Tuesday, September 13, 2016

British Connections Writers Are Stars!

Every year, Canadian blogger John D Reid runs a Genealogy Rock Star Award contest. This is a contest where genealogists who have proven to be popular as speakers, writers and bloggers are listed on a ballot and the world gets to vote for their favourites. 

The purpose of the awards is to assist Genealogy societies to know who might be popular as a speaker for their event, making it more successful. It also allows people to know whose blogs to tune in to, whose articles to read, books to buy and talks to attend. 

This year's winners included a number of genealogists who write for British Connections! Here's the line-up of our superstar writers:

The gold star for Ireland was awarded to our very own Dr Maurice Gleeson. Maurice writes a quarterly column on DNA for Genealogy. 

The Silver star for England/Scotland/Wales was awarded to Chris Paton. Chris recently wrote about researching in Belfast. 

The Bronze star for Australia/New Zealand was awarded to Helen V Smith. Helen's article on Workhouses and Poor Law Records for England and Wales is in the current issue of British Connections. 

And the Bronze star for Canada was awarded to yours truly, your editor! 

Congratulations to all of the winners, and all of our writers who make British Connections such a great resource for British Isles genealogy research. 

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