Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

Dick Eastman’s blog had a post called “File Naming Tutorial” which talks about a free online four part video tutorial about the importance of file naming and how to do it. It is presented by the State Library of North Carolina.

The blog for Inside History magazine in Australia has a post called “The day my ancestor met Charles Darwin” which is a wonderful story.

Findmypast Ireland has a post called “The Representative Church Body Library (part 1).” I would highly recommend anyone doing Church of Ireland research to read these articles.

Chris Paton of British GENES (Genealogy News and EventS) has a post called “Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae improved on Internet Archive.” This is a great resource for Scottish researchers.

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Genea-Musings – Best of the Genea-Blogs

TransylvanianDutch – Week in Review

British and Irish Genealogy

What were your favourite blog posts this past week?

Let me know in the comments below.

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Second Anniversary of “The Passionate Genealogist” Blog

Today is the second anniversary of “The Passionate Genealogist” blog. I have had fun and met some wonderful people.

I want to thank everyone who follows “The Passionate Genealogist.”

Other genealogy bloggers who are celebrating anniversaries are:

A Tale of Two Ancestors which has now merged with Amanda’s Athenaeum

and

GeneDocs: Genealogy and Legacy Preservation

Congratulations everyone!

Are there any topics or websites you would like to see on “The Passionate Genealogist” blog? If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

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Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The NLI Blog has a post called “New Adventures in Periodicals” which looks at the Department of Periodicals at the National Library of Ireland. It also looks at the online catalogue and what you can find there.

This Intrepid Band blog has a post called “The Old School” it looks at a photograph of four nurses from the Meath Hospital, Dublin, in 1872.

Chris Paton of the British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) blog has a post about the ScotFam Tree forum called “ScotFam Tree returns.” If you are doing Scottish research this is a place to find support and advice.

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Genea-Musings – Best of the Genea-Blogs

TransylvanianDutch – Week in Review

British and Irish Genealogy

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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35th Anniversary of “Roots.”

Thirty five years ago we were all sitting in front of our televisions watching the first episode of an eight episode miniseries called “Roots” based on the book by Alex Haley. The miniseries ran from January 23-30, 1977.

“Roots” held the attention of a continent for eight straight nights. I can’t think of a television show that would do that now. There were about 55 actors starring in the production. The time period was from about 1750 through to 1870.

This was a television show that changed a lot of lives. Many people began researching their family history because of watching “Roots.” It made people curious about those who came before them.

How did “Roots” change your life? Did you start researching your family history because of “Roots?” Do you remember sitting in front of the television to watch this epic story?

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