Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

There is some sad news in the genealogy world in Ireland. The Genealogy News blog reports that the free genealogy service at the National Archives of Ireland has been cancelled. This was a wonderful service and it is sad to see it go. It seems the National Archives and National Library in Ireland are in as much trouble as Library and Archives Canada.

The National Archives UK blog has a post called “How a conservator helped uncover Jubilee records” which is a fascinating post.

Genea-Musings had two posts this week that were interesting called “Creating Research Notes in RootsMagic 5 – Post 1 and Post 2.” I use RootsMagic so these posts have been bookmarked so that I can go through them and learn more. I love his easy to follow step by step process.

GeneaPress has a post called “Genealogy Jamboree Streamed Sessions Announced.” I have already signed up for a few this weekend. There is limited space so if you find something interesting sign up now.

Marian’s Roots and Rambles blog has a thought-provoking post entitled “Sharing and Genealogy.” There is a discussion in the comments section of this post.

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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NGS 2012 Conference Cincinnati Ohio Day 4

Well this was the last day of the conference. It is always a mixed blessing. You are tired and want to go home but you have had such a good time you don’t want it to end.

The main lecture I wanted to attend today was Elizabeth Shown Mill’s “Information Overload? Effective Project Planning, Research, Data Management & Analysis.” We were in the lecture room half an hour before it started and we could only get seats up near the front. It was the largest room and it was packed.

It was worth it though. Elizabeth never disappoints. I walked out of that lecture having learned something new. Every time I attend a conference my main goal is to learn something new every day.

The marketplace closed at 2 pm and we were packed up and on the road by 3:30 pm. We spent the night in Windsor Ontario and then drove the rest of the way home on Sunday.

Whenever I get home from a conference I am exhausted, on information overload and have a long list of things that I want to learn more about or implement. The last few weeks have been very busy for me so that list is still waiting. It will have to wait a little more as I am attending the Ontario Genealogical Society conference in Kingston this weekend.

If you ever get the chance to attend a genealogical conference, be it a regional conference or a national one, please take the chance. You won’t regret it. Just remember the comfortable shoes!

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