Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Challenge for Australian Genealogists

I have noticed a number of blog posts and tweets today encouraging genealogists to Nominate a Genealogy Blog for the 2011 Family Tree 40.

There were no Australian blogs among the 2010 Top 40 - let's change that for 2011.

Wouldn't it be great for genealogy in Australia if some Australian blogs could be on the shortlist for voting and then make the Final Forty. For this to happen there needs to be a concerted effort by Australians to nominate their favourite blogs. To get a presence on the shortlist we need to have multiple nominations for a number of blogs in the categories listed below. Please let others know on Twitter and in your Blogs those blogs you have nominated and in which categories you have nominated them. Nominate a Family Tree 40 blog here

  • Local/regional history and genealogy: blogs focusing on research in a specific county, state or region. Most library and archive blogs, as well as many local historical and genealogical society blogs, would go here.
  • Heritage groups: Blogs focusing on the family history of a specific ethnic, religious or national background (such as African-American, Jewish, Polish, etc.)
  • Research advice and how-to: Blogs that primarily explain how to research, analyze photos or perform various family history tasks. The blogger offers tips, strategies and examples; explains genealogical concepts; and writes about how to use new resources.
  • Cemeteries: These blogs feature content primarily about cemetery research and visiting cemeteries. Many feature tombstone photos and transcriptions, with information about those interred.
  • “My Family History”: Blogs about the blogger’s own roots, including accounts of personal research, their own family photos and heirlooms, stories, recipes, etc.
  • “Everything” blogs: Blogs that cover it all—genealogy news, research advice, opinions, local history, family stories, etc.—go here.
  • New blogs: Was the blog you’re nominating launched during the past year? Categorize it here, even if it would also fit into another category.
  • Technology: Blogs focusing on genealogy websites, software, DNA testing or other aspects of technology as it relates to genealogy.

1 comment:

Shelley Crawford said...

I'd love to see some Australian blogs on the shortlist.

If I understand the rules correctly my blog wouldn't qualify as I don't meet the cut-off for number of posts.

Yours would. :-)


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