch before you visit Ireland

There’s no place in the world like Dublin on Bloomsday

Traveling to Ireland? Leslie's Travel Companion books are a must-have resource

WATCH: Bloomsday on Broadway goes virtual this year


ScrapHappy June 2020 Textile Ranger

Raised in the U.S.A. — but Born in Ireland     A Family Tapestry

The Murder of Ellen Chute Part 2 Jennifer Jones

Trove Tuesday - Maided Geniaus

Crazy Month of May 2020 Meme: My Pandemic Experiences  Alona


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

#BookBingo2020 – Round 6: About the Environment

Author Talks: Josephine Moon – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Love

Book Review: You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken

Book Review: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Cake Maker's Wish by Josephine Moon

The Silence by Susan Allott

Podcast: Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley on Food, their Collaboration… and Hummus

Podcast: Anna Funder on The Importance of Story in Troubling Times #2
Penguin Books

Make 2020 the winter you curl up with a Penguin.

Anonymous Was a WomanPodcast

Money Is Like Water: It Ebbs and Flows

Literary Prize Winner

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams Richard Flanagan

Tom Clancy's Firing Point Mike Maden

Wrath of Poseidon Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell

Sticks and Stones Katherine Firkin

Allen & Unwin

Fair Warning Michael Connelly

Bottlebrush Creek Maya Linnell

On a Barberous Coast Craig Comick  Harold Ludwick

Better Luck Next Time Kate Hilton

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Free Records & bargains. Friday Fossicking Jun 12 2020, last Aussie at Gallipoli, motorcycle midwives, grave in the road, additions to Irish Graves, book reviews, podcasts, 4000 year old boat found Roscommon, cats in the time of coronavirus, need help with using Blogger?, Grave Tales, horned parakeet like tiny dragon, Tassie devil joey, 61 free genealogy forms, Project Gutenberg listed as pirate site?, lots to pique your interest... Check the "Always Interesting" Blogs.. add your favourites to Comments...
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Headlines of Old

Missing Friends..Trove Tuesday 16 Jun 2020, hundreds of names, great descriptions, occupations, published 1890 ..covers some earlier years, notification of some who were found, male and female, children and adults.. So many sad cases.. eg. The young Mum who left her 9 months old baby girl behind…The Irish man, native of Donegal, who had two names…and short and discoloured teeth..and what happened to Cornelius Brady from Co Tyrone?
Was it easier to disappear in this new colony, was it planned or just a spur of the moment…perhaps looking for a better life…
Pity I couldn’t go back in time and place a notice for John Goopy Snr …
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Stay safe and well.
This will pass.