Friday, July 31, 2020


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


New content added to the 'What's new? page at John Grenham's Irish Ancestors site

Westen Australia Museum...Opening date for the new Western Australian Museum 21st Nov. 2020.. subscribe to the e-newsletter here 

I Love Bello Shire incl. a great read... The 'Mayor of Darkwood' Seeks Balance

4 Reasons to Write about your Travel Memories Laura Hedgecock

A Quick Post about the Ancestry Match change    historybylarzus

FREE Irish Lives Remembered magazine download

Outback Family History

Find My Past

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Atlas Obscura

National Archives UK

Family Tree Magazine

National Library of Australia

Uncovering Trove Treasures  Watch now    

What Are You Reading? Watch now


Family Search blog



Sepia Saturday – Bikes in the bush

The Gentle Author

Terry Scales, Painter  The Roman Ruin At The Hairdresser  Cockney Beanos

Thomas Onwhyn’s Pictures Of LondonOn Liverpool St Station

Tex Adjetunmobi, Photographer  In Search Of Roman London  

In Search Of Shakespeare’s London

Humoring the Goddess

Faerie Paths — Dragonflies   We Are All The Gambler — repost

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Rebecca Louise Law.    Keeping The Past in the Past

Epiphany amidst the cacophony

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Helmina Goldschmidt Rapp, Part II: Leaving Germany with Alice Rapp Stern

Arthur Rapp and Family: From Germany to England to Brazil to New York


A Little Allen Family History   Senior Lives Matter Too

The Irish Story

Podcast: Bram Stoker and the Cholera Epidemic of 1832


Impetus to Reflect  From the Archives - July 26 2010   Trove Tuesday - Cause of Death!


Genealogy News Bytes - Friday, 24 July 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Major News Events During Your Life

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 19 to 25 July 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 27 July 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Scottish Ancestral Research

Free Family History Mini-Class : Lesson 3

The Legal Genealogist

Lessons learned…    

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Saturday’s Newspaper Snippet: Funeral of Matilda Thoroughgood née Guymer

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

Worth Her Weight in Gold: 1896  The Lantern Party: 1902

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Jack Hyamovitch (Hyams)  

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History – 27 July:


The true history of “Long Way to Tipperary” revealed

Irish barman singing The Rare Auld Times will make your day

Ireland's best hotel of 2020 named

Killarney, a favorite amongst American tourists, is a ghost town this year

Anger as historic Easter Rising stones go missing

Which tree are you, according to the Celtic calendar and astrology?

Spectacular death of white-dwarf star lights up nearby galaxy

Norman era defensive home set to be Ireland’s next great tourist attraction

TUNE IN: Virtual County Mayo gathering this Saturday!

How I learned to love my hard-to-pronounce Irish name

When Amelia Earhart came to stay in Donegal… by accident

5,000-year-old Sligo tombs being destroyed by vandals, say archaeologists

Expert names the top 25 Celtic baby names

The amazing origins of “Whiskey in the Jar” one of the best-loved Irish ballads

A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins

1918 - World War I Air Ace Edward “Mick” Mannock is killed

Indulge your Irish wanderlust with these travel guides

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

German photographer spends four years photographing Irish Travellers

Top eleven facts about Connemara ponies

The Nazi spy set on turning Donegal village into a German naval base

Crazy quotes about the Irish - from Waylon Jennings to Samuel Beckett

WATCH: U2’s Bono and The Edge perform acoustic snippet of “Stairway to Heaven”

WATCH: A stunning look at Ashford Castle and Kylemore Abbey more than 70 years ago

How to trace your Irish roots using this traditional Irish naming pattern

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Brady clan

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Sullivan Clan

Your Irish ancestry - The Caulfield clan 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Brennan Clan 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Kennedy clan

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Doherty clan

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Feeney clan


Making Ancestors Interesting       Book Prizes - What can they tell us?

Liv Hambrett  A Postcard from Friedrichstadt

Before Bernadette    Spotlight on ... Large!


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Sunday Splendour – Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Penguin Books Australia

Modern Life, Millennials and Motherhood with Pandora Sykes

Stop Surviving Start Fighting  Jazz Thornton a chapter

Lost Souls  Johnathon and Jesse Kellerman

1st Case James Patterson 

Dirt Music Tim Winton

Book Review: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Allen & Unwin

Enid   Robert Wainright

Drugs, Guns and Lies    Keith Banks Ben Smith

The Last Navigator  Paul Goodwin with Gordon Goodwin

The Last Lighthouse Keeper   John Cook with Jon Bauer

Better Reading

Book of the Week: When She Was Good by Michael Robotham.  READ MORE

The Light at the End of the Day by Eleanor Wasserberg     READ MORE

The Fogging by Luke Horton.    READ MORE

Preview: The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 24th July 2020, Ontario & Toronto cemetery records, 1900's fashions, cownose rays, Surry BDMs, ghost houses, Irish clan research, Glendalough, changes re Ancestry DNA, oldest stereo recording, airport conspiracies, book reviews, newsletters, rent for the Queen, the devil’s cupid, new Ancestry collections and so much more…
Feel free to share… the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

UNCLAIMED LETTERS Issue 4, Trove Tuesday 28th July 2020 
unclaimed letters 1848, thousands of names, some give occupations, relationships, alias, etc.
Take these as hints as to where your ancestors once were thought to be…Though listed in NSW, the letters were addressed to many other places…
The answer to the question so many ask is ‘Sorry, no these letters are no longer accessible.. worst luck.’
Feel free to share… the link is the title…

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.

Friday, July 24, 2020


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


State Library of Queensland newsletter incl.   Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography  Explore more New Collections Expected in July

  • Wyoming BMDs – July is the 230 anniversary of statehood for Wyoming.  We’re releasing new collections of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths as well as selected territorial and city censuses.
  • Idaho BMDs – July is also the 230th anniversary of Idaho statehood.  We’re updating our Idaho collections of births, marriages, divorces and deaths to add the most recent years to be made public.
  • Women of Protest – this is a collection of photos from the Library of Congress that showcase women who were part of the suffragist movement, releasing in advance of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.
  • USC Shoah Interviews – This is a collection of 52,000 interviews of holocaust survivors and liberators assembled by the USC Shoah Foundation.  The collection will be index only on Ancestry, with links to the audio and video files on the USC website.  We are releasing this in advance of the IAJGS conference.
  • Doubs, France Censuses – our next release in our ongoing expansion of French content – just in time for Bastille Day
  • Westminster Parish records – rounding out our coverage of the London area Parishes
See the most recent collections

The ScriBbleR  newsletter  incl. resource sheet (available via newsletter)

Cairns Family History newsletter incl. Annual General Meeting, Shadows From the Past needs volunteers 

IRELAND NEWSLETTER incl. Preparation for a trip to Lourdes by David Barry ..1950's and other great stories

Outback Family History

Dust and Dreams – a verse by Crissouli ©        Our Late Beloved Son – grave tales

Aviation Pioneers of the Outback- part 3       The Tangled web of “Burly Bill” Lucas –

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Atlas Obscura

Japan’s ‘Ghost Houses’      Airport Conspiracies      The Grand Kugel    “Nature Is Healing”

The (Murky) History of Playing Cards    Schaezler Fountain  Washington Mini Monument

Oldest Stereo Recording   Yellowstone’s Zone of Death  Jellyfish Diet   Nonsense English

AIR Studio Ruins     From Desert to Lagoon    Compton’s Cowboys    Thorncrown Chapel

Rent for the Queen    Rocca di Piediluco     Dinosaur Art Mistakes ?  Macquarie Island

The Only U.S. Female Lighthouse Keeper    Bucktown Village Store    Secret Floral Codes

Historical Recipes     The Blaxhall Stone incredible    The Roman Baths of Toledo

Wonderfully Odd Gas Stations   Underground Tennessee  Pando, the Trembling Giant

El Palmar de Troya  Springkällan  active since 1869!


Liv Hambrett

A Postcard from Steilküste Schwedeneck

Scottish Ancestral Research

Free Family History Mini-Class : Lesson 2


Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 20 July 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Day Your Maternal Grandmother Was Born

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 12 to 18 July 2020

Genealogy News Bytes - Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Humoring the Goddess

Faerie Paths — Color      Girl Grey Beauty     Faerie Paths — Evening Beams

Repost of a Collaborative Poem — I can not find any way alone (ft. Ryan Hair)

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (miidweek) — Salt and Pepper Shakers

Deb's World

When crossing borders within Australia is a big deal

The Gentle Author

Tessa Hunkin In Stoke Newington  In The Grounds Of Fulham Palace

Cherishing The Fabric Of Arnold Circus   At Tim Hunkin’s Workshop 

At Waltham Abbey  Summer At Arnold Circus     

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Gaps in the Story: How Did Amalie and Charles Bloch Escape from Nazi Germany?


What Is Your Limit? 

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

Family Notice Friday - Joseph James Bell     

Sunday’s Obituary - Matilda Thoroughgood née Guymer

The Legal Genealogist

Those local values        Chilling with AncestryDNA

The Irish Story

Podcast: Youth culture and Loyalist paramilitaries with Gareth Mulvenna

Today in Irish History – 21st July 1920: The Start of the “Belfast Pogrom”

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

The Brute Asked Her to Black His Boots: 1890      


Dotting (GeneaDictionary)   Dotting blog


Inside St Luke's, Adelaide        The hard-to-find Hardmans

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History – 20 July:

Before Bernadette

Spotlight on ... The Old Country   


Definitive guide to understanding Irish place names

Some of the most popular Irish surnames in the US, explained

Irish movie “How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic” gets Oscar nod

Irish Catholic Church breaks tradition holding weddings on Sundays

Ireland wins appeal against EU's €13 billion Apple case 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - the McCabe Clan 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - the Moynahan Clan

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The McAteer Clan  

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Connor Clan 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The O'Brien Clan 

Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Ryan clan 

Evidence of massive Iron Age temple complex at prehistoric Irish site

JFK Jr. would have become president, claims historian

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

Top Irish names for your dog

Indulge your Irish wanderlust with these travel guides 

Vatican indicates support for re-interring Tuam babies

The Toronto doctor who cared for Ireland’s Great Hunger victims

Apply for the job of your dreams in this Irish mansion

What do the names of Ireland's counties mean?

WATCH: Wexford pride on full display in heartwarming new video

Famous Athlone pub among the oldest companies in the world

Dream of an Irish home worthy of Game of Thrones? It could be yours

Are you Irish? These are the best ways to begin researching your Irish roots

"Just give us a chance" - Co Limerick pub defiantly reopens

Swarm of flying ants above Ireland captured on radar

Our favorite Colin Farrell movies

Ireland pays its final respects to Jack Charlton on day of his funeral

WATCH: A breathtaking look at Aran Island inhabitants nearly 100 years ago

Ireland should not do away with citizenship for Irish Diaspora 

Medieval "plague" mass grave discovered in north Dublin

Ireland's most haunted house is up for sale

On This Day: Ernest Ball, composer of "When Irish Eyes are Smiling," is born

"A Thousand Moons," the new novel by Irish author Sebastian Barry 


Historical Ragbag  Glendalough Great photos as well as history

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey  Helmina Goldschmidt Rapp, Part I: Another Young Widow

Mrs Daffodil Digresses   My Lady’s Hammock: 1895

Elizabeth Gauffreau    Shortnin’ Bread Meander


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Behind the Pen with Jules Van Mil

Book Review: The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Swap by Robyn Harding

Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin

The Shadow Friend by Alex North

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Podcast: Julia Gillard on Women and Leadership

Podcast: Susan Allot on Life in the UK and how Environment Shapes our Writing

Allen & Unwin

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing  Jessie Tu 

Finding Eadie     Caroline Beecham

The Farm at Peppertree Crossing      Léonie Kelsall
One Split Second Caroline Bond
The Disaster Tourist    Run Ko-eun

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 17th Jul 2020, guides to 'new' TROVE, savory ice cream, discover your ancestor's childhood, grave of the last sin-eater, WWII beach rubble, Hodota burial mounds, passenger arrival records, glittering green bee, British propaganda of WWII, Ancestry DNA changes coming, Brisbane in the 1940's, official top 20 Irish surnames, tracing various Irish clans, book reviews, and so much more.. Feel free to share... the link is in the name..

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 21st Jul 2020 News of the Week, plethora of personal notices, some official notices, some plain gossip... numerous names.. Have to love the old ways of reporting…enjoy!
Feel free to share.. the title is the link..

Stay safe and well.
This will pass.