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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:

Irish Lives Remembered in a New Digital Magazine
Meet the Storytellers - Read Their Stories 

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


Thomas at Geneabloggers shared with the community a new website that could just be the tool your looking for to aid your genealogy research. In his post uencounter.me - A Way to Plot Cluster Genealogy Research, Thomas combines mapping in a very social atmosphere and cluster genealogy to shed some light on his genealogy research. It certainly caught my attention. Check it out. 

Yourstorycoach.com brings us a thought provoking post this week by of  Where are Your Houses of Memory?  Tami Koenig certainly made me think about how the houses I lived in and recording the information about those homes may be beneficial for my story and future generations. 


How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before by Piers Dillon Scott at The Sociable. Piers shows us how we can take our family history photos and match them in Google's search index to help recognize locations in our family photo collection. Cool eh! 



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

This week’s mention:

This week I read a very moving story by Cathy at Cathy's Genealogy Blog. Cathy made a brave move and shared her very personal family history journey in her post Surname Saturday - Huffman. Cathy shared the results of her research and her hope for things to come. Another beautiful example of how telling your story can be enlightening and cathartic for both the writer and the reader. Thanks Cathy. 

Joanna  Penn at The Creative Penn shares a post this week entitled 10 Things the Olympics Can Teach Writers. I was impressed as how she was able to relate some great points to the Olympics. 

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 meet Katie at Fun with Family History, A Place for Ancestors to Come and Mingle. Katie has a master's degree in history and found family history a nice fit with her first love. At Fun with Family History, Katie plans on sharing her family history as she discovers it and help the beginner genealogist along the way. Welcome aboard Katie. 

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: 

Think Traffic this week shared 21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Up Your Blog for Massive Success. Most items on the list take less than 30 minutes to accomplish. 

This week I stumbled on a blog new to me. Six Pixels of Separation is a website centered around digital marketing. In this post Digital Storytelling, author Mitch Joel shares a great video that depicts how storytelling is the new social media. This is certainly not new information but still remains very relevant, I also thought the list of 15 books that can aid you in creating a great story was impressive and worth sharing. 


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, one of my favourite bloggers, Jeff Goins released his first book Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life. I'm eager to read it because I'm sure it will push me to move beyond myself. I have often shared links to some of Jeff's post that have moved or inspired me during the week, so I'm comfortable in recommending this book, I have no doubt Jeff's book will be inspirational. 

From Amazon:

 "Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It's about radical sacrifice and selfless service--how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living like we mean it. It's a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane.
This book is for us--a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves us without regrets.
Author Jeff Goins shares his own experience of struggling as a missionary and 20-something who understands the call to live radically while dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is a manifesto for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference."


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 FMP, Ireland, TNA and More

Across My Desk: July 29, 2012  from Dear Myrtle shares her finds for the week. 

Anne Gillespie Mitchell shares her picks  Follow Friday - 1940 is Done! and Blown Away by DNA on the Finding Forgotten Stories blog.  

And Jana Last list some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for August 3, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

3 comments:

  1. Lynn,

    Thanks for mentioning my Fab Finds post! I appreciate it!

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  2. Lynn, so glad to see you recommending Jeff Goin's new book. I just ordered it yesterday and also got the ebook version...sat down and read the first four chapters before having to put it down. Very worthwhile reading!

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  3. You're very welcome Jana!
    @Jacqi, so glad to here you're loving the book, he's a great writer and I knew he wouldn't diasppoint. Looking forward to reading it very soon.

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