07 April 2011

NERGC 2011 - Day 1

Main Street in Springfield, MassachusettsImage via Wikipedia
Three straight days of nonstop genealogical fun await. The New England Regional Genealogical Conference begins today. After arriving in Springfield, Massachusetts yesterday afternoon, I volunteered at the registration desk. Don't tell anyone, but this was the best volunteer job! 

During registration, I met so many new people, as well as many new online blogging and Facebook friends. In particular I would like to send a shout out to Judy and Deanna and her sister Darcy. Two fellow geneabloggers were hanging around; Marian Pierre-Louis of Fieldstone-Historic Research and Midge Frazel of Granite in My Blood. These women are two of my favorite genealogy blogging role models. 

I also met Paul Milner, one of the two featured speakers at the conference. Paul hails from northern England. His specialty is not surprisingly British Isles genealogical research. Paul will be presenting "What Were Our Ancestors Really Like?" tomorrow night at the banquet sponsored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Almost eight hundred people are preregistered for NERGC 2011. Do you wish you were here too? It isn't too late. You can show up on any of the three conference days and register to attend for one or more days. The conference organizers expect quite a few people to do this. Why don't you join us?

Happy Thursday!

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4 comments:

  1. Jennifer,

    So nice to meet you last night. I can't believe you are the scrappygenalogist! I follow your blog. See you around the conference!

    Deanna

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  2. Very strange. I think we must have one of those serendipitous genealogical connections. Bet we will find a shared relationship somewhere. Great job on door monitor by the way! :)

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  3. Hi Jen, I must have seen you at the registration desk and not noticed it was you! I hope to run into you tomorrow somewhere....

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  4. I was on last names starting with h-m, so no Rs or Ws. Hope you are having a good time! Maybe I will see you at lunch or dinner?

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