50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read

One of the highlights from Inside History magazine’s July/August 2013 edition was the list of “50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read”. From all the wonderful genealogy blogs that are out there, imagine my surprise in when I saw that my Lonetester HQ blog made it on to the list. Wowee!!

Penned by Australian blogger Jill Ball who authors the Geniaus blog, for the second year in a row Inside History magazine’s top “50 blogs that every genealogist needs to follow” includes libraries, archives, societies, personal and professional genealogists, speciality topics and organisation blogs from around the world.

Some of the criteria that was used to choose those on the list was:

… a blogger does not have to post daily to have commitment, but it needs to be on a regular basis be it daily, weekly or monthly. Readers also need to know what to expect, and this should be communicated in an About page on a blog. Other static pages such as calendars, contact details, disclosures and other relevant information also add value. Originality was the feature that received the most mentions and this has been a big factor in determining the awards. In the words of one respondent, we were looking for blogs that contain more than ‘simply press releases’.

There are a whole heap of fabulous blogs on this list, including many I that I regularly read, together with some that I shall now go and discover.

You can view the full list of 50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read on the Inside History website.

And if being listed here wasn’t exciting enough, then the ‘cherry on top’ was most certainly seeing that the Genealogy & History News blog (my work blog) also made the list.

Inside History Magazine Issue 17

6 Responses to “50 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read”

  1. Love your fresh and enthusiastic approach to blogging.

  2. Very well deserved Alona, I love reading your blog!!

  3. Aillin says:

    Congratulations Alona, I always enjoy reading your blog.

  4. Congratulations, Alona, both blogs deserve their place in the top 50.

  5. Pauleen says:

    Congratulations Alona!! Very well deserved.

    • Alona says:

      Aww thank you Pauleen, that means a lot. And I must say congrats on your place in the Top 50 list too. Your blog is a fabulous read, and so inspiring.

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