Friday, November 6, 2020



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


* NEW PAGE in Irish Graves..they who sleep in foreign lands  ...

  IRISH TALES Thanks to Moya Sharp from Outback Family History for her contributions.

* CONGRATULATIONS!   IGRS INAUGURATES THE WALLACE CLARE AWARD – Irish Genealogical Research Society    To all mentioned.. with special Congrats to Christina Hunt.. known for so many things but especially as Co Ordinator of IGP..  Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives

* New additions to IGP from October 2020..

* Ever been to a Book Grocer?  

Cathy Swift's lecture to Kilrush & District Historical So...

* Cairns Family History Newsletter incl. details on Christmas Morning tea 7th Dec., upcoming events

* I Love Bello Shire newsletter  incl. Actions Speak Louder Than Words Huge 'What's On' list

Songs of the last convict ship - The History Listen - ABC Radio National 

* Society of Australian Genealogists  SAGe  includes News    Web Tips  Events

FREE CHEAT SHEET 10 Tips & Tools for Transcribing Genealogy Documents

  Download all 30 sheets...30 FREE GENEALOGY CHEAT SHEETS  Thanks to Thomas MacEntee

Illinois society announces recipients of awards (genealogy)  Danville CommercialNews

* John Grenham  Here be slightly fewer dragons

* National Archives UK  podcast  Civil Rights and Public Health    > Read the blog 

  podcast     Heroic Deeds: Episode one out now

* TV Watch: Liam Neeson in Unknown; and Liz Carr's family tree involves attempted murder in ...  Irish Examiner

Belfast City Cemetery: 150 years of buried stories - BBC News

Wanderlust Twins  George Peabody Library Staircase in Baltimore, USA    Alaska   Lake Louise, Canada Doug Walkey

Living tunnel in Furzey Gardens, Hampshire, England       

31 October, 2020 23:38     Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Guangxi, China Khanh Nguyen

Outback Family History

Snatched from the jaws of death:     William Robinson by Glen Munro 

Albert Ernest Gard by Ric Francis    Living in caves: 

Find My Past

Greater London Burial Index      Trace Bahamian bloodlines  Search all newspapers 

A beginner’s guide to Caribbean family history watch video

Anglo-Celtic Connection

Zooming    British Newspaper Archive Additions for October  Le Droit Online

Advance Notice: St Andrew's Day Scottish Webinars from FamilySearch

Reopening LAC – Reservations for Ottawa to open on November 2 at 10 a.m.

Get an OGS Membership Bargain   Sunday Sundries        Your Genealogy Today: Nov/Dec 2020

QFHS Webinar: Past is Present: Using Digital Resources to Find Your Family's First World War History

This week's online genealogy events

Maps added to National Library of Scotland online collection

Atlas Obscura

Reviving America’s Forgotten Election Cake   

American Elections, Italian-Style       Theater of the People   

Grave of Charles Dummett      Witches' Pillory   1872 Monument

Debunking Moose Boulder    Kentucky’s Delightfully Obscura Graves 

The Myth of the Werehyena  Jewish Medieval Museum      

Monster Mythology    Beware a Supernatural Shapeshifter

The Tale of Vengeful Spirits      Insectoid Misfortune    

Lakeside Tales with Russia’s Vodyanoy   The Forest Protector 

Fanged Body Snatchers Australia       So You Want to Be A Spy

Family Tree Magazine

How to Self-Publish Your Family History Book    Free Genealogy Writing Prompts eBook

6 Tips for Writing Your Own Life Story   The Best Websites for Finding Historical Maps

6 Things to Do When Your DNA Match Doesn’t Have a Tree      

11 Places to Do Cluster Genealogy Research     3 Tips for Saving Photos Stuck to Glass

The 12 Best German Genealogy Websites


The Alaskan Island That Humans Can’t Conquer

Ancient Roman Villa Discovered Beneath Italian Apartment Complex

When Catherine of Aragon Led England's Armies to Victory Over Scotland

Why a New Statue of Medusa Is So Controversial

Ruins of Eighth-Century Pagan Temple Found in Norway

The True Story of 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Newly Documented Aboriginal Rock Art Is 'Unlike Anything Seen Before'

The Little-Known Story of Queen Victoria's Black Goddaughter

Why a Long-Awaited Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibition Is So Significant

Behind the Scenes With the White House Residence's Long-Serving Staff

'The Good Lord Bird' Paints a Different Portrait of Abolitionist John Brown

Machu Picchu Reopens for a Single Stranded Tourist

Seven Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling to Alaska For

Why Elaine de Kooning's Portrait of JFK Broke All the Rules

Australian Geographic

The spotted litter frog sits like a human and it has us crying

Wombats bums: there’s more than meets the eye

Puggles on plates help save species


What Bats Can Teach Humans About Coronavirus Immunity      

Nine Black Cat Stickers   Why Do We Vote by Secret Ballot?

When the English Witnessed Battles in the Sky  Halloween Stories     

The Bizarre Marvels of Segundo de Chomón, Father of Spanish Cinema

The Bakemono Zukushi “Monster” Scroll'

Family Search Blog

Monthly Record Update for October 2020


Trevor McLaughlin

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (74): “Criminal” women

Emily's Quill Pen

Jairus’ Daughter

Textile Ranger

Extreme Textile Happiness

Social Bridge-  Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland

Music I Miss      Blogging and Covid 19    All’s Well Again, I Hope…

Humouring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Cars     Faerie Paths — Baking      Lorenzo Quinn

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Niyoko Ikuta     Nature’s Jewels  The Passing of Indian Summer

Family History Across the Seas

Sepia Saturday: Lighthouse lives 

The Gentle Author

A Brief History Of Crypts  The Tragical Death Of An Apple Pie     Bloomsbury Jamboree On Ice

Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Churches      Spitalfields Market Nocturne

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The “Disappearance” of Arthur Cohen, My Grandfather’s First Cousin

The Cohen Family Photograph: Who Are These People?


Halloween     O-gyee  


Three months later …


Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 30 October 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Hallowe'en Memories and Family History

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 25 to 31 October 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 1 November 2020

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 3 November 2020

The Frugal Family Historian

Returning to the Archives: Glasgow City Archives @ The Mitchell

Six (free) family history things to do when the archives are closed

We Will Remember Them

Gerry's Family History

Fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, two World Wars

The Legal Genealogist

The other Judy 

Historical Ragbag

Bergen and Hakon’s Hall

Mrs Daffodil Digresses

The Enjoyment of the News: 1910

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in 1920 – Kevin Barry, an 18-year-old medical student, is hanged in Dublin for his part in a raid in which six soldiers were killed.


Saving Reverend Ryan

The Irish Story

Remembering Patrick O’Donnell: The Man who Avenged the Invincibles


These 25 people have been named the most inspirational in Ireland

Historic Medieval manuscript donated to University College Cork

WATCH: IFI marks World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with beautiful Donegal film

Did you know a Roscommon cave is home to the “Gates to Hell”?

Celtic blessings to mark the ancient festival of Samhain

First major English-Irish dictionary in 60 years released on Friday

IrishCentral’s Book of the Month: “After the Silence” by Louise O’Neill

All Saints Day: Ireland's saints and their blessed sites

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

This slow cooker Irish stew recipe is perfect for cozy, chilly nights 

Six prehistoric sites in Ireland could be made UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Embracing your Irish heritage - how to get started finding your Irish roots 

Hollywood star Olivia Wilde's Irish roots 

 Joe Biden rejoices in Mayo roots as he nears end of campaign trail 

Ireland mourns 100-year-old great-grandmother who's lockdown letter stole nation's heart

Watch: Colossal waves off Irish coast captured by fisherman during Storm Aiden


The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day 12 – The Sea Textile Ranger

A Look at Lighthouses - Sepia Saturday Scot Sue

My first published genealogy article ! Dara, Black Raven Genealogy

Trove Tuesday – a little Dungog humour Pauleen Cass

The Dress Doctor: An Ingenious Lady’s Profession: 1894 Mrs. Daffodil Digresses


Theresa Smith

A Month of Reading: October

The Week That Was…

Book Review: Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Irish Story

Book Review: Saving the State: Fine Gael from Collins to Varadkar

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell    READ MORE

Lioness by Sue Brierley     READ MORE

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella     READ MORE

Mary's Last Dance by Mary Li       Companion to Mao’s Last Dancer     READ MORE

The Freedom Circus by Sue Smethurst      READ MORE

Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder     LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Podcast: Kate Mildenhall on Overcoming her Fear of Failure with Writing   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Allen & Unwin

Infinite Splendours  Sofie Laguna     READ AN EXCERPT

Death in Daylesford  Kerry Greenwood     LEARN MORE

The Law of Innocence Michael Connelly  READ AN EXCERPT

The Shearer's Wife  Fleur McDonald   LEARN MORE

Memorial   Bryan Washington     LEARN MORE

Penguin Books Australia

A Promised Land     Barack Obama     READ EXTRACT

Untold Resilience Future Women     READ Q&A

The Woman in Black  Susan Hill  LEARN MORE

Join our Premiere Event to celebrate the release of Fiona McIntosh's new novel, The Champagne WarThursday 12 November at 7pm (AESTon the Penguin Books Australia Facebook page. 

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 30th Oct 2020,  Dangerous Women, Catherine of Aragon, Vodka from milk, praying with skulls, FREE cheat sheets, Love on a hearse, Celtic myth & halloween, reviews...

Shortlist Irish Book Awards, internet in the Alps, migrating birds and glass buildings, London’s cesspit treasures.. and a whole lot more..

Feel free to share … The title is the link…

Headlines of Old

Certificates of Naturalisation  1967  Series 8 Trove Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020, various states, numerous names & addresses…

Here are the steps you have to work through to become an Australian citizen varies from country to country, age, nationality of parents, etc. Addresses are given for the time of application, so that may help you trace an ancestor.



Brisbane, Toowong

With thanks to Kym Hyson.


Castle Hill


Thanks to Noelene Harris


Thanks to Noelene Harris



Thanks to Noelene Harris


Thanks to Geraldine Rae


Camperdown, NSW Metro

Thanks to Kevin Banister


Thanks to Moya Sharp, Outback Family History


New additions to CONTRIBUTIONS

New additions to IGP from October 2020..

Keep safe and well. 

This will pass.


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