DearMYRTLE Recognizes

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Recently, ( announced the Internet for Genealogists Awards. These awards are given to honor excellent work. ranked as the number 1 database site. Besides the top database site category, the Internet for Genealogists Award also includes the following categories: blog, instruction, scanned image site, podcast, video, commentary, innovation, most interesting thread, and ethnic studies. The Internet for Genealogists Awards has been a feature that began in 1995 as a column in one of Myrt’s Sunday postings.

Here is the comment from’s site about

DATABASE SITE:, already expanding an impressive US collection of genealogy data, WVR will release releasing tomorrow the new World Collection mentioned in my previous blog entry. Paul Allen’s projects never fail to amaze me. –DearMYRTLE, Your friend in genealogy.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with, Myrt (the author of launched her site in 1998, although the site began to be popular in 1999. She is a well known and respected genealogist. Myrt’s work appears in various places such as Myrt’s The Everything Online Genealogy Book (published in 2000), Heritage Quest Magazine, and Everton’s Genealogical Helper. She has also published small books such as, Getting Started with Your Family History and Internet Research: Top 20 Things to Do Online. And Journals & Personal Histories: A Weekly Plan for Success.

Myrt claims that the purpose of her site is to “engage our minds in a conversation of sorts – stimulating thought and jogging us out of our respective genealogy research ruts.”

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