Friday, February 12, 2021


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


National Archives Australia newsletter incl.

Spy: espionage in Australia  

Changing the world, one signature at a time

Search the collection.. Go to RecordSearch Destination: Australia 

Discovering Anzacs    Citizenship records to name just a few...

National Archives UK newsletter incl.

Blog: Searching for Cliff Tyrell   Archive jigsaw: 1893 advertisement

With Love exhibition   > View the letters

State Library of Queensland newsletter incl. 

Cut Copy: Brisbane Music Posters 1977–1987 

self-guided tour of State Library and discover fascinating treasures.

National Library of Australia newsletter incl.

A Century of Australian Advertising Posters

If you're curious about an Australian personality or prominent social figure, chances are you'll find them in our Who's Who databases.

You will need an NLA Library card... for Australians only

ACADEMY | The Photo Alchemist Free booklet download re dating old photos... Thanks to Alona Tester

An Interesting Biography.. John Frost... Chartist... one of many in the Australian Dictionary of Biography... you never know who you'll find in there.

Find My Past

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* My Heritage  offers marriage records for free until Feb 16th.

* TROVE ..  always free to all... newspapers, gazettes, magazines, images, maps, artefacts, research & reports, books and libraries, Diaries, letters, archives, music, audio, video, people 7 organisation, websites, lists...

Investigate your family history


Convicts and Parkhurst Boys to Western Australia.

My Ancestors - Where did they go? - Reinterments

Wanderlust Twins

The great library at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Canada

View from Mt. Kushigata, Japan  

Inistioge Bridge in County Kilkenny, Ireland

Outback Family History

Paynesville – ghost town      The Loader family – pioneer profile

Greek Tragedy at Lawlers   Spinifex and Sand:

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Slightly O/T: War and the Modern World    Sunday Sundries

New Titles in the Héritage Collection  UK-Canada Treasury

Register for GENE-O-RAMA      Forthcoming Genealogy Books    

O/T: How to Back Up Your Most Important Emails

This Week's Online Genealogy Events

MyHeritage Grants Free Access to Marriage Records for Valentine’s Day

Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive

Tinteán Magazine     View it in your browser

Ireland and Brexit: Time to NIxit? – Part 2         One Year Later   

From the Papers   The Hermit in the Woods   Yeats and Me   

New Irish Fiction      What's On.. Australian Irish Events

Ireland Newsletter  incl.

News from Ireland    The Disobedient Daughter who became a Saint

"Sherkin Island" by Brian DeVon      Irish Lake Monsters by Shaun 

Ivory 'Bread and Butter With Blackberry Jam' by Marie O'Byrne

Find My Past

Search 1881 Census records for free   

Search Devon wills index for free

Search free records    Millions of free census records, free parish registers and free military records online ...

Search free parish records       Search free travel records

Atlas Obscura

A Kimono Powerhouse   Drive-Through Adventures   

Lincoln Park Nursery Ruins Illinois  Mary, Queen of Scots Plaque 

Philadelphia’s ‘Building Ghosts’      Misunderstanding Pterosaurs

Portal to Old New York    The History of ‘Esquire’     

Tower Bridge Sacramento   An Undrowned Town 

 The Praying Shell England    Ureddplassen Norway

The Stilt Houses of Pasco County Florida    Predatory Worms

Haint Blue Porch Ceilings     From Bomb to Kitchen Tool      

The Sasquatch Outpost  Man on the Moon   Snake Island

State Dinos  "Cottage" Gas Station Ontario

The Underground 'Railroad'  Keeping Tabs  (not what you think)

Groundbreaking Pie  FBI Spy House Washington  Timbuctoo

Pram Collections Britain     Tiffany Dome Illinois

Visit Canberra newsletter incl.

A photo essay of what to expect at Enlighten Festival 2021

Three Aussie love stories we love


The Frugal Family Historian

Coming Soon: RootsTech Connect


Painting My Ancestral Chromosome Map - Post #1

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 5 February 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Where Were Your Ancestral Families in 1920?

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 31 January to 6 February 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 8 February 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Rewild Yourself – a book of ‘nature spells’

Social Bridge

Things are Different – Goodways    The Stone Heart    Duet Time 

The Speed of Time   The Perfect Blog Post

Humoring the Goddess

Faerie Paths — Cactus    The Art Fair Across the Street

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Silver     

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Richard Savoie  Waterfalls


Bella Italia     POP       Travelling On     Halos For Hooligans

Apartment For Sale In The Italian Alps      Thumbs Down

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Philipp v Germany: An Update    

My Goldschmidt Family Project: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Gentle Author

Frank Merton Atkins, Photographer  The Juvenile Almanac

Minor Stepney Disasters Of The Seventies

Lew Tassell’s Day Trip

The Legal Genealogist

Persistence and the dates   Not so fast!


WA Goes to the Naughty Corner

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1877 – Death of Gaelic scholar, John O’Mahony, founding member of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, sister organisation to the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

Kindred Past

RootsTech Connect 2021!

In Days Gone By...

Tennis in the spotlight

Family History Across the Seas

Researching family history with books 

Textile Ranger

An “Infair” to Remember


How to get ready for RootsTech Connect 2021


Plans afoot to block the sale of the American Irish Historical Society in New York

“Art saved my life” - You can own a Pierce Brosnan original painting

American bride's heartwarming journey to get married in her Irish ancestor's village

Irish accent among the least annoying in the world, study finds

Elderly Irish take on cops #JerusalemaChallenge, it’ll do your heart good

Jamie Dornan to star in new quirky BBC thriller The Tourist

100 Irish first names and their beautiful meanings

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne discuss filming The Quiet Man in rare TV interview 

The seven wonders of beautiful West Cork

An Cailleach - the Irish goddess of the winter and following her trail in Ireland

Irish police smash viral #JerusalemaChallenge in new dance video

The life and greatest quotes of George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize and Oscar winner

The best of the west of Ireland - exploring Galway and its Connemara hinterlands

Holidays the Irish gave the world - from Valentines to St. Patrick's Day

WATCH: Dingle Coast Guard gets in on the #Jerusalema dance challenge fun

What is graupel and why are Irish people talking about it?

Most romantic places in Dublin to propose to your partner (in case you need to know)

Appeal for Offaly man on life support after fall in Columbia

New study reveals Ireland's favorite romantic films ahead of Valentine's Day

What Irish authors are in the running for the Dublin Literary Award?

These 25 Irish books have been named must-reads in Oprah Magazine

The most fabulous celebrity weddings in Ireland

1980, the year Pope Francis lived in Dublin


Memories of Susan and David Whybrew Stella Budrikis

Women and Work    Pauleen Cass

Dipping My Toes in to Irish Genealogy Research Lonetester

(75): “Criminal” women again | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Diary is Back : Australia & New Zealand Genealogy Notes January 2021 Shauna Hicks


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: Shiver by Allie Reynolds

#6degrees of separation: from Redhead by the Side of the Road to Home Stretch…

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles    READ MORE

The Reach by B. Michael Radburn     READ MORE

The Second Son by Loraine Peck        READ MORE

The Imitator by Rebecca Starford         READ MORE

Podcast: Anita Abriel on Her Extraordinary Family History and Why She Decided to Write About it

Podcast: J. P. Pomare on How His Maori Heritage Influences His Writing

and from my blogs...


FRIDAY FOSSICKING 5th Feb 2021, medieval plague badges, Irish legends you've never heard, RIP Sir Captain Tom, Senior lives matter too, Unclaimed Letters, Maureen O’Hara’s BDMs, 35 family members lost in WWII, Pompeiian pub menu, book reviews, Roots Tech presenters, Off to the Boer War, more Irish records released, 

Human Skin Books, Indian Railway Fans, and so much more..

Are you taking advantage of the FREE access to records offered by the Archives, libraries, etc.? Check all those you can.. you never know what you will find.

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UPDATE IGP ARCHIVES Jan/Feb 2021, Cavan, Fermanagh, Sligo, Tipperary, with thanks to all the volunteers who contribute..


CONVICTS ASSIGNED & TRANSFERRED Jun 1833 Trove Tuesday 9th Feb 2021.. details given: Convict’s name, Ship arrived on, occupation, settler assigned to, place of assignment. 

Note… list published in Jun, assignments set in March.. Extra details added to some, can you add anything extra about any listed.

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Keep safe and well. This will pass.


  1. I really enjoy the eclectic mix of things you round up each post. I always click on at least 8 to read more. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for your comment...I must be slipping... I'll have to work harder and get you to at least follow through on ten ! 😄
    Do let me know sometime what interests you the most .. and I'll see what I can do.


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