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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 Non-Genealogy Conference That Re-Kindled My Genealogy Bliss

8 Tips and A Tool for Self-Editing Your Family History Blog 

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

This week's mention:

Every wonder if you need permission to photograph dead people...well their tombstones at least, you might be surprised. Read Cemetery Photos: Permission Required? by Judy Russell at The Legal Genealogist. 

Christmas is fast approaching, yes I said it, and Thomas and Flip-Pal are helping us get creative. Creating Great Family Photo Gifts with The Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner, written by Thomas MacEntee at Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Genealogy Blog. Don't miss the free webinar. 

Biff Barnes helps us to turn the boring facts of our family history into colourful stories in Your Family History Didn't Happen in a Vacuum at Stories to Tell. 

And if your looking for a little spooky tale read Family Tradition: Did Lizzy Borden's Ancestor Kill His Mother Too? by Jennie Cohen at 

Evernote lovers, check out Evernote on the Web: 5 Excellent Tools to Use by Charnita Fance at Tools to enhance your Evernote experience. 

Social Media for the Genealogist - this will include social media advice and learning opportunities from experts both inside and outside of the genealogy industry.

If you would like to understand your blog analytics a little better and set some goals for your blogging business then read 5 Goals Every Blogger Should Up in Google Analytics by Eugen Oprea at

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

This week’s mention:
Have you been writing a journal all your life and are now wondering how deal with them once your gone. Lee Laughlin at Live to Write - Write to Live addresses the question, What To Do With Your Journals? 

Productivity and Motivation for the busy genealogist - we all struggle with juggling family life, research, writing, blogs and on and on. Each week I'll choose a blog post that just might give you that little push you need. 

This Week's mention:
Feel like you're spinning your wheels, working more but getting less done, read 10 Personal Productivity Mantras for Entrepreneurs by Martin Zwelling at 

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

Meet Barbara J Starman and her new blog Out of My Tree. A fellow Canadian, Barbara is well versed in Canadian and English genealogy. Be sure to stop by her blog and say help. I'm looking forward to following and learning from Barbara. 

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 Gillian Mawson releases her book Guernsey Evacuees. On Thursday Nov 1st, her book will go live on I'm looking forward to reading to her book. Gillian has interviewed over 200 evacuees for the purposes of this book. Gillian runs a community group for Guernsey evacuees in England. She runs workshops in local schools bringing the history of the evacuees to this generation. 

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: 

Dear Myrtle's usual Monday webinar has been postponed due to the impending storm. 

Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall presented by Judith Eccles Wight hosted by Legacy Family Tree on Wed Oct 31st. FREE. 

Immigrant Voices - Angel Island Immigration presented by Roy Chan hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society

Other Great Round-ups

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 Oct 26th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Oct 26th, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

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

Here's a new round-up to follow, Two Nerdy History Girls offers us a weekly round-up. I think you'll find them fascinating. This week's Breakfast Links: Week of Oct 15th.

And John at Transylvanian Dutch brings us his Weekly Genealogy Picks.

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!