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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.

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At the Armchair Genealogist this week, posts included the following:

Monday Morning Mentions
A Writing Tool that Adapts to Every Kind of Genealogist (On-Demand Mini-Webinar) 
Fall Into a Couple of Great Deals 

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

This week's mention:

New blog Genealogy Decoded is not wasting any time in offer up some very helpful posts, this week How to Know What Genealogy Records Are Available at the County Level and Creating Timelines to Make Sense of Genealogy Records are both worth a read if your a beginner genealogist. 

Thanks to Upfront with NGS blog for sharing this infographic from Kate Hart, check out Citing Sources, A Quick and Graphic Guide ala Harry Potter written by Diane L. Richard. Great tool for getting the point across with young genealogists.

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

Writing Your Family Memoir: How to Begin by Ruth Folit at The Journal Writing Blog for the International Association of Journal Writing.

Are Blogs the New Journals? a guest post by Nicole Bernier on the blog Beth Fish Reads brings an interesting perspective on blogs vs. journals. 

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: 

Allison Boyer at Blog World introduced a new ebook you may want to grab, it's free, The Ultimate Guide to Blog and Podcast Sponsorship. 

How to Use Google Drive Forms (video)  from Lifehack, great simple tutorial on a fantastic tool. 

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 check out Amy's Gene-Journal. Amy is a young mother who turns to genealogy to as she puts it "to use my brain" as she is currently bombarded with children's TV. This is a great example of a family history blog/journal and I love her tag line, "the garbled thoughts of an amateur family genealogist." Love her honesty. 

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've been reading a great book, Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser.This book is a collection of thoughts and wisdom from nine memoirists, they all tackle the questions of why they wrote a memoir and their individual process of bringing their life to the page.  

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: 

Avoiding Misunderstandings,Part 2: Communication Skills for Professional Genealogists, presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben hosted by APG Mon Sept 24th, FREE.

Family Tree Maker 2012, Reports presented by Crista Cowan hosted by Live Stream on Tuesday Sept 25th, FREE

Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs and To-Do Lists: Family Search, Research Wiki and Legacy Family Tree presented by Geoff Rasmussen hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday Sept.26th, FREE 

Family Tree Maker 2012, Places presented by Crista Cowan hosted by Live Stream on  Thursday Sept 27th. FREE 

Getting Started with Heritage Collector Software (last installment)  presented by Kathleen Bittner hosted by Legacy Family Tree Friday Sept 28th. 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 21st. 

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Sept 21st, 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!