Vote Now for Your Favourite Rockstar Genealogists

For the fifth year running, one of my favourite genealogy bloggers, John D. Reid from the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog, is running his “Rockstar Genealogists” Awards.

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. If you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter they are likely Rockstar candidates.

Last week he announced the 2016 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). Many I know, and some I don’t. But what I can say for sure is that the amount of knowledge between them all incredible. I’ve felt that at conferences before, and I get that same feeling just reading this list of names.

Keep Calm and Vote Now

And while I was a nominee in the Rockstar Genealogist Awards in 2015, I am still surprised that I have made it on to the 2016 nominees list as well. Seriously, even to be on this list is truly an honour.

Afterall, I’m no public speaker, and I’m no book or magazine author, but I do write my blogs and I hope that some people read them, enjoy them, and find them useful.

Voting is open now, and is only open for ONE WEEK,
so don’t delay.

So go ahead, click on the voting link below, and have your say on who your “rockstar genealogists” are, those you look up to, and those you admire, those you love listening to. You can only vote once, but you can vote for as many as you want to.



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