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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: 

Jessica at Randoms Mews this week offered some great tips on searching's U.S. Yearbook Collection. Definitely made me think twice about checking out this collection. She found a picture of her great-grandmother in the school Glee Club. Check out Searching the Yearbook Collection

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

 This week I would like to highlight a podcast at Copyblogger  between Brian Clark and blogger, author and publisher Seth Godin. Seth and Brian have a honest exchange on Blogging, Business Books and Creating Content that matters. No matter what genre you write or blog in, this podcast is worthy of a listen.  I believe family history writers and bloggers will find some value in Seth and Brian's interview. You can listen here

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 blog mention goes to Savouring Fruit from the Family Tree. Debra writes wonderful  stories about her family. She shares lovely pictures and does a great job expressing the personalities of her ancestors. 

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: 

World War II London Blitz Diary: A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage (Volume 1) by Victoria Aldridge Washuk

This is a collection of 43 diaries written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson who was an ordinary citizen coping with the bombing blitz and surviving day to day. These diaries spanned from 1909-1969 and have been compiled, edited and published into four volumes by her great-granddaughter Victoria Aldridge Washuk.  Volume 1 is now available through Amazon.

These diaries are the personal experiences and opinions of Ruby's marriage and the war she lived through, knowing her own home could be the next target. Her opinion is frank and may be deemed politically incorrect.This book will interest anyone interested in World War II history and British history. Ruby was also forward thinking and may also appeal to feminist readers. 

This book is available in both Kindle and Paperback. 

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!