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.


  1. Thanks! I accompanied a relaxing trip through your links with a lovely cup of lemongrass tea this afternoon. :)

    1. You're welcome... that does sound refreshing. I love wandering through your wonderful creations... it's such a long time since I did any sewing, nevertheless made quilts. I still have some UFOs.. one day.


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