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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, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 30 March 2010


Edward Everett Wilcox with grandmother, Mary Youker Wilcox (ca. 1862), Van Buren County, Michigan.

2 comments:

  1. You have quite a prize here. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Today I received the Ancestor Approved award from Lori at Genealogy & Me.

    I am passing this award on to you!

    You can pick it up at:
    http://mountaingenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/04/receive-award.html

    Keep up the great genealogy blog!

    Congratulations!!!

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