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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
Christmas Shopping: 10 “Must-Have” Genealogy Gifts
Family Recipe Friday: Online Cookie Exchange

Each week I’m choosing blogs that deserve a shout out, they will be in the form of 4 categories, Internet Genealogy, Family History Writing, a New Genealogy Blog and Books that help all genealogists.  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:

Lauren at Genejourneys introduced me this week to ToodleDo. A cloud organization tool that could be a asset to organizing your family history and it's free. Read all about it in Lauren's post Tech Tuesday: ToodleDo, Baaaaby!

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

This next post isn't specfically writing family history related. However I felt this post was a great fit for those genealogists looking to make a living from their passion. Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend offers us some easy tips to truly doing what you love in3 Simple Steps to Making Money from Any Passion at Zen Habits.

This one is for my Geneablogger buddies. Joel Friedlander over at The Book Designer,  talks blogging, and how we all start with a readership of 1, and where to go from there. In his post Author Blogging 101: Where are Your Readers? Joel offers some advice on building your readership.

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 Ann Martin, reached out to me on this blog and introduced herself. She is a brand new genealogy blogger who is anxious to develop a readership. Ann has been involved in genealogy for many years and has a long list of credits to her name. She should have no problem finding her audience with all her experience. Stop by her blog Turning Pages, Ancestor by Ancestor and welcome her aboard the blogger bus.

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.

Rachelle Gardner wrote a post this week,  E-books vs. Real Books . It summed up beautifully my thoughts on the whole ebook and print book debate. Like Rachelle, I love all books.

Dollars and Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-Publishing Success,  has been one of my most favourite and informative books when it comes to learning about self-publishing. Available in Kindle, an easy read with a ton of  information.


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!