Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

On the Mocavo Genealogy Blog Michael Leclerc wrote a post called “Getting the Most from Scholarly Journals” where he reminds us what we are missing if we don’t read the genealogical journals that come across our doorstep.

Claire Santry of the Irish Genealogy News blog had a post called “Some snippets of interest” where she tells us about a discount that is available for GenesReunited. This ends on February 26th.

The Enniskerry Local History blog has a post called “Taylor and Skinner Map of Ireland 1777” where they look at this wonderful resource.

The Family Recorder has a post this week called “Those Places Thursday – what do you mean by ‘London’?” This post looks at the growth of London, its changing boundaries and what this means to the researcher when someone says they are from London.

The ActiveHistory blog had a post called “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Visualizing the Past.” They look at historical visualization and the different forms it can take. This type of information can be very useful to the genealogist.

Yesterday was Family Day in Ontario but Manitoba recognized it as Louis Riel Day. The Library and Archives Canada blog had a post called “Louis Riel Images Now On Flickr” so you can go in and view images relating to Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion.

James Tanner of the FamilySearch Tech Tips blog had a post called “Change Your Work Habits With Evernote, Dropbox and Mozy” where he looks at these programs and how they can help you with your research.

Fiona Fitzsimons wrote a post for the findmypast blog called “Search Tip – Class Systems” which reminds us to look at the society in which our ancestors lived and not the society in which we currently live. Fiona refers to it as “The “Downton Abbey” effect.”

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Genea-Musings – Best of the Genea-Blogs

TransylvanianDutch – Week in Review

British & Irish Genealogy

What were your favourite blog posts this past week?

Let me know in the comments below.

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