Friday, September 25, 2020

FRIDAY FOSSICKING. 25th Sept. 2020

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


Cairns Family History newsletter for full details

The ScriBbleR newsletter Stella Budrikis.. incl. Auslan  ,  also news re her new book

Planning a Qld holiday? Lots of ideas in this newsletter

Outback Family History

Find My Past

Search all newspapers                      Try it now       Brand new site features

The National Archives UK  newsletter incl. what's online...

13 October, 14:00 | Using Discovery  (3 different session times) plus more..

Atlas Obscura

Australian Geographic

Family Tree Magazine


Family Search Blog


Humouring the Goddess

The Legal Genealogist

The Irish Story

The Gentle Author



Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Historical Ragbag

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

SOCIAL BRIDGE - Jean Tubridy


Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Scottish Ancestral Research

Textile Ranger


(Ireland-Scotland) Irish 2021 Census and Scotland 2021 Census Postponed Until 2022 Due to Pandemic

Both the Republic of Ireland’s Central Statistics Office and the National Records of Scotland announced their respective 2021 censuses will be postponed until 2022 due the current COVID-19 pandemic.


To read the Irish Central Statistics Office press release go to:

To read the Scotland Census Office notice go to:


This will be the first time that the decennial census in Scotland has been disrupted since the Second World War, with no census taken in 1941 (although a National Identity Register for Scotland involved a census process in 1939).


I have not heard whether the censuses planned for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will also be  postponed. In July, the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about the legislation to hold the census for England and Wales on 21 March 2021, and therefore, it appears at this time those censuses will be postponed. If there is an announcement which changes the previous England and Wales time period for the census, it will be posted on the IAJGS Records Access Alert.


To see the previous postings on the Ireland, Scotland and UK censuses  go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at: You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Famous Galway bookstore and art gallery turns 80 this November

A look at the Irish War of Independence

Dublin Viking dig uncovers Irelands first prison cells

Mythical legends from Ireland’s five longest rivers

The amazing life of Michael Corcoran: From Sligo to Abe Lincoln's US Civil War Irish Brigade

Nine-year-old boy finds one of the world's deadliest snakes in Offaly

Irish myths and legends - the giant and the baby

Bobby Sands' granddaughter sings beautiful rendition of “Grace”

The most hated people in Irish history

Medieval toilet air freshener, sourdough bakery found in County Meath site

The undeniable Irish influence on The Lord of the Rings

Irish Vikings had brown hair, not blond, new study finds

TUNE IN: 39th annual Great Irish Fair goes virtual today!

Irish government announces changes to its “Green List” for travel

Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet get rave reviews for "Ammonite"

Belfast-born author of “Guess How Much I Love You” has passed away

Celebrating the incredible Irish artist Robert Ballagh on his 77th birthday

New York COVID hero nurse among 2020 TIME100 list

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen! Did you know this NJ rocker has strong Irish roots

On this day: The famous Irish Typhoid Mary died , here's her true story


A Silver Voice from Ireland     Postcards from South West Donegal.

genielynau     Arthur Bastable – a Patternmaker from County Cork 

( also read Pt. II) “Women who are too Exclusively Irish” – The Voyage of the ship Flora to South Australia in 1855.

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses        Gerty’s Elopement: 1889

Diary of an Australian Genealogist  

Family, COVID & Genealogy Online Boon - Genealogy Notes 11 Aug - 20 Sep 2020

Humouring the Goddess       Rearranging My Closet

Little Wild Streak       Host and Guests – Ludwigia

Clogs and Clippers     Walter Lindrum on video


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

Book Review: The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review: Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman

Turning Down the Noise by Christine Jackman

The Cubs Roar by Blanche d’Alpuget

The Burning Island by Jock Serong

Podcast: Rose Carlyle on her Year Sailing Around the Indian Ocean

Podcast: John Wood Talks About Clawing His Way to the Middle

Book of the Week: House of Correction by Nicci French

Monogamy by Sue Miller

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie 

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Preview: Shore Leave by David Whish-Wilson

Preview: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

and from my blogs..

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 18th Sept 2020, Unusual Graves, tracing Cork ancestors, WWI war brides, 2500 yr old sealed coffins found-Egypt, Free charts & forms, Thomas Jefferson created his own bible, Mayflower Passengers 1620, fight to save historic bridge, and much more… Feel free to share… the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

MISSING FRIENDS..... Trove Tuesday 22nd Sept 2020, newspaper  notices, lost relatives, lots of details, numerous names across a number of states, messages from families and friends…

Stay safe and well.

this will pass.

Friday, September 18, 2020


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


John Grenham   No sulks, no sniffles

Wanderlust Twins.   Hogwarts, Orlando, Florida       

Find My Past

Family Search Blog


Atlas Obscura

Family Tree Magazine

Anglo-Celtic Connections

National Library Australia

 Birds of Paradise - Ellis Rowan in New Guinea   Discovery video: Family History




The Legal Genealogist

The Gentle Author



Humoring the Goddess

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

Australian Roots and Spreading Branches

The Irish Story

Textile Ranger


Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson among Irish actors cast in animated "Riverdance" movie

Roddy Doyle's new novel "Love" is his finest to date

Ireland's Culture Night to host free events online and offline this Friday

Blarney Castle: Facts and history with some fantastic myths and legends thrown in 

Rare, signed copy of The Good Friday Agreement to be auctioned

Brendan Gleeson shows us Trump as mafia don in The Comey Rule

Ireland ranked among top ten countries globally for veganism

The most popular stories and figures from Irish mythology

New platform for teachers of Irish traditional music launched online

TUNE IN: 39th annual Great Irish Fair goes virtual this Saturday!

How Maeve Binchy's books made me fall in love with Ireland

This Irish airport has been voted the most scenic in the world

Irish Traveller Manor Donohue to scribe a book on his rich heritage

Ireland's fairy forts and their power over the Irish



Theresa Smith

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking  28th Aug 2020, the witch’s eye, poor Ed the grieving emu, medieval chapel house, Highland heritage, radioactive trash, charity stones, summer girl, National Radio Day, swimming cow at Donegal, helpful advice from Carmel’s Corner, when asbestos was a gift for a King, building’s morse code, first smallpox vaccinations, book reviews, FREE … family history mini class, cousin chart, helpful newsletters… and much more…
Feel Free to share… the title is the link ..

That Moment in Time

Trove : Updates On Newspapers & Gazettes Coming Soon, incl. one magazine plus Airforce & RAAF News, 1st Sep 2020

Headlines of Old

Unclaimed Letters Trove Tuesday 15th Sept 2020,  Issue 6..   numerous names & places, some occupations….
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.