Monday, November 27, 2023

Ranking My Favorite Genealogy Websites With Tiermaker

 Louis Kessler wrote Ranking Genealogy Websites on Sunday, noting that Jarrett Ross, the GeneaVlogger  posted Ranking Genealogy Websites on YouTube recently.

They used Tiermaker to create a tier list which "... is a ranking system that allows you to rank anything in tiers from the best to worst. Using a tier list allows you to group similar ranked items together and it’s quick and easy to create a tier list."  

Tiermaker has many tier list templates for sports, video games, the NBA, the NFL, MLB, Pokemon, Cartoons and other topics.  It also has an option to create your own Tier List and save it.  Also, you can add your own template and save it.  The 8 "Tiers" can measure anything you want.  

A Genealogy Sites template was created with 52 pre-defined logos of some of the popular genealogy websites, and the user can add other logos of websites as desired.  Here are the tiers on the Genealogy Sites template:

And here are the 52 pre-defined genealogy websites logos:

The user can then name the different Tiers, and then drag-and-drop the logos onto one of the 8 tiers on the chart.  I added a few more logos for sites that I use, but now I remember a few more sites!  

My criteria for the rankings was, like Louis and Jarrett, how often I use the site and how valuable the site is for my research.

When you have created your Tier list, you can save it to your computer.

Here is my Genealogy Sites Tier List:

Give this a try.  It's free.  You may want to use it every year or so because your research interests might change, or new genealogy websites might come online.

It was relatively quick and easy to use the pre-defined logos, but took a little time to get the added website logos and insert them.


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