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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
Rock Out Your Family History and Capture a Generation 
The Moment I Knew - Ann's Story 

This week's mentions include: Internet Genealogy – a great genealogy or internet tip that will benefit any armchair genealogist.

James Tanner at Genealogical Star has some great advice for beginners who are Overwhelmed in the online genealogical jungle. James tells a great story in this post.

On the other end of the spectrum, Caroline got her geek on this week, with four posts on genealogy-technology links. Loads of links to explore in her Gen-Tech series this week. Read Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's posts. 

Writing Family History - great advice or information on writing your family history.
This week’s mention:

Consider listening to this podcast by Michael Hyatt, My Best Advice For First Time Authors, Part 1. A lot of tips and links, full of information for the beginner. 

I found this post interesting, great for those who may be considering a writing mentor. How can I find a writing mentor? by Chip MacGregor at Chip's Blog. 

This week's mention:
New Genealogy Blog – we will tip our hat to a newcomer who impresses us right out of the box

My new blog standout this week is George and Rosanna. George and Rosanna emigrated from Burnley, England in 1907, they kept in touch with family in England via postcards. Rosanna's great granddaughter now is possession of these postcards and is sharing them with us along with their family history story  on this quaint blog. Lovely idea. 

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: 

Want to learn more about Instagram.... Check out this webinar recording  Instagram for Genealogists by Dear Myrtle and Carrie Keele from 

Here's a nice, clean and precise look at developing your online platform, 7 Essential Stages of Building a Total Online Presence from Duct Tape Marketing. 

As I am trying to expand my knowledge of Wordpress for some projects on my plate, I thought this post from the big boys at Copyblogger had some great information. Kelton Reid gives us Nine Articles for Serious Wordpress Publishers. Lots of info to digest here. 

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 I'm featuring a book by genealogist and fellow blogger Barry J. Ewell. 
 Family Treasures: 15 Lessons, Tips, and Tricks for Discovering Your Family History

From Amazon: 
In this invaluable guidebook, popular speaker and devoted researcher Barry Ewell provides a map to all the treasures awaiting you on your personal genealogy journey. Discover effective and efficient research skills, learn to use modern technology to find and preserve your past, and best of all find out how to break through genealogical brick walls as you uncover the precious clues to your family's past.

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.

British and Irish Genealogy blog offers lots of goodies, This week brings New Mag + News from Far and Wide

And Jana Last list some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for August 10, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!