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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.

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 paper The Armchair Genealogist Journal.

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

Monday Morning Mention

Writing Family History - Check Out Their Blogs

Marketing Your Genealogy Business with Social Media

A Family History Needs A Frame

Recent Posts over at The Family History Writing Challenge include:

Your Family History Story Structure

A Family History Needs A Frame

What Does your Family History Story Mean? 

Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.

This week’s mention:

Susan Petersen from Long Lost Relatives brings us her post Kindle Fire for Genealogy Podcasts. Susan introduces us to a great app and a wonderful round-up of genealogy podcasts and radio shows that allows her to maximize the app to its fullest genealogy potential.

First, Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings brings our attention to some great video's by Family Search. Randy provides an outline of what is available and where to find them in his post Tuesday's Tip- Watch the FamilySearch Research Course Videos.

Secondly, Kathryn Lake Hogan from Looking 4 Ancestors is serving up a selection of webinars for researchers with Canadian ancestors. You can learn more about the details of Kathryn's first 5 webinars at her post Announcing Free Canadian History Webinars.

Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.

This week’s mention:

Mary Carroll Moore offers some great advice on using Storyboards for developing your family history or memoir. Making a Map of Your Book's Structure- Three Different Kinds of Storyboards can be read at her blog How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell brought our attention to a great writing tool this week for those who have old documents, diaries or letters that you want to use in a story. Read his post OCR: A Tool for Family Historians. This is not just a tool for family history writers.

New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box

This week’s mention:

I am really intrigued by a new blog called The Genealogy Workshop. I loved that Nicola Elsom has put a lot of thought into her blog, from her ask Nick page, to her blog page to her resources page. Her specialty is English research, I encourage you to check her out.

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.

How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke was released this week in PDF format. You can dowload it from for $14.95. I have a hard copy that I will be reviewing for you shortly.

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!