Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The British GENES blog has post called “Richard III press conference now online.” If you haven’t seen the story on the news then you can catch up here. There is a Canadian link to this story.

Claire Santry of Irish Genealogy News has a post called “Ancestry to release Lord Morpeth’s Roll next month.” This document dates from 1841 and has about 275,000 names on it.

Dear Myrtle has a post called “2013 Docu-Challenge #1: English Parish Register Entry.” The challenge is to transcribe and analyze a historical document and share it with others in the comments section on Dear Myrtle’s blog. The document is the same for everyone. She provides links and instructions on the process. This also uses the Evidentia software. If you haven’t tried it then this is a way to see what it is all about.

The blog has a post called “More Canadian History, More Better” which looks at how the Canadian government is promoting Canadian history. It isn’t all good news. has another post entitled “Podcast: “Beyond Orange and Green: Toronto’s Irish, 1870-1914” by William Jenkins.” This podcast is based on William Jenkins book “Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916.

The Organize your Family History blog has a post called “Exploring Evernote for Genealogy.” In this post she looks at how you can use Evernote for research logs.

The In-Depth Genealogist has announced that the February 2013 issue of Going In-Depth is now available in their post “Going In-Depth has arrived!”

The We Came From blog has issued a challenge by creating a History Hop with a post called “Welcome to “The History Hop.” Every Friday you create a post that relates to any kind of history and share the link on the We Came From blog.

The Irish Story blog has a very interesting post called “Waterford Parted from the Sea’ – The Irish in Newfoundland.” The people of Newfoundland have come from very specific places in Ireland. Have you seen the commercials for tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador? Sometimes you have to look twice to make sure it is for Newfoundland and Labrador and not Ireland.

Randy Seaver at the Genea-Musings blog has a post called “What are the Must-Have Resources for Genealogists?” This post promotes another post called “88 Must Have Resources for the Online Genealogist” where Genea-Musings was listed as a must have resource for online genealogists. Congratulations Randy!

What were your favourite blog posts this past week?

Let me know in the comments below.

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Genea-Musings – Best of the Genea-Blogs

British & Irish Genealogy

Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog

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