Tamura Jones has announced his GeneAwards 2008.

The GeneAwards highlight the best, the worst and special achievements of the year. There are also quite a few honourable and dishonourable mentions.

Some highlights:

RootsMagic 4 too late to qualify
Legacy Charting wins Best New Genealogy Product of 2008
Google Earth wins Best Genealogy Product of 2008
The Master Genealogist 7 is declared Worst Genealogy Product of 2008, FTM 2009 gets a dishonourable mention
Ancestry.com is Worst Genealogy Organisation of 2008
FamilySearch gets a dishonourable mention for continued neglect of the GEDCOM specification
MyHeritage Family Tree Builder 2.0 and DynasTree Home Edition both get a dishonourable mention for being a danger to your data
• Steven Morse get an honourable mention for his One Step Web Pages

Quick GeneAwards 2008 overview:

Best of 2008
• Best Genealogy Product of 2008: Google Earth
• Best New Genealogy Product of 2008: Legacy Charting
• Best Genealogy Organisation of 2008: Privacy International

Worst of 2008
• Worst Genealogy Product of 2008: The Master Genealogist 7
• Worst New Genealogy Product of 2008: Map My Ancestors 1.0
• Worst Genealogy Organisation of 2008: Ancestry.com

Special Award
• Most Innovative Product of 2008: Relatives 1.0

See also the GeneaBlog Awards