The end of 2010 is not far away, and Family Tree Magazine (the US version of this title) has just announced the nominees for its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest with results to be announced in the July 2011 issue!

With so many good genealogy blogs around the people at Family Tree Magazine have managed to get their list down to 117. You’ll find a list of all 117 nominees below. Now they’re wanting your help to narrow it down to the Top 40.

I wish to congratue all who were nomintaed, as it is a great list to be amongst, with many of the blogs I read nominated. While there does seem to be US slant to the nominees, I think this would be simply because the US has more genealogy bloggers there than here in Australia, or Canada or New Zealand?? But some of the best genie blogs I read come from those in the US, so please don’t dismiss them, there is so much wonderful information these people share.

In saying that, there are others from various countries (including Australia) who have made the list, so very well done to them.


Clue Wagon

Creative Gene

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Elyse’s Genealogy Blog

Family History Tracing


Greta’s Genealogy Bog

Olive Tree Genealogy

Relatively Curious About Genealogy

Roots and Rambles

The Educated Genealogist

The We Tree Genealogy Blog

You Go Genealogy Girls


Cemetery Explorers

Digital Cemetery Walk

Escape to the Silent Cities

Gen Wish List

Granite in My Blood


Over Thy Dead Body

The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Tombstone Territory


Ancestry Insider

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog

Family Oral History Using Digital Tools

Genealogy’s Star

GeneaNet Genealogy Blog


Moultrie Creek Gazette

Renee’s Genealogy Blog

Heritage Groups

Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Black and Red Journal

Donna’s Ireland blog


George Geder Evangelist for African Ancestored Genealogy

Georgia Black Crackers

Help! The Faerie Folk Hid My Ancestors

Luxegen Genealogy

Of Trolls And Lemons

Scottish GENES

The French Genealogy Blog

The Knowles Collection

The Scottish Emigration Blog

Tracing the Tribe

Wandering and wondering (a’spaidsearachd agus a’meòrachadh)

Research Advice/How-To



Family History Research Tips

Genealogy Tip of the Day

Gena’s Genealogy

NARAtions: The Blog of the United States National Archives

Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica

Personal Past Meditations


Shades of the Departed

The Armchair Genealogist

The Family Curator

Local/Regional Research

Alberta Family Histories Society Blog

Brooklyn Historical Society Blog

California Genealogical Society and Library Blog

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog

Grey County Historical Society

Iawamba History Review

Midwestern Microhistory

MoSGA Messenger

My Ancestor’s Name

New York History

St. Vincent Memories

Sandusky History

Utah Genealogical Association Blog

Virginia Historical Society Blog

Williams County, Ohio Genealogy

New Blogs

Adventures in Genealogy Education

Climbing My Family Tree

Have You Seen My Roots?

Heritage Zen

Journey to the Past


My Tangled Vine

Nolichucky Roots

Old Stones Undeciphered

Pursuits of a Desperate Genie

Roots Traveler

Sassy Jane Genealogy

The Faces of My Family

The Family Recorder

The Mashburn Collection

The Scottish Emigration Blog

The Turning of Generations

My Family History

Ancestories: The Stories of My Ancestors

AtlasFamily.Org Blog

Begin With Craft



Everything’s Relative

Finding Josephine

Finding Our Ancestors

Gene notes

Greta’s Genealogy Blog

Little Bytes of Life

Mississippi Memories

My Channel Island History

Nutfield Genealogy

Reflections From the Fence

Slovak Yankee

Tangled Trees

The Accidental Genealogist

The Internet Genealogist

TJLGenes: Preserving Our Family History


Tonia’s Roots

West in New England

What’s Past is Prologue

How To Vote
You have until 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 20th (US time, so that will be sometime on Tuesday, December 21st here in Australia) to vote for your favorite genealogy blog.  The nominees are divided into eight categories. In each category, you are asked to choose your favourite five blogs. Click here for the voting form.

And don’t forget that you can vote more than once and actively campaign for your own blog or your favorites!

Good luck to everyone!