Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from the last couple of weeks.

The Ancestry Insider has a post called “FamilySearch Image Restrictions” which looks at restrictions on the database images at FamilySearch. This is something we all need to be aware of when we do our research. These are only a few of the restrictions so be sure to read the information about the database before you start your research.

Irish Genealogy News has three items of interest. The first is “NAI issues tender for provision of Genealogy Service.” A tender has been put out by National Archives of Ireland for five researchers to work in the NAI Genealogy Service.

The next is “Remembering the 1913 Lock Out: lecture on video” here she provides a link to a lecture given by Michael D. Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉireann (President of Ireland) called “Remembering the 1913 Lock Out: It’s sources, impact and some lessons.”

The last is “County Clare archives to be placed online, free” which is very good news for all those with Clare ancestors.

The abroad in the yard blog had a post called “Snail DNA reveals ancient human journey from Pyrenees to Ireland 8,000 years ago.” DNA is something everyone has been talking about lately. This is a slightly different take on it as the DNA is from a snail and may have provided the necessary evidence about a migration to Ireland from Iberia “by Mesolithic coast-hugging sea travellers.”

British GENES blog has two posts of interest. The first is “Update on GRO Northern Ireland online records project” and the other is “PRONI User Forum – news highlights from meeting.” Both of these posts provide some interesting information on Northern Ireland research.

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter has a posted called “Please Put the 1921 Canadian Census Online” which is about a letter written to the Toronto Star “Letters to the Editor” section.

The Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has a different view point in a post entitled “Why I’m not signing the e-petitions.”

Geniaus has a post called “Future Family History” where she looks at personal blogs as a way of preserving our family history stories.

Organize Your Family History has a post entitled “Genealogy Roadshow coming to PBS this fall.” More details about the show have been released. This show is in its second season on RTÉ in Ireland. The first season was very successful so let’s hope the same can be said of its American counterpart.

What were your favourite blog posts? Let me know in the comments below.

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog

Genealogy Insider – Genealogy News Corral

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