29 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Heather Wilkinson Rojo

Heather Wilkinson Rojo has been researching her family history since the 1970s, when, as a teenager, she took her first community college class in genealogy.  After 35 years of collecting notes and information on her family, she started a blog as a place to write up the stories of her ancestors.  This blog became “Nutfield Genealogy,” which started in 2009 and is still going strong.  

Heather lives in New Hampshire, within a one hour drive of where most of her ancestors lived since the 1620s and 1630s.  She has also done extensive research on extended family in Hawaii, Spain and Nova Scotia.  Traveling for genealogy research is one of her favorite activities, even if it is just a drive to a country burial ground in Maine, or to a historical society in Massachusetts.

Heather is the secretary of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society, the president of the Londonderry Historical Society, and a member of many local genealogy societies including the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.

SA026 Saturday June 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Blogger Summit

Our panel of genealogists who are also bloggers will participate in a discussion of why blogging is important to their research. Participants will be able to ask questions about blogging and get a better understanding of why blogging works to improve genealogical research and to document the stories of our ancestors. Panelists: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, Blaine Bettinger JD, CeCe Moore, Randy Seaver. Moderator: Thomas MacEntee

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