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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: 

Just in case you missed this amazing story this week it's worth repeating. It's these kinds of stories that motivate us in this passion of genealogy. This story for me just establishes how important it is to put yourself out there and hope people will one day respond to your queries. Megan always is such a shining example for us all, read her article Letter to Ireland- Answered 28 Years Later by Megan Smolenyak at Huffington Post. 

I learned a few new resources this week in the #genchat "Researching Women." We talked finding our females ancestors and we had a few unexpected guests in Megan Smolenyak, Lisa Alzo and Gena Philibert Ortega, all of which offered great resources to share. You can read all the interactions at Jen Baldwin's Storify page. 

I received an email this week telling me that in honour of the upcoming St.Patrick's Day you can obtain 100 free search page results over at Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. I've already started using mine. You still have to purchase credits to obtain the document. 

Carolyn L. Barkley shares a nice list of Canadian resources Across Our Northern Border on the I hope Carolyn enjoys her stay this summer in Fergus, Ontario. 

 Michele at Ancestoring's Ask a Genealogist answers the question: How do you come up with all that background information when writing a bio? in this blog post Grits Without Salt

There are few good social history links in this article from Upfront with NGS, How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800's? by Diane Richard. 

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

This week’s mention:

Janice Hardy at  The Other Side of the Story writes a thought provoking post that I think some of you struggling to write your family stories could relate to, read Why Some Books Are Harder to Write Than Others. 

I've often felt that historical fiction has a place in helping you to put some perspective in writing  family history stories. Diane Richard at UpFront with NGS agrees, read Historical Fiction often involves a LOT of history and genealogy research!

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

This week's mention: 

The Fearful Freelancer: Getting Over Your Self-Promotion Phobia by Kristen Fischer at Freelance Switch. 

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

This week's mention: 

Please welcome Janet and her new blog Finding Family to our online blogging community. I came to know Janet through The Family History Writing Challenge. In fact Janet used the opportunity to start her blog. Janet is a wonderful writer with a some wonderful stories to share. Please be sure to stop by her blog and say hi!

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 I have a book that might interest some of you. 
Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identityby Candace Walsh sounds like a interesting book combining family history with cooking, food and her own identity. There is a very nice review of it Lambda Literary. You can find the book on Amazon. 

Podcasts and Digital Magazines-  I've added a new item to Monday Morning Mentions. We will capture all the latest in podcasts, digital magazines and the like right here. 

The March issue of the free Irish Lives Remembered digital magazine is now out. This one is always a treat for me. 

Genealogy Gems with Lisa Louise Cooke shares Episode 152: An Interview with Dr. Turi King at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London

The Two Genealogy Guys offers us this week a variety of reviews and news in Episode #248 for March 3, 2013.

This week's episode of Fieldstone Commons by Marian Pierre-Louis, One Colonial Women's World with Michelle Coughlin 

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. Will also add hangouts to the list. 

This week's webinars: 

Back to Your Roots: Planning a Successful Heritage Research Trip presented by Lisa Alzo and hosted by the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Tuesday March 12th. Using Our Nation's Library Online presented by Laura Prescott hosted by Friends of the National Archives. Tuesday Mar 12th. 

Breaking Down Your Irish and Scottish Brick Walls with The New Poor Law Records of Scotland presented by by Judith Eccles Wight hosted by Legacy Family Tree. Wednesday March 13th. 

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 Mar 8th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Mar 8th 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 February 25th.

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

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!
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