Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

John Reid of the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog had two posts of interest this week. The first is called “Meeting Challenges of the Future: From Reflection to Action.” This post is about a document of the same name posted on Library and Archives Canada’s website.

The other post at Anglo-Celtic Connections is “James Turk on the future of archives and archivists in Canada.” John attended a panel discussion at the Eastern Ontario Chapter Archives Association of Ontario and the topic was “What We Have Lost: What We Stand to Lose The Future of Archives and Archivists in Canada.” This post is John’s synopsis of the discussion.

Dear Myrtle’s Genealogy Blog had a post called “The pinball approach to genealogical research.” This post is an examination of what Dear Myrtle learned during the recent Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy study week. She attended the “Advanced Genealogical Methods” course with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG. Her experiences and revelations are something that we all need to think about and incorporate into our own research.

The National Archives blog had a post called “It’s not the document, it’s the information” by Audrey Collins. This post relates well to Dear Myrtle’s post. Audrey examines several record groups that are available at TNA and has links to research guides to help you understand the records.

The last post for this week is from the NLI Blog where Ciara Kerrigan of Research Services at the National Library of Ireland has written a post called “Family History Research.” She talks about the people from around the world who visit the library to find out more about their Irish ancestors and introduces us to a new user guide that is available online. The guide is called “Family History Research: Sources at the National Library of Ireland.” This is available to download and I would suggest everyone add it to their digital library for Irish 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

Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog

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