Friday, August 6, 2021



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


Family Tree Frog..    Game On ! Be sure to read this post NFHM!
**See posts re NFHM below

One big change at Ancestry The Legal Genealogist

Historic organ tells tale of WA shipwreck, settlement and the life of pioneer Sophia Dent - ABC News

Iconic Brisbane restaurant Mama Luigi's set for removal under revised development plan - ABC News N.B. It has been moved to Toowong and restored.

Queensland State Archives facility closed due to lockdown

Now will remain closed until 9am Monday 9 August

During this time, we will not be able to provide copies of records.   However, we can still help with research, so please send your enquiries through to

NOTE:   ArchivesSearch will be undergoing maintenance from 5.00pm Friday 6 August and will be unavailable until 1.00pm Sunday 8 August. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Other services such as Flickr and Q-Album will continue to be available.

During the lockdown period you can still search the collection through ArchivesSearch, enjoy images and snippets of Queensland history on Facebook and Instagram, and we have many great archival videos on Youtube. You may also enjoy our latest online album that showcases over 900 digitised glass plate negatives from the wonderful Queensland Rail Heritage Collection.

NOTE: it's worth subscribing to the QSA newsletter... there is always lots to learn. The latest one has lots of news including...

#Last month Rose Barrowcliffe, the inaugural First Nations Archives Advisor, commenced at QSA.

# Queensland's Rail History incl. restoration of 900 glass plate negative images     See the collection on Flickr.  

Coming to Queensland a webinar Friday 27 Aug 10.00-11.30am  Register now     

The seminar will focus on:

  • legislation including an introduction to assisted immigration records
  • types of passage, and immigrant
  • immigration records and resources at Queensland State Archives.
# Latest releases..    Police administration files       Mining lease files

GSQ Blog... What Discovery Means To Me ...Shauna Hicks

National Archives Australia newsletter incl.  

 The dark side of the Roaring Twenties.. mugshots, + lots more

From 3 August, the research centre will be open at our temporary location in the Peter Durack Building in Mitchell. You will need to book a visit and request records at least 5 business days in advance.
We expect to reopen the refurbished research centre at National Office, ACT, in mid-September. 

National Archives UK newsletter incl.   'Dude, where art thine quill?

Australian War Memorial newsletter incl. Vietnam Veteran's Day

The ScriBbler news from Stella Budrikis.. interesting notes re workhouses plus lots more..

Clare Men & Women Great War 2 Download .pdf Clare library, Ire

IGP Clare Genealogy Archives- Records

Sweeping historical Irish American drama with Laois roots thrills 

Leinster Express

Black Prods, Beige Prods and little Papes   Reformation and finding Presbyterian records    John Grenham

**National Family History Month blogs..

Crissouli National Family History Month August 2021 Issue 1

Carmel's Corner Use your voice for Family Stories

Family History Across the Seas  Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Geniaus  Genealife in Lockdown

FamilyHistory4u: Genealife in Lockdown Blogging Challenge - ANFHM

Sue Wyatt   Quarantine in Quebec

Isabel Flynn  Genea-life in Lockdown 1

Lillian’s Tree  

Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge - Part 1.

Genealife in Lockdown - NFHM Blogging Challenge  - Part 2.

Outback Family History

Ripping Yarns and Tragic Tales – 1 August 2021         

Kanowna’s Boy Hero – James Sexton

When Temperance Issues Raged   Can I Shave you Mr Smiler ?

Edward ‘Doo Dah’ Sullivan – grave tales

Find My Past

Scotland, Parish Marriages & Banns 1561-1893

Scotland, Parish Births & Baptisms 1564-1929   


Scotland, Parish Deaths & Burials 1564-2017    Search all newspapers

Anglo-Celtic Connections

British Newspaper Archive July Additions    Sunday Sundries

TheGenealogist adds to East Suffolk Parish Records

Internet Genealogy Magazine: August/Sept 2021

Family Search Blog

Monthly Record Update for July 2021 numerous records added

Beginning Your Middle East Family Tree

JStor Daily

Emily Brontë's Lost Second Novel       Vaccine Hesitancy in the 1920s

How Pigeons Helped Fight World War I    

How Oysters Became a Food Fad Way out West

Atlas Obscura

Snakes Near a Plane    Kitchen Computers  Boathouses of Ine      

Into Italy’s Musical Woods     The Laurel and Hardy Museum

Leftover Star Wars Sets     World’s Oldest Food    The Boiling River

Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut  Vedanta Society's Old Temple

Storm Chaser, Wedding Photographer  Hairy Competition

Jal Mahal India  Prehistoric ‘Proto-Cinema’  Olympic Ruins

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel   The Salt Fit For A Pope

Watergate Fountain   Glove-Making Traditions Grotte di Osimo Italy

Meet ‘Firebows’  Italy’s ‘Museum of Abandonment’  

New England’s Stone Walls  Food Truck Fit For a Prince

Normaal Amsterdams Peil Amsterdam Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

India’s Touring Tent Cinemas      Caldwell-Lake George Library  

Yeast-less Bread   World’s Most Wondrous Vegetarian Eateries   

Giant's Causeway Pillar Dino-Sized Mystery  Stephen King’s House 


Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History | 2 August:

The Gentle Author

John Minton’s East End    At London Trimmings 

The Foundling Of Shoreditch   In William Blake’s Lambeth

At Embassy Electrical Supplies  

Victoria Park Model Steam Boat Club


Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 25 to 31 July 2021

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 2 August 2021

Webtember: All Genealogy, All September Long - 30 FREE Classes!

Humoring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Volcanoes    Faerie Paths — A Toast

I Am Smiling … Aren’t I?  Opals  Unusual Flower Arrangements

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Pablo Picasso

Repost — The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day, August 2021 — Opposite Day — Deep in the Heart of Textiles

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Daniel Libeskind

The Frugal Family Historian

Free in September

The Legal Genealogist

A Moore unmoored  Tracking back…


A Pocket Full Of Miracles  The Big One That Got Away

There Is A Place For Us

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Learning about Trees – the Rowan Tree


How Jack B Yeats' “Liffey Swim” won an Olympic medal in 1924

Heroes of Ireland's Great Hunger celebrates men and women who risked it all

WATCH: Women rowers claim first medal for Team Ireland at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ireland reaches 72 percent vaccination rate, passes Britain

Wicklow's Military Road, built to capture a rebel captain

Snowflake by Louise Nealon announces an exciting new Irish novelist

Ireland's Olympic rowing heroes return home after taking gold and bronze in Tokyo

Irish Government digitizes O'Donovan Rossa's 19th-century Fenian newspaper

Belfast poet Louis MacNeice's Irish heritage was close to his heart

Connemara Heartlands Gaeltacht, Galway

Irish "hidden gem" is one of the most photographed trails in the world

Another Olympic medal for Ireland as boxer guaranteed at least bronze

Haunting new video of JFK in Ireland discovered after 58 years

8th-century holy well and ancient farmhouse at center of Tipperary motorway row 

Lodge at Ashford Castle - there’s nothing quiet about Cong

Maureen O’Hara’s marriages and loves: The good, the bad and the ugly

Beekeeping, lace making, Wren's Day - Eight of Ireland's cultural practices get state recognition

Aran Islands ranked among best islands in the world

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Galway


In the tracks of Cobb and Co: The Winton-Boulia route Judith Salecich

The Dangers of Fruit Peel  The Dusty Box


Theresa Smith

Book Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker

Book Review: The Golden Book by Kate Ryan

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green  READ MORE

A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe  READ MORE

Cave Diver by Jake Avila    READ MORE

The Inheritance by Gabriel Bergmoser   READ MORE

Double Deal by John M. Green   READ MORE

Podcast: Campbell Mattinson on Using Writing to Break Down Barriers of Love and Loss

Podcast: Shannah Kennedy on Allowing Ourselves to be Happy with Plan B

Podcast: James Phelps on His Research into the Australian Prison System

Penguin Books 

Once There Were Wolves       Charlotte McConaghy     READ Q&A

A Football Story Like No Other  Majak Daw

CSI Told You Lies  Meshel Laurie        WATCH BOOK TRAILER

The Noise James   Patterson and J.D.Barker

Twenty Years Later   Charlie Donlea

and from my blogs...


FRIDAY FOSSICKING 30 JUL 2021, Highgate Cemetery-great photos, ancient supercontinent found ?, Scotland civil deaths  burials, Coastal passenger lists Australia, migration to Australia, Peter the Great’s Beard Tax, space medicine, deadly wallpaper, 

Flying Saucer Homes, Irish Convicts, Pentathlon’s Dangerous Origins, the Kalamazoo gals, book reviews and a whole lot more…

Feel feee to share, the title is the link…


RETURN OF ASSIGNMENTS OF CONVICTS  1833 +  Trove Tuesday 3rd Aug 2021, some transfers, further details on some convicts, extra sites to explore…

Feel free to share, the title is the link ..



Cavan, Dublin, Clare, Fermanagh, Galway, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives..

We thank the volunteers for all their hard work.

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.


  1. Amazing - I don’t know how you manage to collate all of this great info. Congratulations on your dedicated work.

  2. Thank you, Flissie.. glad you like it. I've been compiling this one weekly for just over 10 years now.


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