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Monday Morning Mentions

Photoxpress_23848093Monday 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.

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: 

Monday Morning Mentions
An Interview with Author John Paul Godges Part 1- Writing
An Interview with Author John Paul Godges Part 2- Self-Publishing
Blog Action Day – A Meal Saluting My Ancestor – The Farmer

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 Green has written a well thought out post How to Locate Sisters and Daughters. Jessica helps you think through your brick walls of locating the women in your family tree in this week’s post at Random Mews.

Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history. 
This week’s mention:
Have You Ever Considered an Intentional Diary? by Marian Pierre-Louis at Roots and Rambles. I love this idea Marian! What an ideal way for non-writers to start their writing process. And it works well with my second recommendation.

Why You Need to Write Every Day, whether you are a blog writer, or a book writer, or a family history writer, this post hits home. Have a read at Jeff Goins, Writer. Jeff offers some very compelling reasons for this very important piece of advice.

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

A blog after my own heart, Family Heritage Recipes, is a blog started by a family who have already taken the route of publishing many family cookbooks, but now have taken up the challenge of posting their recipes in a blog. This is a great idea for families who want an alternative to writing a family cookbook.

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 we’ve  talked a lot about writing and publishing. This week past week I also attended the free Family Tree Webinar on Writing Your Story conducted by Sunny Morton. Sunny has a new book out and I think it is a wonderful place to start for those looking to write a journal but need a little guidance. My Life and Times, A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories can be found on Amazon or at Shop Family

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!