The first Midwest Geneabloggers Meet-up was held this past week-end in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and this Canadian crashed it. I discovered these midwestern genealogists are cool. We researched, told jokes, shared funny stories, and laughed. Oh, did we laugh! The best part of the week-end was meeting these wonderful geneabloggers face-to-face, and connecting names to real people. I was excited to (finally) meet Thomas MacEntee in person. Thomas is my 10th cousin, once removed through our Ryckman line.
|Kathryn Hogan and Thomas MacEntee, Midwest Geneabloggers Meetup, Ft. Wayne, IN, 2012. Digital image courtesy of Diana Ritchie, 2012. All rights reserved.
I appreciated having the opportunity as a group to discuss issues and ideas in our collective genealogy community. It was encouraging to hear others' opinions and thoughts.
I want to especially thank Tina Lyons, Terri O'Connell and Thomas for their work in organizing our week-end.
The first Midwest Geneabloggers event was so successful plans are now in the works for another week-end in the fall.
Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2012.