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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 one you should bookmark, a great lesson every genealogist should absorb. Quick Lesson 15: Plagiarism- -Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing  by Elizabeth Shown Mills of Evidence Explained. 

Biff asks What will you leave behind after a lifetime genealogical research? and then how to change hats from researcher to writer in  Turn Your Genealogy into a Family History Book by Biff Barnes at  Stories to Tell

The online genealogy magazine The Indepth Genealogist has made some changes, they have a new look, new writers, be sure to stop by and check it out and be sure to sign up.  Beginning in February, the digital magazine will be launched, providing easier reading formats for all, whether on a standard computer, eReader, tablet, or smart phone. Looking good ladies. 

A nice list of some new lessons from Family Search, check out New Research Lessons for January 2013

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

For family history bloggers here's some good advice. Top Journalism Techniques for Smart Bloggers, a guest post by Matthew Brennan at  

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

This week’s mention:

Julie Cahill Tarr at Writing Your Way to the Past has gathered a nice list of lectures being presented at Rootstech this year. This particular list focuses on lectures that will be of interest to family history writers. If you are sitting on the fence about going this list might motivate you. Check out Writing-Related Presentations at Rootstech 2013. 

Haven't made your New Year's Resolutions yet. Well don't bother, 13 New Year's Resolutions for Writers courtesy of Jeff Goins may be all you need.  I think I'll just print these out and hang them in my office. If your a writer you will relate. 

How to Write and Publish a Family History Book by Biff Barnes at Stories to Tell. If your planning on joining us for the Family History Writing Challenge this post will help you wrap your mind around getting started. 

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:

This Might Not Work: A Conversation with Seth Godin by Jeff Goins. Seth and Jeff are a both huge inspirations for me so this podcast interview was a no brainer. Give a listen. 

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 Genealogical Musings captured my attention among the many new blogs this week. Written by the History Chick a 30 year old American living in the UK with European heritage.  The History Chick is sharing her thoughts, finds, ideas in her journey of discovering her family history. 

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: 

Documentation: Never having to Ask, Where Did I Come From? presented by Linda Woodward Geiger hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society Wednesday January 16th. FREE. 

In The Trenches: Successful On Site Research presented by Marian Pierre-Louis hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday January 16th. FREE. 

What's New in The Family Search Family Tree? presented by Don R. Anderson hosted by Utah Genealogical Society. Thursday January 17th. 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 Jan 11th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Jan 7th, 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 Jan 5th.

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

Deb Ruth from Adventures in Genealogy offers Genealogy Blogs, News and Tidbits #2

Pig Farmers, Copywrongs and Other Genealogical Musings. Follow Friday by Anne Gillespie at Finding Forgotten Stories
Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!