As mentioned previously, here at MyHeritage.com we’ve spent the past few weeks scanning the web and evaluating content to find some of the best genealogy sites on the internet. Here is what we came up with.
How did we put this together? We wanted to identify and give recognition to websites which offered high-quality content, were innovative in topic or design, and which were frequently updated with new content. We also put some emphasis on finding hidden gems in the community, and bringing sites to attention which currently have relatively small audiences. As such, there are a number of lesser-known sites included, and a few more prominent sites unmentioned for the same reason.
Beyond these guidelines, the sites are quite varied. They do include blogs such as Bayside, FamHist, and Donna’s Genealogy Blog, but we also cast a wider net to include family sites such as Before my Time, and sites offering genealogical tools and services like Genealogy Gems and CensusTools. There are also a few sites which have carved their own 'niche' in the genealogy world without fitting into any particular category, such as JLog's articles on technology for genealogists, and Genealogy Reviews Online. So long as the sites were ‘grass-roots’ and came out of the online genealogy community, we were more than happy to take a look at them.
The list of sites is here. If you speak other languages, you may also be interested in our choices for German, French, Spanish, and other languages. You can find these on our foreign language blogs, through the links at the top of the page.