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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.


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At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following:

Monday Morning Mentions
10 Steps for Turning Blog Posts into Story Scenes 
The Moment I Knew- Ellen's Story  

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

James Tanner at Genealogy Star asks you to not to do the genealogy happy dance just yet when you discover your genealogy in a book. Read What if I find My Genealogy in a Book, some great guidelines to consider. 

Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.
This week’s mention:

Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell offers some great resources for adding historical context to your working ancestors. The Working Man in Your Book - His History and Where to Find It. I'll definitely be bookmarking these links. 

On the Creative Penn this week, guest poster Scott Bartlett shares his 5 Lessons Learned from Writing 3 Novels. I thought they were great lessons for the family history writer. 

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: 

Guest blogger Joy Hedlund offers some simple and straight forward advice, How to Build a Readership for Your Blog and Books. This posts comes by way of by way of literary agent Rachel Gardner's blog. 


Jeff Goins this week brings us 3 Truths about Tribes and Why We Need Them

I read a lot of blogs in a week, and the secret to getting me to read your stuff is the title. Here's a great article on framing your blog post and titling it to attract readers. The 6 Magic Words that Always Get Clicks by Caitlin Muir at Author Media. 

The 10 Best News Aggragator Apps For Those On The Go  from Simply Zesty, I in fact use three of these apps and read this article on Pocket.

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

This week's mention: 

Be sure to take a gander at Genealogy, Experientially by Rosina Lippi. I love the focus of this blog, how she is managing her family research through the blog and her writing is wonderful. Definitely one to watch. 


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.
I'm reading a book this week that I think may be of interest to some my genealogist friends. 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Here's a short video about the book. This book certainly speaks to me. Perhaps it will you. 






The Webinar Watch - Each week we will list upcoming webinars mostly in genealogy, but occasionally I come across one for writing or social media I think is beneficial,  I'll be sure to share it here. 


This week's webinars: 
Only one up this week

Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More From Passenger Lists by Lisa Alzo through Legacy Family Tree Webinars on Wednesday Sept 5th at 2pm Eastern. FREE



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 Genealogy News for August 31st. 

And Jana Last list some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Aug 31st, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

Michael Leclerc writes From the Blogs, on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

8 comments:

  1. Lynn,thanks for choosing The Working Man in Your Book - His History and Where to Find It for a Monday Morning Mention.

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  2. Lynn, you and I must be on the same wavelength. I just received my copy of Quiet last week! Fascinating premise. Looking forward to checking it out.

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  3. What if I Find My Genealogy in a Book? <--- great pick for the week. Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

    Stephanie

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  4. @Jacqui, I will be hearing Susan speak at a blogging conference in October, looking forward to it, this book is really hitting home for me. Hope you enjoy! Let me know when your done and will have a discussion about it.

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    1. Likewise, Lynn, please do blog post about Susan's presentation at the conference. And I'd love to discuss the book with you!

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  5. Thanks Stephanie, I love James for his clear and concise information.

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  6. This post is just chock full of useful links and information. Thanks for all the work you do to bring this to your fellow family history buffs!

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