Darlene is an attorney, author and historian.
She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but also lived in Oklahoma City and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, as well as Fishkill, New York, and Poughkeepsie, New York, before she was six years old. She went to elementary and high school in New York before returning to Oklahoma for college.
She earned a BA at the University of Oklahoma. She lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for 3 years before returning to Norman, Oklahoma for her JD. She has lived and practiced law in Colorado since 1987.
Darlene receiving a MA in U.S. History from the University of Colorado Denver May 2017. Her thesis disputes the "lawless" reputation of the Colorado Gold Rush.
The original genealogical information entered by Darlene was collected by her mother and grandparents. She has supplemented and corrected it with her own research. She has also been contacted by distant relatives in New York, Georgia, and France in recent years who have helped expand her family tree. She is very slowly uploading primary sources to Wikitree. What Darlene has learned most about her ancestors is that they were restless folk who came from a variety of cultures and religions. They seldom stayed in one place for long.
Darlene is building the family trees of prominent people from the history of Colorado including William Bent and William Greeneberry Russell.
Darlene has also adopted many abandoned profiles on Wikitree and helps other members correct and merge profiles. She prefers to have evidence that a profile created by someone else is wrong before she changes it. A website is not always adequate evidence.
On 21 Oct 2019 at 22:10 GMT Paula J wrote:
I’m leaving this note so you can find my profile!
On 3 Apr 2017 at 14:43 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
On 3 Apr 2017 at 01:28 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
When the U. S. History Project was created, the American projects were reorganized and the California Gold Rush Project was added to the California Project. These fit better under the state where they occurred since they are specific to that state's history.
I see you did a thesis on the Colorado Gold Rush. Would you be interested in starting a sub-project for it? We also need a project coordinator for the state of Colorado, if you are interested! ;-D
On 12 Sep 2015 at 21:54 GMT Paula J wrote:
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On 28 Jun 2015 at 01:43 GMT Jessica Hatfield wrote:
On 2 Apr 2015 at 00:18 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I noticed your new Club 100 badge.
Keep up the nice work.
On 30 Jul 2014 at 15:09 GMT Chris Whitten wrote: