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Patty Saunders was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived there with her family until she was in eighth grade. Patty's grandfather Saunders lived in Oregon while she was in grade school; her Saunders grandmother had died before she was born. Her dad's Aunt Ollie lived down the hill in Sausalito; they visited a few times. One of her dad's cousins lived on a farm in Sonoma with her boy who was Patty's age; Patty's family visited there at least twice. Her Hartmann grandparents lived several hours away on a little ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills; Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations always included her Hartmann grandparents and usually some aunts and a cousin or two.
The family moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, and lived there from when Patricia was in eighth grade until she had started tenth grade. Pat finished High School in Washington, DC, in June of 1962.
Pat completed her B.A. in Psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara, in June of 1970.
Pat started her career as a computer programmer working for Contra Costa County, California. After more than five years there, she moved to Texas for a job that was supposed to take her to Iran to work. When the Shah of Iran's government failed, Pat moved to Boston, Massachusetts to work for Honeywell Computers. While working for Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Pat supported personal computers for over a year, then went back to developing software systems for mainframe computers. Pat retired from computer work at the end of 1999.
Pat had her bladder removed when it developed cancer in 2002. She has had a couple of brushes with death because of infections as a result of her cancer surgery. She is glad to live in Ocala, Florida near her sister where they can take care of one another.
Pat has been doing genealogy for about as long as she has had a personal computer of her own. She learned about genealogy when she lived in the Boston area near a National Archives branch and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She is addicted to genealogy as a hobby.
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On 28 May 2018 at 03:46 GMT Jim Berry wrote:
Dad published the Mt. Adams Sun in Bingen from 1939 until 1968. Take care.
On 16 Dec 2017 at 22:49 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:
I also checked our gedmatch numbers (Mine is on my profile just below the Wonderful WikiTreers links) and there is no match.
On 19 Sep 2017 at 00:23 GMT B. L. Utterback wrote:
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On 25 Sep 2016 at 00:31 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 24 Sep 2016 at 23:53 GMT Pat D Saunders wrote:
On 23 Sep 2016 at 22:15 GMT Star Kline wrote:
I see you'll be participating in the Source-a-ton next weekend. If you haven't yet joined a team, will you consider the Forget-me-nots? With ancestors from Pennsylvania, Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, and Germany, a generic team seems like a perfect fit.
By the way, I also have family from Columbia County, Pennsylvania.
On 9 Aug 2016 at 19:06 GMT Paula J wrote:
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On 13 Jun 2016 at 16:34 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.
If you haven’t already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:FollowingSome categories have a template (SAR) to add at the top of a biography. If not, add a category link by putting the category name such as for those who bore arms in the Revolution and
for those who contributed patriotic or civil service. Thank you.