Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nominations Open for Genealogy Readers Choice Awards

Want to have your say about genealogical software, tools, education, research and resources?  Here's your chance - the 2013 About.com Readers Choice Awards now has a Genealogy section!

Kimberly Powell has just posted on the About.com Genealogy blog ...

"Every week I share with you some of my favorite genealogy websites, tools, software, books, societies, and educational experiences. Now, I need your help! Genealogy is being added to the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards this year, and I need your nominations/recommendations in 11 categories, each selected to highlight the wide variety of genealogical resources available to us. And yes, this contest is open to members and nominations from around the world.

"Please tell me about your favorite genealogy software or app. Your favorite genealogical society. Your favorite educational experience. Your favorite free website. Your favorite book, magazine, or journal. I would love to learn about some new resources through this and get a great selection of nominations for the Readers' Choice awards that open next week. Thank you VERY much for taking the time to share YOUR favorites with me!

"Please make your nominations in any (or all) of the following categories:

Genealogy Software & Tools
  • Best Genealogy Software (Windows)
  • Best Genealogy Software (Mac)
  • Best Tool for Publishing Your Family Tree Online
  • Best Online Genealogy Tool or Mobile App
Genealogy Education & Reference 
  • Best Genealogy Education/Learning Experience
  • Favorite Genealogy Reference Book
  • Best Genealogical Journal or Magazine
Genealogy Research & Resources 
  • Best Free Genealogy Website
  • Best Subscription Genealogy Website
  • Best Library or Archive Blog with a Genealogy Focus
  • Best State/Provincial Genealogical Society
"The 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards are open for nominations in a variety of categories, ranging from genealogy software and apps, to websites and blogs. Click on the links below to nominate your favorite sites. Nominations for the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards are open until midnight (EST) on February 17, 2013."

The genealogy community needs to make their nominations on the site here, and nominations will be closed on 17 February.  After the candidates are selected, then voting will occur, with the winners announced on March 27, 2013.  

I hope that Kimberly will post more about this once the candidates have been nominated.

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