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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: 

Anyone researching online has at one time or another looked at research on a shared family tree. I think Chris Witten did a great job this week in addressing some concerns in his post Can You Trust a Private Company offering a Shared Family Tree? on Kerry Scott's blog, Clue Wagon. Don't forget to read the comments. 


Kerry also shares a great post on how she overcame a very 'large' problem in her post What to Do WIth a 547-page Probate File. Quick thinking Kerry, the results look great. 




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

This week I want to spotlight a blog that has shared a very moving personal story. This is the kind of story that will move you to tears. It is a story about  Judy's  journey to find the truth behind the disappearance of her grandmother, aunt and uncle. At Judy's blog Provenance, she shares her discovery in the post Evidence. We are honored that Judy has shared this story with us. I encourage you to leave her a comment and let Judy know that the discovery of her family has not only brought closure to her family but has moved a community. We will all remember Gitel, Berta and Norbert, they are no longer a number, they have come out of the shadows, that is the power of sharing a story. 




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


Attics and Old Lace caught my attention this week, besides the great title, Liz is using this blog to work through her boxes of treasures that remain delinquent and unscanned.  Her blog will document her journey through her treasure boxes. 

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: 


Kathryn at Reflections shares some candy recipes belonging to her husband's Grandfather who owned a candy store.  I love the little box we would present the candy in for customer's orders. 

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


Stop by the Week in Review by John at Transylvanian Dutch for another great round-up. 

Dan Curtis, Professional Personal Historian always puts together some interesting selections in Monday's Link Round-Up
Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am now following two of these blogs...very inspirational! I also let them know that I discovered them through your blog post.

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  2. @thanks Debra, appreciate you stopping by
    @Kerry, always a pleasure to read your blog.

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  3. I very much appreciate and am humbled by you mentioning my blog post this week. I am grateful for the mention and thank you for remembering my family and all those who perished during the Holocaust.

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  4. Judy it is I who am humbled and honored. Thanks again for sharing.

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  5. I agree with Lynn, humbled and honored. I'm off to hone up my 'about me' page.

    Thanks for taking the time to encourage bloggers - new and old!

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