Gina (Pocock) JarviHonor Code Signatory
Signed 1 Jan 2018 | 25,476 contributions | 1,167 thank-yous | 623 connections
My father gave me my first look into his/our family history with a Pocock Family Tree that had been created by a cousin on one of the branches of a rather large tree, posted on this profile.
While teaching in a computer lab at a Jewish Community Center, I had the opportunity to learn about and explore Ancestry.com. I began to do my own searches and built my family trees.
Around 2017, I found WikiTree. I was a bit intimidated by it, but in 2018 I dove in and have transferred most of my trees here. I love the collaborative opportunities and the "one tree" concept.
I am a team leader with the US Black Heritage Project. I work primarily on large scale slavery projects, such as US Black Heritage Index of Plantations, Index of Slave Ship Manifests in USA, and American Colonization Society/Emigrants to Liberia.
I was born in 1956 to two theater people, A.J. Pocock and Peggy Lobbin. I was raised in New York City, attended a French immersion elementary school through 8th grade. (Oui, je parle Français.) I graduated from high school in 1974 and went to study at Ithaca College. I spent one year abroad in London, UK and graduated in 1978.
Eventually I moved to Los Angeles where I worked for a women's health organization before returning to school to study Art and Communications at UC San Diego. I went on to earn my teaching license and became very aquainted with computers, specifically the new Apple computers. From 1984-1986 I taught computer skills to very young children from Kindergarten thru sixth grade using Seymor Pappert's turtle and Basic.
In 1988, I moved to the Twin Cities. In 1991 I married David Jarvi. I continued teaching in a variety of disciplines and age groups and eventually, co-founded the David Nathan Blanco Foundation with my cousin, Elizabeth Blanco, in memory of her son, who died on Mother's Day 1994 at the age of 24.
I am currently retired with a wonderful full-time volunteer job here on WikiTree (smile) working with the US Black Heritage Project and sometimes on my own family profiles.
DNA * Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal 23andMe test match between Gina (Pocock) Jarvi and Margaret Carter, her 3rd cousin. Their most-recent common ancestors are Luther Skellenger and Romenta Pasco, the great great grandparents of both Gina (Pocock) Jarvi and Margaret Carter. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: 3rd cousins, based on sharing 16.7 cM cM (0.78% X-Chromosome DNA ~3.12%% DNA shared) across 4 segments.
Digital Afterlife Instructions : Upon my death, my family first, then the US Black Heritage WikiTree staff second, may manage the profiles and space pages where I act as PM in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honor Code and preserves the privacy of living people. As an active member of the US Black Heritage Project, many profiles were created by me and will be in my watchlist. They may be turned over to the project or orphaned.
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Gina is 17 degrees from Victor Castro, 21 degrees from Loretto Coronado, 24 degrees from Sebastian Constantino de Arce, 28 degrees from Sor Juana De La Cruz, 28 degrees from Enrique Gómez Carrillo, 25 degrees from Desiderio Gonzales, 22 degrees from Ramon Lopez, 24 degrees from Lin-Manuel Miranda, 22 degrees from Frank Rodriguez, 38 degrees from Francisco Villa and 32 degrees from Oliver Stegen on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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