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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

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 paperThe Armchair Genealogist Journal. 

At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following:

Monday Morning Mentions
From Blog to Book: Transforming Your Family History

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: 

How Many Times Do You Read a Document? Marian at Roots and Rambles breaks down for us her habits when it comes to reviewing a document, but just as valuable are the comments and advice from her readers.

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

Stories to Tell always offers some great words of advice when it comes to writing your family history. This weeks post is no different with Family History Books: Using Literary Techniques to Tell Stories. Reposted from early this year, it still holds some valuable words of wisdom, if you missed it the first time catch it in this repost.

Two of my favourite bloggers crossed paths this week. Jeff Goins, writer, wrote a thought provoking post this week Nobody Changed the World by Being Indecisive. Once you've read it be sure to jump over to Michael Hyatt's blog Intentional Leadership where Jeff continues with The One Essential Habit of Every Effective Leader, a very worthwhile read. Wonder why I'm listing it under writing family history. If you been procrastinating on this task for far too long, Jeff has some motivating words of advice. Of course you can apply it to anything going on in your life, but I'm hoping you will see the connection to your family history writing.

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

OH! Origin Hunters with Michael "Cael" Maglio is a must see blog. Michael has it all together, professional services, great advice. I particularly enjoy his detective work in Old Photo Reveals More Clues. Michael can help you out if your looking for your ancestors in the New England area, check out his services

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, if you are a blogger, a writer of books, be it ebooks, or print books, if you want to be in the writing/publishiing world, then this week, I encourage you to listen to a podcast at Zen Habits. Blogger at Zen Habits, Leo Babuta interviews Seth Godin on the future of books.

Seth is an inspirational guru in the self-publishing world. In this interview he offers up plenty to think on for bloggers, writers and self-publishers. Please take the time to listen in, Seth offers his insights. 
Seth offers many great books, my favourite is Poke the Box. Check it out.  

While your at it check out some of Leo's books, and his brilliant pricing strategy on his website, Zen Habits. My newest read is The Effortless Life: A Manual of Contentment, Mindfulness and Flow.

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.

Deb Ruth at Adventures in Genealogy offers Follow Friday Gems.

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!