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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 Mentions
Planning Your Family History Blog to Book

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

Take it With a Genealogy Grain of Salt, Lorrine at Olive Tree Genealogy offers us this week a thoughtful post about considering the value of certain sources within the grander picture.

Judy at the Legal Genealogist makes some valid and solid arguments to those who think the 1940 census is going to bring out all the scam artists. Read, Damn the Census Naysayers. I just wish I could sign Judy up to come and talk to the people of Canada, where we have to wait 92 years for the release of a census.

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

This week’s mention:

Writing Lessons from the NewsRoom, at Jeff Goins blog, I uncovered some great advice that applies not only to the family history writer but the genealogy blogger as well.

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

This week’s mention:

A new genealogy blog this week, Not Your Mother's Genealogy is a stand out. Carrie Keele is the daughter of a celebrity in the genealogy world, Dear Myrtle, which gives her a unique perspective. When your mother comes with such high acclaim and experience in the genealogy field you may be a little skittish about dipping your foot in the water. Carrie quickly admits she is not "a traditional beginner" and resisted for many years. She's joined the craziness and I'm personally looking forward to hearing about Carrie's journey. Stop by and welcome her aboard.

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 mentions:

Heather Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy ask Ancestry about pinning their images to Pinterest, and she gets an answer in Pinterest, Ancestry, and Copyrighted Images.

Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn wrote a wonderful post directed to bloggers, 6 Ways Bloggers can Avoid the Grammar Police.

Judy Dunn at Cat's Eye Writer posts this week, What's Under Your Bed?: 10 Monster Blogging Fears Worth Chasing Down.

Jane Friedman at Electric offers an insightful post this week with 5 Principles for Using Facebook.

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.

Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials  by Carol Smallwood and edited by Elaine Williams.

This book is due out April 16th, this is the description as provided by

Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials contains informative chapters on physical preservation, collection management, cooperation with organizations and communities, various formats, and special projects. Each part covers the preservation of specific materials, from newspapers and scrapbooks to photographs and oral histories. In addition, chapters cover repair and restoration of materials, while taking into consideration the current state of funding for agencies with an interest in history. Contributors also shed light on how the racial, economic, and political dynamics of the past affect how collections are gathered, maintained, and presented today.

Preoffers plenty to inspire anyone facing backlogs of unprocessed papers or boxes of artifacts. Stories of the rescue efforts of a group of volunteers, or the discovery of a lost diary, show that the hard work of preservation is well worth it. Libraries, archives, and historical and genealogical societies all have their role to play in preserving important historical materials, as do patrons, sponsors, and volunteers; such institutions and individuals will find this book extremely helpful in their preservation efforts.

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 Friday Finds at Genblog by Julie Cahill.

British and Irish Genealogy blog offers a list of featured blog posts

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!