Welcome to my genealogy blog. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN!
Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2006-2017.
Some of the vote spread in different categories include:
1) Best Windows genealogy software:
2) Best Mac Genealogy software:
3) Best Subscription Genealogy Website:
4) Best Free Genealogy Website:
5) Best Online Family Tree Tool:
6) Best Genealogy Education or Learning Experience:
7) Best Online Genealogy Tool or Mobile App:
There were several other categories - read the whole list.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
I am not surprised by any of the choices, but I was surprised by some of the vote spreads. I do think that there is an anti-Ancestry/Family Tree Maker bias in the genealogy community (although they did vote for Ancestry as best subscription site). I think that websites like Family ChArtist and Steve Morse should be separated from Mobile Apps. I think that Conferences and Institutes deserve their own category, and that online learning experiences should have a category (that includes YouTube channels, the FamilySearch Research Wiki, etc.).
I hope that About.com continues to run these Reader Choice contests every year. I hope that there will be more publicity about nominations for the contest (e.g., why was MyHeritage left off the best subscription site?) and the voting time of the contest.