Friday, March 5, 2021


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


Browse, Buy or Borrow?GSQ Blog (Genealogical Society of Qld)

The Wilson Collection, a new free New Zealand Index Thanks to Michelle Patient

National Archives UK newsletter incl. The life of Douglas Bader

This week's archive jigsaw

eHive: Explore objects from museums, galleries, libraries, and archives around the world  A great site I was reminded of recently.

Records and ArchivesAnglican Church Southern Queensland

Eltham District Historical Society IncHeritage Walk: Woodridge Wander – Saturday, 6 March 2020

I Love Bello Shire newsletter  incl. When the Sky is Falling

Local Vegetation Vandals Hit New Low

The Royal Wedding and the Duke of Sussex · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Ohio Genealogical Society's Lorain County Chapter to hear about researching Irish genealogy

The Morning Journal

Family tree unearths details of Donegal 'Black and Tan' murder The Irish News

MoB Sunday Stories: The Walter Taylor Bridge - Museum of Brisbane | MoB

Kalgoorlie Cemetery Board | Home page Thanks to Moya Sharp

Cairns Family History newsletter incl. reopening our Centre  in Gatton Street again, on the  2nd and 4th  Saturday's of the month - 10am to 3pm -  commencing on the 13th March 2021

Wanderlust Twins   

Thatched Cottage in Chipping Campden / England

Different perspectives, Machu Picchu / Peru

“Fox glacier river in Westland National Park / New Zealand .”

The Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada

Ceillac, France Stev Berru    Bokod, Hungary  4 March, 2021 07:00

Find My Past

National Burial Index For England & Wales

Lincolnshire Monumental Inscriptions 

Caribbean, 1st Bn Royal Regiment Of Foot Deaths 1801-1811 

Search all newspapers     British genealogy Q&A  Watch video

Monumental inscriptions Inspect inscriptions

Updated our parish lists for the National Burial Index and Lincolnshire Monumental Inscriptions.   Check burials list

Check inscriptions list 

Ancestry on the Record

Ancestry® Teams Up with The Home Edit to Share Spring Cleaning Tips

Bring More Meaning to Spring Cleaning: How to Preserve Family Records and Photos, Heirlooms, and More


Using Advanced Search  Using the Advanced Search screen in Trove helps narrow down your searches to a group of titles, an exact or even items shared with Trove by a particular organisation. 

The options change depending on which category you're searching in Trove, so take a look at our new help page for overview

Commands for searching

Nostalgic reading...

The Australian Woman's Mirror (NSW) 1924-1954

The Home: An Australian Quarterly (NSW) 1920-1942

Atlas Obscura

Snake Squad    5 Fingers Observation Deck Austria  Wind Telephone 

Golden, Mummified Bees   Great Britain’s Great Green Thumbs

Classic Remise Berlin  A Homage in Miniature     

Bidwell Bar Bridge California  Planes, Trains, and Cafes

Mighty Dogs  The Los Angeles Times Bombing Memorial    

Meet Ma Rainey    Cresta Aqueduct California    Puzzlewood England   Belmont Enslaved Cemetery   Virginia 

In Lava with a Volcano    Thorncrown Chapel

Hole-in-the-Wall South Africa Wasps to the Rescue

Styx Waterfall  Kleitoria, Greece Medieval Book Protection Methods

Pioneer Florida Museum     Bronze Age Bog Beetles

"Fossils of the 20th Century Civilization"   A 1930s Motorcycle Queen    

Family Search Blog

2020 FamilySearch Year in Review

FamilySearch Launches New Page for Family History Beginners

Monthly Record Update for February 2021

Outback Family History

Old Age v Youth – a Darlot Divorce  The Golden Rule Hotel  

Damper and Tinned Dog !!  Joseph McKerrin – grave tales

Alves and Taylor Wedding

Anglo-Celtic Connections

British Newspaper Archive February Additions   Sunday Sundries

Monday Memories: Beer Mats and St David's Day    

Your Genealogy Today: Mar/Apr 2021   

Digitizing Hidden Special Collections & Archives


(US-Maine) Vital Records Legislation Introduced
Date: 28 February 2021 

Legislation has been introduced by Senator Miramont regarding indices to certificates and records of marriage, intentions to marry, domestic partnerships and death including fetal death from 1892 to the present to be open to the public without restrictions. Indices to certificates and records of birth are to be open at the municipal and state levels after 75 years from the date of birth. 


The bill also requires the state registrar to enter into a long-term non-exclusive contract with a private entity experienced in maintaining genealogical research databases to create at no cost to the state an online index to certificates and records of birth, marriage and update the indexes in exchange for allowing the private entity to also provide that index to its subscribers and customers.  The bill delineates the information to be included in the online index.

Current embargo periods were established by a 2010 law: embargo periods of 75 years for birth; 25 years for death; 50 years for fetal  death and 50 years for marriage.


The bill has been assigned to the has been assigned to the Health and Human Services Committee.  No hearing date has yet been announced.


To read the bill see:


Thank you to Helen Shaw, Maine Records Preservation and Access Coalition (RPAC) State Liaison for sharing this with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



The Gentle Author

Remembering East End Jewish Bookshops   Spires Of City Churches

The Spirit Of London, 1935  Alan Shipp, Hyacinth Grower

The London Alphabet 

The Ancestor Digger

Drover Family Heirloom

Social Bridge

Way Back When in Ireland      Shared Music  March Magic

Life Lesson  Bridges Matter

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

New Year’s Eve 1919-1920 in Frankfurt, Germany

Amalie Schoenthal Wolfe and Her Daughter Etta Wolfe Wise: Some Photo Analysis

Humoring the Goddess

The Mask … err, Masque of Red Death … CPAP Here I Am

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Unique Libraries

What’s Going On Back There?  Hari and Deepti

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Naoko Ito

Kindred Past

RootsTech Connect 2021 – A Global Success!

The Legal Genealogist

Technology that is cool… Adding that image citation 

For the one of every seven Americans…  


A Fishing Family   Of Worms And Blue Birds    

…. And A Migrant Runs Through It

The Frugal Family Historian

RootsTech Connect: How It's Going...and Going

Tracing Family Branches 

Carmel's Corner

An alternative home for your RootsTech playlist

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Fitness Challenge March 2021: Step into Spring for Marie Curie

Historical Ragbag

Medieval Tiles

Stair na hÉireann



Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 21 to 27 February 2021

The RootsTech Connect 2021 Mosaic Photograph

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 2 March 2021

In Days Gone By...

Spooky or interesting?  


Irish family in England wins battle to include Irish language phrase on mother's headstone

67-year-old Irish man’s wholesome Instagram goes viral nearly overnight

WATCH: Nuns in Dublin take on Jerusalema dance challenge

President Reagan REALLY loved St. Patrick's Day

Pierce Brosnan highlights Ireland's beauty in new Tourism Ireland video

St. Patrick's Day trees are the latest trend in holiday decorations

The best stories from Irish mythology for Tell a Fairy Tale Day

The best quotes from Irish Hollywood legend Maureen O'Hara

WATCH: A look at Ennis, Co Clare more than 70 years ago

Surprising movies filmed in Ireland

Donegal family raffling off Wild Atlantic Way farmhouse and $70,000

Michael Collin's bright blue slippers are hidden away in Dublin museum

Irish grandmother celebrates 95th birthday by publishing first-ever book

"Buried silently and sadly" - The Irish Famine dead of 1847

Spectacular dolphin footage in Galway Bay fuels Fungie speculation

IrishCentral’s Book of the Month: “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt

WATCH: Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show available to stream on St. Patrick’s Day

Gardaí launch public appeal to identify female remains in Cork

Dublin cinema named one of the most beautiful in the world

All the pubs in Ireland used to be closed on St. Patrick’s Day

Elusive goat nicknamed "Houdini" gets a new home and pal in Co Mayo

Man accused of launching a firework at gardai during Dublin protest released on bail

Meet Ireland's new presidential pup!

CLRG officially cancels its 2021 World Irish Dancing Championships

Surprising places around the world that celebrate St. Patrick's Day 


Always Faithful to the End | The Dusty Box

Remember When allenrizzi

Emily Knights, beloved wife and mother of ten Gerry's Family History


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

A Month of Reading: February

Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Meg Bignell

Book Review: Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

Better Reading

Book of the Week: My Daughter's Wedding by Gretel Killeen        READ MORE

Driving Stevie Fracasso by Barry Divola    READ MORE

Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell   READ MORE

Other People's Houses by Kelli Hawkins    READ MORE

A Week to Remember by Esther Campion    READ MORE

Alexandra Joel on How Women Are Held to a Higher Standard

Podcast: Jacqui Jones on Building Positive Foundations for Kids

Penguin Books Australia

Malibu Rising sneak peek...     START READING MALIBU RISING

Emotional Female     Rumiko Kadota    READ AUTHOR Q&A

International Women's Day  Women’s Day theme is Choose to Challenge    BROWSE BOOK LIST

and from my blogs...


FRIDAY FOSSICKING 26th Feb 2021, cemetery collapses, The Witch's Leg, skeletons in pirate ship wreck, health in 19th & 20th century, Stephen King's house, ancient Irish traditions, Irish characters in 1997 Titanic movie, the great shutdown,  bill looking to lower embargo for birth records in Georgia, Blood Falls, 18,000 year old Giant Conch, health in the 19th & 20th century, book reviews, great blogs, ( what are your favourites?) and lots more…

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ABSCONDED CONVICTS... Trove Tuesday  2nd Mar 2021, 

In the notices below, you will see the following..

Name of convict, also alias if applicable.. Ship of arrival and number of voyage..Age, place of former residence, occupation. Physical description including height, complexion, colour of hair and eyes, tattoos or markings, deformities if any..

Sometimes crime committed, where prisoner absconded from and the date they did so.

In the lists of the apprehended, they give the name and alias if applicable, the ship they arrived on and the master they were assigned to as well as place/area. 

Are any of your convicts listed? Do you recognise names you are researching, but hadn't thought of the possibility of them being a convict? Do note that some women are also named in these lists. I have included some images, and a list, of some of the ships mentioned...

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UPDATE IGP ARCHIVES FEB 2021, Fermanagh, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Tipperary.. Thanks to all the volunteers, guided by Christina Hunt, who give so much of their time to bring a great selection of free records to all.

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Stay safe & well.
This will pass.

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