Geneabloggers Annual Meeting 2025

All GeneaBloggers content providers are invited to the GeneaBloggers Organization’s 2024 annual meeting on 20 May 2024 at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time (aka New York City time). Check your email or the Facebook group to register for the Zoom link.

New Slate of Officers

During the annual meeting, we will vote for new officers.

President Laura Hedgecock and Vice President Elizabeth O’Neal, who have served since GeneaBloggers’ 2017 transition to a non-profit, board-run organization, are ready to pass the mantle on to someone with fresh ideas.  Likewise, Treasurer Cheri Hudson-Passey and Secretary Judy Muhn have completed well over their expected 2-year terms. Laura Hedgecock will continue to attend meetings as a past-president and help out as a webmaster.

Meet Our Candidates

The nominating committee, chaired by Linda Stufflebean, have presented an impressive slate of nominees:Learn More

President: Doris Kenney

Bio

A self-proclaimed genealogy addict, I began researching in 2013. As an amateur genealogist, I continually hone my skills through daily research and online learning. I’ve always had a passion for writing. In 2023, inspired by many talented GeneaBloggers, I decided to start writing about my own genealogy journey and A Tree With No Name was born! I typically post three times a week, and actively promote my blog and interact with readers on several social media sites. I’m currently exploring the uses of AI for genealogy.

I have an AA degree in General Business and have been at my “day job” for 35+ years, currently as Director of Customer Experience and Process Management, as well as being an executive assistant. I’m proficient with computers and also trained in malware removal. My other hobbies include knitting, watching tv and reading.

Vice-President: Carolyn Thompson

Bio

Carolyn A. Thompson is a dedicated genealogy researcher with a background in civil engineering and business. After over twenty years in various industries, Carolyn shifted her focus to genealogy, driven by a desire to explore and preserve family histories.

She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix, equipping her with the skills for detailed research and effective storytelling.

You can read more about Carolyn at her website, Getting2theRoots.com.

Treasurer: Janice Sellers

Bio

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Jewish, Black, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon. She is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO). At GFO she is the coordinator of the African American Special Interest Group.
She has volunteered at LDS FamilySearch Centers since 2000 and gives presentations on many genealogical topics at local, regional, state, and national/international levels. She has researched her own family history for almost 50 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, she worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. She has previously edited five genealogy journals.

You can read more about Janice at her blog, Ancestral Discoveries.

Secretary: Linda Stufflebean

Bio:

Linda Stufflebean has been researching her family history since 1979. Originally from Passaic, New Jersey, she moved westward to California in 1978. She became interested in her roots as a young adult, leading to many questions about her Rusyn paternal branch of the family tree as well as her maternal family representing colonial New England, Denmark and Sweden with a touch of Dutch in the mix, too. She has done professional genealogy work through the years, but prefers to volunteer her time helping others. After retiring from a long career in Special Education, Linda found she had lots of time to pursue her genealogy hobby and has taught her local in-person class, Anquestors, since 2010, in addition to being a member of multiple genealogical societies. She is the author of  Empty Branches on the Family Tree and celebrated her 10th blogiversary in January. Linda is currently serving as the GeneaBloggers Premium Members Chair.

Other Help Wanted

Are you techy? We’re looking for help with a couple of projects:

  1. Co-Webmaster:  Competence with WordPress.org needed, experience with Divi theme a bonus.
  2. Help with Google Workspace for Nonprofits: We’ve applied and have been approved for Google’s non-profit suite, yet have struggled to get it initiated. We’d love to move archives to Google storage.

Please contact Laura at if you can help out.

 

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