Stanley Elswick was born at home on Packs Branch, Fayette County, West Virginia in 1954 to Melvin and Nora Lee (Wagenor) Elswick.
With the exception of one year attending Miami Edison High School in Miami, Florida during 1969-1970, he attended schools in Mount Hope, WV, graduating from Mount Hope High School in June 1972. He attended West Virginia University from 1972-1979, obtaining his bachelor's degree in Spanish in 1979. He obtained a Master's in Library Science from Catholic University of America in 1989.
He married Sharon Marcus in 1982 and they have two children--Chloe born 1982, and David, born 1983.
He worked a variety of jobs before entering the library profession in 1984. He first worked as a library technician and later as a librarian, retiring from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2017.
In addition to genealogy, he enjoys birding, biking, walking, gardening, sports, and (mostly non-fiction) writing.
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On 5 Dec 2018 at 23:42 GMT K Martin wrote:
On 23 May 2018 at 17:05 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential.
I suggest for your ancestors: US Southern Colonies covering early Virginia through the Revolution. Leaders are Paula J and Mags Gaulden.
Questions? Just ask on my page.
Mary ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
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Since WikiTree is different from other genealogy sites, we have a guided tour for new members at New Member How-To. Feel free to work through the How-Tos at your own pace.
Once you add profiles to WikiTree they become searchable and in my experience persons interested in these profiles will contact you and may provide further information to expand your family tree.
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On 2 May 2018 at 02:26 GMT David Selman wrote:
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