Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The Enniskerry Local History blog had a post called “Early Tourists to Powerscourt Waterfall” which looks at the visit to the waterfall by Bishop Pococke in 1752. As a child I used to go and have picnics with my family by the waterfall so this post intrigued me. There is a picture of a painting by George Barrett c1760 of Powerscourt Waterfall and I have a print hanging in my home. The post makes me wonder if any of my ancestors visited this waterfall.

Chris Paton of the British GENES blog had a post called “New NLS catalogue coming soon” where he outlines the new features of the National Library of Scotland catalogue.

The Family Recorder blog had a post called “Mappy Monday – Collections on a map” which looks at the latest feature on The National Archives Labs. You can do a radius search of a place in England and if there are any documents relating to this area it will tell you on the map. This is a work in progress so the selection of documents is small but the possibilities are endless.

What were your favourite blog posts this past week?

Let me know in the comments below.

Other bloggers that write their own lists are:

Genea-Musings – Best of the Genea-Blogs

British & Irish Genealogy

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