Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from recent weeks.

Tonia’s Roots Family History and Genealogy blog had a post called “11 Must-Have Apps for Genealogy.” I think the title speaks for itself. You get a good range of apps for Apple devices.

There were a few from the British GENES blog. The first is “IWM sound archive goes online.” This is a great resource for those researching First World War soldiers. I can’t wait to listen to some from the hero’s who were at Gallipoli as that is where one of my Great Grand Uncle’s fought.

Griffith’s Valuation Revision Books for Northern Ireland” is a post where he talks about the latest release from PRONI. The revision books will be a great resource for those researching ancestors in Northern Ireland. Looks like he got more snow that we did this March.

The last one is “Western Front Association announces pension cards look-up service.” This is fantastic news. Pension records can provide you with some useful information.

The Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has a post called “Canadian Newspapers at” John Reid tells us about what he learned about Canadian newspapers at RootsTech last month.

Dear Myrtle’s blog had a post entitled “Ol’Myrt’s #RootsTech 2013 Experience” where she provides links to the interviews she conducted at the conference.

The National Library of Ireland blog has an intriguing post entitled “Death in a Sweetshop.” This is about a death that happened in their mother’s sweetshop and the person who died was a famous artist. The story of how they found out more is fascinating. It helps that they work at the National Library.

The Irish Genealogy News blog had a post called “Lots of goodies coming soon from FindMyPast Ireland.” Here she examines the upcoming releases from Findmypast Ireland and what the future may hold. Irish researchers are about to get more information online.

The TCE Blog had a post called “Historical Maps of Toronto: Q&A with Nathan Ng.” This is about the online database of historic Toronto maps. It is very interesting how this came about.

What were your favourite blog posts?

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

Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog

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