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Colleen Greene
Works at Pollak Library, California State University Fullerton
Attended San José State University
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This June I start teaching a summer session course in genealogy for the graduate School of Information (iSchool) at San Jose State University. A course like this back then would have saved me years of frustration in my own research, and would have made me…
This June I start teaching a summer session course in genealogy for the graduate School of Information (iSchool) at San Jose State University. A course like this back then would have saved me years…
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Finding the Mexican Premarital Investigation Record for 2nd Great Grandparents Silverio Robledo and Maria Jesus Sanchez

I blogged last week about finally discovering the names of my Mexican-immigrant great grandfather’s parents. My great-grandfather (who died before Dad or I were born) José Robledo Sanches was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States on 27…
I blogged last week about finally discovering the names of my Mexican-immigrant great grandfather’s parents. My great-grandfather (who died before Dad or I were born) José Robledo Sanches was born …
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A Hiatus, While Neck-Deep in Mexican Research

Just when a massive new record collection comes out for Mexican genealogy, life gets in the way. I have made more discoveries in the last 5-1/2 months , than in all the previous 16+ years that I have been trying to research my father's paternal Mexican…
Just when a massive new record collection comes out for Mexican genealogy, life gets in the way. I have made more discoveries in the last 5-1/2 months , than in all the previous 16+ years that I ha…
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FREE Online Training for Your Nonprofit on Finding & Applying for Grants

How is your library, historical society, genealogical society, or museum doing on money? Tackling grants can be confusing, intimidating, time-intensive, and frustrating. This is where GrantSpace can help. For FREE!
How is your library, historical society, genealogical society, or museum doing on money? Tackling grants can be confusing, intimidating, time-intensive, and frustrating. This is where GrantSpace ca…
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FamilySearch is providing two excellent free webinars this month for working with Spanish language civil and church registrations, as well as a free webinar to get you started volunteering as an indexer for Spanish language records.
FamilySearch is providing two excellent free webinars this month for working with Spanish language civil and church registrations, as well as a free webinar to get you started volunteering as an in…
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My Three Go-To Help Tools for Working with #Mexico #Genealogy Records

These are the tools that I always have open and in front of me any time I work with Mexico civil registration and Catholic church parish records. And since I can only fudge my way through reading Spanish, these are the same tools I provide my…
These are the tools that I always have open and in front of me any time I work with Mexico civil registration and Catholic church parish records. And since I can only fudge my way through reading S…
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Confirming the 1877 Marriage Date of 2nd Great Grandparents Silverio and Maria Jesus Sanchez

A couple days ago, I blogged about finding the Información Matrimonio (Premarital Investigation) record for my 2nd great grandparents Silverio Robledo Nieto and Maria Jesus Sanchez Carbajal. I mentioned in that post that an actual marriage date is not…
A couple days ago, I blogged about finding the Información Matrimonio (Premarital Investigation) record for my 2nd great grandparents Silverio Robledo Nieto and Maria Jesus Sanchez Carbajal. I ment…
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Confirming the Names of Great Grandfather José Robledo’s Parents

A series of four records breaks down a 16 year research brick wall, allowing me to verify the names of my great-grandfather's parents through evidence analysis.
A series of four records breaks down a 16 year research brick wall, allowing me to verify the names of my great-grandfather’s parents through evidence analysis.
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Is digital storytelling part of your nonprofit's communication, funding, membership, or education strategies? Wondering what exactly digital storytelling is, how it can benefit your organization, and where to find help getting started?
Is digital storytelling part of your nonprofit’s communication, funding, membership, or education strategies? Wondering what exactly digital storytelling is, how it can benefit your organizat…
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Librarian's Genealogy Boot Camp Available for Free at 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in June

Are you a librarian or library professional from Southern California? The Southern California Genealogical Society is hosting a FREE half-day genealogy boot camp for librarians, as part of its 2016 Genealogy Jamboree conference!
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I am excited to announce that I am presenting at the upcoming Southern California Genealogy Jamboree conference held Jun 3-5, 2016 in Burbank, California. Get started researching your Mexican ancestors by learning about naming conventions and key record…
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Celedenia Robledo, the Mexico-Born Sister My First-Generation Grandfather Never Knew

A Mexico civil death registration record confirms that great-aunt Celedenia Robledo died at just 18 months of age, one year prior to the family immigrated to the U.S. She is the older sister that my grandfather never knew.
A Mexico civil death registration record confirms that great-aunt Celedenia Robledo died at just 18 months of age, one year prior to the family immigrated to the U.S. She is the older sister that m…
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Systems Librarian, Social Media & Communications Coordinator
Employment
  • Pollak Library, California State University Fullerton
    Systems Librarian, 2009 - present
  • Disneyland Resort c/o Appleone
    Web Manager, 2009 - 2009
  • Leverage Incorporated
    Web Developer, 2007 - 2009
  • Orange County Register
    News Research Librarian & Systems Specialist, 2005 - 2007
  • Mission Viejo Library
    Library Assistant & Technology Center Coordinator, 2003 - 2005
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Librarian | Web Developer | Content Strategist | Educator | Genealogist | Historian | Foodie | Hiker | Quilter
Introduction

I am a librarian, web developer, content strategist, and educator from Orange County, California. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Library & Information Science. I am currently employed as the Systems Librarian at Cal State Fullerton.

Outside of work, I can usually be found hiking Southern Californiacooking and sampling good foodquilting, or digging into family history. I am a wife, mom, dog lover, and Christian.

Education
  • San José State University
    Masters of Library & Information Science, 2001 - 2005
  • California State University, Fullerton
    History, 1998 - 2001
  • University of California, Berkeley
    History & Political Science, 1988 - 2000
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Hiking Again, Hiking For Health And Life
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Jeff and I have not done much hiking the past year to year-and-a-half (or hike blogging). But, we're out there again. Hiking for health (mor

Colleen and Jeff's Roots: #52Ancestors: My Great-Grandmother Victoria Ji...
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Allen (4) Chope (1) Compean (8) Conn (1) Darnley (2) Dorris (4) Fields (3) Flanagan (15) Gann (3) Grasley (1) Greene (5) Haley (2) Harless (

Thanks for breaking my site, Dreamhost. Thanks for saving it, Git. |
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Around 9a today, I got a strange e-mail from Dreamhost that said: We just upgraded your install of wordpress as requested at: http://www.jos

Colleen and Jeff's Roots: Michael John Flanagan and the USS Mervine
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As Memorial Day approaches, I am honoring a World War II veteran who thankfully made it back home -- my grandfather Michael John Flanagan (1

A Handy Tip For Finding “Free” Kindle Lending Library Ebooks From Your B...
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Finally an easy way to quickly identify Kindle Lending Library books from a web browser. A handy tip from Lifehacke and PCWorld.

Complete Civil War submarine unveiled for first time
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Confederate Civil War vessel H.L. Hunley, the world's first successful combat submarine when it sank a Union ship in 1864, was unveiled in f

Now Recognized as a Word, 'Tebowing' Meme Spreads Worldwide
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Tebowing, an NFL-inspired Internet Meme is recognized as a world and spreads worldwide.

Profology is seeking higher education beta testers
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Profology, a new social networking site exclusively for higher education professionals expects to launch this Fall. But, they’re seeking be

Helping senior citizens learn how to use Facebook
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My observations from two recent Facebook classes I taught to senior citizens groups.

I am teaching a free Historypin digital heritage workshop in Orange Coun...
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Do you work with digital photo collections on behalf of a heritage institution? Are you a genealogist or historian that's curated a personal

Grails 2.0 Hits the Tracks - ReadWriteCloud
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Just in time for the holidays, the Grails team has released Grails 2.0 after almost a year in development. If you're new to Grails, now migh

5 Essential Classroom Management Tools for Teachers
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These classroom management tools -- from apps to videos -- offer tips for both new teachers and vets alike.

Stop Sharing Your Files When You Travel
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Earlier this fall, I wrote about how hotel lobbies are becoming more social. Well, through no fault of their own, they are also becoming mor

Facebook Restores the Old News Feed
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Facebook announced today that it's reverting back to the old news feed, giving users the opportunity to sort by most recent stories first. T

Official Google Blog: Google+: A few big improvements before the New Year
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Google+: A few big improvements before the New Year. 12/19/2011 05:00:00 AM. Today we're pleased to announce a goodie basket full of Goo

Find and Follow Public Author Profiles - Google Scholar Blog
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The official source for information about Google Scholar

8 Reasons Why Students Should Blog : @ProBlogger
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This is a guest blog post by Michael White of Musings of a PR Student. Students should be worried about ...

Google LatLong: Share biking and walking directions with Custom Maps
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Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM. Attention avid bikers and walking enthusiasts: You can now use your desktop to create a biking or wa

Introduction To URL Rewriting - Smashing Coding
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There is a technique called URL rewriting that can turn unsightly URLs into nice ones — with a lot less agony and expense than picking a goo

Google and Historypin launch online gallery to celebrate The Queen’s Dia...
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The collection has been boosted by the provision of images from The Queen's overseas visits taken by press photographers, and by photogr

I met with Dr. Piroutek and his staff for the first time today (referred by a coworker and friend). He was great. The staff is great. All very very gentle, friendly, and considerate -- particularly to patients like me who are terrified of the dentist (I had Dr. Tony Protopappas as a child, the murderer dentist from Orange County). I went in forcibly due to a tooth that broke on Friday, and had full X-rays and exams today, as well as my first cleaning. I go back for a temporary, and then permanent crown for the broken tooth. I went in extremely nervous, and left very relieved and happy. The doctor is great. And I love that he doesn't try to talk patients into unnecessary work; he is also very willing to schedule things out as needed across multiple insurance years.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Good, fun, fusion sushi flavors. Traditional sushi is not their style. A bit overpriced for us to eat at every time we crave sushi.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
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