Annie Blanchard was born in El Paso Texas, where she lived for a whole month before moving on. Her dad was in the Air Force and the family moved a lot for the first years of her life. When he left the Air Force as a Captain when she was eight, he became a helicopter tech rep for Sikorsky - the family still traveled. As a child, Annie lived in many US states, plus Okinawa and Germany. She's traveled often as an adult to Istanbul and England, where one of her sons and daughter-in-laws reside.
Annie's led an interesting life. Ever since she was a small child, her passion was reading. She was fortunate enough to work for many years as a bookstore manager, and then as a book accessories sales rep and eventually vice-president for Antioch Publishing Company, allowing her to travel and call on major customers all over the US and in Canada. Her degree from Antioch was in management, but her retirement years have been spent creating and designing items of interest for booklovers.
Annie was born a Unitarian, but became a Quaker by choice. She has three wonderful sons, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and four grandchildren. She's helping them get their DNA tests done (she already arranged for her 88 year old mother's tests!)
After retiring, she opened a small business, Friendly Spirit, which she ran for 15 years. She recently has retired from her semi-retirement, and has been spending her time learning about genealogy, when she's not out protesting on social justice concerns.
She's currently researching her mother's side exploring the Moberly/Street/Gladding roots in Belmont Ohio and trying to contribute to the considerable work her sister has done to the family tree their mother gave them, and in tracing their father's family heritage back to the Mayflower. She's always looking for more information about her father's mother's clan, the MacQuarries, trying to find when they came to Canada and from exactly what part of Scotland.
Stories, comments and rants about genealogy, ancestor stories, etc. can be found on her blog, Digging Genealogy '
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On 1 Jun 2018 at 21:46 GMT Linda (Asay) Nielsen wrote:
On 13 Sep 2017 at 15:31 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:
On 11 Sep 2017 at 18:25 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
On 11 Sep 2017 at 17:14 GMT Annie Blanchard wrote:
On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:08 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
Insert the WikiTree ID for the correct mother in the space provided at the top of the page. Review the page to make sure that the "married to the father?" item at the bottom of the page is correct, then save.
On 10 Sep 2017 at 15:48 GMT L Sauls wrote:
Thank you for your contribution, something definitely needs to be done!
On 19 Aug 2017 at 10:13 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:
On 21 May 2017 at 03:49 GMT David Simmons wrote:
Married Lucinda Martin M 4/19/1840 -William Lonzo (Son) B 3/6/1851 IL D 1917 MO M Mary Ellen Shoemaker B 1851 -Clemson Henry "Clem" 2/25/1873 D -Leon Cecil (Son) B 9/12/12 D10/3/1983 MO Married Lona White (MO) Daughters Willa Mina, Mary Ona, Nesta Lynn and Sons Lyman Bee and -Rodney Duane B 1/21/1937 Married Mary Inman 11/9/1956 Daughter Michelle Diane 3/5/1968 Sons Michael Duane B 9/16/1957 Mark Douglass B 1/19/1959 -Martin David B 9/14/1961 married Michelle Ziert on 4/14/1984 Son Jonathan 8/2/1986 Daughter Kelsey Elizabeth 4/9/1990 and Victoria Grace 1/11/1999 plus more
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