Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Marian Pierre-Louis of Marian’s Roots and Rambles had a post called “Google+ Hangouts are Fun!” where she talks about her experiences using the Hangout option on Google+.

Michael Seery of The Enniskerry Local History blog has a very interesting post entitled “The Leicester Arms Hotel” where he use images and several basic records to examine the changes that took place in the town. The records go from 1641 to the twentieth century. This type of process is a fun exercise that you might want to try in your own town or a town where your family lived.

Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog has a post called “Microsoft OneNote vs. Evernote (Part 1)” where she compares the two note-taking programs. She continues her examination of OneNote here.

In the post “New Generations of Genealogy” The Ancestry Insider gives us a synopsis of D. Joshua Taylor’s Keynote Address at the 2011 BYU Family History Conference. The address was called “Genealogy in Prime Time: Family History’s Next Generation.”

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings put the Ancestry commercial to the test in his post entitled “ “You don’t even have to know what you’re looking for…” – Post 1” he tries out the premise with a member of his own tree. It looks like he is going to do more trials but he has also challenged us to test the premise. Here is part two and part three. He will be posting more on this subject.

James Tanner on the Family Search Tech Tips blog had a post this week called “Data, back it up, migrate it or lose it!” It describes the importance of regularly moving your data to newer versions. It also discusses how and where to back up your data.

Are there any postings in the last week that you think need to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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