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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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This week's post at the Armchair Genealogist include:

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

This week's mention:

Read this wonderful story, How a DNA Test Uncovered a Family I Never Knew I Had by Craig Knalley a Senior Editor at the Huffington Post in New York City,  posted on 

This week Stephanie at Corn and Cotton released her first e-book. Stephanie homeschools her children and she is well-versed in helping parents use family history to educate. Her new ebook Learning Through Family History: A Quick Guide for using genealogy to encourage active learning is a tool with that purpose in mind. You don't have to be a homeschool family to benefit from her ebook.

Diane at One Rhode Island Family put a call out to family history bloggers to advise her of their best blog post, here's her round-up. The Blogger's Best Selection Winter 2012.

Jen at Ancestral Breezes offers up a great suggestion Create Your Own Genealogy Blog Stock Images. She offers some great suggestions for the family history blogger looking for just the right photo to add to their blog post.

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

Check out these cool apps for the holidays that work with your Evernote. From the Evernote Blog, read Trunk Apps for the Holiday: Something for Everyone.

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

This week’s mention:

I'm really great with schedules until something like the holidays comes around and turns my routine upside down. This week Rachel Gardner addresses those very concerns in her post What's Your Holiday Writing Plan? 

Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn helps writer's who have completed that first draft and are not sure of their next step. Read Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? 

Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story enlists a guest blogger this week David Allen to take a closer look at dictation writing? Do you use dictation writing? Read Guest Author David Allen: Getting Started with Dictation

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:

Complacency leads to underperformance, laziness and a lack of motivation here's some suggestions to stay out in front of it, Complacency: How to Avoid the Silent Killer from LaRae Quy at

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

This Week's Mention: 

I really enjoyed wandering about this new blog, May Be Someone Should Write That Down... I was immediately drawn in by the title, love the look and feel of the blog and the stories and ideas are great. I wish I could tell you more about the author of this blog only that she signs off as Kassie aka MOM. Looking forward to learning more about this new blogger and following her blog.

 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: 

Jewish Genealogy 101 presented by Schelly Talalay Dardashti and hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society, Wednesday Dec 19th. 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 Dec 14th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Dec 14th, 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 Dec 10th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!