Thursday, November 15, 2012
GeneaBlog Awards 2012...Guess Who?
I am extremely proud to have been honored by Tamura Jones in the fifth annual GeneaBlog Awards, not once but TWICE! This year Tamura recognized genealogy blogs in five categories:
Best New Genealogy Blog: AQ Will Do by Dale McIntyre
Best In Depth Industry Coverage: Your Genetic Genealogist for AncestryDNA coverage
Most Pronounced Genealogy Activism: The Legal Genealogist by Judy Russell for SSDI coverage
Best Guest Series: DNA Testing for Genealogy by CeCe Moore on Geni.com
Best Uniquely Informative Series: The Legal Genealogist by Judy Russell for "Terms of Service"
I was especially happy to read that Tamura recognized my efforts to fairly and accurately report Ancestry.com's new venture into autosomal DNA testing with these words:
This year, Ancestry.com started offering autosomal DNA tests through their AncestryDNA service, at relatively affordable prices.
No one has covered this industry development more extensively than CeCe Moore on her Your Genetic Genealogist blog.
In fact, her coverage starts late last year, well before the Beta period.
She was the first to point out that AncestryDNA may be cheap, but does not provide you with your own data, an important issue many other authors missed completely.
She has consistently taken the position that Ancestry.com should release the actual test results to their customers.
Your Genetic Genealogist was the first to report that Ancestry.com had bought GeneTree.
CeCe Moore exclusively reported on erroneous results by AncestryDNA, provided follow-up explaining what went wrong,
and did not hesitate to report an AncestryDNA success story later.
Your Genetic Genealogist has regularly provided AncestryDNA information while misinformation abounded.
There is no better source of independent information on AncestryDNA.
Congratulations to my colleagues Judy and Dale for their much deserved awards. Thank you to Tamura for the honor and to my faithful readers because, without you, none of this would be possible.
[**Please see Judy's latest post on The Legal Genealogist for background on Tamura Jones and the GeneaBlog Awards.**]