Thursday, April 09, 2009

ACROSS MY DESK: 9 April 2009

Ol’ Myrt here has been playing a rather poor game of catch-up lately. However, these noteworthy items cannot be passed up!

RootsMagic 4 Competitive Upgrade. “Like what you see in RootsMagic 4? We'd like to welcome you to the RootsMagic family with a special discount. For a limited time, users of Personal Ancestral File (PAF), Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, or The Master Genealogist can buy RootsMagic for the upgrade price of $19.95. That's $10 off of the regular price! To receive your discount, go to the order page and select the "Upgrade" version of RootsMagic. Hurry, this offer expires on May 31, 2009.

50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2009 posted at by Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA who writes “This list was created in the first quarter of 2009. It was developed from a list of criteria explained in an article published in the Digital Genealogist, edited by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens. The 2008 ranking is given in parenthesis after the website description. Sites new to the list for 2009 are marked with *.”

25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs for 2009. Posted at by Heather Henderson who explains “Genealogy blogging is all the rage and on the rise. A Google search for genealogy blogs currently results in nearly half a million options, with over seven times that number for "family history" blogs. Nielsen Buzz Metrics BlogPulse shows a steady trend for genealogy and family history blogs with spikes correlating to celebrity family history activity in the news. Of the millions, 25 surface as the most popular all-around genealogy blogs, with a tie for 25th place according to rankings from Technorati.”

Thanks, Heather, for mentioning DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog on your list at #5.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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