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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: 

Smashwords Publishing for Family History Writers
What the New Kindle Means to Genealogists 

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: 

Lorine at Olive Tree Genealogy walks us through Obtaining Canadian WW2 Military Files in a Few Easy Steps. 

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

The Creative Penn by Joanna Penn offers a guest post this week by Eric Olson. Eric offers up some suggestions to get those first words down on paper in How Do You Start Writing. 

If your a notebook geek and  love using an old-fashioned notebook to get your ideas down then this post is for you.  Finding the Perfect Writing Notebook-And How to Use It To Finish Your Book is this weeks post at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book. This is great advice for not only writers, but genealogists who want to use notebooks for their research notes. 

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

Caroline Pointer is going to help us make the most of our genealogy blogs in her  new blog, Blogging Genealogy.   Check out her plans for this well thought out blog. 

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 The Catholic Gene blog hosted a Book Review: The Red Skirt, Memoirs of an Ex-Nun. Author Patricia O'Donnell-Gibson was once a member of the sisterhood of the Dominican Order and trained at the motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan. I have downloaded it on to my Kindle and look forward to reading it. Be sure to check it out. 

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!