Inside History Magazine’s Top 50 Genealogy Blog Awards

I’m thrilled, humbled and surprised to find this blog, A Rebel Hand, on Inside History Magazine‘ s newly-published list of 50 top genealogy blogs.

Front cover of Inside History magazine July 2013

Inside History Magazine front cover

Thrilled, because who wouldn’t be?  It’s a huge honour, coming from the must-read magazine for anyone interested in Australian or New Zealand history and genealogy. And the list was drawn up with the help of Jill Ball, alias Geniaus, whose name and expertise is known throughout the genealogy blogosphere.

Humbled? Just have a look at the blogs and bloggers on the list. If you’re anything like me, you’ll quickly start nodding like one of those toy dogs people had in their cars. “There’s one of my favourites, and another one, and another…” Which is why I was…

Surprised to see A Rebel Hand among their number. Why? See above. These are some of the most informative, authoritative and entertaining blogs I’ve ever read (and come back to again and again). And I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to lately (sorry, blog). So I’m extremely…

Grateful to Cassie, Jill and the tweeps¹ and plussers² who put this awards list together. And to the bloggers, on and off this awards list, who make my genealogy journey rewarding – and fun.

Logo for the Inside History Magazine top 50 genealogy blog awards

50 blogs you need to read

The Top 50 Blog Awards are also published in the current (July/August 2013) issue of Inside History Magazine. And if you fancy a peek inside, here it is! You’ll probably recognise a lot of the contributors’ names.

I’ve just got one reservation – Inside History’s own blog can’t be on the top 50 list, obviously. But it’s definitely up there at the top for me.

A quick aside: the genealogy blogging world had a lively conversation over Christmas and the New Year about posting or linking to some awards which looked like link-bait to many people. So I didn’t mention a couple which generous fellow bloggers had nominated me for. But this award couldn’t be from more reputable people. So thank you all!

What are your own top genealogy blogs? Do comment (below) and have your say.

¹ People who tweet on Twitter

² Members of Google+ (or are they ‘plusers’? The interweb doesn’t seem sure)



 © Frances Owen and A Rebel Hand, 2010-2014

About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia. My respectable Welsh ancestors sometimes get a look in.
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15 Responses to Inside History Magazine’s Top 50 Genealogy Blog Awards

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  2. cassmob says:

    I’m overdue with my congratulations but they are heart-felt nonetheless. Your honour was well-deserved!


  3. Crissouli says:

    I tried to comment on this a while back, but it wouldn’t let me… maybe now… I would just like to add my Congratulations to the others… a well deserved inclusion…


    • rebelhand says:

      Thank you very much! I wonder why it was misbehaving… anyway, lovely to hear from you.
      I can’t comment on any Blogspot posts. It’s very frustrating, so I can relate!


  4. Catherine says:

    Congratulations Frances… great news indeed!!!


  5. Chloe Okoli says:

    Well done Frances! 🙂


  6. Congratulations on an award well deserved!!


  7. BigSister says:

    It is only right that such an excellent blog should be recognised more widely Richly deserved!


  8. Anne says:

    Congratulations! Very well deserved.


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