Whether you are into making New Year's resolutions or just flipping over a page on your calendar, Gena and Jean, with Genealogy Journeys, wish you a happy 2017. Our return of blog posts can be expected on 8 January 2017, so be sure to come back an check on the information we will be sharing about plans for the new year and some interesting history of the composer Stephen Foster.
Meanwhile, Gena and I are "on the road" with family stuff and are eager about the upcoming Social History Course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. While the course (#6) is marked as Sold Out, there is a wait list and we hope you will consider that as an option if you wish to take the class. Since we are driving up to Salt Lake, you can be assured that we will be planning all sorts of things for the future, designing the flyers for the next cruise (5-9 November 2017), and planning more blog posts on the topic of ancestral involvement in the society and history of their various regions.
If you are interested in promoting your business via our upcoming cruise (us placing your logo/link on this blog, handing out your brochures at our presentations, and more), we are now accepting sponsors. Please email us for specific information.) For those interested in joining us on the cruise, keep an eye out here for that information (we will probably begin taking reservations about 15 January 2017). To get on our "interested but not ready to commit" mailing list, click the above link to email us and you will be kept informed.
Come back soon and Happy New Year.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Happy New Year and Let's see what 2017 has to offer
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 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. 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 work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.