Friday, June 12, 2020


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


Blogger/Blogspot Articles | pipdig  A handy site for those using blogger   

Wanderlust Twins incl. Mountain View, Zermatt, Switzerland   





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Going Beyond Birth and Death Dates in Family Tree

Tracing your Chinese Australian Genealogy


Project Gutenberg Blocked By ISPs in Italy
Date: 9 June 2020 at 5:40:13 pm AEST

Project Gutenberg is the world’s oldest digital library. It has been blocked by ISPs in Italy under the orders of the Court of Rome. The platform, which focuses on public domain books, appears to have been erroneously labeled a pirate site in an action targeting 28 domains and several Telegram channels.  The site has been rendered inaccessible by ISPs in Italy under the instructions of the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Rome.

The seizure/blocking notice states that all of the targeted domains “distributed, transmitted and disseminated in pdf format, magazines, newspapers and books (property protected by copyright) after having illegally acquired numerous computer files with their content, communicating them to the public, [and] entering them into a system of communication networks.”

The order from the Court of Rome was also sent to Google, a copy of which was acquired by TorrentFreak from the Lumen Database. The sender was Reccia Giovanni who is listed as a commander with the  Guardia di Finanza,(GdF) the Italian police unit tasked with financial crimes. is 15th on the list of allegedly infringing sites.  According to its transparency report, Google has received requests to have 1,110 URLs from deleted from its search results. The company took “no action” for 85.9% and marked the remaining 14.1% as duplicate requests, for which it also did nothing.

Project Gutenberg was founded in 1971 includes 62,000 books  with a focus on titles that entered the public domain after their copyrights expired.  Everything from Project Gutenberg is completely without cost to readers  in the United Statesbecause most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. It is best for readers to check copyright terms of their countries before downloading or redistributing their eBooks. They also have a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use.  Project Gutenberg eBooks require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices

The website is:  The block it’s not anything on the servers or associated infrastructure and is applied by the Italian authorities, perhaps only in Rome.  Project Gutenberg operates wholly from the United States.

Try the search field for Genealogy and for Jewish but not Jewish Genealogy

To read more see:

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Branches On Our Hamowitz Tree

Social Bridge

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

The Gentle Author

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey


Melissa Schmidt  Knee-Jerk Response   Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Mark Messersmith

Tytus Brzozowski  Faerie Paths — Discovery


FamilySearch Has Grantor/Grantee Indexes For New York Land Records - But Incomplete

Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 5 June 2020 

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

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 May to 6 June 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 June 2020  

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Dipping Into Denmark Church Records: 1880 Birth of Jens/Hans Lauritzen Hede


The Big Fat Train To Georgia

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Coronavirus Diaries: Stay Safe, Stay At Home

Deb's World

The dearest child is the child of your child  Planting the seed of sharing pandemic experiences

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in Irish History – 8 June:

The Legal Genealogist

Original sources 

Irish In The American Civil War

An Appearance in Civil War Monitor


9/11 first responders at greater risk of COVID-19

Coronavirus live updates: Slight increase in reproductive rate in Rep of Ireland

Irish scientists unveil ultra-violet drones that can combat COVID-19 in public

How weather forecast from Mayo lighthouse saved D-Day invasion

Irishman’s love letter to New York during COVID

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

"One hell of a compilation" - Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion

WATCH: Over 300 Christian groups record 'Irish Blessing' for frontline workers

The five main things you can do in Ireland from today

Protecting our Gaelic heritage and why Red Hugh O'Donnell matters

Irish schoolboy discovers 4,000-year-old boat in Roscommon

Missing your local? Visit the world’s first virtual Irish pub

Deporting Irish grandfather tarnishes America's legacy

Who was the Fairy King in ancient Celtic mythology?

Learn Ireland's best-kept secrets: the places locals love 


Club allen rizzi

Sepia Saturday 523: 6 June 2020 - Margaret Jones research  Alexandra Daw

From inside the Cocoon: Emerging  The Silver Voice

The Apocalypse Tapestry  Historical Ratbag

 A genealogy road trip    Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Thinking of Dad  Social Bridge

From Pauleen Cass..

Crazy month of May 2020 meme: pandemic experiences | Family history across the seas

Crazy Month of May – pandemic experience responses  cassmob

The Crazy month of May 2020 meme: pandemic experiences  Geniaus


Theresa Smith

#6degrees of separation: from Normal People to Love, Rosie

Author Talks: Nicholas J. Johnson – You can’t make this stuff up

Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Book Review: Her Last Words by Kim Kelly

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Celebrating 80 Years of Puffin Books

Podcast: Kate Grenville on the Importance of Story in Troubling Times #1

Podcast: Miranda Tapsell on Life, Performance and Being a Top End Girl

and from my blogs..

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 5 Jun 2020, pints on wheels, great blogs, Dublin drunk to Burmese monk, genie FREEBIES, dead in mine shaft, Trove upgrade, virtual tour Smithsonian art museum, four ancient sphinxes relocated, Maryland's Ghost Forests,  Stuck Gates..Scotland..why are they locked?, underwater art museum, tombstone Tuesday, A Miserable Wife:1886, East End Flower Women, Armagh priest's Irish dance skills, book reviews, and so much more.. Feel free to share...

Headlines of Old

Marriages..selection from 1800s-1900s 9 Jun 2020, all states and territories, great descriptions and details, some guest lists, many from Ireland, UK, etc., even some lists of gifts given...


With thanks to Kym Hyson

Apologies for the late publishing of these...

St Saviours at Katrine 
With thanks to The Silver Voice

IGP Clare Group contributions..

White Hills Cemetery, Bendigo, Victoria
Thanks to Kevin O’Brien

Maryborough, Qld
Thanks to Michael Hallinan

St.Bonaventure Cemetery, Alleghany, NY USA
Thanks to Colleen Clark Bobrow

Brooklands Cemetery, Sale, Cheshire UK
Thanks to Anthony Keaveney

More to be added in the next few weeks...

Shared by a friend

Keep well, stay safe.
This will pass.


  1. You are so kind to include my blog in your always amazing list dear Chris. My browser now has at least a dozen tabs open. Sigh. There goes the next hour ;)

  2. You're welcome, Alex...only an hour.. I must be slipping...💖

  3. Many thanks, Cris, for including Social Bridge on your list.

    1. You're welcome, Jean...that is a lovely tribute to your Dad.


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