Hello, my name is Trish Elliott-
Kashima and I am running for
SEMA CC Representative.
I have been an active County Coordinator for 6 years at Whitfield County GAGenWeb and 5 years at
Marion County GAGenWeb. In addition I am the NW Regional Assistant for GAGenWeb and temporary
county coordinator for some adoptable GAGenWeb Counties. I have been a CC for Hawaii County
HIGenWeb since 2015 and Beaverhead County MTGenWeb for the last year.
My interest in being a County Coordinator has been to "give back" to the genealogy community. I have
been researching my family tree for 47 years now. People shared their knowledge with me when
I first started which made an impression on me. After a few years I volunteered at a genealogy library
where we lived - it was when the first Roots came out. Wow we were busy. Then genealogy took a back seat
for a few years while we started our family. As our children grew older I watched the query pages and helped
people where I could.
Finally came to the conclusion that the best use of my time was to become a County Coordinator.
I didn't know anything about how to set up a website but learned what to do with the help from some
special people at GAGenWeb who are Linda Blum-Barton and Ed Gordon. I started with Whitfield
County GAGenWeb because I had a connection - my brother in law's families were from Whitfield. Next,
Marion County came open and that one was perfect as my grandmother was from Marion.
While I have been an active County Coordinator for over six years, I have not been elected to any positions before. What
better way to continue to give back than to help and support to other CCs by listening to their questions and issues and
representing them. After all, we are the backbone of each of our States and effective communication is so important.
I am easy to get along with, very detail oriented and am pretty fast to learn new things.
About me personally - I do have a full time job and a home life like all of us. My hobbies are genealogy, sewing, reading,
vegetable and flower gardening-especially heirlooms. We live in Middle Tennessee near the Alabama border in the
I am happy to answer questions that anyone may have. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My website addresses are:
Marion County GAGenWeb
Whitfield County GAGenWeb
Hawaii County HIGenWeb
Beaverhead County MTGenWeb
Thanks for considering me, and I hope I get your vote of confidence!