Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico

Brent Alexander Cruz, Ph.D. has recently published “Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico”. This is what the newsletter of the GSHA is saying about this book: “This work starts with an explanation of the significance to...
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The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba

The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba
The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba   Storytellers and family historians who aspire to share legacy stories of those they love sometimes find themselves searching for material that people will remember warmly and treasure deeply.  Indeed, the popular website LegacyStories.org is dedicated to hosting the authors of legacy stories and invites...
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2017 President's message and welcome

Greetings, SCCAPG Members. Thank you for renewing your membership in one of the various ways. We are looking forward to our next gathering at the SCCAPG mini-PMC on 25 February 2017 at the So. Calif. Genealogical Society Library, 417 Irving, Burbank, 9:00am-3:00pm. The last portion of our program that day will...
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How to Pass Down a Magical Oral History

History is a chorus of voices and everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard by future generations. The human voice is an amazing thing with a full range of subtleties that give us our unique identity.  When listening to an audio recording of a loved one something magical...
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Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson
We’d like to spotlight a volunteer, Barbara Wilson.   Barbara was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngtown, Ohio on April 22, 1943 to Aloysius Michael and Emma Alvey Balog.  She has lived in Salem for 40 years.  She met her husband, Jay Lee Wilson, while dragging Payson Main Street.  They were...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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Sand, Silt, and Clay

Sand, Silt, and Clay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Sand, Silt, and Clay At one time or another in our everyday lives, everyone is guilty of using the improper or imprecise word or words to describe things around us.  Some of us do it thoughtlessly and...
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A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED

A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED
  OPPORTUNITY LOST AND FOUND     The financial planning and services industries are at a crossroads and never before has the future been less certain for Advisors. Eroding trust is one of many challenges that make it all the more difficult for Advisors to gain assets under management and maintain...
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Maybe I Didn't Make Myself Clear

Maybe I Didn't Make Myself Clear
A to Z Word Potpourri Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Maybe I Didn’t Make Myself Clear     As the months and years fly by, some of us think back to those times when we were in heated discussion about things that are important.  Sometimes the topics...
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Gary and Becky Warner

Gary and Becky Warner
          We’re going to start 2017 with Becky and Gary Warner.  Becky is the daughter of Harold and Ruth Lawrence.  She was born on March 31, 1955 in Springville.  Her parents lived in Salem at the time.  Becky was the youngest of ten children and the doctor...
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The French Connection

The French Connection
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The French Connection Just this morning as he arose from sleep and from a dream that would be the basis for a new chronicle entry, the Footloose Forester mentioned to his soulmate, the Bengal Tiger, that...
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On Screening Job Applicants

On Screening Job Applicants
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek       On Screening Job Applicants        Filling vacant jobs sometimes employs screening procedures that go beyond just filling out employment forms and answering a few interview questions.  Sometimes the employers...
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Carrie Ellen Dart

Carrie Ellen Dart
What a special time of year for Carrie Ellen Dart.  For several Christmases she has made something for each one of her grandchildren and then lets them pick which one they want.       Carrie was born on June 29, 1943 to George Preston and Marva Twitchell Davis.  She was the first...
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December 2016

It's December 4, 2016.  In 2 weeks, on the 19th, we are supposed to leave for CA to spend Christmas with Michele and Pat.  Unfortunately, we don't have anyone to watch the dogs yet.  Boarding them would cost about $500.  Bill suggested I fly out but I know Michele would like...
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H***, He Don't Look Like No Doctor To Me

H***, He Don't Look Like No Doctor To Me
In the fall of 1971, dewy-eyed and puffed-up from gazing at the diploma on the wall which certified that I was a Ph.D, I was eager to take my place in front of a classroom somewhere in an ivy-covered temple of higher education.  But a few months before my adviser threw...
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The Scientific Method In Everyday Life

The Scientific Method In Everyday Life
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Scientific Method In Everyday Life   There may be a lot of truth in the idea that we all forget about 80% of what we learned in school.  Most of us, however; are satisfied that...
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Part Three: Swimming In The Gene Pool

Part Three:  Swimming In The Gene Pool
There have been Carrikers in America since before the American Revolution.  The roots of the Carriker family tree are rooted in soil that is solidly German and they reach all the way back to the Black Forest region of Germany, which was once called “The Palatinate.”  The original American Carriker was...
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Early Memories

When my Dad was overseas in WW2 my Mom and sister lived with her parents , Alf and Lucy Gray, at 185 Rosethorn Toronto. VE Day Lumberjack Dad's return
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Dorothy "Dottie" Chamberlain

What a lovely lady “Dottie” Chamberlain is.  She was delivered by a midwife on April 11, 1923.  She was born in her parent’s home in Junction City, Kansas and was named Dorothy Taylor.  She is third to the oldest in her family with two brothers and one sister.             Growing up...
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Part 4 "Into Hostile Skies"

Part 4  "Into Hostile Skies"
April 1, 1944 14,900 feet over the English Channel and climbing                Sunlight suddenly brightened the interior of the bomber. After what seemed like hours of climbing through the wet murky clouds of springtime England they had broken out into scattered sunshine. There were still wisps, patches, and sometimes full-blown clouds...
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