Thursday, August 3, 2017

Genea-Musings Makes the Family Tree Magazine's Top 101 Best Free Family History Websites for 2017

I received this news this morning from Family Tree Magazine:


I'm happy to share the news that your website has been named to Family Tree Magazine's list of "101 Best Free Family History Websites" in the September 2017 issue. This issue is now being mailed to subscribers and it goes on sale August 15 at select newsstands nationwide and in our online store,

Each year, Family Tree Magazine publishes the 101 Best Websites for family history to guide genealogists to the top websites where they can make family history research progress, and to honor the individuals and organizations who create those sites. This year, we focused on websites that provide genealogy information and records free to researchers.

The full list of 101 Best Websites, including your site, can also be found by perusing the listing categories at . Today's edition of our free, weekly email newsletter will announce the 2017 list, and we'll share the announcement on social media. You can find us on Facebook at , Twitter at and Pinterest at


I am very pleased that Genea-Musings was included in the list of  the "Best Free Family History Websites for 2017" in the "Expert Advice" category.  I saw the list in the September 2017 issue  that I received earlier this week.

The categories for 2017 are (from the magazine article- they are different on the web page):

*  Umbrella Offerings 
*  Vital and Grave Records
*  Ancestors in Uniform
*  From There to Here
*  Mapping Your Kin
*  Extra! Extra!
*  Logged-in Libraries
*  Ancestors Across america
*  Sharing Sites
*  Tech Tools
*  Speaking English
*  Foreign Intelligence
*  History Lessons
*  Expert Advice

I noted that the only other genealogy blog listed was the Ancestry Insider, although several websites on the list also have a blog component (e.g., Cyndislist, Lisa Louise Cooke, etc.).

My thanks to Family Tree Magazine for this honor - I really appreciate it.

There are many excellent FREE websites on this list - have you looked at all of them?  This served as an excellent reminder to me that there is more to online genealogy and family history than the commercial sites and FamilySearch.

Disclosure:  I am a Family Tree Magazine subscriber and have been for many years.  I have received no material considerations, other than greetings and smiles at conferences, from Family Tree Magazine.


Copyright (c) 2017, Randall J. Seaver

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Linda Stufflebean said...

Congratulations, Randy. A well deserved honor!

Jay at 1FamilyTree said...

Congrats and well deserved indeed!!

Wendy Callahan said...

Congratulations, Randy! You have written one of the go-to websites for genealogy information and news for so long, I think you should just have a permanent spot on the list. :)

Bill said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.

Seeds to Tree said...

Congratulations! As many people do, I read your posts every day. So happy you are getting the recognition you deserve! Have an extra ice cream tonight!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! You absolutly deserve this. You blog is at the top of my daily list.