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Riverside County, California, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 24 times over and a great-grandmother of 13. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I am a Board Certified genealogist and more information on all this, as well as direct contact info, is on my Circlemending website.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 27 January 2010

The larger portion of the map, showing the property of my g-g-g-grandfather, Edward Freeman, at the lower left corner, over the green/red border from Clayton, in Brownville.


  1. Isn't it satisfying to be able to point to that land?! Neat. Thanks for sharing.

    Keep these ancestor stories coming!

    Bill ;-)

    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. How great to have the land mapped out. Thanks for sharing...but it seems as much Sentimental Sunday as Tombstone Tuesday! :)