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Saturday, October 26, 2013

GENEABLOGGING PANEL AT THE MERRIMACK VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS

Today I had the honor of appearing on a panel about geneablogging at the Merrimack
Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. The other members of
the panel were Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, Heather Wilkinson Rojo, Marian Pierre-Louis,
and Cynthia Shenette, so I was in very distinguished company. I have been a bit
nervous about this for awhile because it's the first time I've spoken before a group
of fellow genealogists. I spoke about three instances where blogging had led to cousin
connections that had helped my family research and led me to discover some things
I hadn't already seen or known about my family. I can't remember exactly what I said
but I'm told I did alright. (Nobody fell asleep!) I also received my first Blogger's
Beads!


Thanks to Lucie for facilitating our talk and doing some PowerPoint slides for each of us,
And thanks to Margaret Fortier, Karen Treachis and the chapter members for their kindness to a first time speaker!

Heather, Cynthia and Lucie


Erica Voolich, Heather and Cynthia
Lucie and Pat Stano-Carpenter
Cynthia, Marian, Myself, Lucie, & Heather

4 comments:

Russ Worthington said...

Mr West,

Where are your beads in that photo and no hat ???. Oh, I know, they are for the "birds".

Great picture and Congratulations, but the company you keep ??? What a great group of folk,

Congratulations,

Russ

Bill West said...

LOL, they're there Russ. Small beads don't show up well on us big guys.

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

I love your photos, Bill! It's nice to see other photos from a different perspective. Yes, Russ, he certainly had some beads. We all had to look "official".

Karen Trearchis said...

Bill, you were among friends, all your fans from "West n New England."

It was the Merrimack Valley Chapter, MSOG, Inc.'s pleasure to host you Heather, Lucie, Cynthia and Marian at our meeting! Members were just as enthused as the speakers!

Thank you, Bill and all for a terrific and successful meeting!