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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


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

Jordan Scoggins at Jordan's Journey shares a very thoughtful post this week, The Language of Genealogy. Jordan provides some fantastic insights into our choice of words and how it affects our genealogy research.

Evernote is a huge part of a family historian's life. Came across this little video by Steve Dotto on Lifehack.org. Check out How to Use Evernote for Everything,  I learned a little tip in here that just might prove useful to you as well.

Denise at the Family Curator mulls over whether a item is an Heirloom, Keepsake or Trash?  Always a tough decision. 



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

I love this idea and I think you will too, The Family Yearbook by Moultrie Creek. Just like a school yearbook Moultrie Creek suggests combining the current year's events with some family history stories and create a yearly book for the family. Give it a read some great ideas.

Are You a New Writer? Read This. If you think you've got it all figured out, James Roy Daley at Books of the Dead Press has some realism for you. It's not meant to discourage but to help go into writing with your eyes wide open. 


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

Let's face it writing a headline for your family history blog post sometimes is the most difficult task for a blog writer. Garrett Moon from Social Media Today has A Practical System for Writing Snappy Headlines that Grow Traffic, and who doesn't like practical! 

Sometimes we get caught up in all the social media and trying to be all things, this post Simplifying Twitter: Be a Person, Not a Brand streamlines these issues. Great stuff here from Writer Unboxed by Nina Bazdin. 


Productivity and Motivation for the busy genealogist - we all struggle with juggling family life, research, writing, blogs and on and on. Each week I'll choose a blog post that just might give you that little push you need. 


Why You Need to Stop Compensating will be the one blog post this week that will set you straight and give you a clear focus for a great week. Jeremy Statton from the blog Living Better Stories always brings great lessons through life experiences, this one is no exception.  


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

This week's mention: 

Well this new blog certainly got my attention this week. I mentioned this blog earlier in the post but felt he needed a more formal introduction. Be sure to check out Jordan's Journey. Jordan has written a family history book which he describes as "Equal parts genealogical memoir, art photography, and local history, Jordan’s Journey pulls you in with a rich and immersive experience. With more than 75 original photos by the author, as well as over 150 vintage images, Jordan’s Journey invites you on a trip into the rural south of yesteryear." 

On his blog about the book, Jordan shares his research as well as the inward lessons he's learning through his journey. Looking forward to reading more from Jordan. 


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.

Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills edited by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS,AG, FUGA; Tristan L.Tolman, AG; and Linda K. Gulbrandsen, AG. This softbound book sells for $19.95 from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. 

This book is geared to the the genealogist who wants to move their skills beyond the introductory level of instruction. You can view the list of essays contained in the book here.  



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: 

I Have an IPad and I'm Not Afraid to Use It? presented by Dear Myrtle. Monday Oct 15th. Free. 

Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers presented by Marian Pierre-Louis hosted by Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Wednesday Oct 17th. Free. 

Online Colonial Records presented by Josh Taylor hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society, Wednesday Oct 17th. Free. 

The Secret Lives of Women: Research Females Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind presented by Gena Philbert-Ortega hosted by Utah Genealogical Society, Wednesday Oct 18th. 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 Oct 12th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Oct 12th, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

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

Here's a new round-up to follow, Two Nerdy History Girls offers us a weekly round-up. I think you'll find them fascinating. This week's Breakfast Links: Week of Oct 8th. 


Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

5 comments:

  1. FYI: I tried the link to Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers, but it led me to Online Colonial Records. I'll try Googling it.

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  2. Thanks for linking to my article. You have a great site here!

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  3. Thanks Jordan, I was impressed with yours as well. Keep up the great work.

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  4. thank you for the link to the video about evernote. I hadn't tried it yet, I reckon I will now!

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