In our December 2006 issue, we invited webmasters with sites showcasing their family histories to enter Family Tree Magazine‘s Best Family Web Site Contest. The potential reward: a software package from RootsMagic <www.rootsmagic.com> and GenSmarts <www.gensmarts.com>, as well as Site of the Week honors on our home page.
The magazine staff selected five finalists, then we let you decide the winners. Hundreds of magazine and e-newsletter readers logged on to our Web site to vote for their favorites. We’re proud to present the three stellar sites that came out on top:
Our lnnes Tree and Tangled Branches <www.tribalpages.com/tribes/mle2u2> took first for creator Emily Smith’s friendly approach, easy navigation, and especially the depth of genealogical data. “The research is amazing,” noted one voter.
Both runners up, Kerry’s Genealogy WebSite <www.kerry-kelley.com> by Kerry Kelley and Cees Kloosterman’s The Genealogy of the Kloosterman Family <www.kloosterman.be>, got high marks for design and organization. “It’s easy to find her surnames,” said a Kerry voter. Kloosterman fans praised the site’s multilingual presentation. Congrats to all three winners!