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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
Mind Mapping for Genealogists
Family Recipe Friday - Rhubarb Pie 

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

This week's mentions include:

Genealogy in Time magazine has just released a study, Top Trends in Genealogy. This study is built around their January list of the Top 100 Genealogy Websites. It takes a close look at the growth of the genealogical community online. Definitely a must read for anyone participating in this online community.

Marian at Roots and Rambles also opened up a discussion this week based on the genealogical community. In her post What is the Genealogical Community?  Marian starts the discussion but be sure to read the comments where the discussion continues. 

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

This week’s mention:

One of my favourite websites that I visit regularly in my own journey to self-publishing is Joel Friedlander's website This week Joel announced a series of training videos for self-publishers. Joel brings us the first video entitled 8 Keys to Self-Publishing Success Today. Looking forward to the second video this week. 

Joe Konrath, a strong voice for self-publishing never holds anything back and this particular post is a great example, along with some very cool book covers. Read JA Konrath vs Stephen King at The Newbie's Guide to Self-Publishing.

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 tip of the hat goes to Anne Gillespie Mitchell. Anne is a product manager for and writes the Ancestry Anne Column. Anne has taken an interest in moving  her research from collecting data to bringing her ancestors to life. A cause near and dear to my heart. Stop by and welcome Anne and her new blog Finding Forgotten Stories.

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:

This week's post comes in the form of some business motivation. 24 Incredible Lessons from Being in Business by Natalie at The Suitcase Entrepreneur. This was a timely post for me and one I think I will print off and hang in my office. It's that epic.  I think you'll be surprised at just what the 24 lessons are...hint it's not about how many times you tweet in a day or building a Facebook page. 

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 in honour of the Queen's Jubilee celebration, her reign as Queen for 60 years, I thought I would spotlight a book for those of you who may be interested in learning more about the history of Queen Elizabeth. 

This three volume book by George Coupe creates a historical biography of her life based on the material taken from the extensive archives of London's most famous newspaper The Daily Telegraph.  

Volume 1 released May 18th, Elizabeth - 1926-1953 - A Princess Becomes Queen follows her early life and progress through the line of succession to her coronation. 

Volume 2 released last week , Elizabeth: Family, State and Commonwealth  chronciles the years of 1954-1979. 

Volume 3 has yet to be released,  the first two volumes are available only on Kindle for the reasonable price of $3.99 

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!