Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Have You Voted?

Yes, today is "Election Day" around the country, but there is voting here in the blogosphere as well. Have you voted for your favorite genealogy blog? The genealogy blog that inspires you, educates you, makes you laugh, makes you want to blog. I have!

Good luck to all the blogs that have been nominated. We who blog know blogging is hard work. Now, let's take another look at the blogs that have been nominated in the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.

Family Tree 40 Voting! Congratulations to all the blogs that have been nominated. Voting ends Nov. 5.

The 40 Best Genealogy Blogs will be named in the May 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine. The nominees have been divided into 10 categories. In each category you are to choose the number of blogs specified in the question (you'll get an error if you choose too many).

You can read more at the Family Tree Magazine Genealogy Insider.

1. THREE Blogs from the ALL-AROUND category. These bloggers give you a little (or a lot) of everything: news, research advice, their own family stories, photos, opinions and more.

- AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
- CanadaGenealogy or, "Jane's your aunt"
- Creative Gene
- footnoteMaven
- GeneaBloggers
- GeneaBlogie
- Genea-Musings
- The Genealogue
- Tina's Genealogical Wish List
- Transylvanian Dutch

2. TWO blogs from the CEMETERIES category. These blogs focus on cemetery research, gravestone photos and the like.

- Blogging a Dead Horse
- Granny's Genealogy
- Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario
- Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay
- Granite in My Blood
- The Association of Graveyard Rabbits

3. ONE blog from the GENEALOGY COMPANIES category. Blogs in this category are written on behalf of a genealogy company, and contain helpful (but not overly advertising-oriented) information on the company’s products, as well as other resources.

- Ancestry.com Blog
- dynastree Blog
- GenealogyBank Blog
- MyHeritage Genealogy Blog
- Roots Television Og Blog

4. ONE blog from the GENETIC GENEALOGY category. Blogs that are primarily about genetic genealogy and family health history.

- Dienekes' Anthropology Blog
- On-line Journal of Genetics and Genealogy
- The Genetic Genealogist
- The Spittoon

5. FOUR Blogs from the HERITAGE category. Here, blog content focuses on a particular heritage group, such as African-American, Jewish or Irish.

- AcadianRoots
- African American Genealogy Examiner
- Al's Polish-American Genealogy Research Blog
- George Geder
- JewishGen Blog
- Le Chercheur Nomade (The Nomadic Researcher)
- Mad About Genealogy
- Museum of Family History Blog
- Small Leaved Shamrock
- Scottish Genealogy News and Events
- Steve's Genealogy Blog
- The Professional Descendant
- Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter
- Trace Your Dutch Roots
- Tracing The Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

6. THREE Blogs from the HOW-TO category. These blogs have instructional content on genealogical resources and methodology.

- Family Matters
- Family Tree Maker User
- Genealogy Roots Blog
- Genealogy Guys
- Genealogy How To.com
- Genealogy Tip of The Day
- Personal Past Meditations
- RootDig
- Relatively Curious About Genealogy
- The ProGenealogists Blog
- ThinkGenealogy
- Treasure Maps Genealogy

7. THREE blogs from the LOCAL/REGIONAL category. Most posts in these blogs cover resources, genealogy events and history for a city, town, state or region.

- California Genealogical Society and Library Blog
- Dead Librarian
- Hill Country of Monroe County Mississippi
- Itawamba History Review
- Midwestern Microhistory
- MoSGA Messenger
- Nutfield Genealogy
- Pennsylvania Research Blog
- Sandusky History

8. FOUR Blogs from the NEWS/RESOURCES category. Blogs in this category deliver a range of genealogy news and information about new resources.

- About: Genealogy
- Anglo-Celtic Connections
- DearMyrtle
- Destination: Austin Family
- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newslettter
- Genealogy Blog
- Genealogy Gems News
- Genealogy's Star
- GeneaNet Genealogy Blog
- Megan's Roots World
- Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
- Renee's Genealogy Blog
- The Ancestry Insider
- The Chart Chick

9. TWO blogs from the PHOTOS/HEIRLOOMS category.
Content on these blogs is primarily about sharing, researching and preserving family photos and/or heirlooms.

- Above the Trees
- Photo-Sleuth
- Sense of Face
- Shades of The Departed
- The FamilyCurator
- The Practical Archivist

10. TWELVE Blogs from the PERSONAL/FAMILY category. These blogs primarily cover the blogger's (or, in a case or two or more, bloggers') own research and ancestors. Family historians write what they know and what’s important to them, so this is our biggest category.

- A Canadian Family
- All My Ancestors
- Ancestral Notes
- Apple's Tree
- BeNotForgot
- Brenda Dougall Merriman
- Circle Mending
- Debby's Indiana Genealogy
- Educated Genealogist
- Elyse's Genealogy Blog
- Ernie's Journeys
- Everything's Relative: Researching Your Family History
- FamHist
- Family Stories
- Fermazin Family
- Find Your Folks
- GenBlog
- Genealogy: Diggin up Dirt
- Ginisology
- Grace and Glory
- Greta's Genealogy Blog
- Gtownma's Genealogy
- Heritage Happens
- Herstoryan
- Hesch History
- Janet The Researcher
- Just Thinking
- kinexxions
- Leonard Family Legends & Legacies
- Lineagekeeper
- Little Bytes of Life
- Looking4Ancestors
- My Jamaican Family
- MyNolaHeritage
- Our Georgia Roots
- Rare Ramblings
- Saturday's Child
- Spence-Lowry Family History
- Spiker Family Gathering Place
- Still More Genealogy
- Taneya's Genealogy Blog
- Tangled Trees
- Tennessee Memories
- The Fonda Blog
- The Ties That Bind
- TheYouGoGenealogyGirls
- Untangled Family Roots
- West in New England
- WeTree
- What's Past is Prologue


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