Friday, September 3, 2021


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


NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH... AUGUST 2021 - BLOGGING CHALLENGE. Do have a look at the impressive blogs that were written for NFHM.. a story to suit all tastes. Who knew that we had so many great writers among us? Perhaps leave a comment to encourage bloggers to continue...
Thanks go to Alex Daw for coming up with idea and to all who participated. Thanks also for the badges.
Alex's Summation..


My family history research journey.....

Cairns Family History QLD eNEWS incl. DNA consultations & lots more
GSQ Blog 

Federation of Australian Historical Societies  FAHS eNewsletter

Find A Grave
Finally home     Interesting Monuments     Pro Tips   Using Virtual Cemeteries

*You can skip the ads with many of the stories below by clicking on the lines/Reader View symbol in the url bar at the top of the page.

National Archives Australia Unclassified incl. 

Free Global Census Records for Labor Day - MyHeritage Blog

Find My Past

Search all newspapers  Discover Irish roots FMP Brian Donovan

Anglo Celtic Connections

Expert Genealogy Podcasts from AGRA (The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives)



Atlas Obscura

Olderfleet Castle Larne, Northern Ireland Spite House For Sale

Hidden Beach Mexico

Family Search Blog



Diary of a Young Genealogist
Yet Another NPE      Non-Paternal Event or Non-Parental Event


Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

The Legal Genealogist


Pauline Connolly

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Humoring the Goddess

The Gentle Author

Tracking Down the Family

Stair na hÉireann

Family Tree Frog

The Irish Story



The Buck Stops…. Nowhere     allenrizzi

Theresa Smith

Better Reading

Allen & Unwin

Happy Hour  Jacquie Byron    READ AN EXTRACT

The Housemate      Sarah Bailey       READ AN EXTRACT

Sweet Jimmy  Bryan Brown       LEARN MORE

The Heart Principle   Helen Hoang   LEARN MORE

The Curlew's Eye    Karen Manton   LEARN MORE

The Dark Remains William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin  LEARN MORE

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 27TH AUG 2021, Rewilding an Irish Estate, FREE videos National Library Aust., Chinese Australian stories, Nat. Archives UK..wills & probates,  art ‘prints’ ..very valuable originals, Irish pubs with no beer.. Want some reading suggestions? See book reviews…  grave cleaning, Greater London Burial Index, FREE records  incl. passenger lists & travel records, and a whole lot more.. Feel free to share, the title is the link…

National Family History Month POST 2021 Issue 6, " We Can't, We Might, We Will..SOON!" Our changing world…

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That Moment in Time

TROVE UPDATES.. September 2021..

Newspapers & Magazines… as of today, these will now be posted on this one page, so you can see what has changed from the last notice. Feel free to share…


ABSCONDED CONVICTS  Trove Tuesday 31st Aug 2021, great details re physical appearance, details re names-ship-position-employer… This first list includes the prisoner's number, then their occupation/trade, followed by physical description, including any identifying posts such as tattoos, deformities, etc.  They also give their address and on what date the convict absconded. Not all lists give so much detail, so these are like gold to researchers.

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Keep safe and well.
This will end.


  1. Dear Chris - thank you for highlighting our blogging challenge once again. What fun we had! And now here goes the rest of the morning catching up on everyone else's blogs. Haha!

  2. You're welcome, Alex... I now have an even longer list of blogs to follow...we all gain.
    Thanks to you for making sure we were well occupied for August... :-)

  3. Hey Chris - just one more comment, I promise. How about that quilt story from Spitalfields life? Just perfection. I love it.

  4. I loved it also, quilt and cat, what more could you want?


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