Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Honors: The Genea-Speak Award




DearREADERS,
Thanks to Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings for bestowing the Genea-Speak Award to Ol' Myrt here.

The award was created by texican wife of the Mountain Genealogists blog and is given "for excellence in writing, speaking, and the promoting of good genealogical practices."

The first recipient was Thomas McEntee of the Destination Austin Family , Grandma Austin's Diaries, Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers, And I Helped!, Lowville Obituaries, Lowville Long Ago, The Grave Yard Rabbit of New York Rural Cemeteries, and A Catskill Christmas .

The only requirement is that award recipients pass on the award to two others.

Thomas awarded Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings and Miriam Robbins Midkiff of Ancestories: Stories About My Ancestors and the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog.

In addition to Ol' Myrt here, Randy also honored Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak of Roots Television: Megan's Roots World and the Megan Smolenyak blog on The Huffington Post.

Following along in this tradition of adding two -- Ol' Myrt hereby recommends:

Mark Tucker of ThinkGenealogy, hailed by many as genealogy's newest bright star in particular for his development of the Genealogy Research Process Map. Mark has used SlideShare to provide an interactive review of Navigating Research with the GPS (Genealogical Proof Standard). Though Mark doesn't write as frequently as some bloggers, when he does make a post -- it is sure to get us THINKING about better ways to accomplish our research.

The Ancestry Insider whose groundbreaking work in discussing a "genealogical Maturity Model" falls on the heels of his detailed description of the NewFamilySearch roll out, along with insightful and prodding entries about how specific websites might improve usability for typical genealogical researchers like you and me.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

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