Back in January 2012 John D. Reid from the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog introduced the world to Rock Star Genealogists. He came up with the Rock Star Genealogist list, and it was a big hit and now it’s back again for 2013.
Last year he had a list of over 70 people who were considered “must-see” people at genie events, or who write “must-read” articles or books. This year the list has been expanded to over 100 people.
He writes …
Choose your favourites from more than 100 nominees from the English-speaking world. Let them know you appreciate their contributions. Help folks organizing a speaker program to know who is popular internationally and in different regions. This is the second year of the survey. Tell your friends. Ask them to vote, suggest who to vote for and multiply the power of your vote.
There’s people from all around the world, including a bunch of Aussies which is great to see. John’s come up with the list, so now it’s your turn. John is asking you to vote for your Rock Star Genealogists, and share this with your friends and get them to vote too. You can only vote once, but you can vote for an many people as you wish. I did look for a cut-off date for voting but couldn’t see one, but no doubt there is. So be sure to cast your vote ASAP.
And if you have other people that you believe are worthy of Rock Star Genealogist status that are not on the list, simply write them in the Comments Box on the end.
So go ahead and have YOUR say on who YOUR favourite genealogy Rock Stars are!! Click here to take the survey.
What’s the Criteria to be eligible for nomination Alona?…
Catherine, the official criteria is “Rockstar genealogists are those who give “must attend” presentations at family history conferences or as webinars. Who, when you see a new family history article or publication by that person, makes it a must buy. Who is it that you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter?”