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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:

Writing Life Stories in 5 Easy Steps by Liza Alzo


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

This week's mention: 


Did you know about this site? It is a collection of links of all those who tweet about family history. Are you on the list. Check out Four Bears! 

A new online genealogy magazine has joined the ranks. The Family History Daily. They premiered this week with a guest post by Thomas MacEntee,  Family History Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone

And one of my favourite online magazines, Irish Lives Remembered released their February issue this week. Be sure to give it a read, this month's county focus is Waterford. 

Genealogy Gems brought us a new podcast this week, Lisa's 50 Fabulous Family History Favorites. This is part 1 of a 2 show. 

Judy at The Legal Genealogist takes a look at the recent findings surrounding King Richard III and how it should compel you to get your own DNA testing done, pronto! Read And the answer is....


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 is kind of cool. Imagine carrying your family history around in a bracelet not to mention your entire operation system. You can get in on the ground floor as this is a Kickstarter initiative. Read USB Wristband is a Wearable Mobile Operation System


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

This week’s mention:
Family History Writing Challenge.  

Below is list of blogs that posted this week on The Family History Writing Challenge. 

Beyond the Horizon by Midge Frazel
Adventures in Family History Writing  by Deb Newton-Carter
Deborah A. Carder Mayes  Family History by Debbie Mayes
Branching Out Through the Years by Fran Ellsworth
Converging Roots by Kristen Wimbush
Ohana Tree Family Research  by Ami Mulligan
Roots and Stuff by Mary Fox
Rhine Girl   by BettyAnn Schmidt
 GenWestUK by Ros
Finding Family by Janet
Freud's Butcher by Edie Jarolim
Rhea/Yeakley Family History by Ann Hinds
Genealogical Musings by The History Chick
Family History Writing Service by Joy Stubbs
Sifting Through the Past by Natalie Parker
My Mother's Family History by Betty Taylor
Kitchen Sink Genealogy by Jane Neff Rollins
Genealogy on the Go by Pamela Wile
Maybe Some One Should Write That Down...by Kassie Ritman
Hoover History by Betty Taylor
Anglers Rest by Julie Goucher
Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories by Bill Smith
Our Ancestories by Miles Meyer
Many Branches One Tree by Linda Huesca Tully
The Life of John Ebbott by Sandra Williamson 
A Sense of Family by Shelley Bishop

If you posted about the challenge this week or posted your stories for the challenge and you're not on the list be sure to leave me a message. I'll be updating this list every Monday throughout the challenge.
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'm trying to stay away from throwing apps out there that I don't think add some value to your lives. So this week I came across one I was impressed with that I downloaded and started to using myself to see how it fairs. You may want to consider it for yourself.  I learned about it from Duct Tape Marketing, read How and Why I Use Workflowy to Keep Organized

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

This Week's Mention: 

One of this week's newest member to the Geneabloggers community is  Bierne Konarski. Bierne has been blogging for a little over a year at GenVoyage. Bringing some Polish flavour to the genealogy community. I was happy to find a fellow genealogist with some Polish heritage. Be sure to welcome Beirne to the community. 


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: 

Facial Recognition and Ancestors Photos presented by Darlene Steffens and hosted by Dear Myrtle. Monday February 11th. FREE. 

Exploring the Records of the Freeman's Bureau presented by Angela Walton- Raji hosted by Friends of the National Archives. Tuesday February 12th. FREE. 

Best Genealogy Present You Can Give Yourself: Citing Your Sources presented by Harold Henderson hosted by Illinois State Genealogical Society. Tuesday February 12th. FREE. 

Pre-1850 U.S. Research Methodologies presented by Karen Clifford and hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday Feb 13th. 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 Feb 8th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Feb 8th, 2013 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 February 4th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn,

    As always, great material! I will be busy checking out all the sites that I haven't gone to as yet, as well as getting my writing from the fhwc ready for 'prime time'. :)

    Wendy

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