Monday, May 18, 2015

YOU'RE INVITED... HOBBS FAMILY REUNION...Oct 31st 2015












YOUR INVITATION AWAITS...
 DO YOU HAVE ANY LINK TO ROBERT HOBBS AND/OR BRIDGET ESLIN?
 You might be surprised as to how many do...
 I am one of their 4th great grandchildren and proud to belong to this huge family.
 Little did my mother know when she gave me the second name of Bridget, after her Irish mother, that I have links to that name from over a century ago..
You can read more about Robert and Bridget here...

 If you think you may have a connection, by all means leave your details in the comments. If you are interested in going to the reunion, please contact my cousin, Bev Woodman, as per the address in the invitation. I would love to meet you there.







Friday, May 15, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING MAY 15, 2015



FRIDAY FOSSICKING














Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain







SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LAND RECORDS - ONLINE AND FREE! | Genealogy & History News

http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2015/05/south-australian-land-records-online-and-free

Historical Records... Thanks to Gould Genealogy.



* FIND MY PAST


* Exclusive Dublin workhouse registers, 1840-1919

* Exclusive Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians minute books - search or browse






* The May/June edition (29th issue) of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine is now live and can be read/downloaded FREE of charge via www.irishlivesremembered.com  or directly at http://bit.ly/1FbYal1  





* The latest version of CLANN is now available... you can download from here...
https://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/71043/351046/pub/

rootsireland.ie   Irish Family History Foundation















* QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES  


Queensland State Archives (QSA) has released a new index to help researchers with finding digitised 
First World War records in our collection. This index is available on the Queensland Government data 
website and covers digitised records added to our Image Queensland catalogue up to 16 February 2015. 
These digitised records relate to the outbreak of First World War (1914-1918) and the ensuing years, 
including post-war settlement and commemoration activities. The index is not a complete list of all First 
World War records held by QSA.

While this information was already available in Image Queensland, making the data available in this 

form makes it easier for researchers to search and browse the full selection of digitised First World War 
material.

Visit our First World War webpage to find out more about the types of records we hold on this research 
topic.


* TROVE


Stop the press! Federal Parliamentary Press releases are 

now in Trove!

"The Trove Team has continued to expand Australian political history coverage in Trove with the
inclusion of over 200,000 press releases from members of the Australian Federal Parliament,
 thanks to the Australian Parliamentary Library. 

For many years the Parliamentary Library has been collecting and digitising press releases issued
by federal politicians. The Library has agreed to Trove harvesting this information from its 
databases. The majority of press releases date from the 1990s to today, with a smattering of 
earlier documents from 1889 onwards. You can start with Sir Henry Parkes’s Tenterfield address 
that focuses on those all-important topics that drove Federation like standardisation of railway 
gauges. Read Robert Menzies recounting a trip to Europe, interrupted by the announcement that 
Hitler would re-militarise Germany in 1935. Follow the story of the Oberon class submarine from 
it's christening by Princess Alexandra in Scotland in 1968 to its decommissioning and plans to make 
a historical tourist attraction in 2008. Go all the way up to the recent announcement of the 
National Ice Taskforce.

Interested in the radio personalities politicians are talking to? You will also find the Parliamentary
Library’s transcripts of more than 13,000 radio broadcasts in the Music, Sound and Video zone, 
including a 1975 ABC AM interview with Gough Whitlam and Vincent Lingiari on the handover of 
part of Wave Hill Cattle Station.

Every hot button political topic from the last two and a half decades will have press releases from
your Federal Members of Parliament in this collection. If you’d like to limit your search to the 
Australian Parliamentary Library’s Press Releases database, go to the Advanced Search and search 
for ‘Press Releases’ in the library name, or add nuc:"APAR:PR" to your search

These records are updated in Trove three times per week so you can stay in touch with today’s
history.

If you want to explore our political life further in Trove why not explore the work of our
representatives in federal parliament through their biographies
If you’re interested in Senators we have a growing collection of biographies from the
Senate Biographical Dictionary

And if you’re interested in local government why not check out Sydney’s Aldermen?"














Friday, May 8, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING MAY 8TH 2015



FRIDAY FOSSICKING
















Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain







INTERNET ARCHIVE...  Free *

is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music and more


This takes you to just one category, related to Ireland..

https://archive.org/details/microfilm?&and[]=%20Ireland

* This suggests free images, but always read carefully and adhere to copyright and or terms of use.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=images%20free



IRISH FAMILY HISTORY FOUNDATION

New Records Online for Counties Antrim and Down
over 27,000 new Church of Ireland records 
These new baptism, marriage and burial records are from 24 parishes across Antrim and Down and were transcribed by our Emeritus Research Director, Dr Brian Trainor.

 Details included..
Name of ChurchCountyType of recordYears coveredNo. of entries





These new records contain a wealth of information of use to both the family and local historian and the burial registers, in particular, are full of interesting entries.
For example in Ardkeen CI there was noted the burial entry of Henry Cleland, aged around four months old, in 1823 with a note by the minister that stated that he was “found dead in a field with a letter mentioning his name. Perished from cold and hunger; Coroner's inquest wilful murder.”

Irish Family History Foundation


FIND MY PAST


The Death Duty Registers 1796 to 1903

 Ireland Deaths 1864-1870

U.S. Veteran’s Gravesites

The Purewa Cemetary burials and cremations

Dublin Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers, 1840–1919

Over 408,000 England Billion Graves Cemetery Index records 

Over 55,000 Scotland BillionGraves Cemetery Index records

Over 48,000 Wales BillionGraves Cemetery Index records

Over 4,000 Ireland BillionGraves Cemetery Index records

Over 877,000 Australia BillionGraves Cemetery Index records

Over 88,000 New Zealand BillionGraves Cemetery Index records

Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808

Victoria Parliamentary Papers 1852-1899




JOHN OXLEY LIBRARY .. STATE LIBRARY QUEENSLAND ...Free

For your reading pleasure.. http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/




Friday, May 1, 2015

FRIDAY FOSSICKING MAY 1ST, 2015





FRIDAY FOSSICKING 


















Walter Withers


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Public_domain









* Thanks to Ireland Family History....

Almost 9,000 Catholic Baptismal Records added to Ulster Historical Foundation
bit.ly/NewRCRecords


* Thanks to Genealogy's Star (Richard Tanner) for this very interesting blog onThe Library of Congress.. and for the guide to using it... If, like me, you have looked there before and given up, I think you'll find this is a great help.

* COPYRIGHT.. can be a very frustrating thing to work around/with.

 I'm sure you respect other's work as you want them to respect yours.

 I won't go into all the various restrictions here, you can check those for yourself, as it differs in various countries. Just look for advice now and then, as it can alter a little. What you may not realise is that there are a number of sites that allow you to use Images free of copyright, but you should always give credit where credit is due... and check the usage right of each image  e.g.   These are but a few useful sites...

 Pixabay

Wikimedia Commons

The Old Design Shop

Shopify

NB.. Shopify has a list of sites, not all of which I have tried.. be careful and read the full terms. Some allow so many free images per week, some are outright free to use.


* Plus, just in case you have had your eyes shut for the last few days... 

��  NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND will be releasing over 40,000 images of Catholic Parish registers on July 8th...I don't think I will even try to look on that date...  ��

http://www.nli.ie/en/parish-register.aspx