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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:

My guest post at The Indepth Genealogist   If Not Now, When?

If you haven't joined up for The Family History Writing Challenge, there is still time. To pre-event newsletters have gone out with the focus on organizing and planning. I will re-send those to new members if you are signed up by Wednesday. On Friday, we begin our daily newsletters designed to keep your motivated throughout the month of February. 

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

This week's mention: 

Marian Pierre-Louis launches her first podcast at her new website On-Site Research New England. In her first podcast,  The Microtext Department at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Marian visits the 4th floor of the New England Historic Genealogicial Society in Boston Massachusetts and interviews Rhonda McClure about the microtext collections. Of course in true Marian style it is professional and informative. 

Lisa Alzo offers a wonderful post this week at in Six More Ways to Find Your Family History Muse. 

When you find a document that may be about one your Michael Hait at Planting The Seeds. Michael outlines his professional approach to the situation.

Julie Cahill from GenBlog takes a look at books from multiple angles in this post Family History Through the Alphabet - Books.  

I joined the new twitter chat this week, #Genchat. It was informative and fun. If you missed it you can catch up on what we discussed at Jen Baldwin's Storify page. See you February 9th for the next round! 

Loved the nice post this week at Upfront with NGS- Scanners and Resolutions--What is a Genealogist To Do? 

And since were talking scanning be sure to head over to AnceStories. Denise Levenick made a stop there this week and she talked scanning with Miriam. Read this informative post 6 Tips for Scanning Success

And another stop on Denise's blog tour  that caught my attention included The Books They Leave Behind: Preserving Family Bibles and Religious Books at The Catholic Gene. 

Here's a complete list of all the winners from How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour. Congrats to all. 

Week 1 Winner of the Family History Photo Archive Kit --
Mary Nelson, commenter at 4YourFamilyStories
Week 1 Runners Up, free copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes -- 
Annemarie Taylor, commenter at 4YourFamilyStories
Tina Telesca, commenter at The Armchair Genealogist
Week 2 Winner of the Family History Oversize Archive Kit --
Robyn, commenter at The Practical Archivist
Week 2 Runner Up, free copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes -- 
Cheryl Smallwood-Roberts, commenter at The In-Depth Genealogist
Twitter Tweeter Winner, free PDF copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes --
FaceBook Friend Winner, free PDF copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes --
Eli Melitz 
Google+ Winner, free PDF copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes --
Jenna Mills 

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 Minimalist's Guide to Social Media -some great tips for maximizing your social media impact without giving up all your free time posted at by Mark Brennan. 

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

This week’s mention:

In the coming weeks this spot will be reserved for those who are posting about their journey in the Family History Writing Challenge. I'll do my best to keep a list of those who posted in the previous week. Be sure to email me the link so I don't miss you. 

Midge Frazel shares how she's preparing for the challenge at her blog Beyond the Horizon
Deb Newton-Carter offered us a couple of posts this week, she discusses getting organized, sorting through her evidence and how she plans to approach her stories
Debbie Mayes share her commitment to the challenge.
Deb Ruth at Adventures in Genealogy shares her approach to the challenge
Fran at Branching Out Through the Years shares her motivation behind joining the challenge.
Tom Keuhn is sharing his journey, check out his story outline for the challenge

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:

 Really enjoyed this little video on productivity. It's one of my primary focuses this new year; to maximize my time. This little video helped. Double Your Productivity in 1 Day with 5 Simple Tips by seanTHINKS. 

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

This Week's Mention: 

Plenty of new genealogy blogs this week but the one that jumped out for me is I Do Genealogy. Love the name, simple to the point. The author is taking on a journey of cleaning up her genealogy mess. This blog is about what she wish she had known and paid attention to when she first started her genealogy research.  She cleaning up her genealogy mess and sharing what works and what doesn't. 

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: 

What's Evidentia? - Hosted and presented by Dear Myrtle Monday January 28th. FREE.

Inheritance in Scotland - Wills, Testaments and Land Records hosted by Marie Dougan presented  by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday January 30th. FREE. 

Online Genealogy - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly hosted by Linda Woodward Geiger presented by Legacy Family Tree. Friday February 1st. FREE. 

Digital Organization for Documents and Photos - hosted by Eric Basir presented by Southern California Genealogical Society. Saturday Feb 2nd. 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 25th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Jan 24th, 2013 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 21st.

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

Deb Ruth from Adventures in Genealogy offers Genealogy Blogs, News and Tidbits #4

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!