22 February 2010

Best 40 Blogs: Tracing the Tribe is honored!

Family Tree Magazine has just announced the list of 40 best genealogy blogs in the May 2010 issue. Winners just received an email from editor Diane Haddad.

Tracing the Tribe is honored to be among the five blogs in the Heritage category.

In the magazine's "Fab 40" on-line article, Maureen Taylor writes:
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Schelly Talalay Dardashti's passion for Jewish genealogy comes through every post. Since August 2006, she's written on genealogy news and resources, research strategies, Jewish history, museums, and her experiences tracing her own Jewish ancestors through Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and Spain.
Read below for Diane's email and the list of all 40 winners.

Writes Diane:
That’s not to say, of course, that there aren’t many more stellar blogs among the hundreds family historians use to chronicle their successes and brick walls, share history, offer genealogy guidance and more.

All their legions of posts add up to an extraordinary store of collective knowledge about how to discover, preserve and celebrate your family history.

We’re hoping this look at the genealogy blogosphere inspires you to go exploring for more blogs to add to your reader.

See our online article for the complete "FT40" list, as well as tools to find more genealogy blogs. Congratulations to the following Family Tree 40 bloggers (listed in alphabetical order by category). We admire their writing, research and photography skills, and applaud their work to promote the pursuit of family history. I hope their blogs will proudly wear the Family Tree 40 logo!
Creative Gene by Jasia Smasha
footnoteMaven by footnoteMaven
GeneaBloggers by Thomas MacEntee
Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver

The Association of Graveyard Rabbits by several authors
Granite in My Blood by Midge Frazel

Ancestry.com Blog by various authors

Genetic Genealogy
The Genetic Genealogist by Blaine Bettinger

George Geder by George Geder
Scottish Genealogy News and Events by Chris Paton
Small Leaved Shamrock by Lisa
Steve’s Genealogy Blog by Stephen Danko
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog by Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Family Matters by Denise Barrett Olson
Genealogy Guys by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith
Genealogy Tip of the Day by Michael John Neill
The ProGenealogists Blog by various authors

Local & Regional
California Genealogical Society and Library Blog by Kathryn Doyle
Sandusky History by the staff of the Sandusky (Ohio) Library Archives Research Center
Midwestern Microhistory by Harold Henderson

News & Resources
The Ancestry Insider by theAncestry Insider
DearMyrtle by Pat Richley-Erickson
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter by Dick Eastman
GenealogyBlog by Leland Meitzler

Photos & Heirlooms
The Family Curator by Denise Levenick
Shades of the Departed by footnoteMaven

Personal & Family
Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors by Miriam Midkiff
Apple’s Tree by anonymous
BeNotForgot by Vickie Everhart
Educated Genealogist by Sheri Fenley
Greta’s Genealogy Blog by Greta Koehl
Heritage Happens by Cheryl Fleming Palmer
Herstoryan by Herstoryan
Janet the Researcher by Janet Iles
Kinexxions by Becky Wiseman
Little Bytes of Life by Elizabeth
Our Georgia Roots by Luckie Daniels
WeTree by Amy Coffin
West in New England by Bill West
What’s Past is Prologue by Donna Pointkouski

Read the online article by Maureen Taylor at the link above.

Congratulations to all our geneablogger colleagues on this honor!


  1. Schelly,
    Congratulations! Your journalism background and years of experience come through every article you post. Thank you for teaching me by example how to create a quality niche blog. You are THE BEST!

  2. Congratulations, Schelly! Now I know why, even when I'm bleary-eyed at 2AM, should have been in bed a couple of hours ago, I have to just stay up a little bit longer so I can read TTT.

  3. Roomie:

    Congratulations! There was no doubt in my mind. You are a winner. Let's celebrate at Jamboree!


  4. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Great job!!

  5. I wanted to be the first to congratulate you on this honor, but I guess I'm already too late!

    Mazel Tov!


  6. Congrats, Schelly! A well-deserved recognition.

  7. Congratulations Schelly! I will see you at NGS in Salt Lake in April!

  8. Congratulations! Well done, Schelly!

  9. Your blog is certainly deserving of this honor, Schelly. You do much for the world of Jewish genealogy. Great work!

    100 Years in America
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    A light that shines again
    Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture

  10. Congratulations to you and your blog for being included on The List!

  11. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Mazel tov on this well-deserved recognition! You have been a source of both information and inspiration in my genealogical search.

  12. Congratulations to you Shelley!