Friday, August 25, 2017



Walter Withers


(so that's where my husband's great Aunt got to)

How the Irish got so good at making whiskey 

what are you going to make this week?


FreeCEN - UK Census Records (England, Scotland, Wales)

Kintalk Whānau Kōrero: Family history blog

Family History Research for Ancestors from India by Smita Biswas  भारतीय मूल के लोगों के लिए परिवार के इतिहासका रिकॉर्डिंग” | Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter 

Local History News Link    Maitland, NSW 

Backtracking    Lorraine Phelan

Audio Archive | Articles        essential listening .. as times were

Anglo-Celtic Connections 

Definitely not Metric Measurement Quiz: Answers            

That's My Baby  Book launch within Writer's Festival...

National Library Australia

Edwardian-themed Cabinet of Curiosities for one night only Fri 27 Oct. Kew > Book tickets     

Trace your suffrage ancestors    > Book your place



 Corning hosts high-energy Irish music Saturday night              Washington Times Herald

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Collection has launched a new digital archive, Voices of Civilian Internment: WWII Singapore. These records, are available through  free, from the Cambridge Digital Library.  The collection is the life and experience of civilians who were interned at the Changi and Sime Road Camps between 1942 and 1945 following the fall of Malaya to the Japanese. Per Wikipedia,: The term British Malaya loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore that were brought under Britishcontrol between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

The collection has the official papers from the Camps' administration as well as personal stories of the internees, from their personal diaries, memoires and correspondence.  Of most interest are the nominal rolls which document each internee's personal data and the cam[s's newspapers.

For information on the collection go to:

In the search box type in civilian internment –the name of collection  and click on which document you are interested in. For example the Changi and Sime Road Civilian Internment Camps: Nominal rolls of internees  and a 559 page document appears. You can scroll through the list of names by the page turner at the top of the page.

Pioneers, linguists, soldiers populate the Joyce family tree   Barnaby  (Australia)

Bellingen Shire’s census story | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun 

Knit a Chicken Facebook: Sensory Friendly Weighted Chicken Community

Historian seeks ghostwriter to help pen book about infamous murderers and grave robbers - Ulster Star

Australian War Memorial

Earlier this month the IAJGS Records Access Alert announced that there is a government proposal to introduce an overhaul of the UK data protection laws.  The Data Protection Bill will be introduced in Parliament when the Members of Parliament and peers return from the summer break in September. This was announced in the Queen's Speech which IAJGS Records Access Alert reported on June 22nd.

UK digital minister Matt Hancock said the "right to be forgotten" will be included and it will go beyond search engine results—regarding personal data held by a third-party, to include social media sites such as Facebook, to video games companies. The bill will bring the UK into line with the European Union's existing General Data Protection Regulation which becomes effective on May 27, 2918. However, it will have some exceptions, including medical records collected by the National Health Service.

Another exemption will be the internet archives maintained by the British Library which is required by law to collect a copy of all published materials in the United Kingdom.  The British Library is also required, since 2013, to archive the entire UK web domain once per year.  This may result with the British Library having a more extensive, and therefore, more accurate record than any search engine.

The British Library has over 150 million books, manuscripts and maps.  See:

To read more see:
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New content has been added to the 'What's new? page at John Grenham's Irish Ancestors site.

Self-importance Well Punctured – John Grenham – Irish Roots

Dictionary of Sydney has posted a new item, 'Let's celebrate History Week 2017!'

 Mayo's embrace of Heritage Week            Mayo News

Abandoned, derelict and a drinking den – convent campaigners - The Mayo News Do scroll down to Caroline's Story

Just because...    9 Easy Ways to Reduce Weekly Grocery Budget  more funds for genealogy


Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924

exclusive workhouse records

A-Z of records  .. then type in any county to see what is available

The Bleak Reality »   Dublin Workhouses

Fighting Irish »

Irish Genealogy Webinar | Trace Ancestors


Flooding rains: Ipswich 1887          cassmob

No glory for the Melvin family  cassmob    (more to the story)

The Australian Hatter | The Dusty Box

Ancestral Places Geneameme     Jenny Coates  Loved her twist to this
Genea-learning and touring           cassmob (I had to add this, a great, but busy, week...)

Praying Mantis    TextileRanger

Beautiful Diversity Textile Ranger  very well said and a unique tribute 

Scottish winter, Edinburgh  wunderlust twins  wonderful photos

A Convict Ancestor: KITTY KEEFFE, SALAD OIL THIEF (Dublin 1826) -Finding a Motive for her Crime .. Family Convictions

Visit to Australia’s National War Museum   Chris Paton

from my blogs...

That Moment in Time 

Kawarthas families, haughty Princess, Gould Genie special - freight FREE till Aug. 31st, unmarked graves named, wreck of the Dunbar, rare ticket of leave, Irish wake, best Aussie books 2016, numerous cemetery indexes, FREE Irish Graves photos, stories, George Washington’s Irish sniper, Bellingen, FREE download ..Convict Women in NSW Female Factories, 8 great Irish reads, wild wallabies on Irish island, lots of great recipes,  

Maybe We Were Wrong  (scroll down the JUST BECAUSE page)

As They Were

Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, IGP ADDITIONS AUGUST 2017 PART 1., Meath, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, 

Irish Graves

Addition to Leonora in Western Australia   

VALKENBURG William Peter       ‘from Ireland’

Addition to Camden Catholic Cemetery

 Headlines of Old

National Family History Month Week 4, Power Without Glory, Frank  Hardy,  Hobbs, Heslin, Catsoulis, Coroneo, Greece, Ireland, 

Friday, August 18, 2017

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 18th August 2017


Walter Withers


I Love Bello Shire  Bellingen NSW news

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Gould Genealogy

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The melancholy wreck of the Dunbar          Dictionary of Sydney

READ ALL ABOUT IT !! | State Library of NSW

Geneagala Success          Hornsby Shire Family History Group 

Irish Genealogy News      Claire Saintry

Rare Ticket of Leave donated   State Heritage Western Australia


 Individual Bacon & Cabbage Pies

 Beef & Guinness Stew


Search British Records »

Exclusive British Parish Records


Genealogy Roadshow: Researching Abroad, Day 1     Genealogically Speaking

Nursing Sister Philips WW1 Photo Album 58V   Lorine McGinnis Schulze

from my blogs ...

That Moment in Time

Clare & Cork events, Chris Paton, Royal household staff, Genealogists win!, lonely death mystery, healthcare the grave?,NFHM, Brehon laws, cancer retreat, learn Irish FREE, Northern Irish descended from painted warriors?, QLD State Archives -Prosecution Project, 
Scotland West Lothian Poorhouse records, no photographs in cemetery?, ‘Christrio’, prizes to be won, 

As They Were

The National Library Of Australia - Electronic Collections Huge Increase, NLA blog, August 2017,

Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, IGP ADDITIONS AUGUST 2017 PART 1., Meath, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, 

 Irish Graves

WESTERN AUSTRALIA   Mt. Keith, Kalgoorlie, Leonora
Thanks to Moya Sharp from Outback Family History

Additions to Rookwood Cemetery.. many thanks to Noelene Harris

St Patrick's Cemetery in RIDGEWAY Ill. The church is called Ponds Settlement, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA  ... thanks to Mike Bowling

Headlines of Old

All The Rivers Run, Nancy Cato, National Family History month wk.3., family stories, all of one world, baklava, spanakopita, Greek Irish heritage, TROVE TUESDAY Aug 15th 2017,

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