Friday, October 19, 2012

Midwest Geneabloggers - Fall 2012 Meetup

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting 8 genealogy bloggers for a day of research at the Allen County Public Library and a party at my house in the evening. This was the second event for the Midwest Geneabloggers and it was even more fun.

Some bloggers spent an extra day in Fort Wayne on Friday. So after some research we headed to J K O'Donnell's.

Photo courtesy of Linda McCauley

Saturday was spent at ACPL searching for ancestors within their books, microfilm and periodicals.

Then it was time for my husband to defend our house with his new dagger.

And of course, party time!

 We missed Diana Ritchie at this meetup. But she still sent her dad's yummy cookies. Thanks, Diana!

Bloggers from left to right:
Susan Clark - Nolichucky Roots
Harold Henderson - Midwestern Microhistory
Linda Swisher - Round Tuit Genealogy
Linda McCauley - Documenting the Details
Jen Alford - Jenealogy
Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana - The Last Leaf on This Branch
me :)
Becky Wiseman - Kinexxions

Thanks to everyone who came. We hope to have another event in the spring. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for details.

And if anyone comes to visit again. Linda McCauley set the bar pretty high for bribing my husband. (Buffalo Trace Moonshine)


  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all!

  2. Makes me really sorry that I moved away from Fort Wayne.

  3. Tina, as usual neither Ft. Wayne, The ACPL, nor your hospitality let us down! Since the hotel has promised to try to extend the special discount to anyone who's part of the MGB (which is technically anyone!) it really does make the trip a lot more affordable for those of us on a limited budget. The Library is just busting at the seams with resource material you simply can't get anywhere else, and we did have a great conversation about the benefits of adding our own research to the collection...among others...heh. Best of all, you and your hubs are great hosts and it's nice to end the day sitting down and talking about the ins and outs of genealogy. Thanks for arranging everything for us, and I'll look forward to seeing you, and everyone else, in the Spring!