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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:

May We Never Forget - A Remembrance Day Tribute with Snapshots of Normandy, France. 

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

This week's mention:

Valerie from the genealogy blog Begin With 'Craft' shares a great post on Using WikiTree: The How and Why? As a user of this website, Valerie has first hand knowledge of the website and offers a great tutorial. 

It's always an exciting week when more Irish Genealogy help arrives online. The Genealogy Insider blog by Family Tree University brought me the news that The National Archives of Ireland Launches Genealogy Website. 

There's a new list of research lessons available from You can read the blog post listing all the new learning courses at New Research Lessons Added to September 2012

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

Did you get the email this week telling us Pinterest users about the new secret boards? This is a great idea. Not sure what to use a secret board for? Here's a post from Read 
7 Ideas for Your First Pinterest Secret Board by Joann Pan

Now that you can see how you can use it, here's a quick little post to help you set up your first secret Pinterest board. How Do I Set Up Secret Pinterest Boards? from Social Media Today by Tammy Kahn Fennell. 

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

This week’s mention:

Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn gives some clear advice in 5 Ways To Get Your First Draft Material Out of Your Head And Onto the Page. 

 Help Your Ancestors Live Forever, Write Your Family History by Kenneth Marks at The Ancestor Hunt. Kenneth lists all the remarkable stories waiting to be told in his own history and gives you plenty of reasons why you should write your family history stories. 

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:

I believe that clutter and chaos inhibits productivity and motivation. Here's a nice post with 10 great decluttering tips. Even if you only do one on the list you'll be on your way. Read 10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home by Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalistic.

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

This Week's Mention: 

Stop by and meet Patti at her new blog Like Vintage Sliver. It's a beautiful blog with beautiful writing and with a lovely thought out name. Patti writes "Like vintage silver, the stories of our ancestors' lives (as well as our own lives) may be tarnished or they may be beautiful...but they always grow more precious through the years...and they always deserve to be cherished and passed on to the next generation. Here is where I will display some of my family's "vintage silver." 

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 stumbled across this book, it immediately got placed on my list of must reads. 
A Home Called Your Ownby Steve Hanna , a family history story that spans 6 generations certainly captured my attention. 

Amazon says:

Steve Hanna is the sixth generation descendant of a small but determined band of Bohemian immigrants who sacrificed everything they owned to set his great ancestor free. One hundred and twenty-five years later in A Home Called Your Own, Steve journeys to the town of his great ancestor and discovers far more than he bargained for - a story of surrender that will change his life forever.

 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: 

You Tube For Archiving Family Interviews presented and hosted by Dear Myrtle on Monday Nov 12th. FREE. 

SideStep Genealogy presented by George G. Morgan and hosted by the Illinois State Genealogical Society on Tuesday Nov 13th. FREE. 

Genealogy for Beginners: Where Do We Begin? presented by Linda Woodward Geiger and hosted by Legacy Family Tree on Wednesday Nov 14th. FREE. 

The Basics of DNA Testing presented by Diahan Southard and hosted by Utah Genealogical Society on Thursday Nov 15th. FREE. 

10 Ideas for Great Gifts Using Your Family Photos presented by Thomas MacEntee and hosted by Legacy Family Tree on Friday Nov 16th. FREE. 

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 Nov 9th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Nov 9th, 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 Nov 5th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!