From the Blogs, August 17
Following is a summary of recent posts from genealogy blogs that I have found interesting and informative and wanted to share them with you.
In yesterday’s post, I discussed coroner’s records. Apparently there is something in the air concerning this topic. As I was reviewing blogs for this week’s summary, I discovered a couple of other posts on the same topic. On Tuesday, Randy Seaver talked about new records for San Francisco County available on FamilySearch.org. One of the record sets he found was coroner’s records. He explains how to use them in Look at These San Francisco Coroner’s Records!
And just this morning Chris Paton posted about British coroner’s inquest records. It seems that the National Archives has uploaded a new podcast about the subject by Kathy Chater. Chris also discusses the system in Scotland, and how it differs from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You can read more on his British GENES blog.
Dick Eastman also wrote about British research this week. The British Film Institute is making new images of old-time London available for purchase. It provides a glimpse of the city in the 1920s, before the bombing in World War II changed so much. Discover how you can get copies of the images in British Film Institute Releases Images of London.
Harold Henderson and I serve together on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Among his many activities, he keeps a genealogy blog about research in the Midwest. This week he posted about certification in genealogy. He provides Eight Tips for Those Considering Certification.
Finally, Dear Myrtle brings up an interesting warning about images. She came across teh following image in her father’s papers:
When do you think it was taken? Would you believe the 1970s? Find out more in Famous Ancestors?