Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The National Archives UK blog had a post called “Dastardly Digital Dilemmas: 3) Telling Stories” which looks at the fact that the digital age can mean no written notes on documents. These written notes sometimes provide more information than just the document themselves.

The Family History Writing blog had a post called “The Record Keeper.” Anyone who does family history would be considered the family record keeper. This is a story about one such person and their adventures in preserving family records.

Brenda Dougall Merriman’s blog has a post this week called “The Power of the Record” where she is lamenting the lack of support from genealogy societies and groups in Canada to the decimation of Library and Archives Canada.

Canada is not the only country whose national institutions are in crisis. Ireland is having a similar problem. The Irish Genealogy News blog posted a press release from the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland called “APGI: Ireland’s cultural institutions are in crisis.

The one glimmer of good news in Ireland was that Eneclann and a partner have taken over the genealogy services at the National Archives of Ireland and National Library of Ireland.

I would like to congratulation the other bloggers who were mentioned in the Family Tree Magazine “Around the World in 40 Blogs” article, in particular Family History Across the Seas and British & Irish Genealogy. These are two blogs that I follow and enjoy reading.

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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4 thoughts on “Ruth’s Recommendations”

  1. Hi Ruth
    I enjoy your posts which I get from a third party. Any chance of getting these directly to my email address? thks alan

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