Monday, July 28, 2014

On the job

This month I have been devoting quite a deal of time to blog reading for an annual task that I undertake Inside History Magazine". Thankfully my RSS feed reader Inoreader makes it easy for me to organise my subscriptions and keep up with my blog reading.

As well as continuiing with regular blog readiing I am evaluating blogs against a list of criteria in a rubric I have set up for the purpose. I use Google Drive so that I can edit the spreadsheet on all my devices.

Last year I commented that “I am especially interested in blogs from genealogy and historical societies where there is a dearth of good blogs.” I received no direct feedback on this comment but did notice that a forum discussing this issue was set up on The Royal Historical Society of Victoria site. From that forum I have found a few more blogs to add to the list for consideration.

I am particularly interested in Australian blogs. During the past year I have discovered several new blogs from societies and individuals but most of these finds are serendipitous. To find new blogs I look at the Geneabloggers list for Australian blogs, Unlock the Past's list of Australian blogs, look at blog rolls on blogs I follow and follow links on various social media. Unfortunately I am not omnipotent so I may miss some worthy blogs.

I need your help to add to my lists of Australian Genealogy and History blogs. Please let me know of any blogs that I should have on the long list for consideration.

PS I prefer active blogs


Linda said...

Thank you for the link to the RHSV Forums post - which is at

Good blogging needs support!

Shauna Hicks said...

Jill sometimes I just Google for Australia genealogy blogs (or similar) and while it turns up the usual suspects it can reveal some interesting sites. This is one site that has some different blogs although there are some familiar ones but it doesn't have either of mine.

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

Hi, Jill.

Remember to take a look at

Every Monday, I post Canadian Week in Review (CWR) in which I report on Canadian genealogy, history and heritage news.

Many Canadians immigrated to Australia, and your readers may find information on the blog.

Thank you, Jill


Alex Daw said...

Hi Jill

I suspect you probably know all the ones I follow anyway - Jo Featherston's Malvern Musings and Anne Young's Anne's Family History Blog and Sharon's Strong Foundations. Not forgetting Helen V Smith's great blog as well as the lovely Shauna Hicks Diary of an Australian Genealogist and Shelley Crawford's Twigs of Yore. There's also Caitlin's Genealogically Speaking and Young and Savvy Genealogists and A Rebel Hand, Diane Hewson's blogs and the John Oxley Library Blog. I also enjoy Diane B's Adventure before Dementia. So many blogs, so little time.

Jenny said...

I admire you Jill. I'd love to know how you keep up with everything that's going on in the gene world. I've started using feedly but still find I can't read every blog and keep up with my research while keepng my own families history blogs up to date.

Jill Ball said...

Thanks Alex. There is one on your list that I don't follow.I'm off to take a peek right now.

Jill Ball said...

Thanks Jenny that's very kind. I just forget aboit housework.


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