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Manuel Nieto Project & #52Ancestors: The 1834 Breakup of Rancho Los Nietos in Alta California

The third part in my ongoing Manuel Nieto Project -- trying to prove or disprove my family relationship to this famous early Californian. A look at the initial 1784 Rancho Los Nietos land grant, and its subsequent 1834 breakup into multiple smaller…
The third part in my ongoing Manuel Nieto Project -- trying to prove or disprove my family relationship to this famous early Californian. A look at the initial 1784 Rancho Los Nietos land grant, an...
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Learning Materials from My RootsTech 2015 Session on APIs for Genealogy

I recently taught an introductory session at the RootsTech 2015 conference on APIs, and how they are used in genealogy. I have included the learning materials from that class, for class attendees who might want to brush up on what we covered, as well as…
I recently taught an introductory session at the RootsTech 2015 conference on APIs, and how they are used in genealogy. I have included the learning materials from that class, for class attendees w...
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#52Ancestors: Grandfather Benjamin Robledo in Excotic New Caledonia WWII

New Caledonia, in particular its port of Nouméa, became a strategic base for the Allies during World War II, serving as the base of operations for the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942-43 and the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Navy Station Nouméa is where I first…
New Caledonia, in particular its port of Nouméa, became a strategic base for the Allies during World War II, serving as the base of operations for the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942-43 and the Battl...
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#52Ancestors: George Walter Harless Plowing Through WPA Yosemite

All my husband knew about his 1st great grand uncle is that he drove a snow plow in Yosemite. My father-in-law confirmed this, and told me that he thought his grandfather's brother George had also been a miner in Madera. So when I saw the "plowing…
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Mexican-Born 2nd Great Grandfather Francisco Jimenez is My 1st Identified Civil War Ancestor

I grew up thinking that none of my ancestors served in the American Civil War, since all known lines immigrated after the war. What a pleasant recent discovery to learn that my 2nd great grandfather, Mexican-born Francisco Jimenez [Jimenes] (1841-1911),…
I grew up thinking that none of my ancestors served in the American Civil War, since all known lines immigrated after the war. What a pleasant recent discovery to learn that my 2nd great grandfathe...
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Manuel Nieto Project: His Birthplace Does Not Jive with My Nieto Ancestry

My first discovery for the Manuel Nieto Project. Identifying Don Manuel Nieto's birthplace in Spanish-ruled Mexico makes it very highly unlikely that my family is descended from him. It is more likely we may be related to him, sharing a common ancestor.
My first discovery for the Manuel Nieto Project. Identifying Don Manuel Nieto's birthplace in Spanish-ruled Mexico makes it very highly unlikely that my family is descended from him. It is more lik...
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Robledo: Toying with Starting a One-Name Study

After RootsTech 2015, I am seriously considering embarking upon a one-name study for my Robledo (maiden) surname -- whether just on my own, or officially registered through the Guild of One-Name Studies. My hope is that a study will help me make a…
After RootsTech 2015, I am seriously considering embarking upon a one-name study for my Robledo (maiden) surname -- whether just on my own, or officially registered through the Guild of One-Name St...
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#52Ancestors: Foster Brother & Sister-in-Law Verne and Edna Buckley Taught My Orphaned Grandfather How to Love

Orphaned twice by the time he was a toddler, split from his sister and brothers, abused and hurt while a foster child, never wanted enough to be adopted, Grandpa Mike Flanagan should NOT have learned how to love. Except for Verne and Edna Buckley.
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Discovering the Names of Two More Sets of 3rd Great Grandparents: Sanches, Ochoa, Salas, and Cerna!

Two weeks ago today, I knocked one more piece off of a major brickwall ancestral line by identifying the names of two more sets of paternal 3rd great grandparents. Four new names and two new surnames provide clues to keep digging into my New Mexico and…
Two weeks ago today, I knocked one more piece off of a major brickwall ancestral line by identifying the names of two more sets of paternal 3rd great grandparents. Four new names and two new surnam...
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U.S. Civil War: Francisco Jimenez & the 1st New Mexico Cavalry

Additional records corroborate my 2nd great grandfather's service in the 1st New Mexico Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War, and also identify his rank and companies, and confirm his date of death.
Additional records corroborate my 2nd great grandfather's service in the 1st New Mexico Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War, and also identify his rank and companies, and confirm his date of death.
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Blogging for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Ancestor Posts in Wordpress.com & Blogger

How I generate, style, and populate the contents in the Genealogy Snapshot box I include for each ancestor on my family history Wordpress site. And how those of you using Blogger and free Wordpress.com can "pretty up" your box even without access to edit…
How I generate, style, and populate the contents in the Genealogy Snapshot box I include for each ancestor on my family history Wordpress site. And how those of you using Blogger and free Wordpress...
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Wordpress for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Blog Posts About Ancestors, Part I

How I generate, style, and populate the contents in the Genealogy Snapshot box I include for each ancestor on my family history Wordpress site. Part I in a new series about using Wordpress for your genealogy.
How I generate, style, and populate the contents in the Genealogy Snapshot box I include for each ancestor on my family history Wordpress site. Part I in a new series about using Wordpress for your...
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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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Public - a year ago
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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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