Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Stardust ‘n’ Roots has a post called “Location! Location! Location! — A Question Answered.” This post looks at the importance of knowing where your family actually lived and not just a country or county where they might have lived.

Stardust ‘n’ Roots had another post called “Sometimes Less is More” where he looks at how he went through his family database and actually deleted people to make it very much smaller. He kept a back up of the old file but is now working with the newer leaner family tree. This could be just the thing to help us focus our research.

Mick at the British & Irish Genealogy blog had a post called “Family & Local History Quiz Book Launch” which announces the launch of his new book. This would make a great Christmas gift for the family historian.

Chris Paton at the British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) blog had a post called “The last convict ship down under” where he talks about his tour of the ship called the Edwin Fox. You will find pictures and a video diary.

Chris also had a post on British GENES called “Locating London launches” where he looks at the new website called Locating London which “allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque’s 1746 map.” Go and read more about this new resource.

Untold Lives the blog from the British Library had a post called “The Spy who Came in from the Heat” which looks at the British surveillance of Johannes Emil Schwarz Von Berk during the Second World War and the India Office Records relating to the surveillance that are held in the British Library.

Free Genealogy Resources has a post called “7 Mistakes that Are Holding Your Genealogy Back.” These are mistakes that we all need to regularly remind ourselves not to do.

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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