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My Name is John Bedard. I live in western Massachusetts. My family history research started as a personal hobby and has grown over the years. Now I enjoy trying to help others climb their own family trees. Below is more information.
29 years of genealogical research experience.
Some experience with forensic genealogical research (finding living heirs, etc.)
Association of Professional Genealogists (member)
National Genealogical Society (member)
New England Historic Genealogical Society (member)
Connecticut Society of Genealogists (Former Board member and guest speaker)
Massachusetts Genealogical Council (committee member)
International Society of Genetic Genealogy (member)
I have also attended a variety of seminars/classes on genealogy.
Springfield Technical Community College
Business Administration and Management courses.
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (every 2 years)
Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Seminar
New England Historic Genealogical Society Annual Family History Day
I have given a talk for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists on researching in upstate New York. One of the more difficult states to do research in.