From the Mayflower to the Millennium

What makes me a Rogue Genealogist?

  • I believe genealogy is an active pursuit, not a passive one, and we should strive to not just dig up information, but preserve it.
  • I think we should question everything, especially family stories and experiences. Take nothing for granted. All of it is subjective and we might be surprised at how one person’s truth differs from another’s in matters of family history.
  • I don’t think we should worry so much about how we “appear” to others. If you love genealogy, if you care about what you are doing, and if there is a particular project close to your heart, then I believe you should pursue it with courage, conviction and passion.
  • I feel that the politics and cliques in genealogical (or any!) groups are, well, BS. We’re all on the same side here.

Now the official bio:Wendy pic-small

Wendy is a Massachusetts native living in Nebraska. She is also a novelist and gamer (and quite addicted to Sid Meier’s Civ 5). She specializes in New England and Mayflower ancestry. She has served as editor of The Bartlett Line, the official newsletter of the Society of Descendants of Robert Bartlett, since January 2007 and is also their website developer.