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#52Ancestors: Different DNA, but Same Family History -- My Parents

Since my last two posts have focused on the new search for my biological family, I thought it appropriate to focus on my parents (my real parents). This is the story of my adoption, and what family and family history mean to me.
Since my last two posts have focused on the new search for my biological family, I thought it appropriate to focus on my parents (my real parents). This is the story of my adoption, and what family...
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WordPress for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Blog Posts About Ancestors, Part 2

The second step in how I display and maintain biographical profile boxes on blog posts about ancestors and relatives. Using the Wordpress Global Content Blocks plugin to manage biographical data and reuse it over, with as little repeated work as…
The second step in how I display and maintain biographical profile boxes on blog posts about ancestors and relatives. Using the Wordpress Global Content Blocks plugin to manage biographical data an...
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Marketing Historical Documents: The British Library Celebrates 800 Years of the Magna Carta

On 15 June 2015, the Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Highlighting some of the ways the British Library is marketing this celebration, and educating the public about this significant historical document.
On 15 June 2015, the Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Highlighting some of the ways the British Library is marketing this celebration, and educating the public about this significant historical doc...
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Dad's DNA Ethnicity Estimates on AncestryDNA vs Family Tree DNA: Robledo, Nieto, Salas, Jimenez

Despite having Dad test with AncestryDNA over a year ago, I never really did anything productive with his autosomal DNA results until now, after learning about transferring the raw data to Family Tree DNA. My FTDNA results and matches got unlocked and…
Despite having Dad test with AncestryDNA over a year ago, I never really did anything productive with his autosomal DNA results until now, after learning about transferring the raw data to Family T...
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Robledo One-Name Study: Early United States Census Analysis, 1790 to 1850

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with starting a one-name study for my Robledo surname. This is the second post in that series, focusing on an analysis of the 1790 to 1850 U.S. Census to identify the first appearance of the Robledo…
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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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Adoption Search Angels Help Me Find My Original Birth Info Within a Couple Hours

Less than 24 hours after blogging about beginning to search for my birth parents, through analysis of my autosomal DNA, adoption Search Angel volunteers identified my original birth name and the surnames of my birth parents. Just a few hours later, we…
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#52Ancstors: Beginning the Search for My Birth Mother, with Whom I Share Half the Same DNA

This past Monday marked the anniversary of my parents bringing me home as a baby, which six months later resulted in my legal adoption. I have the best parents and family in the world, and have never felt the need to try to find my birth parents. Last…
This past Monday marked the anniversary of my parents bringing me home as a baby, which six months later resulted in my legal adoption. I have the best parents and family in the world, and have nev...
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#52Ancestors: My Favorite Irish Ancestor, Michael John Flanagan (1927-1997)

When anyone in my family thinks of St. Paddy’s Day, they always and automatically think of Grandpa. Michael John Flanagan’s proud Irish heritage never shone brighter than on St. Paddy’s Day each year. Knowing absolutely nothing about his immediate or…
When anyone in my family thinks of St. Paddy’s Day, they always and automatically think of Grandpa. Michael John Flanagan’s proud Irish heritage never shone brighter than on St. Paddy’s Day each ye...
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#52Ancestors: Storms Surrounding General Washington's Bodyguard, Sergeant William Pace

Profiling William Pace's service at Valley Forge, and discussing the genealogy controversy surrounding his connection to Richard Pace of Jamestown. We think William Pace was my husband's 5th great grandfather, and have heard that we are (through him) also…
Profiling William Pace's service at Valley Forge, and discussing the genealogy controversy surrounding his connection to Richard Pace of Jamestown. We think William Pace was my husband's 5th great ...
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#52Ancestors: Grandparents Rosie Salas and Benjamin Robledo Married Surprisingly Close to Home

Despite them both living in Los Angeles County, California, and Benjamin having a very large family in Los Angeles County, my grandparents Rosie Salas and Benjamin Robledo chose to marry in nearby Orange County. I found this out when I discovered their…
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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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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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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
reviewed a year 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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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