Blogger Summit Survey

Even if you did not attend this year’s Jamboree or Bloggers Summit, I’d like you to complete the survey below especially if you followed all the fun vicariously via blog posts, Facebook status updates and tweets on Twitter.

As the sponse of this year’s Bloggers Summit, your feedback is important to evaluating the event, its perception and how it can be improved for next year.

http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=1290562

Ten Companies All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter

In keeping with the post Ten People Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter, let’s move on to companies in the genealogy field. So here is my recommendation called Ten People All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter.

1.  @ancestrydotcom Ancestry.com – the Twitter account for mega-site Ancestry with tons of genealogy resources

2.  @rootstelevision Roots Television – Og is the official mascot of RootsTelevision.com. Follow him for lots of genealogy goodies!

3.  @familytreeman Family Tree Service – genealogy team who will research any ancestry in the UK, providing you with an invaluable and accurate insight into your family history.  Specilize in Yorkshire genealogy and also in Jewish genealogy.

4.  @TomKemp Genealogy Bank –  an online genealogical resource from NewsBank, inc. featuring a wealth of exclusive material-including modern obituaries and historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, military records, government documents and more.

5.  @FamilyTreeMag Family Tree Magazine – how-to genealogy magazine and online community

6.  @footnote footnote – “The place for original documents online.”

7.  @geni geni – “Geni.com – the best way to find and connect with your family!”

8.  @hikari17 GenLighten – Founder/CEO of Genlighten, a network of skilled local researchers who can help you find genealogical documents

9.  @taylorpm Arcalife – Memories fade & moments are forgotten. arcalife is a unique community where you can bring together your life experiences, events, stories, family tree, family history or genealogy research, all in one place.

10.  @obrienstore Obrien Store – Irish wit and wisdom, heritage and products, as well as some blarney at Obrien Store.

I’m just sorry I had to pick only ten! If you want to see other genealogy and family history related companies on Twitter check out this listing over at gene@pedia.

Ten People All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter

Twitip has a great idea: put together a list of the top ten people to follow on Twitter.  So here is my recommendation called Ten People All Genealogists Should Follow On Twitter

1.  @megansmolenyak Megan Smolenyak – of Roots Television and Ancestry fame.  Megan has spot on info about the genealogy world!

2. @footnotemaven footnoteMaven – not only for info on how to correctly cite your sources, but for the wonderful world of old photos – especially girls with glasses

3.  @dickeastman Dick Eastman – he of Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter with lots of great news about genealogy

4.  @rjseaver Randy Seaver – a geneablogger extraordinaire! You must read his latest blog posts on DNA genealogy

5. @LorineMS Lorine Schulz – she runs the Olive Tree Genealogy sites and is a wealth of information – she has helped me tremendously with my Dutch ancestry

6.  @marktucker Mark Tucker – software architect by day and a family historian by night and weekend 

7. @illyadaddezio Illya D’Addezio – non-stop genealogist, founder of Genealogy Today and Live Roots

8. @moultriecreek Denise Olson – family historian, genea-blogger and fascinated with online research tech

9. @kidmiff Miriam Robbins Midkiff – Miriam runs the award-winning AnceStories: Stories of My Ancestors blog and also hosts Scanfest each month!

10. @tracingthetribe Schelly Talalay Dardashti – genealogy journalist who has the scoop on Jewish genealogy and authors the Tracing The Tribe blog

I’m just sorry I had to pick only ten!  If you want to see other genealogy and family historian enthusiasts on Twitter check out this listing over at gene@pedia.

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