Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Chris Paton of British GENES has a post called “Scotsman Digital Archive relaunched” which is really good news. This is a wonderful resource for Scottish researchers and their subscription rates are reasonable.

FamilySearch blog had three posts this week. The first was “New Research Lessons Added to FamilySearch.org – January 2013.” FamilySearch has a fantastic selection of online classes that you can watch on a cold or wet afternoon.

The next post was called “Moving County Boundaries” which looks at the changing landscape of the county borders and how important it is to know about these changes when you are doing your research.

The last post was part three of James Tanner’s series on photograph restoration. The post is called “What do I Need to Restore Damaged Photos? Part Three.”

The Irish Genealogy News blog had lots of news to share with Irish researchers this past week. The first post is called “TNA beginners: Start Here” which looks at the new section on the National Archives of England website. It explains what information is available at the archives and how to navigate the new website.

Then there was “Monaghan parish records: hope springs eternal” which looks at the new rumblings about the release of these parish registers on the Irish Genealogy database.

The next post is called “Irish Civil Registration records live on FindMyPast.ie” FindMyPast has digitized the Irish Civil Registration indexes. You can find out the names of the other people on the page to see if you can figure out the name of the spouse. This is wonderful news.

The last post is “Handy map of Irish Civil Registration boundaries.” This map is a great tool for Irish researchers.

There was some sad news from the Genealogy Canada blog. It seems that because of the addition of higher rental fees, changes in policy and new fee charges at Library and Archives Canada that Gene-O-Rama is cancelled for this year.

Last and certainly not least The Ancestry Insider and their post called “FamilySearch.org Incremental Improvements.” This posts looks at the improvements to the search criteria at FamilySearch and some other developments.

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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