Friday, August 11, 2017



Walter Withers


also a few treats...


Sponsors | National Family History Month Australia 

 Do go to the above page and enter as many of the prize draws as interest you, individual prizes as well as some for societies. ALL  entrants are elgible for a free genie course. You only have to send an email to the address listed with your name and the list of prizes you are interested in.

John Grenham..  What's new?
  • August 5 2017: Added new (rough-and-ready) households by Catholic parish. E.g. Reynolds
  • July 25 2017: Updated British Newspaper Archive listings. E.G. Sligo

Dictionary of Sydney has posted a new item, 'Sydney’s modernists'

78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


Once again genealogists win!  When working together we have an excellent record. 

Yesterday, the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about the precedent-setting practice, to begin later this month in the Northamptonshire Archives, charging £31.50 per hour for the public  reading documents in the Archives when it is closed with its new limited hours. The charge was for those who were reading the documents on Tuesday-Thursday afternoons when the archives proposed to "close" at 1:00PM on those days.  The archives are closed on Monday and Fridays.

I noted that there was a petition on and that seemed to get the attention of the County Council.  Reported today by the owner of the petition, " the Northamptonshire County Council has reviewed its decision to change opening hours at its archives and heritage center after listening to the views of its regular users and supporters. The Archives will now be open for free access Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM and 2;00PM to 5:00PPM and the first Saturday of the month 9:00AM to 1:00PM."

Due to the continuing budgetary constraints, the Northamptonshire County Council  will do a full  review before the next financial year which will include a full consultation around any proposed changes.  They did note there was a 50% decrease in number of researchers between 2006 and 2016.  Therefore, we still need to be vigilant so that the charge per hour is not reinstated.

To read the change about the charge, go to:

Queensland State Archives.. you're invited...

Queensland State Archives (QSA) would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming event, The Prosecution Project: Queensland sources and Queensland stories, on 6 September 2017 at QSA at Runcorn from 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

Our guest speaker, Griffith University’s Professor of History in the School of Humanities and Director of the Prosecution Project Professor Mark Finnane, will discuss The Prosecution Project, the Queensland sources for the project and the stories about crime and justice they disclose.

The Prosecution Project is a national research project investigating the history of criminal prosecution in Australia. The project aims to document criminal trials in all Australian states from as early as 1824 to the 1960s.

Data entry on a web portal hosted at Griffith University is being carried out by the research team and by citizen historians, volunteers who have come forward to help with the project.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are available so please book through 
Eventbrite to reserve your place.


Search Work Records »

Life On The Seas »


Moving to WordPress       Anne Young

Where We Lived  | The Photo Detective 

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (48) | trevo's Irish famine orphans

"A malicious conspiracy to defraud"   Hawkesbury heritage & happenings

Portrait of the Artist’s Homestead ‹ The Irish Aesthete

Genealogists Heads Up re Proposed Bylaw: No Photographs in Cemetery!  Olive Tree Genealogy Blog  ***

*** Follow up on blog above.. ***

An Irish family in Surry Hills c1880s | Family history across the seas

Ancestral Places Geneameme #NFHM    Family Tree Frog

 from my blogs...

That Moment in Time

Workhouse Chic, Phantom Atlas, FREE genie records, Nat. Fam. Hist. Month, Banshees, Yorkshire Memorial Transcriptions, Love Laughter & Apple Pies, Irish Dunkirk veteran dies before honour received,  Viking Cities, 100th Anniversery Passchendaele, Irish land stolen by Cromwell, Irish goodbye, Ancestry adds London School registers, Congress 2018, Philadelphia Catholic Registers,

Unlock the Past, Chris Paton, Roadshow - Researching Abroad, Irish History, Scottish History, 

See link above for details...

As They Were

A forgotten branch of the Crowe gentry of Co Clare, Crow - O'Brien marriage 1787, The clan Mac Conchradha and the descendants of Robert Crowe, the Ennis merchant, Phil Crowe, Ennis Friary - Robert Crowe d 1772,

Irish Graves

Addition    NEW SOUTH WALES        

Liverpool Cemetery


Addition to Irish Graves Qld outside of Brisbane           QUEENSLAND CEMETERIES OUTSIDE OF BRISBANE


USA   St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Centralia, Iowa Thanks to John Mayer

Headlines of Old

Trove Tuesday 8th August, 2017 -  Careful, He Might Hear You, Sumner Locke Elliot, whispers, secrets, families, protective, selective sharing, Week 2 National Family History Month Blog Challenge,



  1. Oh Chris - how do you find all these things? I now have at least a dozen tabs open and the puppy will have to wait another hour for her walk. Can you hear the pathetic whining from where you are?

    1. Poor puppy, I wish I could hear the whining..
      Glad you find these items of interest, Alex. The trick to saving them is to take notes of the date of publication, then they are easy to find again. You can also use the search bar at the bottom of the page.
      I find myself publishing one week's collection and immediately adding to the list for the next week. Being a curious person, it's hard to decide what to leave out, rather than what to include.

  2. PS Thank you for the shout out Chris !


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