Friday, December 17, 2021



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


GSQ blog Christmas in the Workhouse Bev Murray

FAHS.. Federation of Australian Historical Societies incl.  

Why Do Indigenous Histories Matter        Local History at Fabrik, SA

Why History Matters to The Law   Heritage and Emotion in Heritage

Ireland Newsletter
  • Caílte MacRónáin - The Fastest Man in Ireland go
  • Ancient Christmas Traditions in Ireland go
  • 'The Purple Hills' by Shaun Ivory go
Eltham District Historical Society

National Library of Australia read here incl.


Atlas Obscura

Find My Past


A Genealogist In The Archives

Finding Christmas in the Archives

The Gentle Author

Chapter 2. Horrid Murder     The Lantern Slides Of Old London

Walk Through Time With The Gentle Author

The Lives Of George Lansbury & Will Crooks

Readings At Midwinter    Chapter 3. The Burial Of The Victims

Humoring the Goddess

Faerie Paths — Roads  Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Fountain Pens

Overload on a Monday Morning 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Viktor Schramm

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

NaNoWriMo Writing Challenge Update


Thump, Thump!   Simplicity  Happy Birthday Son  Fly Away

When It Was Time To Say Goodbye It Could Always Be Worse


Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 December 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your 2021 "Dear Genea-Santa" Letter

Best of the Genea-Blogs - Week of 5 to 11 December 2021

Genealogy Pot-Pourri - Week Ending 13 December 2021

Stair na hÉireann

Christmas in Ireland

The Irish Story

The Wiggan’s Patch Massacre, Pennsylvania, 1875

The Legal Genealogist

A gift for Keystone State researchers    Freedom’s first guarantee

In Days Gone By..

The lot of the spinster 

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

The Family of Ernst Blumenfeld Escaped to America (And His Widow Married My Cousin from Jesberg)

Tales from the Graves

 Abused by husband, but a winner in court

Diary of an Australian Genealogist




Theresa Smith

Better Reading

Allen & Unwin

Red Tail Skies  Jim Eames

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING Dec 10th 2021, 500 graves moved, library book returned 110 years late, Greek Australians image, a night in an Irish castle, Women's Land Army, Kent burials, predatory worms, 

Moose milk, the deadliest lake, excavating Hawaiian history, ghost forest, chop suey history, Paul Bunyan’s gravesite, great reviews, police admin. files, more Irish famine orphans stories, Ireland’s ancient druids, great blogs, convict clippings, and a whole lot more..

Headlines of Old

ABSCONDED CONVICTS  Trove Tuesday 14th Dec 2021,   great descriptions, occupations, details on ship of arrival, some give reasons for transportation, where absconded from, rewards offered…


Image courtesy of clipart-library

Friday Fossicking is taking a few weeks break.

It will return on 14th January 2022..

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Thank you all for your support and comments.

Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and happy festive season. 


  1. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a bright 2022!

  2. Thank you Marian, that's very kind of you. May you and yours enjoy all the joys of the season.


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