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Riverside County, California, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 24 times over and a great-grandmother of 13. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I am a Board Certified genealogist and more information on all this, as well as direct contact info, is on my Circlemending website.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Are you a Circlemender?


Do you like to find your ancestors and connect the past to the present, trying to complete that family circle so it will be unbroken? If so, you are a Circlemender!

See me at FGS (I'll be spending much of my time at the Genealogical Speakers Guild, APG, and Board for Certification of Genealogists booths) to get a Circlemender ribbon. Everyone who is on my mailing list, reads my blog, attends any of my lectures, or otherwise follows my genealogy and/or music endeavors is welcome to one of these, so be sure to stop and ask me for one to add to your ribbon collection at the conference.

2 comments:

  1. This idea is spreading and I like it. Have a great time and enjoy and learn lots. I had hoped to be there but wasn't meant to be.

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  2. Hope you have a wonderful time! What is the news on the truck???

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