Friday, January 28, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ Blog    Accentuate the Positive – 2021 Pauline Williams

ABC News: Rough seas expose a trio of historical treasures on NSW beach

QLD State Library ... Library from home Online, anytime, anywhere

Curriculum Connect Learning from home? Search free resources 

ebooks    Family history    Information Collections    Free Wi-Fi 

NSW State Archives   Online Indexes  Family History  

Railways and Railway Workers   Immigration and Shipping

Visit our online exhibition, A Thousand Words

Probates and Wills

Victoria State Library    Browse our curated ebookshelf for January

Explore our blogs    Victoria Government Gazette A-Z Databases

South Australia State Library Top 10 Family History websites

Search the catalogue   Search eResources

Tasmanian State Library  Tasmanian Archives  Family History

Guides to Records   Tasmanian convict + prison photos 27 photos 

Western Australia State Records Office Stories from the Archives

Immigration    Publications

Northern Territory Library & Archives  eResources 

Parliamentary Library Service Search libraries across the Northern Territory

Australian National University Library Canberra Newspapers

Anglo-Celtic Connections


Atlas Obscura
Devil's Hole  Hotel Belvédère   Gunnuhver springs in Iceland
Parksville New York    Maine North High School Illinois


Carmel's Corner

The Gentle Author

The Irish Story

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Sunday Evening Art Gallery

Hapgoods from Marksbury

Humoring the Goddess


Making Ancestors Interesting


 Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

 Anne's Family History

Pauline Conolly

The Legal Genealogist

Tales From the Grave


The Frugal Family Historian



Eva… a new arrival The Silver Voice

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks: Rebecca Conner (nee Foyne) 1830 - 1910 Alex Daw


Theresa Smith

Better Reading

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FRIDAY FOSSICKING 21st Jan 2022, genealogy tips, pirate kitty, reuse calendar, age of birth certificate, frozen in time, whiskey bottle tombstone, and a whole lot more..including book reviews, great blogs, food grammar, freedom libraries… plus..

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CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION SERIES 16 Trove Tuesday 25th January 2022, These are a selection of notices over various years, months, and states. Each page may have several dates. They all come from Commonwealth Gazettes. 

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Australia Day 2022 Honours List....... 26th January 2022, links to full list + individual stories,

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This will pass

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Australia Day 2022 Honours List....... 26th January 2022


Australia Day 2022 Honours List

The Australia Day 2022 Honours List recognises 1040 Australians.

The list includes:

  • 732 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (7 AC, 25 AO, 155 AM and 545 OAM) - gazette
  • 30 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (3 AO, 16 AM and 11 OAM) - gazette
  • 197 Meritorious awards - gazette
  • 81 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards - gazette
  • 58 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals, recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia, Meritorious Awards and Military Awards will also be included in an ongoing and permanent COVID-19 Honour roll - gazette

Announcing the Australia Day Honours List, the Governor-General highlight that of the 732 awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia, the highest ever percentage (47 per cent) are for women and 45 per cent are for service to local communities.

”Congratulations to the outstanding Australians recognised in today’s Honours List. Collectively the recipients, whose achievements span community service, science and research, industry, sport, the arts and more, represent the strength and diversity of Australia.

“It has been a challenging couple of years and the recipients announced today are a reminder and reflection of the richness of spirit, selflessness and good in our community.

“The fact that the list includes the highest ever percentage of women is very encouraging and I look forward to this positive trend continuing. We will continue to increase awareness and encourage nominations for people from parts of our community that have been historically underrepresented.

“To the individuals being celebrated today; thank you for your contribution to Australia and congratulations on being recognised by your peers and your nation.

“To all Australians, please consider nominating someone outstanding from your community for recognition in the Order of Australia. The Order belongs to each of us and we each have a part to play. The only way a person can be recognised is for someone to nominate them.

Biographical notes

(The easiest way to search for the biographical notes by name or keyword is through this database. These pdf documents are organised by type of award).
Government Gazette

You can read their individual stories

Courtesy of ABC news

Friday, January 21, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ have not one, but two great blogs for us this week..

Monday 10 January 2022    Going local can turn up interesting information  by Pauline Williams & Bobbie Edes

Monday 17 January 2022    Accentuate the Positive – 2021 (Jan 2022) by Bobbie Edes

* Queensland State Archives Reading Room reopening Feb 7th.

Bookings will still be required via EventbriteYou can also use ArchivesSearch catalogue to pre-book records before your visit.

NOTE.. new album : Outback Roadtrip     Over 680 images from the 1990s captured what Queensland looked like 30 years ago. 

*  Billion Graves 10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries

*  New edition of illustrated book capturing essence of Ireland released | The Irish Post

* The Pirate Kitty of Ferny Hills: How a thieving ginger cat brought joy to a Brisbane neighbourhood - ABC News

* Carol's Headstone Photographs A brilliant site and all free..never hurts to let Carol know that you appreciate her work.

Genealogy Tips: Finding lesser-known places for family history research - Santa Ynez Valley Star 

Transcription Tuesday 2022     Scottish Ancestral Research

* National Archives UK The 1920s: Beyond the Roar New edition of illustrated book capturing essence of Ireland released | The Irish Post

* When Can I Reuse This Calendar?

Outback Family History

The Prospector who dug his own grave-       50 Years With The Pan –

Mother Dead Finish:   New Book Review – Shooting Through by Katrina Kittel

Atlas Obscura

The Wonder of Mumbai’s Coastal Wildlife     Innis House Virginia 

The World’s Worst Sandwich      Fried Onion Burger

Lion Rock Mountain  Arachnophobes, Look Away

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft   Killer Rice

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris   Bone Worms and Gators, Oh My

A Hilarious Victorian Lie     Whiskey Bottle Tombstone   

What Happened to Moon Trees?      Cisternerne  Sci-Fi Dystopias

Bluespring Caverns  Saving Pacific Newts  

Recreating Ancient Recipes  The Secret Lives of Kitchen Appliances

New Zealand’s Colossal Squid     Grandma Ida’s Nut Rolls Gravestone

How to Care for a Corpse Flower   Brauerei Hofstetten  World's End  

Protest Button Archive   A Historic Russian Recipe

Who’s Protecting Britain’s Medieval Churches?  Steens Mountain

Jug Bridge Monument   Uncovering Buried Buildings

Save the Hummingbirds    Places Frozen In Time     Alinjagala   

‘Food Grammar’  Georgia Guidestones


Tchaikovsky's Patroness       The Age of the Birth Certificate

Freedom Libraries and the Fight for Library Equity  

We All “Scream” for the Metatextual Ski Resorts and Climate Change

Anglo -Celtic Connections

Who Do You Think You Are Magazine: February 2022




Please note .. there will be only one blog listed from each author, as there are so many great blogs. Please do read some of the other blogs as well as the one listed.

A Genealogist In The Archives     

Thumbing Through Your Ancestor's Books


 The Gentle Author

 Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

 Textile Ranger

 Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage


 Jennifer Jones


  Diary of an Australian Genealogist

  The Irish Story

  Humoring the Goddess

   Tales from the Grave

  Before Bernadette

  My Family Connection to a Well-Known Australian Artist.


   Thumbs Down

   The Legal Genealogist

  Mapping the ancestors



(United Kingdom) Wiener Library and Archive-World's Oldest Holocaust Archive Still Collecting Materials


The Wiener Holocaust Library in London, England, United Kingdom, is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive collecting materials since the Library’s founder gathered evidence of German antisemitism from the 1920s—before Hitler came to power. The Archive has over one million documents.


Founded as the Jewish Central Information Office in 1933, which itself grew out of an earlier bureau that Alfred Wiener had operated in 1920s Berlin, the institute was established to monitor German antisemitism. Much of the collection was gathered before and during the Holocaust.


Wiener, a trained Arabist and decorated World War I veteran, had become concerned at the antisemitic conspiracies that were swirling around post-WWI Germany and threw himself into efforts to monitor and combat Germany’s far-right underground.


He began collecting pamphlets, books, and leaflets in an effort to track German ultranationalists and opened an office under the main representative body of German Jews. By the mid-1920s, he was publicly debating German nationalists — both in print and in public debates — and in 1925 authored a critique of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”


By the time Hitler came to power in 1933, it was not safe for Wiener to remain in Germany. He moved his operations to Amsterdam, from where his staff established a network that could provide information on Jewish life across the Third Reich.


Kristallnacht was a turning point, and eyewitness accounts poured into Wiener’s Amsterdam office from Jews across Germany and Austria. Researchers, many of whom had fled with Wiener in 1933, began collecting testimonies — 305 of which remain in the museum’s collection — that were stored and fed into urgent reports that were sent to politicians and newspapers around the world.


In 1939, Wiener moved the archive to London where he had built close ties to the British Jewish community. Throughout the war, Wiener and his colleagues forensically gathered information from Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. They published a fortnightly digest of information picked up from trusted informants, escapees and newspapers across Europe, which began to piece together the systematic destruction of Europe’s Jewish communities.


The information gathered by Wiener and his associates before and during World War II formed part of the evidence that was submitted at postwar trials, including Nuremberg and Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem in 1961.


Increasingly, however, the library has sought to become a center for both educating about the Holocaust and warning about antisemitism, genocide and fascism.


An affiliate website, The Holocaust Explained, (  received over 2 million unique views from 200 countries across the world in 2021, making it one of the most popular Holocaust education websites globally.


To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



The Fate of Caroline Blumenfeld Hoxter and Her Children: Final Chapter   Amy       Brotmanblog: A Final Chapter

Beryl Reading – A Baby on a Postcard historybylarzus

2022 – and a New Year Goal Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage


Theresa Smith

Book Review: The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Book Review: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Burnt Out by Victoria Brookman

Looking After Country with Fire by Victor Steffensen, illustrated by Sandra Steffensen Kids

Podcast: Miriam Margolyes on Her Extraordinary Life Story

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FRIDAY FOSSICKING 14th Jan 2022, Among the tombs, house histories, Qld State Archives, FREE Irish resources, Tinteán Magazine articles, Japan's ghost houses, great book reviews, interesting blogs, million Irish infected with COVID, help for using 1921 census, annual update to online records, pirate women, and a whole lot more..

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CEMETERY - COMMENTS & QUANDARIES additions to both Australian and International sections… Do use Reader where it is an option…far easier.

For those unsure as to what READER is… look for the bars before the URL .. click on that and you will be able to read the articles without all the ads.

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CONVICT DAYS  TROVE TUESDAY 18th Jan 2022, Ann Rumsby, convict ship Mary Ann, convict oddities, Parramatta Female Factory..

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