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#52Ancestors: 2nd Great Uncle Juvenal Joseph Nieto, Trying to Prosper Amid WWI Butte Mining Town Turmoil

My 2nd great-uncle left the devastation of the Mexican Revolution for a chance at a new start in a new country, working in the copper mines of Butte, Montana during WWI. But was he there for the Speculator disaster of 1917?
My 2nd great-uncle left the devastation of the Mexican Revolution for a chance at a new start in a new country, working in the copper mines of Butte, Montana during WWI. But was he there for the Sp...
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Finally Confirming the Name of My 2nd Great-Grandfather, Refugio Nieto

My living branch of Dad's extended family never knew the name of his Nieto great-grandfather, who died in Mexico before the family immigrated to the U.S. After more than 15 years of looking, I finally locate documentation that confirms his name.
My living branch of Dad's extended family never knew the name of his Nieto great-grandfather, who died in Mexico before the family immigrated to the U.S. After more than 15 years of looking, I fina...
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We cook with these regularly now, since my #extremediabetes  diagnosis 13 months ago. VERY #lowcarb. #glutenfreerecipes  
At less than 1g to 3g of carbs per serving, this Japanese noodle is an excellent pasta alternative for those who need a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Shirtaki noodles became a Godsend to me after r...
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#52Ancestors: Fourth great-grandfather Jose Victoriano Compean exemplifies Mexican naming conventions

Mexican naming conventions can make genealogical research very difficult, and also very easy. My 4th great-grandfather Jose Victoriano Compean (b. abt. 1803) and his family are a very good representation of this dichotomy.
Mexican naming conventions can make genealogical research very difficult, and also very easy. My 4th great-grandfather Jose Victoriano Compean (b. abt. 1803) and his family are a very good represen...
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How is a Colleen Not Irish? My Bio Family Ethnicity Estimates on AncestryDNA vs Family Tree DNA

Testing my autosomal DNA enables me to compare how accurate my adoption letter was in describing my genetic ethnicity. My birth mom discovery has been quite a whirlwind process this past month. I finally have time to catch my breath a bit and take a…
Testing my autosomal DNA enables me to compare how accurate my adoption letter was in describing my genetic ethnicity. My birth mom discovery has been quite a whirlwind process this past month. I f...
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Grandfather Benjamin Robledo (1919-1990): Trying to Solve the Mystery of His Given Birth Name

For 15 years, I have beaten my head against a wall in total frustration at being unable to locate a birth record for my paternal grandfather, Benjamin Robledo (1919-1990). 14 months ago, I finally had a breakthrough that only confused things more.…
For 15 years, I have beaten my head against a wall in total frustration at being unable to locate a birth record for my paternal grandfather, Benjamin Robledo (1919-1990). 14 months ago, I finally ...
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WordPress for Genealogy: Using Global Content Blocks for Blogging Prompt Intros

Discussing another favorite use case for the WordPress Global Content Blocks plugin, to maintain a library of reusable Intro Blurbs for regular blog prompts or columns. Take advantage of this functionality on your own self-hosted personal, professional,…
Discussing another favorite use case for the WordPress Global Content Blocks plugin, to maintain a library of reusable Intro Blurbs for regular blog prompts or columns. Take advantage of this funct...
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Maria Aurelia Compean (1858-1963): Correct Birth Year is Likely 1864

The second part in trying to determine the accurate birth year for my Mexico-born 2nd great-grandmother. Obtaining copies of her Spanish-written Catholic church baptism and marriage records.
The second part in trying to determine the accurate birth year for my Mexico-born 2nd great-grandmother. Obtaining copies of her Spanish-written Catholic church baptism and marriage records.
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#52Ancestors: Maria Aurelia Compean (1858-1963), Lived to Be 105 or 100 or 95 Years of Age

My extended family has always proudly claimed my great-grandmother lived to 105 years. But the most credible records I've found thus far indicate she most likely was only 95 years old. Only 95? I still hope Dad inherited those healthy long-living genes!
My extended family has always proudly claimed my great-grandmother lived to 105 years. But the most credible records I've found thus far indicate she most likely was only 95 years old. Only 95? I s...
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Announcing my Research Guide for Genetic Genealogy

Yesterday I launched my newest research guide, on using DNA for genealogical research -- a focus of much of my own research time and dime this year. The research guide is by no means complete. I am still scrambling to add more material, and will continue…
Yesterday I launched my newest research guide, on using DNA for genealogical research -- a focus of much of my own research time and dime this year. The research guide is by no means complete. I am...
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Blogging for Genealogy: Snapshot Box Library File

The final part in the series on my process for creating the biographical profile box that I attach to each blog post about a particular ancestor. How and where I maintain a master Snapshot Box code library, back it up, and annotate it with notes. Works on…
The final part in the series on my process for creating the biographical profile box that I attach to each blog post about a particular ancestor. How and where I maintain a master Snapshot Box code...
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#52Ancestors: My Favorite Photo, the Only Photo of Me with My Great Grandmother Maria (Nieto) Robledo

My favorite photo is the only photo I have with my great-grandmother, Maria (Nieto) Robledo, who died when I was just over three years old. I thought I had lost this. I was overjoyed to find it again! Not just because it's the only photo of the two of us,…
My favorite photo is the only photo I have with my great-grandmother, Maria (Nieto) Robledo, who died when I was just over three years old. I thought I had lost this. I was overjoyed to find it aga...
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Systems Librarian, Social Media & Communications Coordinator
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  • 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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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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