Motivational Monday – My weekend

Ok, my weekend was the best ever and gave me the most motivation to keep doing what I am doing.  I attended my Aunt’s surprise birthday party for her 99th birthday.  My aunt is not only my dad’s older sister, but she is the oldest of all of the kids.  She has such vitality for a […]

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My dilemma and my current Most Wanted!!

I have been searching for my husband’s great-great-great-grandfather, Henry T. Stanard, but have not been successful.  Although my husband’s great-great-great-grandfather is on my Most Wanted list, this post is about his son, Elbert M. Stanard. I have been communicating with a distant cousin of my husband’s, Charles Grote, and several months ago, he send me a […]

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Its Official!!!

I am officially registered for the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree that will be held in June!  I was able to register before the deadline of early-bird registration which is April 30th.  I can’t wait am excited to go! I plan on taking some classes on hispanic genealogy, California genealogy, translating latin records, methodology classes (evidence & […]

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Racial Prejudices – A Part of my past

Sunday, my daughter and I visited La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the first Mexican American Cultural Center in Downtown Los Angeles. This cultural center had a wonderful exhibit in which we learned the history of California.  We learned that when the U.S. won the war against Mexico, it obtained California through the treaty of […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Converting Cassette recordings to Digital Files

Last night, I was cleaning up my desk/computer area and came across some micro-cassettes that I had used to interview relatives about my family history.   I found one micro-cassette that had an interview of one of my paternal aunts and it reminded me that I wanted to try to convert all of my micro-cassettes with genealogical information on […]

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