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
Tuesday’s Tip – Scrivener for Windows
7 Free Ebooks for Family History Writers
Lest We Forget – Finding Your Canadian War Heroes
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:
Take a few minutes to read, Writing an effective report of your research, to a client or yourself by Michael Hait at Planting the Seeds. A well laid out an easy to follow post that will help you write your own research report, a great tool that will inevitably help you to research more efficiently.
Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.
This week’s mention:
This week’s post is directed more towards those who are writing blogs. Perhaps you want to learn to guest post on other blogs.
Mary Jaksch at Write to Done, posted some great tips in her post How to Land a Guest Post without Fail: 21 Secret Tips. There are plenty of valuable tips, check it out.
New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box
This week’s mention:
Lauren is off to a wonderful start, she has been blogging since May at genejourneys. I loved her article Evernote and everyday genealogy. I too am a big fan of Evernote.
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.
The Big Genealogy Blog Book
We must give a shout out to our very own Amy Coffin, from the We Tree Genealogy blog. Amy published her first ebook this week. The Big Genealogy Blog Book is available for the low, low price of $2.99 either as a PDF download or in EPUB format from Lulu.com (NOOK and iBookstore coming soon). It is also available for Kindle from Amazon.com. Here’s what you’ll learn in The Big Genealogy Blog Book.
Chapter 1: Why Start a Genealogy Blog?
Chapter 2: Six Blogging Myths
Chapter 3: Tips for Writing Good Blog Posts
Chapter 4: How to Get More Blog Readers
Chapter 5: How to Get More Blog Comments and Mentions
Chapter 6: Quality Control: A Blogger's Checklist
Chapter 7: Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks
Chapter 8: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy
Chapter 9: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
Chapter 10: 25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs
Chapter 11: 20 Blog Topics for Professional Genealogists
Good Luck Amy!
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!