Monday Morning Mentions is an opportunity to reflect on the events of the week at the Armchair Genealogist and in the blogging and book community. Over my morning cappuccino, I will take the opportunity to share with you some of my favourite blogs posts this week and give a nod to my peers.
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:
Monday Morning Mentions
Writing Organizations for the Family Historian
Family Recipe Friday – Shepherd’s Pie
Each week I’m choosing blogs that deserve a shout out, they will be in the form of 3 categories, Internet Genealogy, Family History Writing, a New Genealogy Blog . I will also highlight a book either print or ebook that I feel lends itself well to researching and writing family history. 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 am featuring two posts by Susan at Susan’s Genealogy Blog.
Crossing the Pond: Finding Immigrant Origins is a very informative post. Susan offers numerous avenues to consider when looking for your ancestral village.
In her second post this week, I Before E or E Before I: Immigration and Emigration, Susan spells out the difference and why you need to know.
Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.
This week’s mention:
Why You Should Tell the Ugly Parts of Your Story is a thought provoking post. Jeff Goins encourages us to write our story from our flaws, and offers many compelling reasons. I totally agree with everything he said, I couldn’t help but relate it to not only our own stories but how the same would apply to our ancestors stories. Give it a read, see if you agree.
New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box
This week’s mention:
WOW , Christy is off to an amazing start. Her new blog Living Ancestors, will undoubtedly provide an immense amount knowledge and information. Christy is the director of the Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy. I’ve already discovered a couple of new blogs via Christy.
Therefore, I will share this new blog courtesy of Christy, The Demanding Genealogist, by Barbara J.Matthews, certified genealogist also brings a great deal of genealogical experience to the blogging world.
Good Luck Ladies!
Books that Move and Matter - each week we will feature an ebook or print book with the family historian in mind. It may come as a great source of information, for research or writing or playing to our historical interests, or may just be a great read I think genealogists will love.
Walter Isaacson brings us Steve Jobs, this review I believe sums it up beautifully.
It is difficult to read the opening pages of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs without feeling melancholic. Jobs retired at the end of August and died about six weeks later. Now, just weeks after his death, you can open the book that bears his name and read about his youth, his promise, and his relentless press to succeed. But the initial sadness in starting the book is soon replaced by something else, which is the intensity of the read--mirroring the intensity of Jobs’s focus and vision for his products. Few in history have transformed their time like Steve Jobs, and one could argue that he stands with the Fords, Edisons, and Gutenbergs of the world. This is a timely and complete portrait that pulls no punches and gives insight into a man whose contradictions were in many ways his greatest strength. --Chris Schluep
This week, I chose this book, because in my opinion Steve Jobs has changed the world. He was an inherent part of our history whether we realize it or not.
You can find more new genealogy bloggers 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.
Deb Ruth at Adventures in Genealogy offers Follow Friday Gems.
Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!