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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:

Having just returned from vacation with the family this past week this was a light week in blogging, we're back up to full production this coming week. Stay tuned.

The Three R's of Genealogy

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

This week's mentions include:

Dear Myrtle provided us with a great post this week Genealogy Broadcasting - gosh we need our own channel . Not only does she propose a rather interesting business proposition she also provided us with a long list of television, internet radio, podcasts and You Tube channels all dedicated to family history. Great list, check it out.

Nancy Shively at Gathering Stories offered a wonderful post last week, The 1940 Census and Losing My Cool Factor. Nancy offers us her perspective on who she will be indexing in the 1940 Census.

Dear Genetic Cousin, by Judy Russell at The Legal Genealogist, is a must read this week. If you've submitted to DNA testing you may want to read Judy's post, if you haven't you will want to check it out anyway, it is totally a laugh out loud read.

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

This week’s mention:

This week's post is a reminder to those of us who are writing family history, that
Struggle Is a Sure Sign You're Creating Art. Jeff Goins offers this very touching post about getting your hands dirty, Jeff says "Life is messy. And if we’re going to do meaningful work, we’re going to have to enter the mess."

Please read this post if you hestitant about starting the mess of writing your family history.

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

This week’s mention:

This week I enjoyed the new blog Family History Class Notes. I nice clean easy to read blog with lots of helpful information. This blog makes number 12 on Caroleen's long list of blogs that she contributes too. Stop by and say hello.

Social Media for the Genealogist - this will include social media advice and learning opportunities from experts both inside and outside of the genealogy industry.

This week's mention:

We don't have a lot of time to spend on social media, so we need to make the most of what little time we have. Amy Porterfield gets right to the point in this week's post 3 Quick Actions to Stay Ahead of the Latest Social Media Trends (Pinterest, Facebook, Google+) Click on over and pick up Amy's great tips.

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.

Jennifer Holik from Generations publishes 6 new text books for kids. Designed for parents, teachers and genealogical societies looking for a how-to genealogy textbook to teach the younger generation about genealogy.The textbooks are entitled Branching Out and are a divided into 6 books geared to the perspective age and grade level of the students. You can purchase your copy on Jennifer's blog Generations or click on the book above to purchase through amazon.

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

Dan Curtis, Professional Personal Historian always puts together some interesting selections in Monday's Link Round-Up.

And stop by Genealogy Round-up at Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak Root's World.

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!