Tuesday 24 October 2017

Rockstar Genealogists 2017 results announced

Final results in the 2017 Rockstar Genealogists' poll were revealed this morning and the results from the 'Irish jury' were an exact copy of the previous year's reckoning.

I held on to my bronze placement, which I'm very happy about, so many thanks to everyone who took the time to register a vote for me: John Grenham MAGI took the silver for the second year in a row; and Maurice Gleeson repeated last year's triumph by taking the gold crown again.

The poll is run by Ottawa-based genealogist John D Reid, who publishes the Anglo-Celtic-Connections blog. This is how he describes Rockstar Genealogists: "They 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. If you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter they are likely Rockstar candidates. For clarity, it's about communication and influence not who's the best researcher."

Pop over to John's blogpost to see the names of all the Gold Medal winners ie the Superstar Genealogists, and all the Silver and Bronze winners.