We appreciate your feedback on our Top 100 Genealogy Sites. The response has been overwhelming and far more intense than we would have expected. Thanks for everything you've sent!
In addition to the positive feedback, we are hearing the critical responses, including questions on how sites were picked and why some cornerstones of the online blogging community were not included.
This was a first-time effort, and we are sorry for what went wrong and the confusion it created. We have learned much
in the process and hope to do things better next time around. The criteria used were subjective. Purposely, we did focus on lesser-known sites and we should probably have named the awards "Top 100 Sites You Should Visit."
Some of you have suggested using award categories, which we will consider next year. Perhaps the entire selection process should be more public, with a community input element in combination with an editorial element. Next time, we'll make sure that all the great genealogy gems – large or small, recognized or lesser-known – will receive the attention they deserve.
We still think the selections we listed are all great sites, but we appreciate that there are many others we left out. Thank you again for your feedback and for allowing us the opportunity to improve on this next year. We do hear your suggestions!