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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Bash

The day Hurricane Irene hit Massachusetts and New Hampshire was the day we had our first GeneaBlogger Bash on August 27th. It was held at the Rojo's home in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The idea was formed in the early summer when I suggested we should have a Jamboree, so the bloggers could meet one another. The title had to be changed, due to a request, so I suggested "Bash". Heather ran with it, and offered her house as a location. I took the photo for the logo. Heather seemed to enjoy the rest of the planning and preparing the cookout, while the bloggers brought food. We all enjoyed ourselves.

View from the Rojo deck
Because of the storm, quite a few unhappy bloggers backed out. But those who attended left around 4:30, just as it began to rain. What a wonderful time, lots of good talk, meeting new people and great food. I don't believe this will be the last Bash.
Heather and Vincent Rojo

Pam Seavey Schaffner and Kevin Grooms
Russ Worthington
Elizabeth Pyle Handler, her husband Steve,
and Sara Campbell
Liesa Healy-Miller, Pam Seavey Schaffner
and Russ Worthington
Shari Strahan and Michelle Robillard
Laura Prescott and Kevin Grooms
Some of the food
Can't forget their flowers
Photo of Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine, taken in Aug. 2011


Michelle Goodrum said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm glad everything worked out in spite of the storm.

Nice pictures. It's always nice to be able to put faces the names in Geneablogger land.

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Very nice blog Barbara! Thanks for sharing and for the great photos. I'm looking forward to Bash #2 (with no storms on the horizon)!


Deb Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photographs. Looks like a good time was had by all. What a wonderful idea. May have to organize something down here for the Mid-atlantic geneabloggers ;-) Could become a network of fun!

Claudia's Genealogy Blog said...

Angel looks ready to run up the stairs and hide under the bed. Thats why my cat would do.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Barbara, thank you for sharing. It makes me wish I lived in the New England area.

dee-burris said...

What a good idea! I'm so glad the nasty weather held off until the festivities were over.

Pam Schaffner said...

Great time had by all. Thanks for a wonderful blog post, Barbara! It was wonderful meeting you and everyone else. Keep in touch. Till next year!

Barbara Poole said...

From Randy Seaver: Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week: "The Bash by Barbara Poole on the Life From the Roots blog. Barbara provides an ice photo essay of the geneabloggers bash in New Hampshire last weekend, just before Irene blew through. It's good to see all of the names and faces (well, not Barbara's, I see)."

Lisa Frank said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for sharing the experience and great photos. It will be fun to attend the next one :)