The many friends and acquaintances of Michael Leclerc will be interested to learn that he is moving on to new adventures. Michael became an employee of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston in 1995. In the following sixteen years, he has served in a variety of roles at the society. He has assisted thousands of visitors with their research, taught hundreds of classes, written thousands of articles, and traveled extensively. He has lectured at genealogy conferences all over the U.S. and even on cruise ships.
When I write he "traveled extensively," I can vouch for that. I once spent two weeks accompanying Michael on a trip to a genealogy conference in England and then we went on to India to visit a company that was developing the NEHGS web site. Traveling through India with Michael was a great experience that I will never forget!
I first met Michael soon after he joined NEHGS. We soon discovered we were distant cousins several different ways as we share a number of French-Canadian ancestors. It has been fun to watch Michael as he became an expert genealogist, lecturer, and author.
Writing in the American Ancestors' Daily Genealogist, Michael has announced that he is moving on to new adventures. His last day of employment at the society is July 31st. However, he plans to remain in genealogy and we will see his name in print in society publications. He writes:
I will be continuing to work in the field of genealogy, and my affiliation with NEHGS will not end completely. I will be staying on as a consulting editor for the Register, and a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine. And with the wonders of twenty-first century technology, any other activities will just be a Google search away. I hope that you will say hello when you see me at genealogy programs and repositories in the future.
You can read Michael Leclerc's last article in the Daily Genealogist at http://goo.gl/NdSt2.
Best of luck, Michael!