Friday, June 5, 2020


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


TROVE Upgrade coming soon... in case you missed it, here is a webinar re the changes

Cairns Family History open again... McCleod Street Cemetery Graves Index

National Library Australia reopening step by step ... read the full newsletter here

New content listed at Irish Ancestors  John Grenham

Irish, Scottish genealogy research guides revised  Alberta Journal Constitution 

Calls to have Red Hugh's remains returned to Donegal Donegal News

Griffis: Irish song will lift your spirits  Danville Commercial News

The National Archives UK  incl. Discover our blogs about Dunkirk

Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG)  incl. News   Events  

Outback Family History

The Fire at Ross’s Farm: by Henry Lawson   My Dearest Lottie – grave tales  Burtville Cemetery:

Dead Man in a Mine Shaft        Our Web Site Re Launch

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Webinar: Mapping Enlightenment Edinburgh

Ontario Civil Registration Deaths Updated for 1948 Show Remarkable Longevity

City of Ottawa seeking donations of cloth masks for vulnerable residents

Survey on Reopening Ottawa City Museums    Sunday Sundries

Internet Genealogy June/July 2020 Delayed   Not in Hibernation   Death of Societies




Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

The Gentle Author

Family History Across the Seas


Humouring the Goddess



Armagh priest shows off Irish dance skills in webcam mass

Dublin man discovers photo 1960s time capsule in his attic

The story of Eileen Gray, Irish feminist icon, finally comes to the screen

On This Day: Irish Famine ships arrive at Grosse Île quarantine station in 1847

John Francis ‘Honey Fitz’ Fitzgerald – founder of the Kennedy political dynasty

Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer dies aged 81

Dublin pub delights customers with 'pints on wheels' delivery service

History, music and traditions - touring Ireland with the Begley’s

How much Irish is actually spoken in Ireland today?

My Wild Atlantic Kitchen dishes up Irish recipes spanning 60 years


Sepia Saturday: Railway maintenance  cassmob

While you’re Resting for Supper Social Bridge  .....   short, but sweet

Gray Family History: a Brief Overview of the Gray/Hand Branch HistorianRuby

What’s in a name? My shambling ancestors   Gerry's Family History

The Borders are Down – Some  jenealogyscrapbook


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

A Month of Reading: May

Author Talks: Sandie Docker on The Power of Feel-good Fiction

Book Review: The Museum of Forgotten Memories by Anstey Harris

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Elsa Goody Bushranger by Darry Fraser

Podcast: Katherine Scholes on Africa, Storytelling, and Fictional Pandemics

Podcast: Tayla Harris on Sport, ‘That’ Photo and Being More Than a Kick

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 29th May 2020, giant kookaburra, Publican and pig, 105 yr time capsule, Victorian woman's workout, FREE records, size matters, Book reviews, podcasts, a tour of Ireland,
escape to the Shoalhaven, Uk & Ireland outward passenger lists 1890-1960, The Gates of Hell, scouting for shipwrecks, and a whole lot more.. Feel free to share...

Headlines of Old

Personals ..selection from 1889-1954, Trove Tuesday 2 June 2020, numerous names, places, travels,

Irish Graves..

BALD HILLS ( Sandgate)
With thanks to


With thanks to Kym Hyson

As They Were

Updates IGP Archives May 2020, Kerry, Meath, Louth, Tipperary, Westmeath..mix of memorial cards, headstones, church records...thanks to all the volunteers who contribute...

Stay safe and keep well...
This will pass...

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