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 Leaveshttp://shaking-leaves.blogspot.com/ , Dave Weller, the author of the blog "Tree Rings" at http://wellerharvey.wordpress.com/, from Leslie Albrecht Huber at “The Journey Takers” blog http://www.thejourneytakers.blogspot.com/, and from Nancy at “My Ancestors and Me” at the link http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/ . 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. http://www.rodgerslibrary.org/

Don’t miss NERGC on April 6-9, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The New England Regional Genealogical Conference http://www.nergc.org/ 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 http://nhsog.org/nhsog/mtgs/mtg1104.htm 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 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megs/workshop.html 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 http://geneapoetry.com/ if you are interested in submitting a poem please consult the submission guidelines at http://geneapoetry.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html 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) http://www.nhliving.com/events/fivecollegesbooksale/index.shtml

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. http://www.plimoth.org/ Strawbery Bank Museum in Portsmouth opens on May 1st, 2011. http://www.strawberybanke.org/ Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire will reopen for the season on May 14, 2011. http://www.shakers.org/ The American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire will be reopening in mid-May http://www.independencemuseum.org/

National DNA Day is April 15th. http://www.genome.gov/10506367 I’m looking forward to some of the testing companies to have their annual sales. 23andMe had a big discount last year. http://www.23andme.com/ I hope my prediction is right!

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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