There were 174 different genealogy blog writers featured in those posts, and a total of 477 blog posts.
While quantity is not necessarily the best metric, for something like a "Best Of" summary it's the only metric I have to determine which genea-bloggers were listed most often in my series. I have not included the weekly "best blogs and news" posts from other geneabloggers in thisl ist. Therefore, here are the top 20 listed in order of number of mentions (note that persons with multiple blogs are ranked by adding the blog totals):
1) Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog (35 mentions)
2) James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog (27 mentions)
3) Harold Henderson on the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog (10 mentions) and the Archives Expert Series (5 mentions)
9) Heather Wilkinson Rojo on the Nutfield Genealogy blog (9 mentions)
10) Caroline M. Pointer on the Family Stories blog (1 mentions) and the 4YourFamilyStory.com blog (7 mentions)
10) Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy Blog (8 mentions)
10) Michael Leclerc on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog (8 mentions)
10) Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog (8 mentions).
14) Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog (7 mentions).
14) Michael John Neill on the Rootdig.com blog (7 mentions).
16) Pat Richley-Erickson on DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog (6 mentions)
16) Russ Worthington on the Family Tree Maker User blog (4 mentions) and A Worthington Weblog blog (2 mentions).
16) Diane on the Nuts From the Family Tree blog (6 mentions).
20) John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog (5 mentions).
20) Jenny Lanctot on the Are My Roots Showing? blog (5 mentions).
20) Jen Baldwin on The In-Depth Genealogist blog (3 mentions), Ancestral Breezes blog (1 mention), and Archives.com Expert Series (1 mention).
There are 23 listed there, and each of them is different and uniformly thought provoking, informative and well written. Congratulations to these Top 23, and thank you for being such talented and dedicated genealogy bloggers.
If someone asked me "what genealogy blogs do you recommend," these 23 would be on my list, along with quite a few others not on the list above.
Check out previous year's post about the Best of the Genea-Blogs - for the year 2011 and Best of the Genea-Blogs for 2012. 13 genea-bloggers are repeaters on this year's list from last year.
My thanks to all of the active genea-bloggers who fill my day with news, views and experiences in the world of genealogy. I estimate that I read over 300 genealogy blog posts each and every day (that's over 100,000 genealogy blog posts a year!), and I try to highlight 10 to 15 posts each week. The "Best Of" posts highlight about 0.05% of the candidates. I have a bias for thoughtful, poignant and humorous posts... Obviously, I don't read every genealogy blog there is, but I do have over 1,400 on my reading list. If you know of a really good genealogy blog, please tell me about it - send me a link in a comment to this post and I'll add it to my Google Reader list.
For what it's worth - this is Post #326 in the Best of the Genea-Blogs series! That's over six years of trying to curate the world of genea-blogs (started 23 September 2007).
I really enjoyed reviewing my lists today - I cannot remember every post that I've listed, but it was fun refreshing my memory.
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