Sunday, 1 September 2013

Rockstar Genealogists: Who Do You Think They Are?

By popular request the blog will host the 2013 Rockstar Genealogist poll.
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?
Based on last year's voting, and other input, the following is a list of those already nominated, in alphabetical order. No doubt some are missed. If you have additional suggestions please send a nomination in a comment by 6 September.
Lisa Alzo
Lesley Anderson
Jill Ball
Nick Barratt
Claire Bettag
Kyle Betit
Warren Bittner
Paul Blake
Katherine Borges
Jana Sloan Broglin
Ruth Burkholder
Peter Calver
Paul Carter
Pauleen Cass
Else Churchill
John Philip Colletta
Audrey Collins
Lisa Louise Cooke
Crista Cowen
Jackie Depelle
Richard M Doherty
Bruce Durie
Dick Eastman
Roberta Estes
Kerry Farmer
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Angela Gallagher
Michael Gandy
Heather Garnsey
Brian Gilchrist
Maurice Gleeson
Jan Gow
Kirsty Gray
John Grenham
Bennett Greenspan
Diane Haddad
Michael Hait
John Hanson
Alison Hare
Helen Harris
Celia Heritage
Jean Wilcox Hibben
Shauna Hicks
Daniel Horowitz
Cyndi Howells
Sherry Irvine
Tim Janzen
Hank Z Jones
Tamura Jones
Thomas W. Jones
Debbie Kennett
Martyn Killion
Turi King
Eric Kopittke
Michael J. Leclerc
J. Mark Lowe
Dan Lynch
Thomas MacEntee
Jane MacNamara
Leland Meitzler
Brenda Dougall Merriman
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Paul Milner
CeCe Moore
George G. Morgan
Rosemary Morgan
Stephen P. Morse
Janice Nickerson
Dave Obee
Beryl O'Gorman
Gena Philibert Ortega
Frances Owen
Chris Paton
Marian Pierre-Louis
Elissa Scalise Powell
Kimberly Powell
Laura Prescott
Marian Press
Terrence Punch
Geoff Rasmussen
Linda Reid
David Rencher
Pat Richley-Erickson
Christine Rose
William Roulston
Judy Russell
Claire Santry
Gary Schroder
Craig Scott
Randy Seaver
Sharon Sergeant
Drew Smith
Megan Smolenyak
Mick Southwick
Louise St. Denis
Roy Stockdill
Paula Stuart-Warren
Loretto Szucs
James Tanner
D. Joshua Taylor
James F.S. Thomson
John Titford
Helen Tovey
Sylvie Tremblay
Judy Webster
Sharn White
Kurt B. Witcher
Glenn Wright

Voting will start in the week following 8 September.

7 comments:

Old Census Scribe said...

I want to add Ruth Burkholder to the list.

Glad to see so many Canadians named, but there ought to be more Brits.

No more capchas until after the cataract operation.

Anonymous said...

How about Paul Milner - A Brit who is a British Isles specialist living in the US though he has spoken in the USA, Australia and England this year.

Jill Ball said...

Delighted to see myself and a few other Aussies on this list. Don't know who nominated me - I really appreciate the gesture. THANK YOU

Susan said...

Please add your name John D. Reid, there are many of us who hang on your every word with your daily blog!
So grateful to see so many names who are there helping genealogists with their research. Thank our lucky stars!

Kyle Betit said...

I appreciate being nominated, thank you! In honor of my ancestors, the correct spelling of my surname is BETIT. It's from Quebec actually. Thanks John! - Kyle J. Betit, Salt Lake City, Utah

Shauna Hicks said...

Very excited to see my name on this list and thanks Jill for alerting me to it. Great to see other Aussies too and only wish I could hear some of the overseas speakers!

Crissouli said...

A great list... I'd like to nominate Pauleen Cass
http://cassmob.wordpress.com/
She puts so much into her well researched posts.

Also Sharn White... who does the same...
http://sharnsgenealogyhints.blogspot.com.au/

Thank you...