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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

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

Monday Morning Mentions
My 2012 Mantra
Road Trip to RootsTech
Family Recipe Friday - Fish Chowder

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: 

This week I want to highlight a particularly informative episode of Geneabloggers Radio. If you're not familiar with Blog Talk Radio, then follow these links, and join Thomas and the Geneablogger community on Friday nights. It's fun and informative. This week's episode was full of great information. Listen to this weeks episode Information Overload: Finding the Genealogy Data You Need.

 Marian Pierre-Louis from Roots and Rambles calls it like she sees it, in this week's post The Top 2 Free Resources for Genealogists. 

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

This week Joanna at The Creative Penn brings us some food for thought in Seven Lessons for Writer's From Leonardo Da Vinci. 

Jeff Goins rarely lets a week go by without getting into my head, this week several posts caught my attention but the one I felt family history writers could most benefit from was Wanted Be a Better Writer: Get A Peer Editor. 

Biff at Stories to Tell teaches us a great lesson this week in his post, Be a Storyteller: Dramatize Your Memoir or Family History Book. Biff always brings some great writing advice to the table.

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

I caught wind of this blog a few weeks ago and I'm happy to see that Judy has joined the Geneablogger community. Judy Russell brings us The Legal Genealogist, well written posts that combine genealogy and the law.  Check out her post Citing Black's Law Dictionary, and be sure to read the comments. I'm going to learn a lot from this blog. 

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.

 The Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-It-Yourself Genealogy  by Daniel Quillen due out this January 31st.  

The author follows his first book Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestrors with this second edition. For  Do-It-Yourself Genealogists who have moved beyond the beginning stages and want to employ more advanced methods of research and move past those brick walls. 

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!