Friday, September 4, 2020


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


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Cairns Family History Newsletter incl. Preservation of Documents and Artefacts by Gabriella Rogina 18th Sept.        and much more.

Logan City Council newsletter. incl. free eLibrary

TROVE Treasures Newsletter incl. Newspapers for all...  Read the blog     Watch newspapers webinar

SAGe newsletter incl.  Events  News   and more

I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl. On the Soapbox with Warren Weick a great story...

Australia Remastered: Wild Australians : ABC iview 54 amazing minutes exploring wildlife

National Archives UK newsletter. incl.  Letters of Lockdown


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State Library of Qld   newsletter

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Find My Past

Family Search Blog

Family Tree Magazine  incl.   How to Use Vital Records for Genealogy     

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Atlas Obscura


Outback Family History


[Records-Access-Alerts] (Australia) 
NSW Birth Certificates to Recognize Adoption  31 August 2020 at 9:31:41 am AEST

As a  result of new reforms introduced in the New South Wales, Australia, Parliament, people will be able to have their birth and adopted families included on a birth certificate. This is a government sponsored bill. 

Attorney General Mark Speakman said the new integrated birth certificates (IBC) will modernize this important legal identity document by including an adopted person’s full history…“These reforms will give adopted people across the State the choice to use a birth certificate that includes information about their parents and siblings at birth, as well as their parents and siblings after they have been adopted.”

The Bill amends the Adoption Act 2000 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 to authorize the issuing of an IBC. Following the proposed amendments, newly adopted people will be issued with an IBC along with the existing post adoptive birth certificate that is provided after adoption. Both will be legal identity documents, allowing the adopted person to use whichever one they prefer.

Under the current law, a birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages (BDM) after a person is adopted can only record the child’s adoptive parents and any adoptive siblings, making no reference to the birth parents.

People adopted prior to the commencement of the reforms can contact the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages to find out how they can apply for an IBC.

The media release may be read at:


The Legal Genealogist 


Humoring the Goddess

Treasure Chest of Memories


Brotmanblog: A Family Journey


The Irish Story

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

Deb's World

The Frugal Family Historian

Free Family History Mini-Class : Lesson 8


Met Éireann unveils Ireland's storm names for the 2020 - 2021 season

Seamus Heaney's "hope and history," Ireland's favorite poet's vision of the world

IrishCentral’s Book of the Month: “Thirty-Two Words for Field: Lost Words of the Irish Landscape”

Scariest monsters and demons from Celtic myth

The top twenty books every Irish American should read

WATCH: A rare look at Belfast in the 1920s

WATCH: Trailer released for new Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet drama “Ammonite”

Newlywed Irishman forced to evacuate new Louisiana home as Hurricane Laura hits

Brooklyn's lost Temperanceville was founded by an Irish man

20 years ago today, Irish Travellers ruled by law as an ethnic minority

Archaeologists find 5,700-year-old Neolithic house in Cork

Francis O'Neill: The Irish cop in Chicago who saved traditional Irish music

On this day: One-fifth of Ireland attends Michael Collins's funeral in Dublin

Ireland’s travel secrets: The Sky Road and Clifden

Ancient Russian coins discovered in Cork

Irish author remembered today on "The Duchess Who Wasn't" Day

Inside an abandoned 1950s schools house on a Donegal island

Top gods and goddesses from Celtic mythology

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You - the story behind the traditional Irish blessing 


Our World: Our Beautiful Planet      Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Henry The Young King: Part One  Historical Ratbag

Koalas and Kangaroos!     Lonetester HQ

The Actor’s Ring allenrizzi


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

A Month of Reading: August

Book Review: The Yield by Tara June Winch

Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

Book Review: The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte

Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Penguin Books

The Last Migration      Charlotte McConaghy       START READING

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall

Sam Bloom: Heartache and Birdsong by Samantha Bloom, Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive

The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

The Bird in the Bamboo Cage by Hazel Gaynor

Podcast: Anna Downes on her Incredible Journey to Writing a Bestselling Debut Thriller

Podcast: Nat Amoore on The Power of Storytelling and How to Make Reading Fun for Kids

Allen & Unwin

The Morbids   Ewa Ramsey

The Good Teacher    Petronella Govern  START READING NOW

Bluebird  Malcolm Knox

The Lying Life of Adults  Elena Ferrante   START READING NOW

The McCallister Legacy  Nicole Hurley-Moore

Blunt Force  Lynda La Plante

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,

Headlines of Old

News Of The Week... 1908...   Trove Tuesday 1st Sept. 2020, covers local- national- international, includes gossip/ads, interesting snippets. Not at all confined to the area of publication. What were your ancestors doing in 1908?Did they have any specific events happening during that year? Sometimes it pays to concentrate on one year, TROVE is a great place to look for the personal details. Don’t forget the Classifieds, look there as well as in the newspapers, magazines and gazettes, etc.
Feel free to share… the title is the link.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no TROVE TUESDAY post next week, 8th September. It will return on the 15th. Thank you for your support.

As They Were

ADDITIONS to IGP Archives August 2020, Cavan, Dublin, Donegal, Tipperary… can you add any records, photos, etc. ? You can find details as to how to on the IGP website… Many thanks to all the volunteers who contribute.

ADDITIONS to IGP Archives August 2020

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no FRIDAY FOSSICKING next week on 11th September. It will return on the 18th. Thank you for your support.

Stay safe and well.
This will pass.


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    1. So glad I'm not the only one that identified with that one... Thanks for your comment, Alex...😄


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