Although a small percentage of folks in our online genealogy community do get to meet and know each other personally, mostly by attending conferences and workshops, the majority are like me, who engage in building "friendships" online, through blogs, chats, and social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and/or GooglePlus. So, for me, those rare occasions that allow me to actually meet one of my genea-friends are very special. Yesterday was one such occasion, when I got to meet genealogist Shelley Murphy while on a brief visit to my former hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
I have enjoyed getting to know Shelley online, and have long considered her a part of my "genea-family". Now, I can add her to the (short) list of folks from this wonderful community whom I've actually met, in person. Though our visit was brief, I could tell that Shelley was just as kind, sweet, and supportive in "real life" as she comes across online. :) I'm glad we met!
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