I am a native San Diegan, a graduate of San Diego High School (1961), of San Diego State University (1966, Bachelor of Science Aeronautical Engineering), and a retired aerospace engineer (Rohr Industries 967-1997, Goodrich 1997-2002).
My wife (Angel Linda) and I have two lovely daughters, and four darling grandchildren. We love to visit them and have them visit us. Angel Linda and I love to travel to visit friends and relatives, to sightsee, to cruise or to do genealogy. Our travels have taken us all over the USA, to England and Scandinavia.
I started pursuing genealogy research in 1988 because I wanted a new avocation, and it quickly turned into an addiction. I started a yearly family newsletter which is now 16 pages sent each Christmas to the extended family (children, siblings, cousins, whether they want it or not!). By 1992 I was active on the Prodigy message boards, and have been online ever since.
I started using Family Tree Maker genealogy software in 1995, and now use RootsMagic 7, Legacy Family Tree 9 and Family Tree Maker 2017. My research into my own ancestors, my wife's ancestors, my cousins ancestors, the Seaver surname, and several other surnames, have resulted in a database of about 50,000 persons.
I write quite a bit now.
I also speak regularly on genealogical topics to Southern California area genealogical societies, and teach the 4-session "Beginning Computer Genealogy" course (8 hours) at the San Diego OASIS adult education center.
My genealogical society memberships include:
In my spare time, I like to read historical novels and mysteries, and to watch the San Diego Padres baseball team, the San Diego/now LA Chargers NFL team, and the San Diego State Aztecs teams on television. We have a 20-game season ticket package to the Padres.
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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On 5 Jul 2018 at 17:53 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 4 Jul 2018 at 09:20 GMT Joan (Stone) Jakubowski wrote:
The J P Taylor Mansion in Jefferson County, NY is historical, be sure to make it part of your research. Be sure to research Sherman Ancestry and links to Kenyon, Mumford, Spencer, Pendleton, and Stone Families. General T. Sherman who ravaged the South during the Civil War is of this ancestry,
On 5 Dec 2017 at 18:06 GMT Gwen (Edwards) Fleming wrote:
Here is what I found.
Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
Name Elizabeth Harwood Maiden Name Cheevers Gender Female Baptism Date 1639 Marriage Date About 1665 Death Year 1715 Spouse Nataniel Harwood
Do you think this may be the right one? I downloaded the image but I do not know how to put it in here.
On 20 Nov 2017 at 12:35 GMT Anne B wrote:
On 19 Nov 2017 at 18:34 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
On 19 Nov 2017 at 04:13 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
I saw your note about the American Kenyons book. Interesting about its accuracy. Can you give me more information about the Kenyon group you spoke of? My family has Kenyons in it and I 'd like to have accurate info. Thank you,
On 8 Aug 2017 at 21:19 GMT Halsey Bullen wrote:
On 17 Jul 2017 at 01:04 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:
On 30 Sep 2016 at 15:44 GMT Hayward Houghton II wrote:
On 12 Sep 2016 at 01:05 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote: