Friday, July 2, 2021



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


 National Archives UK newsletter incl.  Film on the BFI media player

Cairns Family History newsletter incl. mystery Ravenshoe photo    

The final Ceylon Civil Service Widow and Orphan fund applications have now been uploaded onto our website.

Irish Ancestors: A new census search tool - YouTube

Queensland State Archives

Browse through images on Flickr page

Watch videos about stories in the collection and researching the archives

Explore Queensland  through the records of QSA and other historical organisations on Q-Album

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Rookwood Cemetery update..

Feeling a little bit bored with being home? This could be the answer..

* HawkLib - Hawkesbury - Windsor Catholic Cemetery a jigsaw You can alter the number of pieces to make it easier or harder... 
A great idea, thank you Hawkesbury Library

Find My Past

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Letters from the Dorking Emigrants, who went to Upper Canada, in the Spring of 1832   Sunday Sundries

Tracing your London Ancestors — NOT Cheap-Cheap

Outback Family History

Atlas Obscura

Family Search Blog

[Records-Access-Alerts] (Ireland) Beyond 2022 Creating the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

We are all too familiar how some libraries and archives lost their treasures to disasters: fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. 

As part of Ireland’s Civil War, on June 30th, 1922 the Public Records Office of Ireland was destroyed. The ‘Record Treasury’ at the Public Record Office of Ireland stored seven centuries of Irish records dating back to the time of the Normans. An international group of institutions are working to recover what was lost.

On the centenary of the Four Courts blaze next year (30 June 2022), they will launch the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland online. Many millions of words from destroyed documents will be linked and reassembled from copies, transcripts and other records scattered among the collections of  their archival partners. They  will bring together this rich array of replacement items within an immersive 3-D reconstruction of the destroyed building.

The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland will be an open-access resource, freely available online to all those interested in Irish history at home and abroad. Many of the most important memory institutions worldwide are joining them in this share.

To read more see:

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


[Records-Access-Alerts] United Kingdom) Bletchley Park--Code Breakers Names

During World War ll Bletchley Park was the top-secret home of the World War ll  code breakers. Some of you may have seen the movie-- The Oscar-nominated movie, The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley,  or read the book about the Enigma Machine or the Code Breakers or heard of Alan Turing.  There is now a website . Included in their website is the roll of honor where you can search names giving results of surname, given name service/rank/gender and summary of service. There were nearly 10,000 people who worked for the organization. 

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, OBE JGS Great Britain  for sharing the information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




Spam   Cakes   What Has And Hasn’t Changed   Hymn To The Fallen

A Man Named Mogg

The Frugal Historian

The Genealogy Show Online 2021

Humoring the Goddess 

The Gentle Author


Hapgoods from Marksbury

My 2nd great grandfather Richard “Dick” Hapgood – 1844-1917

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

By Jove! Five facts about our planet neighbours

The Legal Genealogist 

Revisiting the Robertsons

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History | 28 June:

Mrs. Daffodil Digresses

A Touching Tribute to a Wife: 1872

Liz Gauffreau

#Publication: “Siren Song”


WATCH: Adorable Golden Lab works as cashier in Co Meath

Internment: 50 years ago, a calamitous decision in Northern Ireland

POLL: Should Northern Ireland be included in maps of Ireland? 

LISTEN: Fascinating Vanishing Ireland podcast profiles 16 elders from Ireland

WATCH: Fall in love with vintage yet vibrant Derry in this 1968 travelogue

"Discrimination on basis of Irish race” in Irish-language gravestone battle

The daring IRA raid on Fastnet Lighthouse, 100 years ago this month

The Pope sought forgiveness for Catholic “crimes” in Ireland - will he do the same for Canada?

Ireland’s best seaside towns, villages, and beaches

Irish blessings and prayers for funerals

Narrow Water Bridge to connect north and south Ireland gets funding


Italian cuisine in Australia: Spaghetti with Homemade Pesto    Judith Salecich

From the Archives - 28th June 1946  Geniaus .. Jill Ball

A flexible use of age     Earlier Years .. Carmel Galvin


Theresa Smith

Blog Tour Book Review: Someone I Used to Know by Paige Toon

A Month of Reading: June

Penguin Books

She’s on the Money Victoria Devine

The Untold True Story Jaivet Ealom

FIND A WINTER READ        Intimacies Katie Kitamura  

Think Again Adam Grant    Anything But Fine Tobias Madden

Once There Were Wolves Charlotte McConaghy

A Glasshouse of Stars  Shirley Marr    Project Hail Mary Andy Weir


The Anthropocene Reviewed John Green

The Godmothers   Monica McInerney     Mirror Man Fiona McIntosh

and from my blogs ....

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 25th Jun 2021, news from National Archives Aust. - Qld State Archives - National Archives UK, 100 FREE records per month, Westminster parish records, Inside a Cat Pub, 

Tiger Tail Ice Cream, Catherine de’ Medici + Chess, crimes of the Times, Ripping Yarns & Tragic Tales, Photos Speak, Gates of Old London, A Story from a Photo, two Aussie women suddenly have Irish accents, great blogs and book reviews, convict pardons,  and a whole lot more..

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Headlines of Old

CONVICTS ASSIGNED & TRANSFERRED Aug 1832 Trove Tuesday 29th Jun 2021, numerous names + ship of arrival + occupations + person assigned to. Some interesting occupations e.g. chair bottom maker, milks &c. (Convict’s name was Baker), maltster…and many more.. Note that not all are in exact alpha order…

Please take a few moments to read the previous post re changes to following my blogs. Thank you

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The Backfence of Genealogy

HOUSEKEEPING .. or should that be BLOGKEEPING? 

Changes to following/subscribing to blogs on blogger...

As They Were

ADDITIONS to IGP ARCHIVES June 2021,Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Westmeath... all compiled by volunteers, coordinated by Christine Hunt..

We thank them all for their untiring work…

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.

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