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Monday Morning Mentions

(I'm a little late this week with Monday Morning Mentions. I spent this past summer Sunday evening enjoying Shakespeare in High Park in Toronto. It was a lovely evening enjoying Shakespeare under the stars with some great company. I didn't think you would mind. Also take note of a new feature I have included in Monday Morning Mentions - The Webinar Watch!)

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
Little Libraries Make a Big Impact 
The Moment I Knew- Marta's Story 

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

A lesson we genealogist need to keep in mind; never take yourself too seriously. This week, two bloggers offered up some entertaining posts that poke a little fun at how we categorize ourselves and  perhaps how others may see us. I believe the truth lies somewhere in the middle. 

Lorrine at Olive Tree Genealogy asks What Type of Genealogist Are You?  Are you on the list?  If not check out the comments and add your type to the list. 

and then skip over to read

Amy Coffin at We Tree Genealogy and If Genealogy Dominated Reality Television and see if you happen to recognize yourself among her highly entertaining options. 

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

Sheila Bender author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays offers the first of a 3-part series, Finding Starts in Personal Essay Writing at The Heart and Craft of Life Writing. Part 1 is an exercise in getting started for those of you needing a helping hand. 

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: 

I stumbled across this post at Fast Company, addressing productivity issues that we all seem to suffer from in one form or another. What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Work Day has some interesting ideas to consider. 

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

This week's mention: 

Love the concept of this new  genealogy blog, but of course I love a good book so naturally I can only be excited about Blogging About GenBooks. Andrea, a librarian and genealogist has taken on reviewing genealogy books on this new blog and I'm looking forward to reading her reviews. 

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.

In light of the post of above I thought I would highlight Sheila's book this week. Writing and Publishing Personal Essays by Sheila Bender. This book is an indepth look at the personal essay. She offers a chapter on each of the eight different personal essays that she has identified, offers examples along with comments about what makes each one good and how it could be better. She helps you find examples in your own life to write about, how to shape them into an essay and how to critique others work with her 3 step method. Available in paperback or on Kindle. 

The Webinar Watch - Each week we will list upcoming webinars mostly in genealogy, but occasionally I come across one for writing or social media I think is beneficial,  I'll be sure to share it here. 

This week's webinars: 

Building a Family From Circumstantial Evidence by Judy Russell at Legacy Family Tree Webinars on Wednesday Aug 29th. FREE

Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker by Denise Spurlock through the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree Extension Series on Saturday Sept 1st. FREE

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 Genealogy News for August 24th

And Jana Last list some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for August 24, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog. 

Michael Leclerc writes From the Blogs, on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.  

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!