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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
Let's Be Honest
Rootstech: Live-Streaming Schedule 
Road Trip to Rootstech - The Countdown Begins
Guess Who's Coming to the Party?

Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.
This week’s mention: 

Barbara Poole brings us a great tip this week, in her post Tuesday's Tip: Can't Read a Will? You can find Barbara at her blog Life From the Roots.

Some of our best tips we can share with others come from our life experiences. Here is one I can't harp on enough, Marian shares a personal look at how she received this important genealogy tip in I've Been Ignoring Some of My Ancestors at Roots and Rambles.

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

This pick is for all of you who are still sitting on the fence about whether to join us in The Family History Writing Challenge. Quit Screwing Around - It's Time to Write for Real by Jeff Goins. 

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

History Byts, Byts and Bites of Genealogy, History and Technology. A well thought out blog, with great writing and great combination of topics. Looks like we have a mystery writer! 

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 Sunlight on the Garden: A Family In Love, War And Madness by Elizabeth Speller. This family history memoir first published in 2006 in hardcover, tells the story of the author's search for her family history while recovering from mental breakdown. Being released this week on Kindle, take a read of Amazon description of this very compelling book.

From Amazon: 
In 1880, Ada Curtis bore Gerald Howard the first of several illegitimate children. Ada was a housemaid, the daughter of a Lincolnshire butcher. Gerald was her employer and the son of a once-grand family now obsessed with its own threadbare nobility. They thereby sent their descendants tumbling chaotically into the twentieth century. More than a century later, inspired by the stories, reinventions and half-truths in her family's past, Elizabeth Speller - Gerald and Ada's great-granddaughter - set out to trace the criss-crossing lines of their history, and, as she recovered from a mental breakdown, she began to wonder if that history offered any explanation of what had happened in her own life. The search brings vividly to life the passions and hopes of four generations, amid tales of wealth inherited and lost, eccentricity, sexual indiscretion and madness. Ultimately, this book will remain in the memory as a beautifully realised sequence of portraits of mothers and daughters.

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

Consider Julie Cahill's Friday Finds at Genblog.

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!