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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
The Moment I Knew - Jen's Story 
Add This To Your Reunion Picnic Basket 

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

This week's mentions include: 

What is an Original? by James Tanner at Genealogy Star? As someone who just acquired boxes of copied documents, I have pondered this question myself. 

And a further discussion in his follow up post Comments on Original Document Dilemma 

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

This week’s mention:

Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell share another great post that certainly resonates with me, in Biff's post Memoir Writing: Two Very Different Approaches,  Biff looks two different ways to approach your creative non-fiction. 

Caroline Marshall Pointer offers up her advice on how to start your writing in  Where do you begin a genealogy story or blog post?  at Be sure to read the comments where a good discussion developed. 

This week's mention:

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

The Flip-Pal people have launced a blog to bring you up to date on all the lates news and ideas for this handy little tool that has taken the genealogy world by storm. Be sure to subscribe by email to the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Genealogy Blog so you don't miss a thing. 

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: 

Michael Hyatt suggests alternatives to blogging in 4 Reasons You Should Consider Launching Your Own Podcast.  

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.

If you're building a genealogy business online consider Michael Hyatt's new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It receiving rave reviews as a must read for those building an online presence. 

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.

British and Irish Genealogy blog offers lots of goodies, This week brings More FMP News and Other Stuff and Saturday Surprise. 

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!