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Monday Morning Mentions



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.

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 Your Family History: One Ancestor at a Time

Five Fab Social Media Networks for Your Genealogy Business

Keeping the Pages Turning 


Recent Posts over at The Family History Writing Challenge include:

Writing Your Family History: One Ancestor at a Time

Keeping the Pages Turning

When You Can't Write - READ!


Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.

This week’s mention:

Russ Worthington discusses When to Enter Data Into Your Genealogy Software at his blog Worthington Weblog. 

What Professional Genealogists Can Learn from Megan by Marian Pierre-Louis at Roots and Rambles is a great read. Marian discusses Megan;s recent book, Hey America Your Roots Are Showing and what she learned with regards to conducting a genealogy business.

A Little Tech at Rootstech by Footnote Maven is an interesting look at QR codes on genealogy business cards. 


Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.

This week’s mention:

For my readers who write genealogy blogs, you may wish to check out Jane Friedman's post  5 Keys to Writing for an Online Audience over at her website Writer Unboxed


This post isn't just for the family history writers in the crowd, but any genealogist looking to achieve extraordinary things. How an Average Person Becomes Famous: The Path from Ordinary to ExtraOrdinary (in 2 sacred steps) at Live Your Legend by Scott Dismore. 

New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box

This week’s mention:

The 1940 U.S. Census Blog - if you been living under a rock then you may not know about the upcoming release of the 1940 U.S.Census. If you would like to learn more or become an Ambassador check out the blog.


Poore Boys in Gray is a blog based on Ralph Poore's book of the same name. He grew up amid Civil War forests and battlefields in Mobile, Alabama. In this blog, he discusses the book and helps you write your civil war family history.


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.


TRACING YOUR NAVAL ANCESTORS-A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Fowler. This book will help genealogists researching their ancestors who served in the British Navy from the 17th century to the 1960's.









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

Consider Julie Cahill's Friday Finds at Genblog.

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!

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