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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
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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: 

Elyse wrote a poignant and pragmatic post this week entitled Why Bother with Genealogy?  Her post resonated with me and I believe it will with many others.  Please stop by Elyse's Genealogy Blog, and give her blog a read, she is wise beyond her years. 

Webinars: An Important Internet Tool for Genealogists written by Marian-Pierre Louis at Root and Rambles. Marian reminds us how much learning can be had by attending  a genealogy webinar. 

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

From  Author Media, comes the post  Know Your Audience, by Caitlin Muir. Caitlin reveals the secret to author John Locke's success. If you don't know who John Locke is and plan on writing and publishing then you need to. Caitlin introduces you to him and just how John got this right.  

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

Well with 21 new blogs listed this week at Geneabloggers, clearly there are many a New Year's resolution to start writing a family history blog. This is music to my ears. So because of the sheer volume I had trouble narrowing done to one. Here's a few to check out. 

I am intrigued by Android Genealogy brought to us by Jill Ball. Jill has many blogs the more familiar for me being  Genaius . Android Genealogy offers up a new blog that will round-up the android news for genealogist.  I look forward to following this blog and keeping up on  Apps for genealogist. 

Cheri's approach on her new blog Rooting Around the Beal Family Tree caught my immediate attention. Cheri has formated her blog posts as letters to her Uncle, advising him on her attempts to uncover the family story. A brilliant idea! 

Tracking Down the Family is lovely well-thought out blog. With a clean and straight-forward look. The writing is lovely, Jennifer is oft to a great start.  

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.  

Here's a brand new book for the family historian looking to use digital video as a format for recording their family history.

Digital Video for Family Historians: Creation, Conversion, and Genealogical Archiving by Joanna Silber. Joanna is an award-winning film editor and producer. This is her second book her first being Wedding Videography: Start to Finish with Cengage Learning. 

Book Description according to Amazon:
Millions of people have been collecting media of their family, but how many know what to do with it? Sometimes this media is in the form of outdated 16 mm film handed down in dusty boxes or frequently it s simply smart phone footage shot at a child s soccer game. Either way the habit of collecting media but not producing it into an archival piece is all too common. This book will teach the user how to create a family history video, from start to finish, whether from mixed media formats over several generations or footage using the latest devices. Every aspect of the project will be covered in simple steps from understanding and mixing formats, combining video and stills, storytelling techniques, audio, editing, and archiving. A companion DVD accompanies the book with projects and all the figures from the text. 
Brief Table of Contents: 
1.Intro to Family History Video. 
2. Considering Your Project. 
3. Purchasing Gear. 
4. Still Photos. 
5. Transferring Audio and Video Formats. 
6. Production. 
7. Obtaining Other Media. 
8. Storyboarding / Storytelling Techniques. 
9. Mixed Formats In NLE Software. 
10. Basic Editing Techniques. 
11. Advanced Editing Techniques. 1
2. Output and Delivery. 
13. Archiving.

This book can pre-ordered now for $39.95 and will ship Jan 16th, 2012. 

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!