Friday, February 25, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ Blog.. Not Just Any Railway Guard Robyn Dean

National Archives UK  newsletter incl. Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall

Outback Family History


Atlas Obscura



Pauline Conolly

The Gentle Author

The Irish Story


Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 18 February 2022

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Storm Eunice

The Legal Genealogist

What kept her there?

Diary of an Australian Genealogist

Talkfest, New Resources & Events: My Genealogy Week 8-14 February 2022

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in 1915 – Sir Roger Casement has made public a letter alleging that the British government has been engaged in a criminal conspiracy to have him captured and murdered.

Anne Young

Relatives at RootsTech

Samantha Anne Elley

80 year mystery sees sailor come home


Joynealogy in Action

Humoring the Goddess

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Claire Scully

In Days Gone By

In Pinkerton Plains


In the Florida Keys, a Century-Old Bridge Reopens as a Tropical High Line

Moonbows, Starling Migrations and Other Rare Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling For

Two Sphinxes Depicting King Tut's Grandfather Discovered in Egypt

The Most Anticipated Museum Openings of 2022

Ten of the World's Rarest Foods, and Where to Find Them

This Missouri Company Still Makes Cassette Tapes, and They Are Flying Off the Factory Floor


Irish Heritage Tree planted in honor James Joyce's Ulysses - IrishCentral 

Researchers uncover new evidence in search Ernest Shackleton's Endurance - IrishCentral 

Can you help this Fermnagh woman track down New York family? - IrishCentral 

This St. Patrick's Day, for the first time, I'm officially Irish - IrishCentral 

Mask-wearing set to largely end in Ireland as per NPHET recommendations - IrishCentral 

New EU customs laws cause problems for parcels sent to Ireland from US - IrishCentral 

What were the most popular Irish boy's baby names in Ireland in 1911? - IrishCentral 

Nine out of every ten medieval Irish manuscripts have been lost, study says - IrishCentral 


Seven days away      In Days Gone By

The Irish Orphan Girl In Our Family    Jennifer Jones

Preserving Vintage Pressed Flowers    A Genealogist In The Archives


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was…

Book Review: To the Sea by Nikki Crutchley

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay

The Boy in the Dress by Jonathan Butler set in Townsville

The Trivia Night by Ali Lowe

The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson secret underground library

Podcast: Isabel Allende on the Inspiration for Violeta

Podcast: Lizzie Pook on the Dark History Behind Australia’s Pearling Industry

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING  18th Feb 2022,  conviction in Kalgoorlie, Buffalo soldiers, city of live mermaids, lost art of letterlocking, no surrender for 27 years, 2,000 year old bowl discovered intact, digitised names of Holocaust survivors, interesting blogs, book reviews, teachers transferred, and a lot more..

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

Headlines of Old

PERSONALS  Trove Tuesday 22nd Feb 2022, are your ancestors mentioned?, BDMs, plus social notices, club officers, unsettled times in 1939.. as noted in the second group of notices..

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

A family tree has many branches..

Stay safe and well..
This will pass.

Friday, February 18, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ Blog  

A Storyteller’s Voice Found in a Decades-Old Letter Adds to the Family Tree Story Victoria MacGregor

Bulldozers at the ready for the art deco jewel of Redcliffe Brisbane Times

The ScriBbler Stella Budrikis ..popular games.. 1921 Census

National Library Australia newsletter incl. The Enlighten Festival
Australians & Hollywood    National Film and Sound Archive
Shakespeare to Winehouse National Portrait Gallery & more
National Library Card Free to all Australian residents

Trove Treasures newsletter incl. Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee

Outback Family History 

GeneaDictionary  Collateral Relative


Atlas Obscura

Húsafell Lifting Stone Iceland  Case a Igloo Milan, Italy

Man on the Moon   Venetian Pool      Creepy’s (interesting)

Meet Ma Rainey "Mother of the Blues"  Penny Lick 


Anglo-Celtic Connections
[Records-Access-Alerts] Holocaust Survivor Lists Digitized for the First time

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has digitized names of Holocaust survivors relocated to displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany. Thanks to a collaboration of the Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center in the UMass Amherst Libraries and Schoen Books of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, they are now available on the open web, enabling families of survivors, genealogists and researchers to have access to the vital information they contain.


Originally published in 1945 by the U.S.. Government as a way to help survivors, the Sharit Ha-Platah or “the surviving remnant,” reach family members around the world.


The five books were discovered in a library  by Ken Schoen of Schoen Books and purchased then for his publishing company.


The digitized searchable version may be accessed at:

It is in English and German.

To read more see:

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogyl Newsletter for informing us about this resource.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



Pauline Conolly

The Legal Genealogist

The Gentle Author

A Genealogist In The Archives

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Anne's Family History

The Irish Story

Humoring the Goddess

Tracking Down the Family

Stair na hÉireann

Samantha Anne Elley



Catching the Fog in Your Hands Humoring the Goddess


Theresa Smith

Better Reading

Allen & Unwin

Facts and Other Lies      Ed Coper

Missing Tom Patterson

Chasing Shadows  Kristy Campion

Always Remember Your Name Andra and Tatiana Bucci

Penguin Books

Again, Rachel Marian Keyes

City of the Dead Jonathon Kellerman

Dark Horse Greg Hurwitz

Better Off Dead Lee Child

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 11th Feb 2022, Cemetery master list in progress, FAHS, Aust. War Memorial & NAA newsletters,  QEII platinum jubilee, last prank, slave houses, St. Valentine's Skull, rattlesnake meals, animal teachers, deadly toy stoves, all the food that’s fit to print, Bloody Sunday: 50 years on, study in Ireland free,  book reviews, interesting blogs and more..

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

TEACHERS TRANSFERRED..  Trove Tuesday 15th Feb 2022,  teachers transferred 1890, are your ancestors mentioned?… both country and city. Maybe these names could also be listed in unclaimed mail. It helps to look up the local papers of the times, maybe in TROVE or State Archives.

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.