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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.

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At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following:

Monday Morning Mentions

Normandy, France and Remembering D-Day
A Summer Reading List Not Shaded Grey
The Moment I Knew - Peg Vasseur 

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

This week's mentions include: 

I shared this on Facebook this week, but I think it's worth sharing again, actually I think it worth printing off and hanging by my computer. Angela at Adventures in Genealogy Education shared with us this week, Elizabeth Shown Mills 10-Point Study Blueprint , a handy guide for improving your genealogy research and writing skills particularly for those unable to attend traditional educational programs. 

 In her post Cousins Over the Breakfast Table and Other Serendipitous Moments at Carolyn Barkley reminds us to keep our minds open to those chance encounters when for no apparent reason a piece of your family history crosses your path.  

James Tanner at  Genealogy's Star makes some valid points in Learning from the Kid's Menu.  I do agree that their needs to be multiple marketing approaches for the various education levels that exist within the genealogy community. My kids never liked ordering from the kid's menu or for that matter sitting at the kid's table, however I do get his point. 

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

This week’s mention:

If you work full-time and you are trying to carve out time to write your family history you may find a few suggestions in this article Writing at Night: The Top 10 Challenges that Writers Experience and How to Overcome Them  brought to you  from Writer's Digest and written by Courtney Carpenter. 

I think this message rings true no matter what genre you are writing in, and certainly family history writers are not exempt. Self-Publishing Mistakes, Screw-ups and Disasters by Joel Friedlander at The Book Designer.  Joel addresses our biggest obstacle - fear, no one is exempt. 

Judy at The Legal Genealogist shares a family history writing contest in her post 500 Reasons to Write Your Family History. 

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 I would like to spotlight a blog that is giving back. Found Lost Treasures by Yvette Porter Moore is doing a wonderful thing. Yvette is posting online pictures that she has recovered from thrift stores and antique shops. She's bringing them to the online world in hopes they can be identified by their family. It will be fascinating to see if Yvette finds success reuniting pictures with their family. 

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 book although not new is new to me. I stumbled across it this week, printed in 2003, I think I will pick it up to help put context into my female ancestors lives. 

Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote by Janet Theopano. This book examines how women used cookbooks "to assert their individuality, develop their minds, and structure their lives." I certainly think this would be a fascinating read for a family historian. If you're looking to add context to your female ancestors lives, consider taking a look at this book. It's available only in a hardcover and paperback format. 

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!