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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

Tuesday's Tip- Family History Writing Contests
Live-Streaming from Genealogy Conferences - What does the future hold? 

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

This week's mentions include: 

Marian at Roots and Rambles sorts through the various digital records that we can find online in her post, The Complexity of Online Digital Records . In part 2 The Complexity of Online Digital Records - Part 2  , she takes a closer look at online records, the various levels and how we use them. 

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

This week’s mention:

Over at Writer's Digest, take a look at Notes to the First-Time Novelist,  a guest-post by author Natalie Bakopoulos. Natalie shares some of the lessons she learned from writing her debut novel, The Green Shore, a work of historical fiction set in Athens, Greece and Paris, France.  

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 take a closer look at Notable Characters by Deborah Martin-Plugh. Deb is writing her blog around the characters she learned about during the Sunday afternoons spent with her mother and her old newspapers, archival documents, family lore and local history. Deb is now sharing those stories with us,   "characters that are not profiled in text books or whose statue stands in a city park.  Time to share the characters who shaped their times and our future.  These are their stories." Looking forward to reading them Deb. 

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: 

Think Traffic offered a great article this week called 8 Great Examples of Personal Domain Names in Action. If you don't already own your own domain this will make you think.  Use it to redirect people to your website or blog, and secure the name for bigger things to come. 

10 SEO Blog Post Publishing Steps that Most Bloggers Forget by Nicholas Tart at Income Diary. 

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 instead of featuring a book I have chosen to bring your attention to a new digital magazine. Irish Lives Remembered. This beautiful full colour digital magazine is a free resource for those wishing to find their Irish ancestors. Having just downloaded a PDF copy, I am excited to read this magazine from front to back. 

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

Read Friday Finds by Julie Cahill at GenBlog 

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!