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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:

Need Help With Your Family History Interviews? 

Check out my article in the March issue of the In-Depth Genealogist, Capturing Life Stories through the Family History Interview.

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

This week's mention: 

Footnote Maven returns with her first post in over a year. Thrilled to have her back after a lengthy illness, she is on the mend and back in the saddle. Don't miss her first post to celebrate her 5th Anniversary!  Read Shades Blogiversary- I'm Back! 

Maureen Taylor shared a smartphone camera tip, which in my opinion was pretty cool! Check out Smartphone Camera Tip: Viewing Old Negatives

I can always count on Michele for some very specific and solid advice. This week she's discussing More Effective Searches at Ancestoring's Ask a Genealogist. 

We've all been embracing our Irish ancestry this past week, so here's a few folks who put out some posts to help us chase down those ever frustrating Irish ancestors. 

Carolyn L. Barkley takes A Look at Northern Ireland Research  from 

Finding Irish Church Records from the Genealogy Blog. 

Six Irish Genealogy Websites by Diane Haddad, The Genealogy Insider at  Family Tree Magazine. 

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

This week’s mention:

Biff Barnes sheds some light on the self-publishing process in The Author's Journey : Tech Tools to Self-Publish a Book.  or you could save yourself a few headaches and just hire Biff to do this work for you. 

This week from The Heart and Craft of Life Writing, Sharon writes about a topic that is always top of mind for family historians. Read Above All Cause No Harm

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: 

Well of course we need to discuss the whole Google Reader situation. I do rely on it heavily to create Monday Morning Mentions, but I'm not too worried, we will all adjust. Here's a few thoughts from the blogosphere to consider. 

How Author' Can Survive the Death of Google Reader by Caitin Muir over at AuthorMedia. 

Seven Reasons I Picked Feedly to Replace Google Reader by Michael Hyatt. For now I'm with Michael on this one. 

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

This week's mention: 

Mitzi recently joined discussions with our family history writers in The Family History Writing Challenge forum and now I see she's joined Geneabloggers. Mitzi is writing historical fiction based on her Kentucky ancestors. She's sharing her thoughts at Be sure to stop by and welcome her to the fold. 

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.
There certainly is a buzz in the air over this new book. I will be putting in my order for a copy

Mastering Genealogical Proof by Tom Jones award-winning genealogical research, writer, editor and educator. 

Currently available for pre-order at the National Genealogical Society  this book is being dubbed as the essential guide  for genealogical research. 

From the NGS site:

 "As a unique textbook on genealogical methods and reasoning in the twenty first century, Mastering Genealogical Proof guides readers in acquiring genealogical skills transcending chronological, ethnic, geopolitical, and religious boundaries." 

Podcasts and Digital Magazines etc.  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 digital magazine The In-Depth Genealogist is now out. 

#Genchat this coming! We're discussing Research Trips and Travel, you can find more details here.

This week's episode of Fieldstone Commons by Marian Pierre-Louis covered Records Access and Researching in the 1600's. 

RootsTech 2013 announced the live streaming schedule for those us attending virtually
That starts on Thursday, so make sure you  mark it on your schedule and be sure to jump on twitter during these lectures and we can share our thoughts. #RootsTech 

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: 

Soldiers Veterans Home presented by Richard Sayre and hosted by Georgia Genealogical Society. Monday March 18th. 

Erin in the USA: Irish Research on This Side of the Atlantic presented by Michael Brophy and hosted by Southern California Genealogical Society. Wednesday March 20th. FREE.

Finding Your Irish Ancestors presented by Raymond Naibitt presented by Utah Genealogical Society. Thursday March 21st. 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 Mar 15th.

And Jana Last lists some favorites on Follow Friday -- Fab Finds for Mar 15th 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 March 11th.
And John at Transylvanian Dutch brings us his Weekly Genealogy Picks.

Also Notable Genealogy Posts, March 16th by Michael Hait at Planting the Seeds. 

Have a great genealogy week, keep researching and writing!
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