Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 2016 New England Genealogy Blogger Bash

Five years ago we hosted the first New England Genealogy Blogger Bash at our home in Londonderry in August 2011 on the eve or Hurricane Irene. On that occasion, many bloggers drove home into the storm. Since then that first meeting we have had much nicer weather, also met on Cape Cod (twice!), Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Farley, Massachusetts.  We have also met up in person at the NERGC conferences every other year.

We forgot to take a group photo this time around, so multiple photos will have to do.  I'll post all the participants and their blog links below.

We had a good meeting about expanding the blogger presence at the NERGC 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and explored blog books and other book publishing services.  But best of all was just the socializing, and eating! We had bloggers from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut join us.  Christine McCloud wins bragging rights for the longest drive.

It's always nice meeting up in person, instead of meeting "virtually" online.

Participating bloggers (no particular order):

Barbara Matthews
Polly Fitzgerald Kimmett
Christine McCloud
Tim Firkowski
Barbara Proko
Elizabeth Pyle Handler
June Stearns Butka
Jake Fletcher
Dan Young
Sara Campbell
Erica Voolich
Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. A great idea.I'm wondering if we should have something similar in Sydney.

    1. Of course you should have a Sydney Genealogy Blogger Bash! It's wonderful discussing things in person over food and drink, instead of online.

  2. And it was well worth the drive! So good to match up names & faces/blogs. I'd like to see Rhode Island & Vermont represented next time too!