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Lake Mathews (Perris), CA, United States
Born in Illinois, I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. I am married, for the 2nd time now, to Butch & got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me grandmother 25 times over & great-grandmother to over 20!. After many years working in industry, I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication, & was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 & returned to school & got my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore & genealogy - & add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/author/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play many folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I write the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Gen. Soc. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega & Sara Cochran as Genealogy Journeys® where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that: genaandjean.blogspot.com. More on our podcasts: genjourneys.podbean.com. More about my own projects: Circlemending.org.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009

The Milwaukee, WIsconsin TRAPSCHUH Family: Ignatz TRAPSCHUH & Maria Theresa KNOETGEN & children (abt 1861):
The Spokane, Washington TRAPSCHUH family: Gustav Mathias TRAPSCHUH & Emma BARKMAN & children (abt 1898) (note photos of Ignatz & Maria Theresa - Gustav's parents - on back wall)

(thanks to Melody MURPHY for this photo)

1 comment:

  1. Just stopped by to say congrats on your nomination to the Top 40 blogs. Best of Luck!


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