Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring News and Other Happenings

Wow! I guess someone is reading my blog! First Nutfield Genealogy appeared on the Family Tree Magazine Top 40 and now more recognitions!

Thanks Wendy, Dave
Leslie and Nancy!
I was tickled pink to receive the One Lovely Blog Award four times! Thanks to Wendy B. the blogger at “Shaking Leaves , Dave Weller, the author of the blog "Tree Rings" at, from Leslie Albrecht Huber at “The Journey Takers” blog, and from Nancy at “My Ancestors and Me” at the link . I no longer participate in the blog awards by listing my favorites, because there are simply too many to list. But I appreciate your thoughtfulness! I enjoy these blog honorifics because I always learn new blogs to follow. Please click on these links and check out Dave’s, Wendy’s, Leslie’s and Nancy’s blogs!

If you are in the area, there is a very active Genealogy Club meeting on the second Friday of every month at the Rogers Memorial Library in Hudson, New Hampshire. I’ve attended a few times, and the last meeting had about thirty attendees! The next meeting will be April 9th, 2011 at 1:30 and there will be a showing of a DNA video, followed up by a presentation at the May meeting on Genealogy and DNA by Richard Guilmette.

Don’t miss NERGC on April 6-9, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The New England Regional Genealogical Conference is held every other year, and this year’s theme is “Exploring New Paths to Your Roots”. There is a great line up of speakers and workshops.

The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists is having their Spring Meeting on April 2nd at the Manchester City Library from 10AM – 3PM. See the link for more information. The Meeting is free and open to the public.

The Maine Genealogical Society is also having a spring conference day on April 23rd in Winslow, Maine John Phillip Colletta, who is also speaking at NERGC will giving a lecture on "Using Federal Records for Genealogical Research".

At his genealogy blog “Transylvania Dutch” John Newmark announced a new eZine for genealogists called “Generations of Poetry” at the link if you are interested in submitting a poem please consult the submission guidelines at This is a great new spring project! April is National Poetry Month.

Speaking of literature, the annual Five Colleges Used Book Sale is April 23 – 24 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. This event (since 1962!) is well worth the drive, as proceeds benefit scholarships to five distinguished women’s colleges (Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley)

Spring is full of new beginnings!

Plimoth Plantation reopened on March 19th, and the Mayflower II is back in at Plymouth Harbor from its winter berth at Fairhaven. Strawbery Bank Museum in Portsmouth opens on May 1st, 2011. Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire will reopen for the season on May 14, 2011. The American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire will be reopening in mid-May

National DNA Day is April 15th. I’m looking forward to some of the testing companies to have their annual sales. 23andMe had a big discount last year. I hope my prediction is right!

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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