Friday, October 16, 2020



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


Preserving precious Catholic history - Archdiocese of Hobart Thanks to Jill Ball & Alona Tester

The Project | The Digital Panopticon Thanks to Hamish Maxwell-Stewart.. Uni Tas, and Sharon Green. Great research tool..

* 'New' blogs..    do take a moment to read and encourage these writers


Queensland Families – Harrison Family History Mary Harrison

Home – Hapgoods from Marksbury  Karen Hap

Walk In Your Ancestors' Footsteps: 13 Tips For Planning Genealogy Travel   TravelAwaits

Mum who couldn’t find autistic son’s favourite food stunned by heartwarming gift

ABC News: Ahmed Kelly was found by nuns outside an orphanage. Now the Paralympian is nicknamed 'liquid nails'

West Gate Bridge disaster still haunts the men who were there, 50 years on - ABC News

I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl. Bellingen Artist & Mentor Elisa Hall    Weekly Report from Covid-19 Clinic 

Australian War Memorial  eMemorial newsletter. incl. Remembrance Day 11 Nov.,    Interactive webinar and more

Community Groups Share in $330,000 to Preserve Victoria’s History Alona Tester

Mixcloud..Oliver O'Connell's Lecture to Clare Roots Society

Wanderlust Twins.. Lake Thun panorama from Spiez Castle, Switzerland  

Pillars Of The Earth, ruins of Tintern Abbey, Wales

by B℮n on Flickr.The Gate of Triumph in Vientiane, Laos.

by Michele F. on Flickr.Tamarin Bay with Trois Mamelles and Montagne du Rempart – Mauritius, Indian Ocean.

12 October, 2020 00:25 Colombia

El Camino de la Muerte, considered “the world’s most dangerous road”, Bolivia

Vrijdagmarkt urban architecture in Ghent / Belgium

Beach Cathedral, Galicia, Spain

National Archives UK... newsletter..  incl. 23 October, 14:00 | A Witch Scare in 17th Century Lancashire

Ireland Newsletter  incl. News from IrelandCesair: The First Woman in Ireland

Free Books: historical fiction (sorted by popularity) - Project Gutenberg  Note.. many categories available

Find My Past

Unexpected family search discoveries: a silversmith, mystery and crime Read the story

Outback Family History

Eltham District Historical Society Inc.

Australian Geographic

FamilySearch Blog

Atlas Obscura

Winnekenni Castle Massachusetts  

Comics Translations India     The Road to Nowhere North Carolina

Ardmore Ghost Town South Dakota   Fremont Troll  Washington

Family Tree Magazine




The Legal Genealogist

The Gentle Author

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Social Bridge 

The Frugal Ancestral Research


Humouring the Goddess

The Irish Story

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Textile Ranger

Emily's Quill Pen

Stair na hÉireann


(UK) British Library Released 18, 000 Maps Available for Free

The British Library has released an archive of nearly 18,000 maps and views –digitized—and no copyright restrictions.  Access is free!


The collection is from the Topographical Collection of King George lll and held by the British Library for four centuries of visual  impressions of places throughout the world, from maps and atlases to architectural drawings, cartoons and watercolors.  

Once the collection is totally digitized, the Library plans to make entire collection of 40,000 maps and views available.


The collection is arranged geographically, with around 40% dedicated to the British Isles, one third covering the Europe of the Grand Tour, and 10% for British areas of influence such as North America, the West Indies and India.


There are two planned image releases:


  1. British Library’s Georeferencer ( interactive application that allows volunteers to turn maps into data by adding locations to digitized British Library collections, 

       initiating new forms of discovery and research.

  1. Fiickr  (  and can be searched for in the Library’s archive at




Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this information with us.



Deep in the Heart of Textiles   I Spy Donations

In Days Gone By  Forty four years later


Theresa Smith

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

Better Reading

Puffin Books.. children

Penguin Books Australia

The Godmothers     Read Article

A Life on Our Planet    David Attenborough     Read Extract

Read First Chapter:   

The Thursday Murder Club  Richard Osman  

The Kingdom Jo Nesbo

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Friday Fossicking 9th Oct 2020, Kythera, 2000 year old brain cells, FREE ways to use ancestry, FREE forms..organisers…tree templates,  things we keep, FREE Irish BDM certs.   (See records-access-alerts), hoax of rabbit births, crime scene dolls houses, violins in quarantine, slave ancestors, Doorkins Magnificat, haunted garden party dress, book reviews, podcast and more..

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TROVE TUESDAY 13th Oct 2020.. MOSTLY PERSONAL 13th Oct 2020, various states, who did what and with whom, where are they from, what destination...trace your ancestors, why is the Prince of Wales mentioned?

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Stay safe and well.

This will pass.

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