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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:

Organization Key to Removing Obstacles to Your Family History Writing
A Coffee, A Comfy Chair And a Q & A with Author Denise Levenick
Get Loud, Get Proud! 

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

This week's mention:
Upfront with NGS this weeks offers us a look at some helpful Newspaper websites in this post Newspapers- a new site for genealogists to consider and a reminder of some older sites that are goodies! 

When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets by Sue Shellenbarger at The Wall Street Journal. 

I'm with Judy on this one! DNA: the privacy sky is not falling from Judy Russell at The Legal Genealogist. Judy's advice lends itself to more than just the current DNA discussions. Thanks for being the voice of reason Judy! 

The Best Online Book Sites for the Genealogists from Beth Foulk at Decoded Genealogy.  A great list I agree with completely.  

Online "Irish History Day" Launched with 21 Million Birth, Marriage and Death Records Released! This announcement comes by way of Irish Central. Find My Past Ireland are hosting the first "Irish History Family Day" by publishing records from the 1800's up to 1950's. I'll be there with bells on!

This is for those of you starting or contemplating your own genealogy service. Dan Curtis has some good guidelines to help you solve the problem of price. Read Do You Have a Problem Knowing What to Charge Clients? 

Denise sums up her first week on her Blog Book Tour with outlines this week in  And The Blog Book Tour Giveaway Winners Are.....over at The Family Curator. I am please that a TAG reader is among the lucky recipients

Winner of the Family Archive Photo Kit: Mary Nelson (from comment on 4YourFamilyStory)
1st Runner Up: Annemarie Taylor, free book (from comment on 4YourFamilyStory)
2nd Runner Up: Tina Telesca, free book (from comment on Armchair Genealogist)

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

I'm a huge Jon Morrow fan and this list is definitely worth printing off and hanging in your office. Keep it front and centre when writing blog posts. Jon Morrow's Top Six Tips to Boost Your Blog Traffic by Andrea Vahl, Social Media Coach, Speaker and Strategist. 

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

This week’s mention:

Always relevant information from Biff Barnes at Stories To Tell, this week Write a Family History Book: But People's Lives in Context.

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:

Some good advice for 'getting in the zone.' See How Easily You Can Minimize Distractions and Maximize Efficiency by Carlisle Rainey at 

With so many distractions from both our physical environment and digital environment it only makes sense that our brain my need some reprogramming to tune out all those distractions. How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused by Nadia Goodman at Young Entrepreneur. 

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 I need to thank Jill Ball at Geniaus for pointing out this new blog. I love the entire concept behind it and while I do not live in Australia and have no family history there I am completely drawn in by this blog. So please check out The Cook and The Curator. This blog is brought to you by the Historic Houses Trust. The Historic Houses Trust is a leader in the conservation and management of historic places in Australia. Each month they visit one their properties, introduce you to its past residents and look at what, where and how they ate. I am so all over this blog. Love it. 

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: 

Evernote for Genealogists presented by Monica Hopkins hosted by Georgia Genealogical Society. Monday January 21st. FREE. 

Best Genealogy Resources for East European Genealogy presented by Lisa Alzo hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday January 23rd. 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 18th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Jan 18th, 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 14th.

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

Deb Ruth from Adventures in Genealogy offers Genealogy Blogs, News and Tidbits #3

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!