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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:


Would You Rather Clean the Shower Tile Than Write Your Family History
Writing Family History with Author Ryan Littrell 




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

This week's mention: 

In catching up on reading some blog posts this week, particularly all the wonderful posts written by The Family History Writing Challenge members, I came across a most incredible story. I want to highlight this very special post by one of our family history challenge members. Betty Taylor at My Mother's Family History took on the challenge of writing a very personal story of a very tragic event in her life. If you read nothing else this week please read her story. Betty is very brave for writing her story and I applaud her for sharing it with us. Please read My Nightmare by Betty Taylor

The month of March is National Women's History Month and Lisa Alzo from The Accidental Genealogist returns with Fearless Females. Lisa provides 31 blogging prompts for the month of March that focus on the fearless females in your family history. You'll find all the details in Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women's History Month.

Judy Russell issues a Revolutionary Challenge. Judy examines the Kickstarter program currently underway by Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective. Maureen is seeking funds  to bring the faces and the stories of Americans who lived in the Revolutionary War era and lived on long enough to be photographed to life in a film called Revolutionary Voices. This sounds like an amazing project and you can be a part of making it happen. Read all about in Judy's post. 

Caroline Pointer shares with us this week two Google+ Hangouts on Air. The first one features OneNote and the second one takes a look at Evernote both great tools for organizing your family history research. You can catch both in their recorded format on her 4Your Family Story You Tube Channel. 

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

This week’s mention:

With fearless females on the mind this month, here's a thought, interview your own mother and capture her stories. Personal historian Dan Curtis, helps you get started with The 50 Best Questions to Ask Your Mother.

From Live to Write - Write to Live comes the post Writing The Truth, With Respect for Others by Diane MacKinnon. Diane is a certified life coach, writer, and family physician and in this article she shares her process of writing about living family. 

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
Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail by Deborah A. Carder 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
Uncovering the Dead by Marianna Craig

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:

Many of us don't even recognize how self-sabotage holds us back from starting our genealogy business, writing a family history blog, writing that book or anything for that matter that requires us to step out of our comfort zone.  But Robert Plank breaks it down for us in this excellent article Overcome Self-Sabotage: Become the Person You've Really Want to Be and Get Back to What Matters in Life.


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 mention: 

Natalie Bracco at Successful and Outstanding Bloggers looks at some tools that can help you turn your blog into a mobile app. Sharing your content through mobile devices is huge. Bloggers need to be more familiar with just how they can make that happen. Read How to Boost Blog Visits: Make Your Blog into a Mobile App. 



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


This Week's Mention: 

Please meet Sandi Gammon, a new genealogy blogger and a voice for the future. A recent graduate from The University of Maryland with a B.A in Ancient Studies. Sandi brings a youth and a passion for history to our community. Please check out her newest blog Sandi's Family History. Love the picture that heads her blog. 


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: 



Behind the Cheese Curtian: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources presented by Thomas MacEntee and hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wed March 6th. 

Blogs: Easy-To-Make Web Pages presented by Dear Myrtle and Carrie Ann Keele, hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Friday March 8th. 

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 Mar 1st.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Mar 1st 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 25th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including the info about Revolutionary Voices! I sure hope the genealogical community as a whole can help make this happen!

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