Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Top Genealogy Web Sites - from my readers

Last weekend, the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun topic was "What are your Top Ten Genealogy Websites?" Almost 20 readers provided their list, including:

* Terri O'Connell on the Finding Our Ancestors blog.

* Jordan Jones on the Genealogy Media blog.

* Greta Koehl on Greta's Genealogy Bog.

* Gena Ortega on Gena's Genealogy Blog

* Valerie C. on Begin With 'Craft' blog.

* Unknown blogger on Relative Musings blog.

* Lisa Rex on Rootsfinder Family History blog.

* Schelly Talalay Dardashti on the Tracing the Tribe blog.

* TorillJ on the Ord fra DIS-Norges leder blog.

* Earline Bradt on the Ancestral Notes blog.

* Elyse Doerflinger on Elyse's Genealogy Blog.

* Leah on The Internet Genealogist blog.

* Bill West on the West in New England blog.

* John Newmark on the TransylvanianDutch blog.

* Vidar Overlie on the Vidars slektsblogg blog.

* Laila Christiansen on the Slekt og Slikt! blog.

* Randy Seaver on the Genea-Musings blog.

* Professor Dru on the Find Your Folks blog.

* Connie M via email.

Did I miss someone? If so, please let me know as a comment here with a link to your blog.

My first thought was to assign points to each site on each list - 10 for a #1, 9 for a #2, down to a 1 for a #10. But several people didn't want to list them in order. So I'm going to list the favorites by the number of times they made someone's list:

1. - on 16 lists
2. - on 14 lists
3. - on 12 lists
4. - on 10 lists
5. - on 7 lists

5. - on 6 lists
7. - on 5 lists
7. - on 5 lists
7. - on 5 lists
10. - on 4 lists

10. - on 4 lists
10. - on 4 lists
13. - on 3 lists
13. - on 3 lists
13. on 3 lists

13. - on 3 lists
13. - 3 lists
18. - 2 lists
18. - 2 lists
18. - 2 lists
18. - 2 lists
18. - 2 lists

The list is tilted a little toward Norway, since three Norwegian bloggers participated in this SNGF, which I appreciate! Since we had only one Canadian participate, the Canada-specific links didn't make the list. I imagine that the next time I do this that there will be a rush of Canadian, English, Norwegian, and Australian bloggers participating!

Thank you to all who participated in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - it wouldn't be any fun without you!

So is this list any better than the one in the previous post? Are there any surprises in this list - either included or not included?

UPDATED: 5/6 8 a.m. - corrected Leah's link and added some commentary.

UPDATED 5/7 9 p.m. - added Dru's link and numbers


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  2. Thanks this was interesting. I did include the results on my blog, also referring back to yours and hope that is all right

  3. Link to "Leah on The Internet Genealogist blog" is not correct.

  4. I decided to do my favourite Canadian sites for genealogy research. I guess I was the only blogger to do it, none of my sites made your list, well, if you count as, one did, lol.