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Monday Morning Mentions....A Little Late

 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
Scrivener For The Family History Writer - The Corkboard 
(part of our mini-webinar series) 

This weekend I attended a blogging/social media conference in Toronto, which is the reason this post is a little late. I took away some great information, heard from some incredible speakers and met some remarkable ladies. In the weeks to come I'll be sharing some of these experiences with you and how they have effected me and this blog. Stay tuned. 

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

Michele at Ancestoring shares her mistakes and how she learned  The Basics of Citing Your Sources in this great post. 

 Edie at Freud's Butcher shares her thoughts on the non-traditional family in this post Sex and the Single Genealogist.  

This week, Caroline at 4 Your Family Story asks What is a Pedigree Chart? and in the process helps us to understand how to use it in our research plan. 

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

Let's face it we all had one of those days. Tired of Blogging? Some Tips on How to Keep Writing courtesy of Blogging helps us get around those moments when we are feeling less than inspired. 

 Anna Elliot at Writer Unboxed looks at Exploding the Perfect Writer Myth, so true!! 

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 past week caught the attention of the digital marketing company In this week's post Janelle Vreeland outlines  5 Ways is Rocking Pinterest. Certainly some great advice for our own pinterest boards. 

But then our own Valerie Elkins of Family Cherished has her Top 12 Tips for Using Pinterest for Family History.  Valerie is teaching Pinterest Pinja 101! 

LinkedIn has been making some changes lately, here's a post from to help you make sense of it, Will You Benefit from LinkedIn's Revamped Profile Pages? by Samantha Collier. 

In my efforts to learn more about Instagram, here's one some of you Instagram lover's may appreciate, How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photos courtesy of Stephanie Buck at

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. 

I'm terrible at cleaning out my inbox, always looking for a workflow to help me improve this area I came across this post that just may help, 10 Tips for Managing Your Email Effectively by Ste Kerwer at

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's standout from the new blogs goes to The Ancestor Hunt. Created by Kenneth R Marks, I'm loving the look and feel of this blog. It's easy to read with some very helpful posts and great writing. Nice work Kenneth. 

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.

No time this week to source out a new book, will have a new book for you next week. 

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: 

TNG of Genealogy Sitebuilding Series presented and hosted by Dear Myrtle on Monday Oct 22. Free. 

Your Civil War Ancestors presented by Michael Hait, posted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday Oct 24th. 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 Oct 19th.
And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Oct 19th, 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!