Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

John Grenham had to articles this week that I found interesting. The first is entitled “The Weird and Wacky World of Civil Registration” where he talks about the price increase for certificates in the Republic of Ireland.

The second is called “Evidence, evidence, evidence.” Here he talks about a post from Dick Eastman’s blog that referred to an article from a Limerick newspaper. John dug a little deeper and came up with the truth. A story we all need to remember.

The Findmypast.ie blog has a post titled “Starring Tom Lefroy as Mr. Darcy” which looks at the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Tom Lefroy was connected to Jane Austen and it is thought that he was the inspiration for Mr. Darcy.

The British GENES blog has a post called “Scottish Legal History Research Guide” which leads us to a free guide relating to Scottish Legal History. If you are researching anything to do with the legal system in Scotland this is a good reference.

Dear Myrtle’s post called “Feedback: FamilySearch’s Potential” looks at a post written by James Tanner called “The Potential of FamilySearch.org.” Dear Myrtle discusses issues with the search function on the FamilySearch website. If you search for a name in a particular place you need to keep Dear Myrtle’s post in mind and look for the images that are not indexed and can be browsed.

The Military Research UK blog has a post called “New Update to The Great War 100 App – The Victoria Cross.” This post caught my attention because it references Valour Road in Winnipeg where three men who lived on this street were awarded the Victoria Cross. This Great War app looks interesting.

The last recommendation this week is for the Genealogy Canada blog where Elizabeth has a post called “WorldCat and FamilySearch Announce Partnership.” This partnership will be great for researchers.

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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  1. GailD’s avatar

    The series on GPS has interested me during the past week. The blog is new to me, but now I am a regular follower.

    http://ancestoring.blogspot.ca/

  2. Ruth Blair’s avatar

    Thanks for the suggestion on the GPS blog series Gail.

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