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April 16, 2013

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog in Top 40 for 2013 in Family Tree Magazine

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog in Top 40 for 2013 in Family Tree Magazine
Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Midge Frazel of Granite in My Blood for letting me know that Olive Tree Genealogy blog was named as one of Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 Genealogy Blogs for 2013!

What an honour to be included in such a great list of amazing bloggers. I like that the editors placed my blog in the "Good Advice" section!

Family Tree Magazine's explanation of the life of a Genealogy blogger is oh so accurate!

" Creating and maintaining an award-winning family history blog takes genealogical savvy, a modicum of technical expertise, a way with words and pictures—and, above all, stick-to-itiveness. That last lesson came home to us as we reviewed past winners and contenders in our annual “Family Tree 40” roundup for this year’s best-blogs list: Even a fine blog, alas, can become moribund after a few years, or at least distressingly sparse in its postings.

It’s little wonder that even the best blogs run dry sometimes. The life of a genealogy blogger, after all, can be a constant tug of war between writer’s block and the urge to blog, writing about research and doing research, online life and real life with all its daily demands and distractions.

So as we celebrate this year’s crop of 40 award-winning blogs, let’s tip our collective hats to these bloggers who stick with it and keep sharing their wit, wisdom and family history finds with us."
Please read on and see what other blogs were chosen this year. You might find one you haven't yet read!

My blog was also honoured as one of the Top 40 Genealogy blogs in 2012 and 2011. While I didn't make the 2010 list of Top 40 Genealogy Blogs I was mentioned as a blog worth reading. Here's hoping I can keep up the tradition!


Linda Huesca Tully said...

Congratulations, Lorine! Your honor is well-deserved. I am only one of your many fans who are grateful for all you do to further genealogy research.

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Congrats, Lorine! Well deserved!

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Linda and Cheryl

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

Diane Scannell said...

Lorine, you definitely deserve this recognition and recommendation. Your blogs are filled with experience and help in just about every category I can imagine. The work you put into this is amazing and very much appreciated.


Andrea Kelleher said...

Congratulations to you! Well deserved and I feel honored to be in your company.

Mariann Regan said...

Congratulations, Lorine! I have always enjoyed your blog.

The judges are correct that keeping up a blog can be hard work and a "tug of war." I too am honored to be in your company.