ProGenealogists' 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs

ProGenealogists has released a list of the 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs based on “their overall content, Technorati rating, and industry experience.”

Top 25 Genealogy Blogs 2009

I’m pleased to announce that Steve’s Genealogy Blog was included in this list!

    1. Genealogy (Kimberly Powell) 
    2. Eastman Online Newsletter (Dick Eastman)
    3. Genea-Musings (Randy Seaver) 
    4. Creative Gene (Jasia) 
    5. Dear Myrtle (Pat Richely) 
    6. AnceStories (Miriam Midkiff) 
    7. Genealogue (Chris Dunham)
    8. footnoteMaven (Anonymous) 
    9. Genetic Genealogist (Blaine Bettinger) 
    10. Tracing The Tribe: Jewish Genealogy Blog (Schelly Talalay Dardashti) 
    11. GenaBlogie (Craig Manson) 
    12. Olive Tree Genealogy Blog (Lorine McGinnis Schulze) 
    13. Steve’s Genealogy Blog (Stephen J. Danko) 
    14. 24-7 Family History Circle (Juliana Smith)
    15. TransylvanianDutch (John Newmark) 
    16. GenDisasters (Stu Beitler) 
    17. Genealogy Insider @ Family Tree (Diane Haddad) 
    18. Think Genealogy (Mark Tucker) 
    19. California Genealogical Society and Library Blog (California Genealogical Society) 
    20. The Genealogy Guys (George G. Morgan and Drew Smith) 
    21. CanadaGenealogy, or, ‘Jane’s Your Aunt’ (Diane Rogers) 
    22. Ancestry Insider (Anonymous) 
    23. GenealogyBlog (Leland Meitzler) 
    24. Ancestor Search Blog (Kathi) 
    25. Tie Hugh Watkins Genealogue (Hugh Watkins)   /tie/
    26. Legacy News (Legacy Tree Software)                /tie/

This really is a distinguished group of genealogy blogs and includes quite a variety including news blogs, instructional blogs, research blogs, podcasts, humorous blogs, serious blogs, opinionated blogs, factual blogs, and everything in-between.

I’ve followed most of these blogs for quite some time, but I have to admit that there were a couple I hadn’t visited before I saw this list.

The genealogy blogosphere is constantly changing, with new blogs appearing all the time. When I started this blog three years ago, I found only a few genealogy blogs to include in my Blogroll. Now, I’m overwhelmed with the number of genealogy blogs available. It’s safe to say that there exist genealogy blogs to fit nearly anyone’s taste and the list is still growing.

Moreover, genealogy blogs don’t exist in isolation. The social networking aspect of blogs through comments, communities, and interactions among bloggers enriches the medium and provides a method by which bloggers and readers can improve their genealogy skills.

Thanks, ProGenealogists for recognizing these genealogy blogs, including mine. And now, if you don’t mind, I think I’ll bask in my 15 minutes of fame.

Copyright © 2009 by Stephen J. Danko

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10 Responses to ProGenealogists' 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs

  1. Dru Pair says:

    Congratulations on making the top 25, Steve.

  2. Congratulations, Steve. I’ve been following your blog almost since the beginning and even though I don’t have Polish ancestors I find your record transcriptions and other posts inspiring. Well done!

  3. Sheri Fenley says:

    Bravo and a job well done! Your hard work has paid off with recognition from the professional world of genealogy. It also brings recognition to genea-bloggers. I for one am grateful to you for this.

    Congratulations – go on and catch some of those fame rays. Don’t forget to wear your shades!

  4. Msteri says:

    Congratulations Steve! You have done a super job and the recognition is well deserved! Way to go!

  5. George G. Morgan says:

    Congratulations, my friend! It wouldn’t be a complete list without your blog. BTW, Drew included your blog in his new book.

  6. Congratulations!

    To the man with a photo for everything, you have always been one of my favorites!


  7. Congratulations!

    This list is also a major honor for the gen blogging community and our interaction, collaboration and sharing of information with our readers and with each other.

  8. Barbara says:

    Boy that is great news. You’ve got a lot to celebrate these days. And your 3rd yr. anniversary is coming up also. Congratulations.

  9. Kay Speaks says:

    Congratulations, Steve. Number 13 out of the top 25! Your website is an inspiration to all of us. Love your transcription work.

  10. Chris Lather says:

    Well done Steve! You definitely deserve it.

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