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09 March 2011

Honored to be Honored Again!

Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs 2011

The July 2011 issue of Family Tree Magazine is out with its list of the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs of 2011. I'm thrilled to report that the Local and Regional Research category includes the California Genealogical Society and Library blog. Sunny Jane Morton wrote this very kind description:

In November 2007, Kathryn Doyle launched this blog after determining that her society needed to "go virtual or perish." Certainly the society is experiencing a long and healthy life, if its active blog and extensive website are its vital signs. Local events and member stories are top topics.
Sunny is quoting my very first blog post – An Experiment – from November 2007 when I was quoting David Rencher and his talk on Societies Going Virtual. I think it is fair to say that genealogy bloggers have had a lot to do with how far into the future we have come!

There are five winning blogs in each of eight categories as follows*:




Heritage Groups

Research Advice

Local and Regional Research

New Blogs

My Family History

Many thanks to readers who voted, to the magazine staff and to the Family Tree 40 Panel who lent their expertise in formulating the blog categories and qualifications (and whose blogs were excluded from consideration).

One of the blogger panelists is "far-flung" (as he calls himself) member Thomas MacEntee, author of Destination: Austin Family and GeneaBloggers. The other Family Tree 40 panelists are Lisa Louise Cooke, DearMYRTLE and Randy Seaver.

Two other CGS members are among the Top 40 – Amy Coffin and Elizabeth O'Neal.

Congratulations to all!

    *Links reprinted here with permission of Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers.

    Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


    my Heritage Happens said...

    Congratulations! Well Deserved!

    Michelle Goodrum said...

    Congrats. A well deserved honor for your excellent hard work and dedication.

    footnoteMaven said...

    Congratulations to one of my favorite women in the world! And to a terrific society and blog.

    And a special nod to the fact you asked Thomas for permission to reprint his list of links. Yes, proper etiquette!

    You are the woman!


    Free Genealogy Guide said...

    You seem to have a knack for breathing life and personality into what could otherwise come across as dry factual information. Congratulations.

    Sheri Fenley said...

    Congratulations Sista Mary Kitty!

    Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

    Congratulations on a well-deserved honor! Thank you for the mention, too. :)

    Becky Wiseman said...

    Congratulations, Kathryn! I don't even have California Ancestors and I read your blog... the best society blog around!