I’ve been doing some revamping on the MFA website. When it comes to websites, we are all constantly re-vamping. The theme we are using is somewhat limited in the number of menu items I’m able to use, but the sub-menus are less limited. I’ve been trying to group items under sub headings that will be easier to find. For instance, you can find the minutes to all of our 2014 meetings under the Board of Directors heading, and that will be under the About heading. Any current news not related to the reunion will either be right here on the Home page. There will be a 2015 Reunion header coming soon with news about the coming family reunion that will be held in Virginia early August 2015. The best way to find your way around the site is to explore. There is a lot of information on here, ant there are a lot more items being prepared to come online. We have exciting news that will be released this year from out research department. Some things that will set the genealogy community on it’s ear if our research bears fruit. If you want to be in on the news as it breaks, I urge you to join the MFA to help fund this organization, so we can continue our research. So, enjoy your look around, and we hope you find something that will astound you.
OK, Folks, it time to decide where the 2015 Montague Worldwide Family Reunion will be held. The 2010 event was held in Williamsburg, Va. We had a very nice time and learned a lot about organizing an entertaining and educational reunion. 2015 is approaching and it’s time to get some input, and pick a great place for the Montagues to congregate. Currently we are looking at dates after the school year has ended and before the new one starts, namely June-August, 2015. Sorry to our overseas family, but we will be having this party in the USA. So, speak up in the comments on where you think the reunion should be and maybe make a few comments as to why it should be there. Even if you’re not sure right now that you can make it, we appreciate your input. The location needs to be a place that holds Montague history and some significance to the Montague family. We also want a place with entertainment value for the whole family. We need everyone to chime in with good ideas. In the end the board will decide the best place out of all the suggestions. There may be some very good places that we are unaware.
Here are some places that have been suggested:
Williamsburg/ Jamestowne, Va. (Ancestral home of the Peter Montague line)
Hadley, Ma. (Ancestral home of the Richard Montague line)
Hampton Va. ( We have a volunteer to organize the reunion here)
Lees Summit, Mo.
Branson, Mo. (I can’t find any link to Montague history with Branson)
Salt Lake City, Ut. (Home of the largest genealogical library in the USA)
It’s just been an insane year in my real job and i just haven’t had the time or patience to do much on the website. I’ve got tons of stuff that needs to be posted. Hopefully as Winter sets in and business slows down I’ll be able to get back to webmastering. This is if I remember how to do edits in WordPress.
It sure doesn’t look like I spent 10 hours getting the website to this point. It moves pretty slow when you learn as you go…. There is a lot of work that goes on in the background. Well, let me know what you think. I’m open to suggestions to improve this site.
We have decided to re-vamp the MFA website and make it modern, innovative and especially interactive. We are using WordPress to build the new site, so everything from our old site has been taken down. We’ll be using some of the pages to on this site, so be sure to take a look at them by clicking on the navigation bar at the top of this page. You will be able to follow my progress, and education, in real time as the site comes up as this is almost immediately published as I complete pages. Bear with me as I make, and hopefully correct, my mistakes. Curt!