Friday, January 11, 2013

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

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The Blog of the Year 2012 Award.
With Thanks to Catherine of Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family
I was honoured to be nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award by Catherine of Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family. Many thanks Catherine for this honour.

The rules for accepting the Blog of the Year 2012 Award are as follows:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. If you choose, you can now join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars… For further information on collecting stars, just click on the link provided in Rule 3.

These are the rules, however I am going to bend rule 6 a little by saying there is no need to link back to my blog, my nominations are the same regardless.
I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. I know for some of these great blogs this will mean an extra star for their award banner.

  • Pauleen at Family History Across the Seas. Pauleen writes consistent high quality informative blog posts and her efforts in 2012 with the Beyond the Internet Series deserve special mention.  
  • Jill at Geniaus.  Jill's blog consistently gives timely and useful information about the applications of social media and technology in genealogy, she also writes often of her journeys to archives and other repositories and of her attendance and participation at genealogy conferences such as RootsTech.
  • Alona at Gould Genealogy & History News. This is the best blog to follow for timely and useful genealogy news. Alona was also the person responsible for the successful Family History Through the Alphabet challenge.
  • Sharn at FamilyHistory4U. Sharn's posts are high quality and thoroughly researched. 
  • Merron at Western District Families. Many of Merron's quality posts are obviously the result of many hours research on her own and other families of the Western District of Victoria, Australia.
  • Michele at Ancestoring's Ask a Genealogist. Michele is a professional genealogist and her posts address genealogy methodology and answers to blog readers genealogy questions.
  • Michelle at The Turning of Generations. In 2012 Michelle created the Twenty First Century Organized Family Historian (21COFH) blog series. I have saved many of her useful 21COFH posts as reference for my own genealogy organisation goals. 
Congratulations and thank you to all the bloggers behind these great blogs. 

Thank you again to Catherine of Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family for nominating my blog. It is a honour, thanks. 

Please see Regarding Blog Awards for some information I discovered the day after posting this award.
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  1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award Aillin, I feel very honoured by your comments. You've also introduced me to a new blog as I haven't visited "Ancestor's asking a genealogist". I'm about to remedy that.

  2. Thank you for your nomination Aillin. It is a thrill to be included in such esteemed company.

  3. Thank you for the nomination Aillin! I'm glad you have enjoyed the 21 Century Organized Family Historian series.


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