Friday, December 11, 2020


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


Grenham's Third Law of Irish Genealogy   John Grenham 

National Archive UK  newsletter incl. The Christmas pudding palaver of 1952  Our Letter of Lockdown project  Upcoming online events

National Library Australia newsletter incl. 

Community Heritage Grant Recipients        

ProQuest Recent Newspapers... Use your Library card to  access this resource from home by visiting our eResources portal.   Need a Library card?

State Library Queensland newsletter incl. Plan your visit  look for the Christmas beetles..  

Learn with Lynda  Free with membership | Free | Online

Choose from over 13,000 online courses.. Learn more

Free family activities - movies to stories to hands-on crafts. 

Billion Graves ..  history of winged skulls as gravestone symbols

The hidden story of African-Irish children BBC News

How to make the most of free online records from The National Archives - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl. Avoid Touching Bats

 Bellingen The Promised Land an interesting read
Never a dull moment in this area, always something   happening whether it be in Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Urunga, etc.

Ireland newsletter incl. News from Ireland 

 View the Archive of Irish Phrases here:

Cairns Family History Newsletter incl. news of State Library
Queensland Courses, State Library Qld archives

Wanderlust Twins

Find My Past

Essex Baptisms   Devon Baptisms   Berkshire Probate Index   

Search all newspapers    Explore Essex ancestry      

The power of parish records     Princess Diana’s family tree

Outback Family History

The Exchange Hotel Broad Arrow       

A Challenging Land – a verse by Ray Jackson

The Ghosts of Red Flag Well     Charles Carkeek – grave tales

John Fitzpatrick – Plumber and Tinsmith.

Family History Bulletin

Registry of Births, Deaths, Marriages Qld incl.

Brisbane's plague epidemic    A vignette of the 1919 pandemic

Got your own missing link?Contact us


 How to Gather the Oral Histories of COVID-19       

The Complications of “Outlaw Country”

 Christiaan Huygens’ Ideas of Extraterrestrial Life

Family Search Blog

A Research Guide to 1910 United States Census Records

Monthly Record Update for November 2020 

1950 United States Census—Release Date and Research Help

Anxiety Journaling: How to Relieve Stress through Writing

The 1918 Pandemic

Atlas Obscura

Ancient Female Huntresses       St Tudno's Church Wales    

The White Post Virginia  Ghost Airline   A Fraught History

Amatol Ghost Town  New Jersey     Forgotten Murals

Squirrel Pets   Spreepark  Berlin  Instrument of the Future

Turkey’s Wild Horses Michelangelo's Hidden Drawings

Space Sandwich  Roman ‘Trench Fever’  

The New York Earth Room  Portugal's Chapel of Bones

Deadly Shortcuts   Mittie Manning's Tomb very sad      

Young Eagle Huntress.  Greek Sewer Finds   Le Mort Homme

A Tricky Restorative Balance    Vanishing Cinemas   

The Wave Organ     Cave of Kelpius 

Family Tree Magazine

6 Steps to Organizing and Managing Your Digital Photos

The Real Meaning of "Pennsylvania Dutch"

13 DIY Family History Crafts and Projects

How to Create and Maintain an Archival Photo Album

FREE Census Worksheets for Genealogy Research

16 Genealogy Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

How to Preserve Newspaper Clippings

10 Best Websites for Finding Death Records and Obituaries

FREE Cluster and Collateral Research Worksheet

Anglo-Celtic Connections

DNA Identifies Newfoundland First World War Casualty

Sunday Sundries   Educational Records

This Week's Online Genealogy Events 

Ancestry President & CEO Leaving



When Will I Stop Writing?     Corona Virus Mask

Food Tips And Tricks   Kürbissuppe Shades Of Ritchie

Hewwo There Wittle Fewwow!

Humouring the Goddess

Burning Philosophical Questions Faerie Paths — Creativity

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Chris Garofalo Rachael Pease

The Birthday Raven Unicorn  

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Trevor Leat

The Gentle Author

Looking Forward To Christmas great illustrations

Favourite East End Artists     Phillip Lucas, Collector

Some Favourite John Claridge Photographs

Brotmanblog : A Family Journey

Helene Goldschmidt Tedesco and Her Family: Hiding from the Nazis in France

Flora Goldschmidt Schwarzschild’s Family: One Branch Flourished, the Other Extinguished

The Irish Story

Tom Barry and the Road from Mesopotamia to Kilmichael

Social Bridge

Deadheading  Is Christmas Stressful?  Phone Boxes

Three Years – Give or Take   All my Fault

The Legal Genealogist

Happy anniversary!   Before the next sale  Saving Seattle




Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2020 "Dear Genea-Santa" Letter

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 29 November to 5 December 2020

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 6 December 2020

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Historical Ragbag

Book Review: Joan Lady of Wales: Power and politics of King John’s daughter by Danna R. Messer

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

Raw Material: A Christmas Ghost Story   

Casts of Hands a Christmas Fad: 1896

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Third Blog Anniversary – An Ode to Escapism


Newgrange's annual gathering canceled, Winter Solstice will be streamed online

It snowed in Ireland, which means this Irish word started trending on Twitter

Michael Flatley’s personal items fetch thousands at auction

Good and bad luck signs from Irish folklore

Fairytale of New York is not just a Christmas song, but also an immigrant ballad

Irish gastropubs almost entirely booked out as Ireland reopens for Christmas

The history behind Ireland’s ancient Druids

A tale of two Holy warriors - Bridget Rose Dugdale and Ann Sullivan

Stunning images reveal "the dark underbelly of rural Irish life"

It’s going to be a long winter! Here are the best Irish books of 2020

Newly launched "Devils Keep" is among the most expensive Irish whiskies ever

Traditional Irish plum pudding recipe for Christmas

Are these ancient Sligo tombs the oldest in the world?

A lucky buyer has scooped up this "truly magnificent" castle in Co Kerry

Pearl Harbor Irish heroes remembered on the anniversary of the attack

Irish revolutionary Kevin Barry as remembered in poems and song

What is the Celtic symbol for family?

Fermanagh woman is first in the world to receive vaccine

Gardai, family renew appeal for information about missing Irish man Trevor Deely 20 years on

Rare, first edition of "Ulysses" among fascinating items in upcoming Irish auction

Northern Irish lottery winners have given away half of their massive fortune

Fungie the Dolphin could be honored in his hometown of Dingle next year

Irish blessings and songs perfect for Christmas Day

Ireland's top seven universities

Ireland's fairy forts and their power over the Irish

Jon Bon Jovi desecrates Pogues' Christmas classic ‘Fairytale of New York’

10 facts you probably didn’t know about Ireland during the holidays


I – The Death of Claude Cotton | The Dusty Box

Studio Child’s Play Textile Ranger

Secrets of ScotlandsPeople The Frugal Family Historian

Florence’s Illness: Part 1    Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage 


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

#6degrees of separation: from Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret to The Angel of Waterloo

Book Review: The Betrayals by Bridget Collins

Top 20 for 2020 – Books to gift this Christmas

Better Reading

The Last Truehart by Darry Fraser    READ MORE

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate READ MORE

The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French    READ MORE

The Grand Tour by Olivia Wearne  READ MORE

The Irish Story

Book Review: A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland 1920-25

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 4th Dec 2020, lend a kindle book,  'Victorian' Xmas, US WWII casualty list, bush tucker to brunch,  witch's castle, need a washboard?, overlooked Irish resources, Italian Genealogy records, Christmas gifts for the destitute, Irish in Indian Civil Service, gifts of genealogy, book reviews, missing friends and convicts, tunnel beneath Stonehenge?, Eastern European ancestors, Great Hunger Film in Irish language,  and a whole lot more..

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ADDITIONS to  IGP Archives - November 2020, Cavan, Fermanagh, Galway, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary,

Thanks to Christina & all the volunteers…


CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED Jan 1833 Trove Tuesday  8th Dec 2020, some further info. re randomly selected convicts, looking beyond the obvious, 

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Stay safe and well.
This will pass.

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