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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
Who Will Read My Family History Story?
The Armchair Genealogist Manifesto 

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

This week's mentions include:

This week's mention goes to newcomer Carrie Keele at Not Your Mother's Genealogy Blog. Carrie delivers with a great article  Use a Custom Google App to Share Your Genealogy Carrie offers step by step instructions for beginners. 

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

This week’s mention:
This week's recommended reading relates specifically to those of you writing blogs. Read Give In To Your Inner Blogger, over at For Bloggers, By Bloggers. This post written by Joey Strawn, just might help you look at your family history blog a little bit differently. 

Jane Friedman brings us a good basic article for beginners with Writing and Publishing Terminology 101. Great primer for the beginner writer.

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

This week’s mention:

I can't let this week pass without mentioning a new blog and digital newsletter for genealogists. The Indepth Genealogist is the mastermind of Terri O'Connell (Finding Our Ancestors) and Stephanie Pitcher Fisherman (Corn and Cotton). Their goal to be a great resource to genealogists with all levels of experience. Be sure to check out the blog and sign up for this free newsletter. I'm excited to see what these ladies have in store for the genealogical community. 

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:

If you don't like the look of your news feed on Facebook, you may want to consider this new App still in beta testing. Personally, I love it, but I also love Pinterest. Read this article on the new App, PinView: If Facebook and Pinterest Had a Baby, It Would Look Like This. Courtesy of  MediaBistro, this article will introduce you to a cool new Facebook App called PinView that allows you to view your Facebook page in Pinterest style. 

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.

From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes

Gena Philbert Ortega presents this wonderful book that will help you find your family history through the kitchen. This book will help you uncover historical recipes and food traditions, revealing insight into your ancestor's lives and linking clues to your genealogy. Here's some of the information you'll find in this well-thought out book. 
  • Methods for gathering family recipes
  • Interview questions to help loved ones record their food memories
  • Places to search for historical recipes
  • An explanation of how immigrants influenced the American diet
  • A look at how technology changed the way people eat
  • A glossary of historical cooking terms
  • Modern equivalents to historical units of measure
  • Actual recipes from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cookbooks

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 Goons, Libs, DNA and Much 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!