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# Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Introducing the 2013 Family Tree 40 Genealogy Blogs!
Posted by Diane

Seeking genealogy news, help understanding your family tree software, essential research advice, or simply the feeling that someone shares the family history journey you've embarked on?



All these and more are available from the bloggers on the 2013 list of the Family Tree 40 top genealogy blogs. Congratulations to these dedicated researchers and writers!

To quote Family Tree Magazine's contributing editor David A. Fryxell, who wrote about the Family Tree 40 in our May/June 2013 issue (on newsstands and at ShopFamilyTree.com April 30), "Let’s tip our collective hats to those bloggers who stick with it and keep sharing their wit, wisdom and family history finds with us ... In making this year’s selections, we paid particular attention to that stick-to-itiveness standard." And "We love blogs packed with information, but we also adore those brimming with the blogger’s personality."

You can read about the Family Tree 40 and click through to each blog from FamilyTreeMagazine.com. They're arranged into these categories:
  • Good advice (genealogy tips and how-tos)
  • Tech support (reviews and instructions for genealogy technology)
  • Gravestone matters (tombstone photos, cemetery research tips)
  • Heritage help (researching ancestors of specific ethnicities and national backgrounds)
  • Shop talk (genealogy news and new products)
  • Story time (the bloggers' personal research and family history)
We also encourage genealogists to look beyond our list to find genealogy blogs that might help answer their research questions, illuminate an ancestral hometown, or bring entertainment to a ho-hum day. The combo of research needs and blog-reading preferences is different for every genealogist, and we all can be thankful that topics and writing styles in the genealogy blogging community are just as varied.

Here are a few ways to find genealogy blogs you'll love:
As the main blogger here at the Genealogy Insider blog, I know how hard it can be to find the inspiration—and the time—to put up a post every day or several times a week. I give personal props to the Family Tree 40 and all the genealogy bloggers out there. Thanks for the work you do!


Family Tree 40
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:58:13 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [5]
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:21:54 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I have to say that I'm shocked that "The Legal Genealogist" by Judy G. Russell is not included on this list. Since debuting just over a year ago, she has made quite a splash in the genealogy community and has offered very unique information for family historians.
Christine M.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:52:39 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi, Christine, thanks for your comment. Judy's is the number one blog I'm seeing mentioned by people as an addition to the list. I agree that it's a great blog! You can find Judy's advice in the court records article in the same issue (May/June 2013 Family Tree Magazine), cowritten with Sunny Jane Morton, and she has served as an instructor for our Virtual Conference.
Diane
Friday, April 19, 2013 10:53:34 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Diane,

I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/04/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-april-19.html

Have a great weekend!
Friday, April 19, 2013 2:58:13 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Thank you, Jana!
Diane
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:44:22 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Congratulations to all my fellow bloggers for making the Top 40! I'll just keep on dreamin' and bloggin'...
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