The Manchester Union-Leader has a great article about professional genealogist and prolific author Melinde Sanborn, FASG. It describes how she became interested in genealogy. Sanborn scrapped her aspirations of being an archaeologist and decided she would become a genealogist.
The same article also provides a bit of information about the upcoming New England Regional Genealogical Conference to be held in Manchester, NH on April 22 to 26.
You can read more about Melinde Sanborn at http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Tree+climbing+is+her+specialty&articleId=9a736c8f-4cdc-4ff7-86e8-7aee9b1a6b61.
I also interviewed Melinde on Roots Television last year, a video that you can watch at http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences3.php?bctid=1781124502&bclid=1774292995.