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...

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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..

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Keep safe and well
This will pass.

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