Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Marian’s Roots and Rambles had a post called “Facebook is Deciding What We Should See“. It is about the changes and updates on Facebook. It seems like every time you go into Facebook something new has been added and you have to go and check that the settings are set the way you want them.

Sort Your Story Genealogy Organizing Made Easy is a vendor blog. They had a post entitled “Wisdom Wednesday – Let’s Get Organized Part 1” where they provided a few tips and tell you how Sort Your Story can help.

The Fur Trade Family History blog had a post called “Indian Potatoes and other Native foods” which was very interesting. It followed Nancy’s search to find out what the Indian Potato was and the origins of Potato Mountain.

The Irish Story blog had another post about the Fenian raids. “John Boyle O”Reilly and the 1870 Fenian Invasion of Canada” was written by Ian Kenneally and tells the story of John Boyle O’Reilly a member of the Fenian Brotherhood.

Claire Santry of Irish Genealogy News had a post called “NAI cuts Genealogy Service Hours“. The Genealogy Service at the National Archives of Ireland, which is run by the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland, is drastically reducing their hours. This is a service offered for free to patrons of the National Archives of Ireland. This is a blow to genealogy tourism in Ireland.

If you are looking for blogs that relate to your country of interest or topic of interest then I would suggest checking out the Geneabloggers listing called Genealogy Blogs By Type. Here you will definitely find something to help you with your research and expand your knowledge base.

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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