Saturday, October 26, 2013

Merrimack Valley Chapter MassSoG GeneaBlogger Panel

This morning at the Nevins Public Library in Methuen, Massachusetts there was a GeneaBlogger Panel discussion with some of your favorite New England genealogy bloggers.  Cynthia Shenette, Marian Pierre Louis, Bill West, Lucie Consentino and Heather Rojo all spoke about how they started blogging, how it has helped with genealogy research, "cousin connections" and other topics related to genealogy blogging. 

Blogger Erica Voolich was there in the audience, too. 

It was Bill West's first time speaking in public about genealogy and blogging, and he sure fooled us!  He was quite the professional speaker, and very entertaining, too.

Blogger Polly Kimmett was there for a reunion with her fellow Geneabloggers.

Marian Pierre Louis made an announcement that Elizabeth Shown Mills will be on one of her upcoming podcasts at her Fieldstone Common blog.  Don't miss this one!  It should be great!

Stay tuned!  If you are a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, the Merrimack Valley Chapter will be hosting an upcoming workshop on how to start your own genealogy blog.  I hope this blogger panel generated interest in the benefits and entertainment of genealogy blogging, and check your newsletter for an upcoming announcement of this workshop. 

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists website 

Lucie Consentino "Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home" 
also "Lucie's Legacy"

Marian Pierre Louis  "Marian's Roots and Rambles" 
"Fieldstone Common"

 Cynthia Shenette  "Heritage Zen"

Bill West   "West in New England"

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Copyright (c) 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. What a great group picture! Boy, I did well taking this snapshot!

  2. Some members of New England Geneabloggers came to the MSOGInc.-Merrimack Valley Chapter mtg. today and told their stories! See all their happy faces, the audience was just as excited!

    Go to and click on Merrimack Valley Chapter news, today's handout will be on this page very soon!
    Keep checking Merrimack Valley Chapter news for more information on "Starting Your Own Blog" workshop to be taught by Heather! MSOG members will be given preference.
    by Heather