Live from the Netherlands, I am proud to present the Third Annual iGene Awards, presented to you by your host JM. The pickings were meager this year here over at Tracing My Roots, but we managed to pick a winner out of the 13 submission for each of the five categories. So, without much further ado, I present to you The Best of The Best.
In the category Best Picture, the Wedding picture of Barend Cornelis Bolle and Alida Petronella Wesselo is our winner! It is unique among the pictures posted in 2009, because it caused me and my grandmother, the daughter of the couple in the picture, to become closer than we ever were before.
In the category Best Screen Play, the post titled December Birthday of a Special Woman is the winner. This tribute gives but a glimpse into the life of Henriëtte Geertruida Lamboo. The life of this remarkable woman will make a great movie and I am happy to announce here that the series Looking for Lamboo, which will start on 14 February 2010 here at Tracing My
Roots, will give an in-depth look at her life and that of her family. For all of you who will read this after the 14th, go take a look! But don’t forget to come back here to see the other winners!
In the category Best Documentary, the winner is: Sinterklaas – A Dutch Holiday Tradition. This post gives a great look into the number one Dutch tradition. I am also pleased to announce that sometime in the near future, there will be a follow-up posts on other Dutch traditions, so stay tuned to Tracing My Roots.
In the category Best Biography, the biography of Lambertus Johannes Adolphus Knura in the beautiful post The Forgotten Uncle is the winner. This post paints a picture of a delightful boy whose life was tragically cut short at the age of 6.
In the category Best Comedy the very first entry of 2009, Overwhelmed With Information, is the winner. Not because the contents of the post is particularly funny, but because looking back at it, I cannot imagine that I ever thought that the amount of information I had then was much. In the few short months between then and now, I have amassed even more information and an entire pile of places to visit where there is, you guessed it, even more information! So yes, looking back at it, it’s quite funny.
So, with the proud winners of 2009 announced, it’s traditionally a time to look forward. I am sure that 2010 will bring much more competition in all of these categories and it is my hope that you will enjoy each and every post made in 2010 here at Tracing My Roots.
This post was written for the 90th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.