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Monday Morning Mentions

Monday Morning Mentions is an opportunity to reflect on what has been happening at the Armchair Genealogist this past week over my morning cappuccino and give a nod to some of my peers who captured my attention in the blogging and book community.

If you want to see what ranked in my Google Reader this week click, The Armchair Genealogist's Google Reader Highlights 
You can also find me on Facebook. Stop by and leave a message. I often will link some great finds there as well.  You can also follow me on twitter at @LynnPal or my twitter paper The Armchair Genealogist Journal. 
At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following: 

Each week I’m choosing blogs that deserve a shout out, they will be in the form of 3 categories, Internet Genealogy, Family History Writing, a New Genealogy Blog . I will also highlight a book either print or ebook that I feel lends itself well to researching and writing family history. OK some weeks I choose more than 4 just because it to hard to pick just one, and it's my blog so I can change the rules. 

Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.
This week’s mention: posted an article this week - An Essential Resource by Carolyn L. Barkley. Carolyn does a great job on  taking you through the ins and outs of this site and its resourcefulness for those looking for New York and New England Ancestors. 

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

Ok, we all do it, we stall!   Jeff Goins at gives us a reality check in his post this week Stop Stalling, Start Creating. I need to print this one off and post it on my desk! 

If you have some unique ideas to get family excited about family history and display it in your home, Kerry Scott at Clue Wagon  has made some suggestions and asks you to add yours in her post How to Incorporate Family History Into Your Home Decor.

New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box
This week’s mention:  

This week's mention must go to Susie Reynolds and Our Families and Their Untold Stories. Susie has a wonderful writing style, and I love the whole look of her blog, I feel like I just  landed on the cover her book when I arrive at her home page. 

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. 

This week's mention: 

This book is not genealogy related but check it out. This interactive book is definitely the wave of the future. Hmmm..... can you see it now, your family history coming to life in this interactive book. I can!

 Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book | Video on

This week I wrote a book review on a wonderful memoir Oh, Beautiful : An American Family in the 20th Century by John Paul Godges. Because I think this book is a brilliant example of family history writing I'm going to take the opportunity to recommend it again. Please order it, or download it today from Amazon. You will not be disappointed. 

You can find more newcomers at Thomas' list of New Genealogy Blogs at Geneabloggers.  

For other great reads, Randy at Genea-Musings offers the Best of the Genea-Blogs

Stop by the Week in Review by John at Transylvanian Dutch for another great round-up. 

Dan Curtis, Professional Personal Historian always puts together some interesting selections in Monday's Link Round-Up. 

Around the Blogosphere at Long Lost by Susan Petersen. 

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!