Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 New England Geneablogger Bash

The New England Genealogy Bloggers assembled in Farley, Massachusetts for another bash!  We had a wonderful time and Sarah Campbell was again a terrific hostess.  Her home was quite historical, and she led tours from the attic to the basement.  Quite a few bloggers attended this year, along with some other local genealogists and historians that Sara had invited.

Besides eating and chatting (and chatting, and chatting, and more chatting), we heard a delightful tale from Shari Strahan about the genealogist Joe Manning and his genealogy projects on the child laborers seen in the famous photographs of Lewis Hine.  It turns out that Joe’s genealogy mentor was Sara!  It’s a long story and I'm so glad she put it into a blog post at this link: .  We also had a long discussion about NERGC 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island (Midge smuggled in an early copy of the schedule and conference brochure).   No keynote speakers at NERGC 2015? Hmmmm….

The fall foliage was spectacular, there was a little rain but it didn’t dampen spirits, and a pumpkin took a nose dive off Sara’s front porch… In other words, we had a terrific time!

These New England Genealogy Bloggers attended the bash:

June Stearns Butka  “Dame Gussie’s Genealogy Rants”

Sara Campbell (our hostess again!)  “Remembering Those who Came Before Us”

Midge Frazel  “Granite in my Blood”

Tim Firkowski  “Sherlock's Genealogical Adventures”

Barbara Matthews, blogger for the Mass. Genealogical Council  “The MCG Sentinel”

Elizabeth Pyle Handler “From Maine to Kentucky”
And she also writes “A Jewish Genealogy Journey”

Lori Lyn Price  “Bridging the Past”

Barbara Proko “Basia’s Polish Family: From Wilno to Worcester”

Heather and Vincent Rojo “Nutfield Genealogy”

Pam Seavey Schafner  “Digging Downeast”

Sheri Strahan

Bill West  “West in New England”

To see a complete list of New England genealogy bloggers, go to the Facebook Group “New England GeneaBloggers” and click on the “about” button to see a long list of wonderful blogs.   If you are a blogger who lives in New England or blogs about mostly New England topics, please join the group and introduce yourself!

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  1. Looks like a great time was had by all Heather! I have to admit that while I have a personal Facebook page I rarely visit it, but I did just have a look at the New England Geneabloggers page on Facebook and was very pleasantly surprised to see my blog on the list -- so that means I have to join the group! ;-) I am planning and hoping to attend my first genealogy conference this coming spring at the NERGC 2015 in Providence and I am watching for the registration information. If anyone gets advance notice of when and where it will be posted (other than the NERGC site itself), I would greatly appreciate a heads-up. I hope I can meet you and several other New England Geneabloggers I have come to know via our blogs and messaging -- and to meet new New England Geneabloggers as well.


    1. John, I will run a blogger special interest group at NERGC, as well as the blogger area (an area where bloggers can work online, do interviews, charge devices, meet up with other bloggers) somewhere in the convention area. More details will come closer to the date. Keep checking the Facebook group and I've got your email.