Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vote for Your Fav 40

Click to go to the Fav 40 ballot Fresh from their successful 101 Best Web Sites awards, Family Tree Magazine is now sponsoring a contest to honor your favorite 40 genealogy blogs. Here’s how it will work: The magazine staff has sifted through the blogs you nominated (see item 7 in my “Labor Day News Ketchup”) and divided them into several categories. You get to vote for several favorite blogs in each category. Look for the Ancestry Insider in category #8, “News and Resources.”

Click here to vote now!

Voting will continue until election day-ish. OK, actually until November 5th. But election day is easier to remember.

The staff of Family Tree Magazine will take the top 80 vote-getters from which they will select 40 blogs. They will announce the winners in the May 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine and in the Genealogy Insider. (We’re cousins, in case you were wondering. The Insiders are tight. But I still need your votes.)

Interestingly, you can vote as many times as you like! Stuff that ballot box! Come on; you know you want to. Click here to go vote again.

Don’t believe me? For more information, see “Family Tree 40 Blog Voting is Open,” over on the Genealogy Insider.

The candidate blogs are all pretty wonderful. Yah, yah, I’m going to say it. It’s an honor just to be nominated. Trite but true. If you’ve not yet satiated your blog budget, best check these out. They are listed in random order on each ballot, so don’t get lost when you go to vote.

The Categories and the Candidates

1. When you go vote, you get to choose THREE Blogs from the ALL-AROUND category:

2. You get to choose TWO blogs from the CEMETERIES category:

3. ONE blog in the GENEALOGY COMPANIES category:

4. ONE blog in the GENETIC GENEALOGY category.

5. FOUR Blogs from the HERITAGE category.

6. THREE Blogs from the HOW-TO category.

7. THREE blogs from the LOCAL/REGIONAL category.

8. Choose the Ancestry Insider and THREE OTHER Blogs from the NEWS/RESOURCES category.

9. TWO blogs from the PHOTOS/HEIRLOOMS category.

10. TWELVE Blogs from the PERSONAL/FAMILY category.

Please don’t write and tell me I cheated by re-wording the instructions to #8! Fine! I admit it. You’ll just have to read the actual wording on the real ballot when you click here to go vote again.


  1. Hmmmm - looks like your typing hand slipped somehow in category 8 - one blog has a much bigger typeface than the others . . .

    Congratulations on your nomination!

  2. Congrats on your nomination, Mr. Insider! Much deserved!

  3. It is so good to see that my relative, Anonymous, has been nominated.

    The advertising men on Madison Ave. could take lessons from your way with words.

    Congratulations, I hope all your readers take the hint, cousin.


  4. I prefer the Hispanic Genealogy blog -

    Then again I'm biased...


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