Thursday, August 16, 2018

Genea-Musings Makes the Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2018

I received this news this morning from Family Tree Magazine:


I'm happy to share the news that your Genea-Musings blog has been named to Family Tree Magazine's list of 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in the September 2018 issue. This issue is now being mailed to subscribers and went on sale August 14 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 best websites where they can discover family history information, and to honor the individuals and organizations who create those sites.

A full, clickable list of 101 Best Websites, including your site, can be found in our online Best Genealogy Websites directory at . To locate your listing, use the pull-down menu to choose the “101 Best Websites 2018” category.


I am very pleased that Genea-Musings was included in the list of  101 Best Websites for Genealogy  in the "Online Tools and Tips" category.  I saw the list in the September 2018 issue  that I received earlier this week. The articles was written by David A. Fryxell.

The categories for 2018 are (from the magazine article - they are not listed on the web page):

*  Dot-Com Databases 
*  Data Rich Dot-Orgs
*  Uncle Sam's Sites
*  Volunteer Venues and Wikis
*  Virtual Library Cards
*  State and Regional Sites
*  Archives and Libraries Abroad
*  Other Foreign Finds
*  Online Tools and Tips
*  Real News Online
*  Maps and History Tools
*  Social and Sharing Sites
*  History Lessons
*  Expert Advice

The blurb for Genea-Musings says:

Keep up with the latest additions to your favorite genealogy websites at Randy Seaver’s frequently updated blog, where he also shares his own research lessons."
I noted that Genea-Musings was the only genealogy blog listed, 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.  This is, I think, the third year in a row that Genea-Musings has received this honor.

There are many excellent websites on this list - both free and subscription - 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, photographs and smiles at conferences, from Family Tree Magazine.


Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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Linda Stufflebean said...

Congratulations, Randy! A well-deserved honor for your blog!

Gail Dever said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations! As a regular reader of your blog, I am pleased to see you on the list.

Family Curator said...

Congratulations Randy! A well-deserved honor for your dedication and outstanding work.

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

Congratulations, Randy! You rock!

Marian B. Wood said...

An honor that you have earned over and over with each blog post! I'm sure the magazine's readers will enjoy learning from your blog (I know I have). Congrats.