Ruth’s Recommendations

Last week I was at the National Genealogical Society conference in Cincinnati Ohio. I had a great time but was so busy it was hard to keep up with the blogs that I read on a regular basis. Despite all that I did manage to find a few that caught my eye this week.

Irish Genealogy News had two this week. The first is “A Friday miscellany” which covers several news items. There is one about the World War One Family History Roadshow at the National Library of Ireland last March. Some of the stories are now available online.

The other post was “Military records for release this month” which looks at records relating to the Irish Volunteers from 1913-1921 and the availability of these records online in the near future.

The last post has a personal connection to me. Fiona Fitzsimons wrote a post on the findmypast.ie blog called “The Landed Estate Court Rentals” where she looks at the valuable information to be found in these records. She researched President Obama’s family history in Tipperary and uses some examples in the post.

Fiona references land in Moneygall County Tipperary where the Kearney’s were tenants and it was owned by Rev. William Minchin. The Minchin family in County Tipperary is connected to my family tree. Humphrey Charles Minchin of County Tipperary is my Great Great Great Grandfather.

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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