Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! Welcome to the Academy of Genealogy and Family History’s 2009 IGene Awards! Tonight, we showcase the Best of GeneaBlogie for the past year.
Which was the best funny story, poem, joke, photo, or video that appeared here in 2008?
In the category of Best Comedy, there were three nominations:
Okay, so 2008 wasn’t our funniest year! The winner is Yes, Virignia, You Are a Hamm!
The best old family photo that appeared here in 2008. There wre also three nominees in this category:
The voting was especially competitive in this category. By the slimmest margin possible, the IGene goes to John and Maggie Lewis!
Best Screen Play
The family story shared in 2008 that would make the best movie and who would be cast . . . ?
The best informational article about a place, thing, or event involving family history in 2008?
This was the most difficult category. But since I have absolute discretion here, the IGene goes to Carnival of Genealogy: Gulf Coast Summer 1962.
The best biographical article of 2008.
Another very difficult category! After much deliberation, the judges award the IGene to A Loving Legacy.
Now here’s a list of other top posts from 2008 that we hope you’ll visit again and tell the Academy (me) if we made the right choices for this year’s IGenes!
- Good Bye to A Great Friend
- Copyright Issues: Photographs
- Black Catholics in America: Who was the first African-American Priest?
- Black History Month: Dr. Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler
- The American Heroes Series:
- Black History Month: Alpha Kappa Alpha
February 15, 2009 Sunday at 10:27 pm