Saturday, August 27, 2011

The New England Geneablogger Bash

On the eve of Hurricane Irene, ten brave genealogists and genealogy bloggers met up informally in Londonderry, New Hampshire for fun and fellowship.  No, not virtually on Facebook or Second Life, and not as a fleeting moment in the hallway at a conference, nor shouting across a banquet table at a luncheon.  This was a very relaxed cookout, with lots of fun conversation and non-genealogy discussion.  (Okay, so we discussed lots of family history, but no one is perfect!)  

In spite of an ominous weather forecast, it was pleasant enough to sit outside, and the weather held off for everyone to get home safely afterwards.  Except for Russ Worthington of the blog "Family Tree Maker User" who is on his way back to New Jersey as this is being written.  Make it home safely, Russ and Patti! 

Summer bounty from Michelle Robillard of the blogs "Call Me Shell"
and "Whispers Beyond the Stone" 

Russ Worthington trying out his new iPad to
keep up with the hurricane forecast

Genealogists sure can cook!
 Everyone brought some dish to share
It was fun meeting new blogger Elizabeth Handler who has two blogs
Jewish Genealogy Journey and
From Maine to Kentucky

Laura Prescott gives the scoop on Fold3
Check our Facebook group for more photos, information and to see when we will hold the next New England GeneaBloggers Bash

UPDATE!  Russ and Patti were safe at home in New Jersey by 10PM

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Beautiful photos. So sorry to have missed the bash.

  2. Hope you all had a wonderful time and behaved yourselves! But, I am sure you did! Looks like it was a great time and great food. Congratulations on your first bash!

  3. Looks like great fun! Nice to put some faces to blog names, too!

  4. Heather, thank you for mentioning my blogs and especially for hosting the first N.E. GeneaBloggers Bash. It was great to meet other GeneaBloggers!

  5. Looks like everyone had a great time!

  6. Thank you Heather and Vincent (looking good in that apron) for opening your home to us!

  7. What a wonderful gathering! I hope that all of you had a wonderful time together and, furthermore, that all of you back home on the east coast stay safe. You are in my thoughts!

  8. Looks like fun! How lucky that you got the lowdown on Fold3 from a VIP. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  9. Thanks for sharing... looks like a really good time had by all... including your readers! ;-)

  10. Good friends, good fun... and a hurricane, to boot! Looks like y'all had a great time!

  11. Great event to hold and it looks like everyone had a nice time and some really yummy looking food to enjoy.