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..

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

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.

Friday, April 8, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


National Archives Aust newsletter incl. 

Reception this way: motels – a sentimental journey with Tim Ross.

GSQ Blog  Genealogy for All  Jill Ball

National Archives UK newsletter incl. 

Read our blog on 100 years of Egyptian independence 

Tracing the lives of women in medieval leper hospitals

Watch our Beyond the Roar exhibition highlights

Research your family history with our webinars

Find your 20sPeople in the 1921 Census

A to Z 2022 .. a blogging challenge whereby bloggers write a post for every letter of the alphabet.. Some who are participating will be listed here. I may not post links to each and every blog over the series, but at least you will see some of those I subscribe to. I also won't be listing each blog as these are posted daily, but please do explore as you wish. 

If you would like your blog to be included, please contact me..

Anne's Family History    Anne Young

A is for Addiscombe      B is for Bookmark   C is for Chewton

Family history across the seas..       cassmob     Pauleen Cass

A2Z 2022: Ancestral Homes       B is for Beautiful Bali

Camping, Culture and Challenges

Tracking Down the Family     Jennifer Jones

AtoZ Challenge: A – Andrew & Elizabeth Louden – My 3x Great Grandparents       

AtoZ Challenge: B – SS Blonde,  AtoZ Challenge C: Caulpaulin Station, Queensland

Be sure to follow all or some of the great bloggers participating.


Pullman Women at Work: From Gilded Age to Atomic Age   

Mothers and War     Marie Curie and Polish Resistance 

Comparing Editions of David Walker's Abolitionist Appeal   

Outback Family History

The Pigs of Malcolm –           Alick and Nunginna- a love story    

Greek Tragedy at Lawlers –     Miss Elsie Fletcher – grave tales

John Perks – pioneer profile 

Atlas Obscura

History of Alcohol    What’s Bigger Than Stonehenge?    

Ichimonjiya Wasuke Kyoto   Polar Explorers    Pie Quandaries

How to Appease Household Spirits    Pub Owner, Undertaker

Strawberry Tree Fruit  What Do You Call This Hat?

Meet Clara Adams  Gym Shoe Sandwich 'Cast Away' Crossroads

In Ancient Times, Beans Meant Death  Devil's Pulpit

The World’s Oldest Living Things The Donner Party’s Footsteps

The Ruins of South Carolina    Hitting the Road

Kenya’s Sisterhood of Motorcyclists The First Black Music Magazine

How A Painting Solved a Botanical Mystery Queen of the Mantas

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Statue

Lunar Sculpture  Lexington Candy Shop The Places Women Built

The Thief Wanted By Librarians Horseback Librarians Pirate Busters   


The Irish Story

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Humoring the Goddess


Pauline Conolly

Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

Sunday Evening Art Gallery
Viktor Schramm beautiful

Treasure Chest of Memories




Theresa Smith

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 1ST APRIL 2022, DIY genealogy, grave location search, sacred bees, Scotland's witch trials, geometric cows, History for Ukraine videos, Kalamazoo Girls, Gasometer town, remember Betty Crocker test kitchens, national treasure in rusty cigarette tin, great blogs, wondered about a book.. great reviews, medieval plague badges and a whole lot more..

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 5th April  2022, Tickets Of Leave..Male And Female, Name of convict, ship of arrival, extra links, area of living..some have an alias.. Feel free to share, the title is the link..

As They Were

Ireland Genealogy Projects...  March  2022 additions, headstones, CAVAN, CORK, GALWAY.. Many thanks to Christina Hunt and the IGP volunteers…

Keep safe and well.
This will pass.

Friday, April 1, 2022



Panning by S.T. Gill


GSQ Blog... ‘Love Letter to Maggie’  Bobbie Edes

State Library Qld closed... Unfortunately State Library remains closed. At this stage, public programs are taking place online, moving locations or are cancelled up to and including Tuesday 19 April. We look forward to welcoming visitors back when it is safe to do so.

Full details in newsletter re online participation, incl. free courses, etc.

Australian War Memorial newsletter incl. Anzac Day 2022

ABC News: 

How to use do-it-yourself genealogy to grow your family tree

From Turkey to Townsville: How did this wartime postcard end up 3,500 kilometres from its intended destination?

The 'national treasure' found in a rusty cigarette tin

Brisbane City Council Grave location search and family history 

Billion Graves The final resting places of three famous artists – Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Monet

John Grenham IrishGenealogy ".ie2.9 cheers for IrishGenealogy"

The Irish Post Oscar Wilde Awards return honouring Kenneth Branagh, Adam McKay, Jamie Dornan and ...

* You may have read this previously, but it is well worth rereading. With thanks to Judith Salecich... A deadly disease: Rannes, Queensland, in the 1920s and 1930s

April 1st... Wikipedia explains   Historic UK 

Outback Family History

Constable Edward Tindall – grave tales Gold Stealing – a cunning plan

Seven Births and a Wedding – Abbotts     Damper and Dog –

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Sunday Sundries  


The Many Afterlives of Rose Levere

Julia C. Collins & the Black Elite of the Gilded Age

The Drama of Point d'Alençon Needle Lace

The Invention of Incarceration

NOW and the Displaced Homemaker

Atlas Obscura

Betty Crocker Test Kitchens    Medieval Plague Badges  

Garderobe Manneken Pis Belgium The Keeper of Boston Light

An Ancient Site Reviving Modern Community  Beverly Clock NZ

The History of the Automat Casa Loma Ontario Tabor Opera House

Rediscovering Rome’s Female Merchants Lake Sørvágsvatn

Tomb of Unknown Soldier Pennsylvania The Portrait Monument

Shave Your Beard, Lest It Kill You Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

6 Legends Manifesting Fears of Powerful Women

Gawk At Collections While You Eat      Women In Conservation

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street      Keeper of Sacred Bees

The Woman Who Moved Doors  Yoshiya Nobuko Memorial Museum

The Women Who Shaped American Food All-American Dairy Bar

The Child Eater of Bern   World’s 100 Largest Islands  

Gasometer Town Vienna  The Village of Monsanto

Apologizing For Scotland’s Witch Trials    Steaming Food… In Hell

McDonald's Imperial Portugal Finding Innovation in Ancient Ideas

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest endangered mountain guerillas

The Skinniest House in America    Monitoring a Rare Carnivore

Grounded Aircraft  The Grave of St. Patrick  Longleat Hedge Maze

History’s Most Successful Pirate  The Kalamazoo Gals

Geometric Cows  



My theme for A to Z 2022

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Dorothea Blumenfeld Haas, Daughter of Giedel Blumenfeld Blumenfeld: A Family Destroyed

The Gentle Author

Carol Burns, Dogsbody

Sunday Evening Art Gallery

John Singer Sargent


Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Tuesday, 29 March 2022


The Timing Thing

The Irish Story

Belfast Republicans and the Treaty Split of 1922 – Part 1


The Best of Rootstech 2022

The Empire Called and I Answered

Pauline Conolly


The Legal Genealogist

Catching up  History for Ukraine videos online

Humoring the Goddess

Pumped Up Mondays

Anne's Family History

170 years since the Australian arrival of the Crespigny family on the ‘Cambodia’ 31 March 1852


We need more Lily's - celebrating the strength of a gentle Irish grandmother - IrishCentral 

LISTEN: Irish Stew podcast wraps up season with Ireland's Ambassador to the United States

Ireland's growing gambling problem - IrishCentral

An Post stamps honor Ireland's Oscar winners - IrishCentral

Celebrate a wedding couple's love by gifting them an Irish Heritage Tree planted in Ireland 

330-million-year-old burrows discovered in Clare - IrishCentral 


Tribute to Jemima Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

We Are Open Jenny MacKay

600th blog post Anne Young


Theresa Smith

The Week That Was

Book Review: French Braid by Anne Tyler

Book Review: No Hard Feelings by Genevieve Novak

Behind the Pen with Genevieve Novak

Better Reading

Book of the Week: The Understudy by Julie Bennett

The Nurses' War by Victoria Purman

A Caravan Like a Canary by Sasha Wasley

Sunset in Spain by Erna Walraven

So Many Beats of the Heart by Carrie Cox

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

The Devil's Bargain by Stella Rimington

Podcast: Karin Tanabe on How She’s Always Been a Storyteller

Podcast: Jonathan Butler on the Unsolved Murder of Warwick Meale

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 25th Mar 2022, History for Ukraine, St. Patrick's Day in prison, Lore & Libations in Ireland, dingo fence, protect graves forever?,  mass incarceration: a syllabus, library with border through it, unusual gravestones, more dogs at the doctor’s office?, Women’s History Month, Limerick Curfew murders, listening to Beethoven, book reviews, and much more..

Feel free to share, the title is the link…

Headlines of Old

ABSCONDED CONVICTS  Trove Tuesday 29th Mar 2022,

possible names, home, name of ship of arrival, age, physical description, identifying marks, sometimes personal relationships. 

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

Keep safe and well
This will pass