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Monday Morning Mentions


Monday Morning Mentions is an opportunity to reflect on what has been happening at the Armchair Genealogist this past week over my morning cappuccino and give a nod to some of my peers who captured my attention in the blogging community.


If you want to see what ranked in my Google Reader this week click, The Armchair Genealogist's Google Reader Highlights 

You can also find me on Facebook. Stop by and leave a message. I often will link some great finds there as well. 

You can also follow me on twitter at @LynnPal or my twitter paper The Armchair Genealogist Journal. 

At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following: 





Each week I’m choosing four blogs that deserve a shout out, they will be in the form of 4 categories, Internet Genealogy, Family History Writing, a New Blog and a blog that posted a great old-fashioned family recipe. OK some weeks I choose more than 4 just because it to hard to pick just one, and it's my blog so I can change the rules. 

Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist
This week’s mention:

This week I was interested in 

Questions about Online Trees, Greta asks some important questions and suggests you do the same at Greta's Genealogy Bog. She lays out some important aspects of a website to consider before choosing where to post your tree online. 

Writing Your Family History – great advice or information on writing your family history
This week’s mention:

 For those of you looking to learn more about the process of writing your family history, I encourage to listen in on Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Episode 113. She interviews author John Paul Godges.  John turned his family story into a novel, Oh Beautiful, An American Family in the 20th Century. John shares in this interview his process of arriving at his families story. 

For those writers looking to go it alone and self-publish I applaud you. I want to draw your attention to The Newbie's Guide to Self-Publishing, where Joe Konrath shoots straight from the hip. I enjoyed this week's post The Tsunami of Crap. Bravo Joe! 


New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box
This week’s mention:  

The Scottish Genealogy Tips Tricks and Tidbits blog is looking to be a great asset for those of you with Scottish ancestry. Check it out if you've got some Scottish blood in your background. 

Family Recipe - a blog that makes us want to eat, and offers up a great old-fashioned family recipe to share on Family Recipe Friday.
This week's mention: 

Wendy shares this week her Grandma Donna's recipe for  Divinity Fudge. Taken from her Grandmother's home economics book, you can check it out at Shaking Leaves: My Adventures in Genealogy. Looks like a keeper to me! 

You can find more newcomers at Thomas' list of New Genealogy Blogs at Geneabloggers.  For other great reads, Randy at Genea-Musings offers the Best of the Genea-Blogs.  Greta does a great job at Greta’s Genealogy Bog, she offers the Follow Friday Newsletter each week, click here for this week’s edition

Have a great genealogy week, keep searching and writing!

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