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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
Why am I Writing This Family History Book? 
What Can a Family Historian Learn From the Titanic? 

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

This week we have a theme, copyright laws. Here are three posts that can help you get a handle on genealogy and copyright.

We are all pretty sensitive to finding photos for our blogs and books that don't violate copyright laws. Heather at Leaves for Trees offered a valuable post on finding photos for your family history blog or book. Her Tuesday Tip : Open Source Historical Photos offers some great links.

Understanding Copyright vs. Creative Commons is a new post at Tech Tips on James Tanners explains the difference for us.

And if your still in need of some more information, Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist and her free webinar offered through APG on Facts, Photos and Fair Use: Copyright Laws for Genealogists will certainly offer some valuable information.

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

This week’s mention:

This week I would like to point you in the direction of a wonderful example of  a family history written in a 4-part blog series. Jean-Francois de Buren wrote Tales from the Armoire- A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History. It is a lovely read, from the personal journey of the author accompanied by beautiful pictures. A fantastic example of a family history in a blog post format. The posts were written for an online magazine Newly Swissed, however you can follow Jean-Francois on his own family history blog, The de Buren Family. Those of you following the family history blog-to-book project might find this particularly interesting.

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's featured new blog hails from Victoria, Australia. Practical Genealogy written my Michael Riley comes to us with an abundance of great information already and lots of wonderful links for those researching their ancestors in Australia. With a degree in history and a long career in IT, and a passion for genealogy,  Michael is situated just perfectly for a genealogy blogging career.

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:

Is a short 5 minute video about the implications of social media on our lives, particularly after we die, and on it aiding in archiving our life, Adam Ostrow offers After your final status update, interesting implications from a family history perspective.

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.

This week I want to feature my genealogy friend Kathryn Lake Hogan's new book, Digging Your Canadian Roots. Now available on in print and Kindle format, it is overflowing with great information and links for the family historian searching for their Canadian ancestors.

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 for the week. This week brings Titanic Stuff and More.

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!