Friday, April 30, 2021

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 30th April, 2021

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


National Archives funding putting ‘the memory of the nation is at risk’

Sydney Morning Herald

AIF Project Home Australian ANZACS in the Great War 1914-1918
Thanks to Donna Bridgeman

John Grenham   Irish or Gaelic? Or Erse?

National Library of Australia    Family history 

Rivers: Lifeblood of Australia 

A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas 

The Irish Times The genealogy butler: Helping you to trace your roots from home ...  

The ScriBbler newsletter Stella Budrikis... always interesting

Greek villager recalls how Anzacs saved him and others from execution during Battle of Crete - ABC News

Find and use State Library of Queensland digitised images. – GSQ Blog

Now digitised in Collection Search is the series of Returned Soldiers' Personal Cards [NRS-14544] - applications by returned First World War servicemen for soldier settlement farms in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
There are 1,600+ names to search

I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl. Tomorrow's Change Makers- Making the World of Difference Today

Come Back and Connect- Bellingen Show '21

Old Friends Genealogy marks five years in business 

Small StoriesCrossing the South Arm – In That Howling Infinite

Free Family History Mini-Class : Lesson 4 The Frugal Historian

10 Free Canadian Genealogy Websites

Federation of Historical Societies


Wanderlust Twins  images Matterhorn reflected in Lago Blu, Val d’Aosta, Italy

patchoulisoup:“ Boldt Castle, Heart Island, New York; part of the Thousand Islands in the Saint Lawrence River, on the border of the States and Canada.”

The Drain House, Drain, Oregon Sunrise over the temples of Bagan / Myanmar

Cala Macarelleta, Minorca Island / Spain 

Sunset with Rhododendron blossom in Ciucas Mountains, Romania

Hanoi Westlake Hotel, Vietnam

Australia Convicts Records

Australia Convict Records • FamilySearch

Transportation & arrival | National Library of Australia

Criminal transportation - The National Archives

Convicts NSW State Archives

Find My Past

1939 Register    British Army, Royal Engineers 1900-1949     Search all newspapers

British Army, Coldstream Guards 1800-1947 Image Browse

How to use address search Watch video 

Highclere Castle   Althorp House 

Outback Family History

Ripping Yarns and Tragic Tales – 25th April 2021  

The Ghosts of Bayley Street-

Robert Pickering True – a landmark in the wilderness

John Thomas Pearce – grave tales

Eltham District Historical Society Heritage Walk: Mud Brick Meander – Saturday, 1st May 2021

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Ontario Roman Catholic Records on FamilySearch

Uncovering Unusual Lives   Body Snatching

Tipperary Famine-era records coming free online

CEF Beechwood Burial: Herbert Kitcheman  Know Your Place

Sunday Sundries

Genea Dictionary.. Jellygenes


The Heretical Origins of the Sonnet     Calling All Anglophiles

When Paid Applauders Ruled the Paris Opera House  

Why Do We Listen to Sad Music? 

Fun with Naming Decades in History

Ernest Hemingway and Gender Fluidity

Agostino Ramelli's Theatre of Machines

Family Search Blog

Understanding Japanese Names   A Guide to Traditional Japanese Food

Atlas Obscura

Cave Homes  Narwhal Tusk Tales   Octopus Observation

Crypt of Dr. William Edward Minahan    Heaven On Seven

Michelangelo's Hidden Drawings Harriet Tubman’s Family Cabin

Saving St. Mark’s     Fernweh Park different  Hyder Alaska

Make a 5,000-Year-Old Energy Bar  Tiberius, Imperial Detective

Lioness of Gobedra Ethiopa    A Land Before Time

Abandoned Sea Cable Car Morocco  A Fight over Fireflies 

Winnekenni Castle  Haverhill, Massachusetts Tallying Every T. rex

Cemetery Gardens  Fort Gorges Maine     The Oasis of Jubbah

The Tomb of Maid Marian  Devil's Lake  Grave of Florence Irene Ford

Look Inside a 105-Year-Old Time Capsule  Water Miracles 

Decoding Inca Knots  Two Princes Staircase 



The Stop Sign – Italian Style   Secret Fishing Spots 

The Sign-Up Board

The Irish Story

Podcast: James Hoban – Irish architect of the White House

Humoring the Goddess

Cloud Formations   Seniors (and others) — Don’t Be Stupid  

You Won’t Believe The Galleries!   Ruby    Spring Gifs

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Natalia Goncharova

Check Out What’s Outside Your Window!

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Getting crafty with knitting

Social Bridge

Coasting in Co. Waterford   Wandering

The Gentle Author

The Curry Chefs of Brick Lane   Stephen Gill’s Trolley Women

William Anthony, Last Of The Charlies The Cally In The Eighties

Phil Maxwell’s Brick Lane   Furniture Trade Cards Of Old London

Franta Belsky’s Sculpture in Bethnal Green

Gerry's Family History

Rose E Welby, artist and teacher

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Sarah Brod Goldfarb, My Great-grandmother’s Sister: From Immigrant to American Grandmother

Julius Goldfarb, My Grandmother’s First Cousin: An American Success Story


Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Tell Us About One of Your Elusive Ancestors

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 23 April 2021

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 18 to 24 April 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 26 April 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 27 April 2021

The Legal Genealogist

DNA Day 2021  Legal Michigan 

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1916 – Sean Healy, one of the youngest martyrs of the Easter Rebellion, was shot and fatally wounded.

Historian Ruby

In the News: Diana, Princess of Wales’ Wedding Dress to be Exhibited

Textile Ranger

Lyrical Color

A-Z Challenge

Family History Across the Seas

Toffee, Tiramisu and Truffles  

Upside Down treats and Unusual Recipes

Vegetables, Veal and Vanilla Slice

Walnuts, Waffles and Wine

Xmas food and festivities

Yoghurt, Yams and Yabby Tails


2021 #AtoZChallenge S is for ...Sydney cemeteries : a field guide

2021 #AtoZChallenge T is for ...To minister : the story of War Memorial Hospital, Waverley, 1918-1988

2021 #AtoZChallenge U is for ... Undecided

2021 #AtoZChallenge V is for ...Vinnies

2021 #AtoZChallenge W is for ...The White Star Line

2021 #AtoZChallenge X is for ... Xinran

Carmel's Corner

Tracks and Turning pages - AJCP

Upon reflection - AJCP

Vickers and Voyages - AJCP

Wandering through West Yorkshire - AJCP

Extra tips - AJCP

Yesteryears felons in York - AJCP

Family Tree Frog

S is for Society, Secretary, Sustainability and Succession #AtoZchallenge

T is for Technical Team and Treasurer #AtoZChallenge

U is for Ubiquotous and Us #AtoZchallenge

V is for Volunteers #A-ZChallenge

W is for Website and Why #AtoZchallenge

X is for Xtinction, Xpertise and Xcite #A-ZChallenge


Six steps to identify your Irish ancestors’ home townlands

"Ambitious” digitization of Tippeary's Famine-era records underway

James Joyce’s "House of the Dead" in Dublin gets go ahead to be turned into a hostel

Schools in Ireland to be given option of unisex bathrooms in new buildings

The Irishman who designed the Academy’s statuette and won 11 Oscars

What will Ireland make of Irish accent fail Wild Mountain Thyme?

The truth about Brian Boru, the legendary High King of Ireland who died on this day

WATCH: Trailer for new Irish comedy inspired by Dracula’s vampires released

J.P. Donleavy, author of The Ginger Man, born this day in New York in 1926

This Irish road trip named among Europe's most instagrammable

WATCH: 4-year-old Irish girl wows again with Irish trad song “I’ll Tell Me Ma”

Largest Irish heritage center in Connecticut launches urgent appeal

WATCH: Sam the Trinity College Dublin fox spotted with her five newborns on campus

Farmer discovers ancient Bronze Age tomb on Dingle Peninsula

Irish language signage introduced on Belfast bus route

Irish words litter New York slang

How DNA testing helped solve one of the Titanic's lingering mysteries

WATCH: How the ancient Irish boats the Currach are made

Tell a Story Day: The storytelling keepers of Ireland's rich folklore heritage

Killarney National Park sustains "horrendous" damage from three-day wildfire

Graphic illustrations reveal “The Truth about the Irish Famine”, in new book

Irish government announces new permanent exhibition 20th Century History of Ireland

WATCH: Irish short film about an Irish father and son's Titanic twist of fate

Irish university ranked eighth-most sustainable college in the world


26 April 1923: The Marriage of the Duke of York and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Historian Ruby

A Lovely April Morning Walk Textile Ranger

A Message from the Sea    In Days Gone By

Smoking allenrizzi

How one Australian city commemorated Anzac Day 1944 Judith Salecich

“My Poor Boy”     Diary of a Young Genealogist

Hamilton’s WW1…the story so far | Western District Families Merron Riddiford ... so detailed

Theresa Smith

Better Reading

Other Women  Kathy Kelly      READ MORE

Penguin Books

You can read the whole

Sneak Peek: A Glasshouse of Stars Shirley Marr

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

and from my blogs..

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 23rd April 2021, great genie deals, Rolls of Honour, tombstone house, ancient cookies, film festival, chamber of the giants, new website for Anglo-Celtic Connections, Free Family History mini class, great blogs, A-Z Challenge..selection of posts, Bronze Age tomb on Dingle peninsula, book reviews, list of forthcoming newspapers, and a whole lot more..

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The Back Fence of Genealogy

Can You Hear Their Footsteps?

Lost generations.. 

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INTESTATE..No, Not Interstate... Trove Tuesday 27th Apr 2021,

various states, some extra information, have you known of someone who died intestate? What problems, if any, did that result in?

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Keep safe and well.
This will pass.

Friday, April 23, 2021


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


The man who wouldn't be king - ABC News R.I.P.

Veteran makes staggering discovery at Ipswich General Cemetery - Ipswich First

Best Deal Ever 1500 webinars for just $25  Gould Genealogy..

Alona Tester

Eltham Roll of Honour: Eltham War Memorial Eltham District Historical Society

State Library Qld newsletter incl. Cut CopyBrisbane music posters 1977-87  Learn more re visit... or online

National Archives UK newsletter 1. read details about Court Number One, The Old Bailey, Top Level Tips: Foreign and Commonwealth records .. newsletter 2 includes Blog and research guides on Merchant Navy shipwrecks in the First World War    Trials podcast - episode two out now     > Play the jigsaw  controversial Victorian trial of the Tichborne claimant. 

GeneaDictionary...  Friends Sleeping Place

I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl. ANZAC Day '21: A Time For Reflection      

SWIFF ( ScreenWave International Film Festival) Encore Session : Bellingen The Promised Land 27th April at Jetty Memorial Theatre  CLICK HERE to book.. plus other films

David McCallum family tree: Who are NCIS star's famous relatives?     Daily Express

Tennessee State Library And Archives Now Open In New Location  The Chattanoogan

Wanderlust Twins    Illuminated Sand Castle, Santa Cruz, California

by angsty_otaku on Flickr.Caribbean Sea on one side, Atlantic Ocean on the other at Scott’s Head, Dominica.

by Gateway Landscape Photography on Flickr.Avenue of the Glaciers, Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

by sakeeb on Flickr.Pittsburgh Skyline – “The City of Bridges”, Pennsylvania, USA.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Find My Past

Australia, Military Commemorative Rolls & Rolls of Honour

Kent parish records  Search all newspapers   Rolls of Honour 

Tracing military ancestors   Learn new tips     

Find First World War family    Five simple steps 

Genealogical Society of Qld

Ours Were the Hearts to Dare.. Lyn Irvine .. GSQ

Treasured Great Aunts  Meg Carney

A date to remember... May 1st... Bobbie Eades presents..

Irish Online: Leaping ahead in 2021 – 

If you wish to join this society, this is a great time to do it... and reap the benefits... the joining fee of $15 will be waived until 30 June 2021. The annual fee is quite reasonable. Full details here

Family Search Blog

Places to Go in Japan: Japanese Heritage Sites   Japanese Culture


Libraries and Pandemics: Past and Present  

Plant of the Month: Cordyline

How the Media Covered Police Brutality Three Decades Ago

Who Lived in Greenwich Village before the Bohemians?

Sonnets by 11 Contemporary Poets     

Atlas Obscura

North America’s Wild Crops    Chamber of the Giants Italy    

A Love For Cycling  Concrete Traffic  Visit These Old Latrines

Canton Avenue steepest street in USA   An Appeeling Plan

The Last Library Apartments  Challenger Memorial Park  

River Mysteries    A Mummy Mystery      Dacha Stalina Russia    

Chernobyl Selfie   San Nicolas Island    A Literary Legacy   

The Tombstone House    How to Make Ancient Cookies

Roman Theatre of Sagunto Spain     Secret Spaces in Famous Places

Sea Chantey Singalongs       House of Djinns New Delhi     

The Road to Nowhere     Making Lincoln Look Good

Wongaksa Pagoda

Anglo-Celtic Connections  

* Be sure to subscribe at the new website...

The NEW Anglo Celtic Connections is Here

Cavan Townlands      CWGC: Appeal for Relatives   

Early Ottawa (Bytown) BMDs        Sunday Sundries

Loyalist Cemeteries of Eastern Ontario    Graveside Stories

This Week’s Online Genealogy Events

North East Wales Archives (NEWA)

Outback Family History

Ripping Yarns and Tragic Tales -18th Apr 2021     

The Disappearance of Margaret Bale 

A Legend Cut Down – pioneer profile

In Old Paddington Cemetery      Mrs Darcy’s Memoirs

The Trail of the Bootless Toe – part 2


Frugal Family Historian

Free Family History Mini-Class 2021 : Lesson 3

The Legal Genealogist 

Telling the whole story  If this was easy….

Social Bridge

Time in Co. Waterford   Soaking in Nature A fair alternative

Brendan Kennelly    Old Friends are Best

Tracing Family Branches

Throwback Thursday: Ada Louisa Stevens nee Jones      

Henry O'Brien

The Gentle Author

Barry Rogg Of Rogg’s Delicatessen   Makers & Yarn Spinners

Nicholas Borden’s Lockdown Paintings

Bethnal Green Mulberry Campaign News      Frost Brothers, Rope

Down A Well In Spitalfields    Samuel Pepys At St Olave’s

The Good News & The Bad News

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Goldfarbs 1916-1920

Liz Gauffreau

#Publication: “Family Reunion”


Lord I Hope This Day Is Good     The Godfather’s Priest?   

Hewwo There Wittle Fewwow!    Ponokáómitaa

The Irish Story

The sinking of HMS Wasp, 1884 – A curse, sabotage or human error?

Humoring the Goddess

Share the Wealth    I’m Making Myself Crazy 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (on Saturday Morning) — Genie Bottles

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ansel Adams    Unique Libraries     

Faerie Paths — Fairy Rings     

Sunday Evening Art Gallery (midweek) — Sergio Bustamante


Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 16 April 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Best Genealogy Vacation

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 11 to 17 April 2021

Monday Genea-Pourri - Week Ending 19 April 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Review: "Genealogy at a Glance: Ontario, Canada Genealogy Research," by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Gerry's Family History

Ellen Welby and the legend of Dorothy Vernon

Hapgoods from Marksbury

Bronwyn Jane Adams (1950-1999): the first female chemical engineer to graduate from Monash University 1971

Love in a little black diary

Henry's World War I postcards to Flora

Clogs and Clippers

Ada Whybrew

Stair na hÉireann

#OTD in 1949 – The Republic of Ireland withdraws from the British Commonwealth. The British Parliament recognises the declaration but asserts sovereignty over the six northern counties.

A-Z Challenge

Family History Across the Seas

Nutrition, Nutmeg, Naan and Nasi Goreng

Oranges, Olives and Octopus

Passionfruit, Pufftaloons and Paella

Queensland Nuts, Quince and Quondong

Rationing, Rhubarb and Risotto

Sponges, Scones, Soup and Satays


2021 #AtoZChallenge M is for ...Migrants

2021 #AtoZChallenge N is for ...Not just Ned : a true history of the Irish in Australia

2021 #AtoZChallenge O is for...Old Scottish clockmakers from 1453 to 1850

2021 #AtoZChallenge P is for ...Pioneer register : Dubbo and western region of NSW

2021 #AtoZChallenge Q is for ...Questions

2021 #AtoZChallenge R is for ...REMEMBER

Carmel's Corner

Near Neighbour New Zealand - AJCP

Opportunities out there - AJCP

Photographs - AJCP

Queensland - AJCP

Records of the Royal Societies - AJCP

Searching for the females - AJCP

Family Tree Frog

N is for Newbies and Newsletters #AtoZchallenge

O is for Other, Open Days and Offer #AtoZChallenge

P is for Publications, Proof Readers, Publicity and Partnerships #AtoZchallenge

Q is for QFHS and Question #AtoZChallenge

R is for Research, Roster and Review #AtoZChallenge


Clutching at a straw in Burma - One fiddle's amazing journey from Myanmar to Ireland

On This Day: The Titanic sinks but passengers remained calm

Catholic priest who saved Irish passengers on Titanic could become a saint

Chris O’Dowd’s new film! The true story of an Irish man who lost 10 million gambling

Michael D. Higgins shows off new puppy on Late Late Show ahead of 80th birthday

Farmer discovers ancient Bronze Age tomb on Dingle Peninsula

Nine-year-old Irish girl is cancer-free after lengthy six-year battle

When Prince Philip was a pillar of strength for John F. Kennedy Jr

Still no action four years after discovery of 796 babies in Tuam mass grave

Early Irish hunter-gatherers were dark skinned with blue eyes, says expert

The amazing story behind the Irish ballad “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen”

WATCH: 4-year-old Irish girl wows again with Irish trad song “I’ll Tell Me Ma”

Nicola Coughlan’s 'Bridgerton' renewed for third and fourth season

On This Day: Bram Stoker, the Irish author of 'Dracula,' dies in London

"The Unseen Irishman" by Eugene Cunningham goes viral

WATCH: Sam the Trinity College Dublin fox spotted with her five newborns on campus

Kathy Bates readies her Dublin accent for The Miracle Club


WW1 ANZACs: brothers George and Jack Waddell & the 2nd Light Horse Regiment Karen Hapgood


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

#thefoxchasetour #Book Review: The Chase by Candice Fox

Book Review: The Jam Queens by Josephine Moon

#2021StellaPrize Winner: The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Sisters of Freedom by Mary-Anne O'Connor      


Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny   READ MORE

Those Hamilton Sisters by Averil Kenny     READ MORE

All We Have is Now by Kaneana May     READ MORE

Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French      READ MORE

Podcast: Neil Mercer on What Happened to Trudie Adams       LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Penguin Books

Well Hello Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales

House of Hollow    Krystal Sutherland   WATCH BOOK TRAILER ...only link

Showtime!    Judy Nunn  Not released till 28th September   PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY

The Jam Queens    Josephine Moon  READ BOOK CLUB NOTES

and from my blogs..


FRIDAY FOSSICKING 16th April 2021, encryption lava lamps, 17th century witches, Mao's Last Dancer- story of daughter, mango man, ghosts of Irish-Australia, grasshopper glacier, A-Z challenge..a few selections, Mary Kelly..cared for children in Titanic lifeboat, absconded convicts, life in Western Australia’s 1st European settlement, vet hospital on wheels, On this Day in Irish history..April 12, FREE family history mini class, burrowing bunnies, and so much more..

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NEWSPAPERS  AVAILABLE NOW on TROVE, PLUS COMING SOON...April 2021, newsletters, various states and territory, Have you heard the news?

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ODDITIES.. CONVICTS PLUS ... Trove Tuesday 20th April 2021, 

tale of a convict hulk, steal a brig or a yacht..not too hard, never pass on a note?, first replacement teeth, premature burial, first tenants at Pinchgut , living in a hollow tree… & more..

Feel free to share… the title is the link…

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.