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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
Will blogging my family history spoil the book? 
The Moment I Knew - Linda Dooley's Story

This week's mentions include:
 Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.


Learning From Our Mistakes by James Tanner at Genealogy's Star offered a very honest post this week. James fesses up to a big one, and the lessons learned. 


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

This week’s mention:

Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell  offers some very clear and useful advice this week in Creating Dialogue in Nonfiction About the Past. Biff shows us how to add voice to our ancestors with out crossing the line into fiction. 




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

This week the new genealogy blog Treelines  caught my eye. This blog claims to be 'building a storytelling tool of your dreams.'  I'm listening. Although not yet released to the public they have a blog up and running. One post this week particularly caught my eye. Read This is Why Your Society Isn't Attracting Younger Members


Social Media for the Genealogist - this will include social media advice and learning opportunities from experts both inside and outside of the genealogy industry.

This week's mentions: 

In light of all the discussion this week on the blogs of earning an income from genealogy and the various opportunities that exist,  I've chosen an article from a blogger who always keeps me thinking. This is infact a podcast, Pat Flynn shares his insights in affiliate marketing in this week's podcast Affiliate Marketing The Smart Way - How to Stop Hoping and Start Earning from the Smart Passive Income Blog.


And on the same note,  5 Key Ingredients to Charging What You're Worth from Duct Tape Marketing is worth a read. 

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.

This week I'm sharing a book by one of our own.This past weekend, I personally started reading Stored Treasures by Smadar Belkind Gerson.

Smadar discovered her great-grandmother's journals while researching her family history, that resulted in her first non-fiction book. 

Minnie Crane lived through two world wars, pandemics and the Great Depression. Thirty years since her death, Smadar has brought her great-grandmother's story to the world through her personal diary.  

"Minnie came from an extremely humble beginning and made huge sacrifices. Her telling account sheds light on the story of Belitsa, a little town in Russia, now part of Belarus, a Jewish community obliterated by the Nazis. It also traces immigration of many Jews to America at the turn of the twentieth century."  

I would like to wish Smadar much success with such a beautiful accomplishment. You can find Smadar at her blog Past-Present-Future



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

Read Friday Finds by Julie Cahill at GenBlog 

Dan Curtis, Professional Personal Historian always puts together some interesting selections in Monday's Link Round-Up.

British and Irish Genealogy blog offers lots of goodies, This week brings Friday Fragments

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for choosing our post "Creating Dialogue for Nonfiction About the Past for a Monday Morning Mention.

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  2. Lynn, what a great bunch of links this week. I nodded my head to James Tanner. I commented to my cousin's husband that so and so on his old Familysearch tree was incorrect and he agreed with me. But, he told me, he can't remember his password and there is no way he can get in there and fix it. He's tried. So, there it remains to be carried on as fact. And sure as shootin', I have some of those faux pas in my tree as well, although I do know my password and change/update things periodically. And Biff Barnes post about creating dialogue: I always try to complicate things - I love his example of the teenage boy wanting to come to America. Yes, I'm going to try that. Treeline's post about adding younger members to a genealogical society: Wow, that old schoolmarm critique - I can see her bony finger pointing at me for my persnickity ways, even as I struggle to adapt right now by writing just such an article for my next newsletter. One thing I have learned in my 60 years, I believe, is that there are many lessons for us to learn from the young. I have learned several from my daughters. My atoms, as I heard on her youtube link, are altogether different from my atoms of 5 and 10 years ago. However, I wish those Shakespeare atoms would start working their magic right about now. And finally, that "Stored Treasures" book looks like a must read. To Chapters on line I head. Thanks.

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  3. I agree with Peg! An impressive group to read this week! I can't wait to dive in and learn!

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  4. @Biff always my pleasure
    @ Deb and Peg, thanks for stopping by much appreciated!

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  5. Lyn, so happy to see you feature Smadar's book this week. I've not read it yet myself, but hope to soon. From what I can tell from Smadar's blog, it seems like a precious tale.

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  6. Lynn, Thanks so much for recommending my ebook! Glad your enjoying reading it and look forward to your future recommendations!

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  7. Thank you so much for your interest in my new blog, Treelines.com! And thank you for your interest in what we're building. I'll let you know when we're ready to start sharing our tool with the public. In the meantime, thanks so much for reading! I really appreciate it.

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