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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:

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

This week's mention:

This week at The Indepth Genealogist, Michelle Goodrum discusses the differences and similarities between extract and abstract and why we use them. Read Extract or Abstract? Both Are Vital Skills. 

A Checklist of 150 Genealogical Resources assembled by William Dollarhide at A nice list to keep handy in your search for records. 

And this one goes out to my blog to book bloggers who want to protect their images on their blogs from theft. Caroline from tells us how in Blogging Genealogy: Deter Image Theft with FHOP. Love the story Caroline! 

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

The holidays are approaching and I know for most genealogy bloggers it becomes a difficult time to manage a blog, family gatherings, shopping, cooking etc. etc. All the extras that come with the season. Darren Rowse at Problogger gives us some help, read Prepare Your Blog for the Festive Season: A Step by Step Guide

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

This week’s mention:

Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell takes a look at how non-fiction writers look to their audiences when deciding how to determine the content and how this might apply to the family historian. Read How Your Book's Audience Should Shape It's Content.  

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:

Zig Ziglar was a best-selling American motivational speaker and author, he passed away this week and the blogs were filled with tributes. I think this particular post by Nick at Income Diary summed up nicely Zig Ziglar's teachings. Be sure to read 11 Life-Changing Business Lessons from Zig Ziglar.

Zig Ziglar believed that gratitude was an important component to a successful life, so be sure to read 20 Ways Gratitude Improves Productivity from Maria Hill at It's a beautiful post.  

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

This Week's Mention: 

Meet Mary Nelson from Gathering Family Stories. Mary is a former school library media specialist, an avid scrapbooker, and accidental family historian. She's sharing her stories, her tips on organizing and processing what we learn, and ways of sharing our research with others. Looking forward to hearing more from Mary.

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 with the passing of Zig Ziglar, I found it only appropriate to feature one of his books. If you are not familiar with his work or want to get re-acquainted with his motivational messages consider:  

This book was published in 2012 and is available in Kindle for the low price of $5.42 or Hardcover for $10.99. Or in keeping with Zig Ziglar's audio cassettes you can get the audio version from Audible or CD format. 

Book Description as per Amazon 

The Born to Win philosophy is both "profoundly simple" and "simply profound." The concept that you have to plan to win and prepare to win before you can expect to win is simple, but simple doesn't mean it's necessarily easy, and when you dig a little deeper, you understand just how profound it really is. YOU really are born to win! Find out how you can prepare yourself for success and change your world!

 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: 

Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics presented by Judith Eccles Wight hosted by Legacy Family Tree on Wednesday Dec 5th. 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 30th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Nov 30th, 2012 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History 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 26th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!