Kintalk makes "Top 50 genie blog" in Inside History

We received an email last night from Cassie, Inside History's editor and publisher. In the May-June issue of Inside History, Jill Ball (@geniaus on Twitter) has listed Kintalk blog as being in the "top 50 worldwide genealogy blog that every family historian needs to follow!"

Jill says she subscribes to some 301 genealogy blogs, and that "they allow her to connect with other genealogists, so she doesn't feel like she is working in a vaccuum". She says that "blogging provides an easy and efficient way for genealogists to share information."

We certainly agree with her. Genealogists and Librarians have a lot in common - we love to share knowledge and to show people how.

We write the Kintalk blog to share what we have available in our resources, share our knowledge of different aspects of genealogical research, and let people know what's coming up in the Research Centre.

You can read Jill's article here

In what must seem to you, the reader, as a mutual admiration thing (and it is because we do love Inside History), we had actually planned to blog about the magazine before we received the email.

So please do read what Joanne, one of our serials librarians, has to say about this superb title:
Inside History focuses on New Zealand and Australian history. The bi-monthly is an entertaining read with its mix of social history, genealogy, and features about our heritage. And there is some really good content!

Last year's May-June issue "What Really Caused Their Deaths?", really intrigued me - it takes a look at death certificates, and how to read between the lines.

It includes a glossary of the terms you might find on the certificates.

Bladder in Throat, for example, was another name for Diptheria; Rice Water Stools was Cholera, and Bad Blood was Syphillis – as was Lues Disease, French Distemper and French Pox.

In England it wasn’t until 1874 that it became law for a death to be certified by a doctor, and many times the docs were only called after the event, meaning they had some work to do to come up with the cause.
In this years' January-February edition, they have an article called Discovering Maori Links which discussed whakapapa, Maori land court minute books, and Maori oral history.

The magazine is Australian, but has an Australian-New Zealand focus, and New Zealand (and frequently the Central Auckland Research Centre) are often included in the upcoming events "History Now" page, and there are plenty of superb photos.

Do check it out. The magazine is classy – it just looks and feels good, the kind of mag to browse through, learn from and be entertained, all at the same time.

The current issue is on the latest releases stand, and back issues are shelved under FAM 2 ANZ. (In other words, ask a staff member!).


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