Vote Now for your 2017 Rockstar Genealogists

The “Rockstar Genealogist” Awards is back again for a sixth year, but this time it’s actually back “due to popular demand”, and as always John D. Reid from the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog, (one of my fav bloggers by the way) plays host to this.

So let’s start with his definition of what a Rockstar Genealogist is …

Rockstar genealogists are those who give “must attend” presentations at family history conferences or as webinars, who when you see a new family history article or publication by that person, makes it a must buy, or who you follow avidly on social media.

Last week he announced the 2017 Rockstar Genealogist nominees, and called for any extras to be added. There are so many on that list that I admire, through what they write be it in magazines, books, or on their blog, as well as those who I love to listen and learn from when I can.

The list of those nominated is long and has people from all around the world listed (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and Scotland. So it’s great that people from all corners of the globe getting recognition.

Many I know, and totally admire for many reasons. Others I’ve not had the pleasure of meeting yet. But what I can say for sure is that the amount of knowledge between (at least those that I know) is phenomenal.

And somehow my name has made it on to the list on nominees. So thankyou to whoever has nominated me. I really am flattered. But I’m still not sure I’m there, as I’m not a public speaker, and I haven’t written books, I just write on my blogs. So to be named amongst such a great group is a true priviledge. So thankyou.

Anyway … don’t forget to VOTE for your fav’s.

John Reid writes …

Choose your favourites from a galaxy of stars from the English-speaking genealogy world. Let them know you appreciate their contributions. By voting you help folks organizing a speaker program to know who is popular internationally and in different regions.

Voting is open until Saturday 21 October, Canada time
(which is Sunday 22 October, Australian time).


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