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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    Thank you for the compliments, Family Tree Magazine Top 40, and blog readers


    Family Tree Magazine's 40 Best Genealogy Blogs has named The Family Curator as "tops" in the Research Advice category, along with The Armchair Genealogist, Genealogy Tip of the Day, NARAations, and Shades of the Departed. It's an honor to be recognized in such good company, especially since the nominations are made by avid genealogy blog readers, and a panel of my favorite bloggers. Thank you, readers!

    Family Tree's Sunny Morton writes,

    Denise Levenick, aka Penelope Dreadful in the Shades of the Departed online magazine (this category's Panel Pick), writes as herself in this informative but personal blog. She favors how-to family archiving topics such as duplicating documents and photos. As one fan puts it, "She knows her curating." Levenick also easily segues into personal research and travel, offering lessons and motivation for any genealogist.

    So, what began as an online journal to keep track of a project for my high school students has truly evolved into much more. It has been quite a journey and I can't wait to see what's next.

    While 40 blogs are named to this final list, genealogy bloggers know that the blogosphere holds many more than 40 very fine and very active genealogy blogs. When we open our blog reader today, we may skim 50, 60, or 100 new posts, we may enjoy reading a score of brand-new bloggers, and we may carefully study the rhetoric of a few articles, but all we read becomes part of what we will write tomorrow. Bloggers, and geneabloggers in particular, are a community where the interaction of the whole is truly what makes the significance of the part.

    For me, it's all about the community. You inspire, teach, and encourage. Thank you, YOU are the BEST.


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    Reader Comments (11)

    It is a very well deserved honor. I read you when you were a blog about your school project and I fell in love with your writing, knowledge and sense of humor.

    It is so good to see so many others fall in love with you as well.


    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterfootnoteMaven

    fM, You gave me the push to keep the whole thing moving. I never dreamed anyone else but me would be interested in all this "old stuff." And look what happened! Being a part of the Shades team is icing on the cake. I love being Penny D.

    March 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

    Congratulations, Denise!

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill West

    Congratulations! You have been an inspiration to me in many ways.

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Goodrum

    Congratulations! I love reading and learning from your blog.

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreta Koehl

    Congratulations, Denise, on being named to FTM's Top 40 Genealogy Blogs. You are so deserving of this honor.

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice Tracy

    Congratulations Denise! You have an amazing blog and I always enjoy reading it!

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Wallen Logsdon

    Congratulations to you Denise!

    March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Palmer

    Whoo Hoo! I am so very pleased to see you in the winner's circle.

    March 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheri Fenley

    Thank you, friends. The best part of blogging is the nice people you meet!

    March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Levenick

    Congratulations! You're a wealth of information!

    March 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Gartz

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