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Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – September and October 2014

Inspiring Blogs 300 September has been and gone, and so has October, and I’m combining my inspiring blogs reading from both months into this post. And what a bumper lot of reading I have for you. There’s everthing from cleaning out a family members house, to hoarding, to why blog, to needing to be cautious with DNA testing, preserving home movies, online courses and Timelines just to mention a few. Continue reading →

Irish Archives Resource – A Genealogist’s Dream

logo - Irish Archives Resource The Irish Archives Resource is an “online database which contains searchable archival descriptions. It does not hold any archives or records but provides a means to search archival descriptions from various contributing institutions”, and allows you to search the holdings of 34 archives in from the one website. So in some ways is similar to UKs Access to Archives (A2A) website. Continue reading →

100 Million Reasons to Check Out the “Find A Grave” Cemetery Website

Find-A-Grave-100-million-photos Find A Grave is the original cemetery website. One that’s been going for 19 years in fact. I’m sure all of you have ended up on it at some stage to check a record or two, while some of may have even uploaded some photographs. If you haven’t, obviously plenty of others have as just this week it was announced that the 100 millionth photograph had just been uploaded to Find A Grave. Continue reading →

#AskACurator Day – 17 September 2014

askacurator Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in a museum? Or what the coolest item they have in their collection is? Or want to know the best way to get details of some item in their collection? Simple, send them a tweet. 17 September 2014 is #AskACurator Day. A day when you can send tweets to archive organisations asking all sorts of random (but interesting) questions … Continue reading →

Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – August 2014

Inspiring Blogs 300 August has come and gone already and as always there’s been some amazing blog posts that I’ve come across during the month that I’d like to share with you. In this August edition we cover everything from a modern way to do genealogy, white gloves in archives, digital photography, genealogy mistakes, new features on FamilySearch, the details of official documents and a bunch more. Continue reading →