Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder blog had a post called “Doin’ the archive two-step” where she looks at why records were created and how indexes might have been created by the person who used the documents on a daily basis. She discusses one of her favourite record series, the Death Duty Registers, and how their indexes work.

Marian’s Roots & Rambles had a piece this week called “Have You Ever Considered an Intentional Diary?” I think this is a great idea. Writing a daily entry that you intend others to read and self edit as you write.

Pue’s Occurrences The Irish History Blog had an interesting post called “The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce”. Lisa Marie Griffith writes about a television program that she watched this weekend called “The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce”. It was an Australian/Irish production and it sounds pretty gruesome. Alexander Pearce was an Irish convict sent to Australia. He turned to cannibalism and was executed in 1824.

Are there any postings in the last week that you think need to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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