Ruth’s Recommendations

It has been a very busy few weeks. So this is two weeks of my favourite blog posts.

There has been a lot of news lately about the government’s view of Canadian history and the cut backs at Library and Archives Canada. The ActiveHistory.ca blog has two posts that relate to this topic and make for interesting reading. “Seizing Canada’s Past: Politics and the Reinvention of Canadian History” and “The Smokescreen of “Modernization” at Library and Archives Canada.”

On the topic of Irish research there is a post at the findmypast.ie blog called “The Petty Sessions order books” which looks at their value to the researcher. The other is Irish Genealogy News with a post called “Database updates its list of registers” which looks at IrishGenealogy.ie and their quiet updates.

The FamilySearch blog has two posts regarding new features on their website. They are “New FamilySearch Feature – IGI” and “New FamilySearch Feature – My Source Box.”

The National Archives Blog has updated the status of the swan family on the grounds of the Archives with a post called “Very fine swans indeed.” They also have a post called “Information management through music” which looks at usability in records management.

On Marian’s Roots and Rambles there is a post called “Just the Hint of a Smile” where she shares her experiences in collecting the oral history of her community.

The Family Recorder is providing a bit of history to go along with the Olympic torch relay in her posts called “Olympic torch route.” She has a new post for each day of the relay.

The In-Depth Genealogist has a post called “Genealogical Journaling” and it provides some good insights into using journaling to help with your research.

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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