29 March 2008

2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards

The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards were just announced by ScanMyPhotos.com, recognizing excellence in preserving family history through genealogy.

Winners include several gen-blogging colleagues. Congratulations to Dick Eastman, Jasia, Miriam Midkiff and Renee Zamora). Miriam and Renee share honors for Best Personal Genealogy Blog.

The full press release is here.

Technology has enhanced the interest in learning about genealogy - the art of studying family history and investigating the ancestry of a family tree. While there are tens of thousands of Blog postings and websites dedicated to genealogy, The Photo Preservation Center - an educational division of ScanMyPhotos.com - has commissioned a study to reveal the very best sites and is announcing the winners of the 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards.

Customers were contacted in a telephone survey of 945 ScanMYPhotos.com customers across the US from January 12-March 24, who identified their favorite websites for each category.

The awards coincide with April's ‘The Great American Photo Scanning Month’ to encourage having the 3.5 trillion analog photo snapshots digitally preserved," said Mitch Goldstone, Photo Preservation Center chair and ScanMyPhotos.com president/CEO.

For the complete listing and descriptions, click Tales from the World of Photo Scanning.

Best Daily Genealogy Newsletter
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Best Ongoing Family History Story
Creative Gene: Genealogy and More

Best Personal Genealogy Blog
Miriam Midkiff's AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

Best Personal Genealogy Blog
Renee Zamora, Renee's Genealogy Blog

Best Genealogy Reference Tool
Family Tree Magazine Blog - Genealogy Insider, edited by Diane Haddad.

Best Genealogy Portal
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Most Popular Genealogy Publication
Family Free Magazine

Best Way to Network on The Internet With Your Family

Best Archive of Historical Record - Ancestry.com

Best Way to Reunite Unidentified Photos
Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive

Best Family Immigration Story Site
Tell Us Your Story - The Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Best Value/Free Genealogy Software Application

Favorite Genealogy Research Guide:
Genealogy Research Guides, Tips and Online Records

Easiest Way to Share Family Stories Online
One Great Family

Most Popular Genealogy Data Base
Family Tree Connection

1 comment: