Monday, January 2, 2012

Here it starts...

Hello and welcome to my blog!
My name is Michael Auger and I’ve been involved in genealogy for about 20 years now.  However, the seeds were planted way back in the late 1970’s when my older brother Donald gave the family a copy of a genealogy report for our Dad’s side that he had researched and created.  Needless to say I was enthralled.    Beginning in the early 1990’s I started expanding upon Donald’s work and also working on my Mom’s side as well.    Fast-forward to today I continue to do genealogical research and have a strong desire to eventually do professional genealogy work and as a first step towards that goal in May of 2011 became a graduate of the Boston University Genealogical Research Program.
After a couple of years of gnawing on the idea, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and become a blogger.   While genealogy research has always been fun for me, one of my biggest genealogical goals is to write family history stories based on my research, so at the most basic level, I’m hoping this blog will be the impetus to write more in general and also to connect with other genealogists and potential cousins.       
So, here it goes.  Now that post number one is officially under my belt, I’m looking forward to learning from fellow genealogists and to sharing information.

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to the geneablogging community, Michael!

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  2. Bill - thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to joining in on the collective conversation and learning from others.

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  3. Welcome to the geneablogging club. There are so many resources out there that I am sure you will find everything you need to help you with your writing goals. I look forward to reading your posts.

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  4. Tessa - thanks for the kind words!

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  5. Michael, welcome to GeneaBloggers. I wish you all the best in continuing to write your family's stories. I look forward to reading them. I just became your newest follower (so hopefully I won't miss any).

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  6. Welcome, Michael. After looking at your surname list, it seems as though we may be cousins!

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  7. Nancy - thanks for following me! I've returned the favor on your wonderful blog: http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Michelle - that's awesome. Would love to find out which surnames may be a connection. I hope to do a more detailed post highlighting more details about the surnames I'm searching for (eventually) but feel free to e-mail me at mikeauger@gwi.net

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  9. You have a great new blog, Michael, and I signed up to follow you. I'm blogging from next door in New Hampshire, and our paths will probably cross at some point in time, or we'll find a cousin connection maybe!

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  10. Heather - thanks for the supportive words. Looking forward to having our paths cross!

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  11. Well Michael as a fairly new blogger myself, I say welcome to the community. My story is much like yours. I am the family historian/Genealogist and have been working on mine for some years now. I recently started blogging to share my info with others. I am already making connections. Not sure if we have one yet, But Trudel is one of the names I am looking into. Haven't gotten to far with it yet, but if I get out of the northern Ontario Quebec area I will try to find if their is a connection with yours. Welcome again and keep it up, I enjoyed reading what you have so far.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words John - I appreciate you reaching out. My Trudel line goes through Ste-Marie, Beauce with Marie Zoe Trudel and her parents Pierre Trudel & Rosalie Boivin. My understanding is that Pierre was from the Quebec City area, but I need to do more research on that. Will have to check out your blog as well!

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  12. Hey Michael! Nice to see you've ventured into blogging :-)Nice layout!

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    1. Thanks Claire! I finally decided to take the plunge and so far Im having a blast. I'm hoping it will help me get the stories out there. Last thing I want to do is get hit by a bus and have so much info lost.

      p.s. I got into ProGen finally! :)

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