Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The ActiveHistory.ca blog had a post called “The Popularity of Remembrance” which looks the many events that are being remembered this year and how the act of remembrance is conducted. Last week was the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge which represents Canada’s coming of age.

Come Here to Me! has a post called “Some foreign media coverage of key Civil War events.” This looks at the Irish Civil War. There is an image that shows people in the street picking up pieces of paper in Sackville Street (O’Connell Street now) after the explosion at the Four Courts (public record office).

Enniskerry Local History blog has a post called “A Letter to Henry Grattan: The life of labourers in 1796” which makes for very interesting reading. It provides a list of the average prices for provisions.

John D. Reid of the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog gave a wonderful review of my presentation “A Brick Wall Chisel: The Cluster Research Project” which I presented at the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa last Saturday.

Irish Genealogy News had two posts this week: “Was Dracula Irish?” and “Dracula was Irish – the genealogical evidence.” The first post talks about the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula. He was an Irish-born author. The second post provides evidence, discovered by FindMyPast Ireland, to suggest that the character of Dracula was Irish.

The FamilySearch TechTips blog had a post called “Using Pinterest for Genealogy.”

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter had a post called “Genealogy Tourism” which looks at the rising popularity of this type of tourism. If you would like to travel back to Ireland to do research you could decide to join our group “Touring the Research Trail in Dublin” in 2013. You can find out more about our trip here.

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

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