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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:


Today is also Cyber Monday and the Flip-Pal has some sales happening, if you're interested in getting those pictures organized check it out HERE

And a reminder that your last chance to win a copy of Scrivener for Dummies and some free lessons from its author Gwen Hernandez ends this Friday, be sure to ENTER.



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

This week's mention:

Robin Foster at LowCountry Africana offers some help in  Overcoming Obstacles to Recording Your Oral Family History Interview in a section of her blog called Got Tools? 

And with keeping the theme of oral histories, Michael at the Mocavo Blog posted a helpful article this week entitled Tips for Taking Oral Histories

Have you consider using a headset for genealogy? Marian asks the questions and answers along with her readers in Headsets and Genealogy. Seriously, consider adding one to your Christmas list! 



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

Ever wish one app would integrate with another app, well...check this out. John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing tells us about a service called Zapier that allows you to integrate several apps to work together. I'm still exploring this service but I thought this might be handy to the average genealogists who is managing many apps. If you like to learn more, read How to Extend the Functionality of Every App You Use. 


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

This week’s mention:

Mary Carroll Moore discusses From Fake Memoirs to True-Life Novels - The New Trends in Publishing Genres in her recent post on How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book. This is definitely a discussion many family history writers struggle with, this article may help you draw a line in your own stories. 



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. 

This Week's mention:

I find Tim Ferriss and how he thinks quite intriguing, so this week he was making the rounds on the blog circuit. Tim's latest book is a cookbook/how to learn anything book. Tim breaks down the process of learning to a new level and applies it to cooking among other things. Maybe we should challenge Tim to learn genealogy. In the meantime, you might find some inspiration through these posts. 


Learn to Do Anything With Tim Ferriss at Six Pixels of Separation 

How to Learn Anything with Leo Babuta at Zen Habits 



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

This Week's Mention: 

Meet the Genealogy LadyDeborah Sweeney is a genealogist with almost 20 years of experience.She is not only turning her hobby into a profession she joined Geneabloggers and started a blog.  Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself.   


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.



The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life 

I know this may seem like an unusual choice, but what if this book teach you about how to  learn genealogy, would you read it? If you're looking to learn anything new, whether that is genealogy, or taking your skills to new level, or learning to write that family history book  or anything in your life you would like to learn, Tim Ferriss may shed some light on how to bring it to a new level. 


"WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?
The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning."

Want to learn more about Tim Ferriss and his books check out the posts above. 

 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: 

DNA Explained: An Intro to DNA for Genealogists presented by Roberta Estes hosted by Association of Professional Genealogists, Tuesday Nov 27th. FREE. 

The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources presented by Mary E.V. Hill hosted by Legacy Family Tree, Wednesday November 28th. FREE. 

Ten Reasons Why Your Ancestor Was In Canada presented by Kathryn Lake Hogan and hosted by Legacy Family Tree, Thursday November 29th. FREE. 

Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists: Scanning, Organizing, Editing and Sharing Your Digital Images. presented by Geoff Rasmussen hosted by Legacy Family Tree, Friday November 30th. FREE. 

Sharing and Preserving Memoirs presented by Daniel Horowitz hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society, Saturday Dec 1st. FREE.


Other Great Round-ups

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 Nov 23rd.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Nov 23rd, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History 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 Nov 19th.

And John at Transylvanian Dutch brings us his Weekly Genealogy Picks.


Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

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