Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs – Nominate Your Favorite

Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs 2011

Well folks, it is that time of year again! Family Tree Magazine has just announced its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest with results to be announced in 2011! I’m proud to say that GeneaBloggers was one of the top 40 this past year and many wonderful genealogy blogs were recognized in several categories.

This year, you won’t be able to nominate GeneaBloggers (or any of my other genealogy blogs) because I am honored to be one of the Family Tree 40 panelists. The group includes Genealogy Gems blogger Lisa Louise Cooke, Genea-Musings blogger Randy Seaver, Myrt of the DearMYRTLE blog and me. This group will be lending their expertise in formulating the blog categories and qualifications.

You have until November 30, 2010 to nominate your favorites.  During the nomination process you’ll need to select a category for the blog, enter the URL and state why you think it belongs in the FTM 40.

Make sure you read all the rules since there have been some changes since last year. One big change is the need for an About or About Me page (so get busy setting that up now if you don’t have one!) and blogs must be active with at least four posts per month for the past three months.

Family Tree Magazine has worked hard to make certain that the selection process is fair and produces a representative list of the best genealogy blogs.  Click here to nominate your favorite genealogy blogs!

And don’t forget that you can actively campaign for your own blog or your favorites! Look for reminders and updates on Facebookon Twitter (using hashtag #FT40), in the Family Tree Magazine free, weekly e-mail newsletter, and, of course, on the Genealogy Insider blog. And you can also add the FTM40 badge (shown above) to your blog’s sidebar.

Good luck to everyone!

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©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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