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Monday Morning Mentions: Resolutions

This week's Monday Morning Mentions comes with a theme, resolutions. There has been plenty posted this week about New Year's Resolutions. Therefore, this weeks picks are based on their contribution to getting us moving in the right direction with our New Year's goals. 
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
Kindle Books - A Brilliant Last Minute Gift Idea
Seven Tips for Making the Most of Your Genealogy at Christmas
Journaling Your Christmas Memories
Happy Holidays from The Armchair Genealogist

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: 

Amy Coffin from the We Tree Genealogy Blog and Denise from the Family Curator blog made something of a New Year's pact last year. Read about their buddy system and consider going the movement. I'm in! 

Three Productivity Tips for Your Blog  in 2012, by Frank Dickinson from I love the simplicity of these tips, and the downloadable tools he offers.

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

Konrath's Resolutions for Writer's 2012 from his blog A Newbie's Guide to Self-Publishing was one of the best post for resolutions I've seen this season. Some of you have heard me reference Mr.Konrath before, he really inspires me to push the boundaries. I love his take on self-publishing. Please read his resolutions, regardless of whether you are interested in self-publishing,and don't just scroll down to 2012, but read the entire post, his resolutions for the last 6 years. It's interesting to see the transition of the author and the industry but despite the changes if I might borrow his line "the world will always need storytellers." 

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

Aundria K brings us Angels in Our Ear. Aundria has established a New Year's goal of writing the stories of her ancestors. I love the premise of her blog. Aundria is a little ovewhelmed as indicated by her first posts Beginnings, please stop by and offer her some advice. I look forward to following her journey. 

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.  

Today, I'm listing 3 books that I feel are great motivational reads in making and keeping your New Year's Resolutions. They will inspire you to do the work, set aside your fears and make greatness happen. They are quick reads that you can move through in an evening or two, then quickly turn to making things happen. 

The Flinch by Julien Smith 
Do the Work  by Steven Pressfield  
Poke the Box by Seth Godin, 

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!