It is with great pleasure to announce the PRA
Board has approved my appointment of Marsha Hanson-Smith
as our new Pennington Pedigrees Editor!
As you know weâ€™ve been without an Editor for almost two (2) years.
I am so very happy that we now have an Editor on board so we can continue to move forward.
and I have exchanged several messages over the past couple of weeks and we spoke on the phone yesterday.
I am very impressed with Marshaâ€™s positive attitude, her
skill set and background, all of which will be of help to her
One of our first discussions had to do with where Marsha lives.
lives in Ireland.
She was concerned this may be a problem but after I reviewed the position requirements and what our Editor needs to be successful, a personâ€™s residence was not a requirement nor was it, in my opinion, a critical component to be a successful Editor.
is only beginning to learn about her
ancestry and only became interested when she
had a great grandfather from Ireland.
does not have years of genealogical research or experience to share with readers but can do all the other tasks needed to publish the Pedigrees.
Marsha will become a Member of the Pedigrees Team and work with them to learn how the Pedigrees are assembled and published.
Melinda, Pedigrees Team Leader, will continue as such during this transition period which will allow Marsha
to learn and ask questions as the Pedigrees move through this next publication cycle.
I know you all join me in wishing Marsha
well and that she
can count on you for help and support.