Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vote NOW in the About Genealogy Readers Choice Awards 2013

The nominations have been made, and voting has begun on the About Genealogy Readers Choice Awards for 2013.  You can access the categories and the nominees at

The rules are pretty simple:

  • You may vote once per award category per day (each 24-hour period) between February 19 and March 19, 2013.
  • Be sure to return to the main poll page and vote in each of the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice categories.
  • Winners will be announced on March 27, 2013.
  • Users must provide an email address or log in via their Facebook or accounts to vote. This helps to ensure fairness during the voting process.

  • You have to use the About Genealogy page above to access each category.  The page for the last category looks like this:

    On each category page, there is a description of the awards, the reminders on how to vote, the nominees for the category to be voted upon, a place to share that you voted on Facebook, your name, a Captcha so that robots don't take over the voting, and a description of each nominated site.
    The nominees for each category are in alphabetical order.

    Here are the 11 categories and the nominees:

    I showed the Captcha in the last screen above.

    After you have voted for each category, the current results screen appears.  Here are the current results for the last category:

    This was a difficult task because it required clicking on each category on the About Genealogy page, entering your selection and then conquering the Captcha test in order to cast your vote.  It would have been a lot easier to have one page with the 11 categories to select from, and one Captcha to defeat.

    I hope that many readers and genealogists go vote on the nominations - and I'm sure the results will be interesting come March 27th.

    Thanks to Kimberly Powell, who writes the About Genealogy blog and manages the genealogy site, for creating this awards feature and choosing the categories and nominees.

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    Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver


    Linda Huesca Tully said...

    Thanks for writing about this, Randy. I'm heading over there now to vote and also explore a bit about some of the sites I've not encountered yet. It should be interesting to view the results!

    Kimberly said...

    Believe me! We wish there could only be a single captcha as well. It's a pain, but was added this year to cut down on spammers. Hopefully will find a way to make it easier on voters next year. Thank you for spreading the word, Randy!