A good blog site is Leland and Patty Meitzler’s www.genealogyblog.com I use it for several specific reasons. I use it to find out some of the newest happenings in the world of Irish genealogy. The field of genealogy is so vast, nobody has a handle on everything. It’s simply not possible. However, being aware of a quality blog site can help manage the massive amounts of new Internet information, databases and publications hitting us on a daily bases. So I utilize Leland’s blog site for new books which seem to make it across his desk before mine!
He has a link to Ireland and other countries, which are essential to being informed. However, as with any blog site, the massive amounts of information can be difficult to archive. In this case, when you are at the home page of GenealogyBlog here is a quick way to access the Irish section:
Scroll down the right hand side of the home page and you will see “Categories”
Click onto “Irish” or “Ireland”
I like the “Categories” section because right in front of me I can see what is listed and this in itself is a research tool. Sometimes none of us know what we are looking for until we see that one category and we say “I wonder…”
So check out Leland and Patty’s book reviews, news, and general genealogical information. This is one among many blog sites which can help your research by keeping you informed as to what is on the market. Remember, the world of Irish genealogy is more than just the island of Ireland due to the immigration history. There’s plenty to keep you exploring on GenealogyBlog.
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