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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 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 four blogs that deserve a shout out, they will be in the form of 4 categories, Internet Genealogy, Family History Writing, a New Blog and a blog that posted a great old-fashioned family recipe. 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: 

Sara at My Mouse is Broken shares with us her recent discoveries in Chronicling America- Historic Newspapers at the Library of Congress. She takes us through just how easy this site is to search.  

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

Valerie at Family Cherished was recently inspired to start writing her family history stories after taking a family history writing class. She she shares her recent knowledge  in this post The Easiest Way to Write Family History Stories Revealed.

Here is some more advice to get your story off to a great start in this post  On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Writing the First Line of Your Novel at The Other Side of the Story. Janice offers some advice on writing that first line. 

We've also been talking self-publishing here at The Armchair Genealogist, I want to share this funny yet frank post about self-publishing. 25 Things You Should Know About Self-Publishing( Or, 'How to Sell a Bazillionty Books in 17 Minutes') from a blog entitled terribleminds by novelist Chuck Wendig.

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

The Catholic Gene, Exploring Our Catholic Family History is a new blog brought to you by a group of fabulous genealogy bloggers who share a strong Catholic identity and a love of genealogy. As a Catholic with a long history of  Catholic ancestors,  I am intrigued to see what this blog has in store for us. 

Family Recipe - a blog that makes us want to eat, and offers up a great old-fashioned family recipe to share on Family Recipe Friday.

This week's mention: 

Cyndi at Mountain Genealogists shares another fascinating recipe, Hoe Cakes, portable little cakes that were a staple on a wagon train. Cyndi suggests resurrecting them at your next camp out. Great idea! 

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. 
Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!