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Monday Morning Mentions

Monday 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.Photoxpress_23848093

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
The Moment You Knew
Family Recipe Friday – French-Canadian Sugar Pie

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:
My Secret for Battling Procrastination, by Jane Friedman. Ok this post was not written for genealogists alone, but certainly offers some solid ideas on getting organized and working through your projects. I think this article can easily be applied to genealogists research and writing projects. Everyone who feels overwhelmed by their to-do list can learn from this post.

Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.
This week’s mention:
First, check out Steve Hartman, he supports my belief that everyone, and I mean everyone has a story to tell. Steve’s mission to find it. By throwing a dart at a map, traveling to where it lands, opening a phone book and picking a name, Steve finds a story. Here’s a great interview with him, by Jill Geiser at

Be sure to check out some of his You tube videos, here’s one to get you started.

On the road to writing your family history and thinking of working on your writing skills but not sure what class works best for you.  Read How to Choose a Creative Writing Class by Lynette Benton at Polish and Publishing, Tools and Tactics for Creative Writers

Are You Worried Your Ideas or Works will be Stolen? by Jane Friedman, at tackles copyright of ideas, titles and published and non-published works, in a simple straight forward non-lawyerly talk.

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 I stumbled upon GeneaJourneys. Patricia Desmond Biallas is off to a very dazzling start. Patricia begins by giving us a run-down of her experience and I must say it is rather impressive. She definitely has a lot of experience to draw on for her posts, plus she has a nice relaxed writing style. Really looking forward to reading more from GeneaJourneys.

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.
I ‘m expecting this book to be a hit,  Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is due out in January of 2012. It is currently available for pre-order in paperback and Kindle at the $10.00 price point. In this book, Megan who has become the celebrity face of genealogists takes us behind the scenes of some of her news-making cases. Definitely a book genealogists can devour since we are always wanting a behind the scenes look at what is wrapped up in 20 minutes on TV. Looking forward to reading it and reviewing it here.

You can find more new genealogy bloggers 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.

And check out Around the Blogosphere at Long Lost by Susan Petersen.

Deb Ruth at Adventures in Genealogy offers Follow Friday Gems.

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!