Friday, October 8, 2021


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


National Archives UK

GSQ Blog  'From Veteran to Victim: An Unfortunate Life'   Sharyn Merkley

State Library Queensland newsletter incl.

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Queensland State Archives
Visit Search the Records, click the relevant tab and select the index you'd like to search.  
  • Government > Pneumonic Influenza patients, Wallangarra Quarantine compound: Indexes the names of people admitted to the Wallangarra Quarantine Compound of Pneumonic influenza patients 1918-1919. During the outbreak of pneumonic influenza, strict health regulations were enforced to prevent the spread of this highly infectious disease. Border camps, such as Wallangarra Quarantine Compound, were established to keep all people entering the state in quarantine for a period of 7 days. 
    🔎 Find this index in the 'Government' tab.
  • Schools, Hospitals and Orphanages > Lazaret patients registers 1892 - 1940: The registers are admission, medical, discharge and death registers of sufferers of Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) at Stradbroke Island (Dunwich), Friday Island, Peel Island and Fantome Island Lazarets. Several of the registers record personal particulars such as name, age, sex, nationality, parent's details and other biographical information. Also often recorded are dates of admission/arrival, dates and locations of death, burial and grave information, discharge dates and transfer information. Some of the registers record medical treatment and test results during the patient's period of residence.
    🔎 Find this index in the 'Schools, hospitals and orphanages' tab.
  • Immigration > Redeemed land orders 1860-1906: This is an index to a number of series registers of land orders held at Queensland State Archives. The registers record land orders issued to immigrants on the completion of their obligations under the law at the time; as well as land orders issued to employers of immigrants; head of the family, businesses and Shipping and Immigration Agents could act as nominators. The registers include details of the immigrant applying and date of issue of the grant.
    🔎 Find this index in the 'Immigration' tab.
  • Lands and Mining > Land selections 1885 - 1981: This is an index to registers of selection under the "Crown Lands Act 1884". Information includes name of selector; number of selection; date the land was open to selection; Government Gazette reference; date of application; date of lease; terms of lease; payments made; transfers; any change of number e.g. when the boundaries of Land Agents' Districts were changed, new numbers were allocated to affected selections; and what happened to the selection e.g. purchased, surrendered, forfeited, subdivided.
    🔎 Find this index in the 'Lands and mining' tab.
Victorian Archives Centre

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John Grenham  "No wands, no pointy hats" - was published on October 7th. Accompanying YouTube video here.

The Filipino traditions that connect me to my Greek roots | SBS Voices

Wanderlust Twins

Stone bridge at The Hermitage, Dunkeld / Scotland     Florence, Italy

Apartments at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Clifton, South Africa

Beautiful glacier waters of Guitar Lake in Fan Mountains, Tajikistan

Sunset Rails, Rye, England     Rocky Mountains, USA

by robertb3 on Flickr.Icebergs on Bahia Onelli Lake – Patagonia, Argentina.

Sunset, Vernazza, Italy Norway  Seaside Overhead Shower Bath, Italy

Tollymore Forest Park in Bryansford, Northern Ireland

Stairway, Castle Kriebstein, Waldheim, Germany

Narwhals, Newfoundland, Canada

Outback Family History

Ripping Yarns & Tragic Tales – 3 October 2021  

Suicide, Cyanide and Scones –    

A History of ‘The Round’ buy Darren McAullay

The Matron and the Major – nurse Annie Jones     

Robert Kirkpatrick – grave tales

Find My Past

United States Marriages     Essex Marriages and Banns 1537-1935  

Search all newspapers   vintage wedding photos   

Explore Essex records  Marriage license revelations

Family Search Blog

Monthly Record Update for September 2021  

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Deceased Online adds Barking and Dagenham Cemetery records obituary index updates     Sunday Sundries


At South Africa's Constitutional Court, a Democracy Brick by Brick

Venus of the Sewers  The Accidental Invention of the Color Mauve

Eight Open Collections Perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month

The Women (Real and Imagined) Resisting Caudillos

When a Battle to Ban Textbooks Became Violent

Atlas Obscura

Highgate Cemetery  A King’s Toilet Attendant  Modhera Sun Temple

The World’s Youngest Desert  Whistle Stop Restaurant   Mighty Dogs

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs        Retired Tube Trains   

Mausoleum of Augustus    Unearthing Ancient History 

The Comfort of Silence     The Remains of Hell Point   Fog Beer

Red Planet Books & Comics  Watermelon History Fugitive Cockatoos

Irish Sky Garden Skibereen  Kempe Stones Northern Ireland

The Man Who Lives in a Ghost Town  Bunkers of Alvira

Virtual Castle Restoration  Mysterious Stone Orbs  

A Viking Warrior Woman’s Secret Life     Tributes and Traditions

Underground Dining Spots  Grave of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches Portugal  A Daring Escape

The Fragility of Peru’s Rope Bridges  The Center of the Universe

Brewing Brides  Faces Bridge

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles 


Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Who Arranged Baruch Blumenfeld’s Burial? An Update

Antonie’s Children Margot Engelbert Neuhaus and Julius Engelbert

A Survivor’s Story: The Shoah Foundation Testimony of Inge Goldschmidt Oppenheimer


Of Mice and Men and Voltoren   Kicking The Bucket  


Chiara (Revisited)  RU Miseducated? – LOL  Coming To America

The Legal Genealogist

His and hers  Estating the obvious… When the answer is right there…

The Gentle Author

Autumn In Spitalfields   Hairdressers Of The Eighties  

Max Levitas & The Battle Of Cable St  Beattie Orwell, Centenarian

Peter Minter, Brick Maker     George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet


Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 1 October 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Favorite Songs in Your High School Graduation Year

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 September to 2 October 2021

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 4 October 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Branches On Our Haimowitz Family Tree

Ida Paley – Death Record Found

Humoring the Goddess

Anyone Can Play  Freakebana  Did I Really Write That?

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Salt Thrones Aiko Tezuka

Faerie Paths — Cats  Sunday Evening Art Gallery — John Lemke

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

A “Famine Road” in County Clare

Social Bridge

Silent Sunday

Pauline Connolly



Liz Gauffreau

Sharing Saturday  #BookReview: Vanished

New Release – Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance by Elizabeth Gauffreau

The Irish Story

Podcast: Irish Army Deserters in the Second World War with Cían Harte

Kerry and the 1920 Railway Munitions Strike: How workers defied an Empire.

Oér the seas we go

Using census records

The Frugal Family Historian

Genealogy Extras: Free Course & Free Conference!


Legendary Jimmy Neary, who welcomed presidents, cardinals and VIPS to his famous pub, dies at 91

A guide to Ireland’s fascinating bodhrán drum      

Turf now being imported to Ireland from Europe

The unknown inside story of Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes" on its 25th anniversary

The thrill of Halloween as a child in Ireland

Ireland's most famous haunted pubs 

Own a piece of history, a Donegal railway station to die for

Historic facts about Irish pubs you may not have heard of

Scariest monsters and demons from Celtic myth for Halloween

Michael Collins' walking stick sells for astonishing £52,000 at auction

How to find out if you have Irish Viking ancestry

How a DNA test led a Chicago women to find family ties to Mrs O’Leary of the Great Fire fame

Last call from "Ireland Calling" - John Spain's final column after 34 years

New York's St. Brigid's Church, Fr. Thomas Mooney and the "Fighting 69th"

Irish public rallies to save Temple Bar’s Merchant’s Arch from new hotel plans

Writing the songs of our ancestors - A reflexive exploration of identity

Cork university forced to open food bank, runs out in less than hour 


Textile Ranger

Tales Told by the Hemp-Dresser  

In Days Gone By

Breaking the fast from the wagon

Diary of an Australian Genealogist

A Geneafeast of Conferences & Other News: Australia and New Zealand Genealogy News September 2021

Family Tree Frog

A Calendar, a Cemetery, and October challenge

Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

Trove Tuesday: the Hazards of Being female


Harriet Whybrew - an update


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

A Month of Reading: September 

#BlogTour #BookReview: Echoes of War by Tania Blanchard

Book Review: Love and Virtue by Diana Reid

Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Better Reading

Pony by R.J. Palacio         READ AN EXTRACT

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

The Supernatural Survival Guide by George Ivanoff

Book of the Week: Three Sisters by Heather Morris  READ MORE

The Cuckoo's Cry by Caroline Overington     READ MORE

Permafrost by S.J. Norman    READ MORE

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki       READ MORE

Summer of Serenity by Nicola Marsh     READ MORE

Podcast: Tim Ayliffe on the Rise of Extremism in Australia

Podcast: Brendan Cowell on Acting, Writing and Everything In Between

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 1st Oct 2021, 9yr old studying physics at uni, De Niro's Irish heritage, England electoral registers, food crime, 

Cardiff giant, Venice’s secret history, golden finds at UK archives,

book reviews, genie hints, anger at closing of Great Hunger Museum, dolphin song, ghost towns & hometowns, mail jumpers, how to start a journal, and lots more..

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

As They Were

IGP (Ireland Genealogy Projects) Updates September 2021,Donegal & Fermanagh, Dublin, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Roscommon, Wicklow, church records and headstones..

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Headlines of Old

Certificates Of Naturalisation Series 14 Trove Tuesday 5th Oct 2021, covers many states, immigrants from many countries.. a selection from a few years..

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Stay safe and well.
This will pass.

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