I was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, spent my first 6 years in Edmonston before our family moved to a bigger house in Landover Hills. I graduated in 1970 and immediately enlisted in the Marine Corps where I served as an Air Traffic Controller at El Toro. After my discharge I worked several part time jobs while attending college. I eventually found my calling in the computer science field.
I volunteer as an EMT for my local rescue squad, volunteer as a 'foster mom' for a local feline rescue organization, spend hours restoring my 1880's home, landscaping, and gardening.
I started my genealogy research prior to there being even a hint of internet access, traveling to court houses and libraries all over Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and West Virginia. I traveled to interview distant relatives, pestered my close relatives, and wrote letters to those to far to visit.
The profiles I manage that list Maud Russell 1937 as the source are not my direct line, with the exception of Benjamin Siner, his daughter Frances Siner, and Eli St.Clair's line. I inherited Maud's paper research and felt an obligation to put her data in Wikitree, out of respect for all the hard work she did prior to the computer age and to provide a starting point for those researching their names. If any of these 1500+ profiles are your ancestors, I will happily turn management over to you. I have plenty of my own profiles to keep track of.
Most of my genealogy research is done in the winter now, when it's to cold to be outside playing in the dirt.
Personal knowledge :)
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