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How my 3x great-grandmother was involved in the Celestina Christmas scandal: https://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/a-christmas-tale-pt-3-baby-celestina-and-the-harringtons/

(Not a Delaney ancestor, but worth a read, I hope!)
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In the last episode of the Celestina Christmas story, we left the older Celestina - born in 1827 - pregnant at the age of 17. This was a disaster for an unmarried girl. She was now 'soiled goods' a...
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Here's the start of a 'Christmas' true story of Victorian east London (in appropriately Dickension instalments)  http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/a-christmas-tale/
Featuring some of my non-Delaney ancestors #genealogy
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Will we find Nicholas Delaney's family next year? National Library of #Ireland to put Catholic parish registers online, free!
http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/irish-research-online-parish-registers-from-nli-for-2015/
Exciting!
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The Shoestring Genealogist is back with news about three genealogy offers. But you'll have to be quick! The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is repeating its one month for £1 special. The usual pric...
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I've been spring cleaning my blog, including a new header/banner: http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/an-early-spring-clean/

Are there any other improvements you'd like to see?
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Have you got Australian ancestors?
Free access to @AncestryComAu until Monday http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/au/australia2014?o_iid=58764&o_lid=58764&o_sch=Web+Property …
A great way to do some #Australia Day #genealogy
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Part two of the story of Celestina Christmas. A respectable young girl's life goes horribly wrong... http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/a-christmas-tale-pt-2-the-first-celestina/
A story I uncovered while doing 'friends and neighbours' #genealogy  
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Free access to #Findmypast's worldwide records this #Remembrance weekend! http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/shoestring-genealogist-free-fmp-records-for-remembrance-weekend/
And there's an afternoon of talks followed by a Q&A. What's not to like? (All times GMT)

Will you be looking for anyone special?
Special Findmypast offer for Remembrance weekend 2014, by the Shoestring Genealogist at A Rebel Hand
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Researching your Irish roots? This could be good news:

'The National Archives of Ireland is expected to release online their collection of Irish census fragments on Monday 28 April. We are not quite sure of the scope and depth of this release, but it certainly has the potential to be big news for anyone with Irish ancestors. Access will be free.'

From the latest GenealogyInTime Magazine newsletter: http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/NewGenealogyRecords/newest_genealogy_records_on_the_internet.html?awt_l=EEhjA&awt_m=JdMPS7MmyAk.Vy
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NB when they say 'fragments', they really do mean fragments. Chances are I won't find anything about my lot there - but perhaps you will?
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It's #Australia Day #genealogy challenge time again, thanks to Pauleen Cass. Here's my bunch of rich men, poor men (and women), watermen and thieves (and a Delaney, of course):
http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/australia-day-challenge-2014-cmon-aussie/
And here's Pauleen's challenge, if you'd like to join in: http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/australia-day-challenge-2014-cmon-aussie/
I do love the genealogy online community. People help one another, collaborate, chat and set up memes and challenges. Here's the latest geneachallenge  - it's for Australia Day, from that bonza blo...
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Season's Greetings and Merry Christmas!
I've been away far too long. The last few months have been crazily busy. I've been remembering Christmases past...
http://rebelhand.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/christmas-memories/
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About Nicholas Delaney - United Irishman, transported convict, Australian roadbuilder, innkeeper, farmer, ancestor
Introduction
Mainly about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported convict and Australian roadbuilder, innkeeper, farmer and ancestor.

He's my great-great-great grandfather, so -
About my family history.

And about the historical background to Nicholas's life, and Australian and Irish genealogy.