My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thank you to MyHeritage.com for the Award

On May 12th I received a huge surprise, that of being listed in MyHeritage.coms Top 100 Genealogy Sites for 2010. The news came early in the day, and I spent the entire day in shock. Every blog I’ve written has come easily, but this one is difficult. I am not an award type person, not competitive and haven't accepted any of the 23 awards I've received in the past from fellow bloggers. That being said, I would be a poor sport for not accepting this one, so from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Somebody was kind enough to suggest my Life From the Roots, and through their voting, I was selected to be among the 99 others, many of whom I already follow and feel as though I know personally.

Please visit MyHeritage.com, the home page for the company, and the quick link to the list to the blogs at MyHeritage.coms Top 100 Genealogy Sites. In their letter to me, they stated the following: “Our expert judging panel has set three criteria:

1) high quality content;
2) originality in topic choice, approach and design; and
3) frequently updated content.”

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Sheri Fenley emailed me last night and wrote:
Hi Barbara,

I wanted to congratulate you on the Top 100 award. I know that you don't and won't accept them, but you have certainly earned this one!

Barbara said...

Other comments left for me at the previous post.

Brenda said...
Congratulations on your My Heritage Top 100 mention. Way to go!
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May 12, 2010 7:18 PM
Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...
Nice photos! My official visit for Top 100!

Congratulations on MyHeritage.com Top 100 Recognition!

Bill ;-)
http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

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May 12, 2010 11:15 PM
Michelle Goodrum said...
Congrats on your My Heritage Top 100 award. You deserve it. You are definitely on MY top 100.

Michelle Robillard said...

Congratulations Barbara, you certainly deserve it!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Congratulations!

Bill West said...

Congratulations, Barbara! You certainly deserve
this and I'm glad you accepted it!

Carol said...

CLAP CLAP CLAP!!

Heather Rojo said...

Congratulations Barbara! Your blog is great, and I'm glad you accepted this award! I'd be reading you anyways!

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Wow, what an honor for you! Congratulations!

T.K. said...

Congratulations, Barbara!

Wendy said...

Congratulations Barbara! I'm very happy for you!

Greta Koehl said...

Congratulations, and very much deserved.

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

Congrats Barbara!
I'm still trying to decipher comment "...haven't accepted any of the 23 awards I've received." What...did I miss something? Really curious since I'm sure you have deserved them all. I for one am glad you were recognized for this one and that you did accept it!

reh ncw said...

Congratulations, Barbara! You are certainly a wonderful example of a fine blogger for us all!!! We love your blog!!

Barbara said...

My goodness, what a surprise to have all these wonderful comments. Thank you all, and I mean that. (Kathleen, look in the Awards label.)

Kathy said...

Congratulations Barbara! This is truly deserved as you write a great blog!

Barbara said...

Kathy, thank you so much. I hope to see more of you, but I know how busy you are.

Family Curator said...

Congratulations and kudos to you for your outstanding blog. Beautiful to look at and beautiful to read. Thank YOU!