John's description of a rockstar genealogist is as follows:
Rockstar genealogists are those who give "must attend" presentations at family history conferences or as webinars. Who, when you see a new family history article or publication by that person, makes it a must buy. Who is it that you hang on their every word on a blog, podcast or newsgroup, or follow avidly on Facebook or Twitter?There was a very long list of names in the nominations which can be found here. I'm very honoured that so many people have voted for me. I'm even more surprised to find that I've been nominated ahead of big names such as Dick Eastman and Else Churchill. The full list of bronze and silver medallists can be found here. The names of the "superstar" gold medallists will be published on John's blog tomorrow.