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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
Everyone Has A Story - Tell Me Yours! 
Mapping Content For Your Family History Blog

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

This week's mentions include:

If you have a software problem or questions there is no better blog to turn to then Randy at Genea-Musings. This week Randy reviewed Timeline Reports in RootsMagic 5. I bought RootsMagic 5 on Randy's advice and I love how Randy is my go to when I need come up to speed on all it's features. If you're not a  RootsMagic fan, no worries Randy covers them all. 

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

This week’s mention:

In honour of the American Memorial holiday, today, and because I think this particular article really speaks to finding the story amongst your research documents be sure to read From Record to Reality: Gleaning Your Family's Story of Service. This is a guest post by Marie Rundquist over at Olive Tree Genealogy. 

Kimberly Powell at Genealogy shares her list of Writing Tools and Software for Genealogists. While I am not familiar with all the software on the list my favourite is listed as number one. 

Smadar reminds us not to leave our own story to our descendants interpretation in her post Who Should Write Our Story? on the blog. Smadar Belkind Gerson also writes at her own blog  Past-Present-Future. 

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 pick from our newest bunch of genealogy blogger's goes to Branch by Branch.  Karen Hromada is a self-confessed amateur genealogist and a young one based on her picture. She's blogging her family history and she's made a great start getting her cousin bait out there. Stop by and encourage her journey. 

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:

Sean Davis  reminds us, Why You Need to Quit Demanding Perfection From Yourself in this week's post at Expert Enough. Just keeping things in perspective. 

I consider myself a writer, and therefore I find myself struggling to use short forms, especially on twitter, and I'll be the first to confess some time I need help translating the latest twitter language. Found this handy guide in case you're in the same boat as me. Top Twitter Abbreviations at Social Media Today. 

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.

Discover Your Family History Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search is a new book out by Nancy Hendrickson. Nancy is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine, an author of 5 books and hundreds of magazine articles.  Nancy newest book promises to deliver the following: 

  • An overview of where and how to start your family history research
  • Detailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historians
  • Hundreds of helpful websites to further your research
  • Step-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking for
  • Chapters dedicated to finding specific records, including birth, marriage and death; census; military; land; and immigration
  • Case studies that apply key concepts to real-life searches
  • Ideas for connecting with fellow researchers and distant relatives through social media, blogging and newsletters
  • Special resources for researching American Indian, African-American and Jewish ancestors
  • Plus access to bonus online video demonstrations
Looks like a great book to getting your family history started online. 

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 Bits from Ancestry and Ireland.

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!