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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 - Phyllis' Story  

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

This week's mention:

Judy at the Legal Genealogist gives us a lesson in Copyright and the Obit

Sticking with the obit theme, take a look at Genealogy Tip of the Day - Read Your Ancestor's Paper by Michael John Neil. Great tip to put your ancestor's life and death into historical context.

The most brilliant tip of the week goes to Caroline Pointer at  Start by reading about this bright idea she had for recording our online searches -The easiest search log we may ever use. Then be sure to follow it up by watching the video Caroline created demonstrating how to record your search logs into OneNote or Evernote -How to easily record a log of your online searches

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

Lisa Cron shares her views on how a story is created in  The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make and How to Avoid Them at Writer Unboxed.

Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn shares her thoughts on getting reviews for your book on Amazon. Read How to Get Amazon's Top Customer Reviewers To Review Your Book

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: 

Nina Anthony at shares a whole lot of tools in 88 Free Small Business Tools to Help Entrepreneurs Wear Fewer Hats - this article is loaded with Apps! 

3 Essential Twitter Lists for Any Entrepreneur by Tara Gentile at Think Traffic, this is all about organizing your Twitter stream- makes sense to me! 

What is the best time to post on the social media sites? Here's a great infographic from Markus Allen at Social Engine Marketing Round-Up, The Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Media. 

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

This week's mention: 

Be sure to welcome Genealogy Decoded to the community. Beth Foulk shares her knowledge through lectures, articles and one-on-one assistance. She has just recently joined the Geneabloggers community. Her website and blog are chock full of great resources, be sure to stop by.  

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.
Putting Flesh on the Bones: Bringing Your Ancestors to Life is our featured book this week, written by Mark W. Swarthout and released this August. While I haven't read this book (as of yet) I did down load it this week, it is currently free on Amazon. 

Amazon Description: 
How do you make the hundreds of dates and places in your family tree come alive? The purpose of this article is to spark your interest in finding out the things that will make your ancestors become real people in your mind. It will provide thought starters and ideas to help in tracking down the information that can convert those names and dates on the genealogy chart into a real flesh and blood person, someone you can picture in your mind.

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: 

Share a Memory Workshop with Dear Myrtle, Monday Sept 17th. FREE. 

Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records presenter is Mary Hill, hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wed Sept.19th.FREE

Playground Rules for the Internet presenter is Janet Horvoka, hosted Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Extension Series. Wed Sept.19th. FREE

City Directories; More Than Names and Addresses presenter is Jason Harrison hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association, Thurs Sept 20th. FREE and you don't have to be a member. 

Getting Started with Heritage Collector presenter Kathleen Bittner hosted by Legacy Family Tee on Friday Sept 21st. 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 Sept 14th

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Sept 14th, 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!