Friday, May 13, 2022


Panning by S.T. Gill


Brisbane Writers Festival is on!  and lots more, see newsletter.

GSQ blog ‘Have you wondered?   Pauleen Cass

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine orphans(84): an orphan’s impact on her descendant | trevo's Irish famine orphans

Tinteán Magazine

Atlas Obscura

Outback Family History




Pauline Conolly


Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Family History Across the Seas


Tales from the Grave

The Legal Genealogist


Theresa Smith

Better Reading

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 6th May 2022, interesting newsletters & blogs , Meet Eva Frank, Puritan Fashion Rules, repair old parchment, indigenous gravesites, creepy fake town, Podcast : Ireland and Ukraine, The Joy of Eating Insects (?), Swamp Pop Museum, Humming led her to the world stage, Murder in the Dark, 

and a whole lot more..

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

UNCLAIMED LETTERS...Trove Tuesday 10th May 2022, not available to claim, perhaps a clue as to where ancestors lived, examples as to sites that might help trace some of those mentioned.. Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Keep safe and well. 
This will pass.

Friday, May 6, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ Blog The Way Things Used to Be Pauline Williams

The ScriBbler newsletter Stella Budrikis.. always interesting

Cairns Family History newsletter incl. "Shadows from the Past"

Cairns War Cemetery see blog. and a whole lot more...

Australian War Memorial newsletter  incl. International Nurses Day

DESPATCH newsletter of Public Record Office Victoria incl.

Victorian Archives Centre     Look history in the eye now!

Up Close: Conversations with Modern Veterans Podcast

John Grenham Online estate maps

American woman visiting Co Tyrone appealing for information about family history - Belfast Live


A few more from the A-Z  Blog Challenge...

#AtoZChallenge: W – Wedding of Jessie MacGregor Jennifer Jones

#AtoZChallenge X: AleXander McQueen Jennifer Jones

#AtoZChallenge: Y – Yarrawonga – Death of John Lloyd Taylor Jennifer Jones

#AtoZChallenge: Z: Alexina (Zena) Jessie Scott and John MacGregor Jennifer Jones

Youthful Yesterdays  cassmob

Zanzibar doorways and chilling cassmob

Z is for Zizenhausen Anne Young

2022 A to Z reflections   Anne Young

Congratulations to all involved in the A-Z Challenge... this is only a small selection. It is well worth reading the great posts submitted by many participants. 

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You will find the simple way to subscribe to each of my blogs in the side column..You can also see links to my other blogs, as well as some others. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Outback Family History

Murder in the Dark – a crime of passion?

 George Mountjoy – twice lost

Men in a Mining Camp   The Ghost of Red Flag Well


Meet Eva Frank: The First Jewish Female Messiah    

Lacebark as a Symbol of Resilience

How an Unrealized Art Show Created an Archive of Black Women's Art

1930s Filipinos Were Hip to American Style. There Was Backlash.

Atlas Obscura

Puffer Fish Helmets of Kiribati     Ancient Grape Storage Method    

Puritan Fashion Rules  Thain Family Forest New York

Geteilte Kirche am Kreuzbichl (Divided Church) Austria

Devil-Dictated Letters (Allegedly)    The Last Tenement

How Do You Repair Old Parchment?    Lake or Sea?

Can You Cook In a Volcano?   Liverpool Castle  Insano Body Slide

Saving Hyderabad’s Stunning Geology.   Chinese Tea and Art

Cemetery Island   A Centuries-Old Fish Ladder   Lunar Crater

The Mojave Desert Mailbox The Joy of Eating Insects

Tracking Down Lost Indigenous Gravesites  8 Lonely Lighthouses

From Church to Skate Park The Pigs Living at the End of the World

Prince of Buda and Princess of Pest Statue Pie Town New Mexico

Geteilte Kirche am Kreuzbichl (Divided Church)

Is Grapefruit Really That Weird?    Nerdiest Restaurants and Bars

Controversial Yellow Duck      Fashion Island Wind Chimes

Have You Been to Scarfolk creepiest fake town  Swamp Pop Museum

Alaska’s Great Sitkin Volcano   The Real Women Behind Masterpieces

The Hawks Nest New York  Kitchen Computers    Benin Bronzes

America’s First Cookie-Cutter Suburb  Matmata Underground Houses

Teddy’s Juke Joint



Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

In Honor of Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut: Hermann Blumenfeld and His Family

The Irish Story

Podcast: Ireland and Ukraine with Nadia Dobrianska

Anne Young

The unfortunate death of Goodman Hughes

Pauline Conolly


Humoring the Goddess

Fence Murals

Diary of an Australian Genealogist

Awards, ethic inheritance & other news: My Genealogy Weeks 13 - 30 April 2022


The Snake Named Sid

History Geek

History Geek’s 10th Anniversary

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in Irish History | 2 May:

Tales from the Grave

 Humming led her to the world stage

 The Legal Genealogist

 Judging the records


Check out IrishCentral's brand new Explore Ireland page! 

Book your tickets: Celtic Illusion brings their Irish dance and magic stage show to Boston

County Carlow - Facts and stats - IrishCentral 


Theresa Smith

A Month of Reading: April  

Book Review: Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Book Review: The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

Better Reading

Book of the Week:Dancing with the Enemy by Diane Armstrong

The Improbable Life of Ricky Bird by Diane Connell

The Truth About Faking It by Cassie Hamer

The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit

Unknown: A Refugee's Story by Akuch Kuol Anyieth

Podcast: Eliza Hull on Breaking the Stigma Around Disability

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 29th April, 2022, Brisbane floods & lost headstone, history of sign language, of the future?, funeral hunting, great blogs, Irish diaspora invited, reviews..and so much more..

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

TEACHERS TRANSFERRED ISSUE 3 Trove Tuesday 3rd May 2022, various states, some links to extra reading. What was your favourite school? Any stories and/or photos happily received. 

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

As They Were

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS additions - April 2022, Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Longford, Monaghan.. HEADSTONES.. search for ancestors … Many thanks to Christina Hunt and all the volunteers who work so hard to bring all this for us, entirely free!

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.

Friday, April 29, 2022

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 29th April, 2022


Panning by S.T. Gill


Apologies for missing a few blogs lately. We have been having very annoying internet dropouts, unscheduled, so no chance of assuring publication. I am hoping this will be back to normal...

By subscribing you will always get every post. 

John Grenham The Bould Thady Quill a post with a difference..

GSQ Blogs In Memory of John Russell Figgis 1892-1939 Note: as I haven't been able to post all the recent blogs, please look for the latest few when you visit the GSQ site...

Rita's film traces her Burren ancestry | The Clare Herald

The Chris Dawson History Blog: The Brisbane Floods and a 50-Year-Old Lost Headstone Mystery

Outback Family History

A Soldiers Letter – Ted Lennell     Stockton Murder Suicide  

The Gibson Boys  The Fenbark Mine and Meteorite –


Atlas Obscura

Giant Eggs Round the World   Understanding the ‘Skin of the Earth’

Game Boy that Survived a Bombing Crozet Tunnel  Rainbow Falls

7 Extraordinary Jewish Restaurants Coconut Macaroons and Passover

Saving Early 20th-Century  Buried Treasure in San Francisco?

Wasabi as Ant Repellent?   Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

The Ice Age and the Midwest   Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station

Martha Vineyard’s History of Sign Language   Skocjan Caves

Spritz Cookie Gravestone   Spritz Cookie Gravestone

The Secret of Toynbee Tiles  

Interesting Libraries

SENIOR SCENE: What the library can do for you: Part 3 - The Sentinel-Record 

Leander students, parents gather to support freedom of choice in school libraries - KVUE

'Astronomical' cemetery price hikes anger funeral directors, families in Bendigo - ABC News

 #TECH: Japan embraces modern cemeteries - New Straits Times 

Letter: Respect our cemeteries and deceased veterans | Letters To Editor |

The poignant stories we heard on a guided tour around one of the largest cemeteries in Wales 

Stories Behind the Stars: National Nonprofit Seeks Volunteers To Write About WWII Fallen ... 


Lesya Ukrainka: Ukraine's Beloved Writer and Activist

Dance Marathons    Algae: The Food of the Future of the Past

10 Otherworldly Adventures in Western Australia

These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine's 19th Annual Photo Contest


Hundreds of grave sweepers flock to cemeteries after relaxation of social distance rules     The Standard (HK)

'It makes me sick' | Several cemeteries in Modesto see dozens of headstones knocked over ... ABC10

Angola: Unemployed resort to 'funeral hunting' for free food | Africanews

Skowhegan, Madison cemeteries to open May 1 - 

Soldiers from both sides in Gallipoli battles remembered in Turkey | Daily Sabah

Casa Rosa pet cemetery: 100 years on, Rome's most-loved animals are still resting in peace The Times

Dog Ban Possible at Historic Cemeteries - Newport This Week


There are so many great blogs.. this is just a small selection...   a Like or Comment can be very encouraging. In no particular order...

Jennifer Jones #AtoZChallenge: T: Treachery at Sea: Mutiny of The Derry Castle

Humoring the Goddess Sunday Evening Art Gallery — My Favorites

Jenny Mackay   We Dodged A Bullet

Anne Young U is for Upton upon Severn

Diary of A Young Genealogist Anzac Day 2022

Stair na hÉireann  #OTD in Irish History | 25 April

The Empire Called and I Answered Vera Deakin and the Red Cross

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey  Introducing Moses Blumenfeld IIB and His Family

Samantha Anne Elley   Botany Bay's Rothschild amasses a fortune

Karen Hapgood   The history of the General Store at Kin Kin – Waddell and Martin families

allenrizzi On Being A Geezer

Genea-Musings Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Scottish Ancestral Research On the trail of my military McIntoshes


The Irish Story The Man Who Saved Howth – sea mine defused in 1946

Geniaus Facebook Memories


The Irish Central team's personal picks of where to head in Ireland in 2022

Ireland's oldest and most charming pubs - IrishCentral

15-minute city plans could revolutionize several cities in Ireland - IrishCentral

Why you need to visit Kylemore Abbey - A jewel in the heart of Connemara - IrishCentral 

Irish diaspora invited to "come home to Ireland" for the Global Irish Festival Series - IrishCentral 

Ireland, It's good to be home - IrishCentral


Theresa Smith

Book Review: The Rat Catcher by Kim Kelly

Book Review: Where the Light Gets In by Zoe Coyle

Better Reading

Dinner with the Schnabels by Toni Jordan

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

Book of the WeekThe Winter Dress by Lauren Chater

What Eden Did Next by Sheila O'Flanagan

WAKE by Shelley Burr

Sister Stardust by Jane Green

Keep Her Sweet by Helen FitzGerald

Podcast: Emma A. Jane on Breaking the Silence Surrounding Sexual Abuse and Mental Illness

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING  8th April 2022, women in medieval leper hospitals, Marie Curie & Polish resistance, Irish passport most powerful?, Queen Victoria final visit to Ireland, the world’s oldest living things, appeasing household spirits, book reviews, many great blogs, more headstones from IGP, Greek tragedy at Lawlers.. and a whole lot more.. Feel free to share, the title is the link..

(yes, the date is correct... the last time I had regular connection)

The ‘Back Fence’ of Genealogy

THE LOVE OF A FATHER, lost.. forever loved..

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Headlines of Old

ABSCONDED CONVICTS, Trove Tuesday 26th Apr 2022, names, home, name of ship of arrival, age, physical description, identifying marks, occupations, place of work..

Note: Subscribers will get these posts on the day published. At the moment, with intermittent  internet connection still, I’ve no idea as to when I can post in groups.

Keep safe and well
This will pass.