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Lake Mathews (Perris), CA, 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 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. 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 work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.

Friday, September 10, 2010

California Family History Expo Countdown - 4 weeks and counting


In four weeks, we'll be up in Alameda County, reconnecting with a number of "old" friends and making new ones. For those who are interested in blogging in the field of genealogy, this is a great place to get tips, instruction, and information on why a blog may be something you should consider. (See booth #66 in the Exhibit Hall.)

Another special opportunity at this event is to get some special one-on-one help in breaking through one of your brick walls. (See booth #39 in the Exhibit Hall - email your request in advance to CaliforniaConsultation@fhexpos.com.)

My husband, Butch, & I will also be doing some musical entertainment in the Exhibit Hall during the lunch periods on both Friday and Saturday.

While I encourage folks to come and support the Expo (it's only with the financial support that these events are able to continue and spread throughout the country - the next after California will be in Atlanta in November), I have to add that the Exhibit Hall does not require Expo registration to enter; all the events, displays, access to vendors, etc. are FREE.

Also FREE is the keynote address, which will be given by Beau Sharbrough (title: "Let Your Light Shine"). Check out the rest of the schedule, registration information, and the many exhibitors by clicking the logo below.

In the upcoming posts I'll discuss some of the presenters and some of the exhibitors. Hope to see some of my blog readers up in Pleasanton next month!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you love it! Since we missed the one in Arizona, I haven't been able to get to another one. Is Sandi going to meet you in Atanta??