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I haven't been up do doing any writing this weekend. Fortunately, I pre-wrote this post, banked it a week or two ago. It auto-posted this morning:  http://www.predecessorpro.com/blog/2015/1/28/the-handwritten-letter     #genealogy  
How long has it been since you received a nice, long, thought out letter written in someone else’s handwriting? Have you been going through your family history, finding old letters from your ancestors? Well, there is something to be said about writing out your prose long hand with a pen and a piece of paper. I would like to discuss the handwritten letter, by writing it down for you. 
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I wasn't sure if anybody has tried to tackle this subject before. How will you include video games as part of your family history? This may give you some ideas about how to document it. http://www.predecessorpro.com/blog/2015/2/1/the-download-including-video-games-in-your-genealogy-part-i   #Genealogy   #VideoGames   #History   #Ancestry   #PredecessorPro  
Adding digital hobbies, like video games, to your Genealogy can be a challenge. With physical hobbies, you have tangible objects that have been left by your ancestors. Afghan blankets, baseball bats and pieces of furniture all leave behind things that you can pick up and examine with your hands. Even books and written materials have the physical presence of being ink or graphite on paper. However, the challenge with video games and ot...
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This is an interesting bit of history. It's always a curious thing when a civilization disappears. #history  
The ongoing debate over what prompted the decline of Easter Island's native Polynesian inhabitants, known as Rapa Nui, is being clarified by scientists digging for answers in the soil.
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My latest post... I wanted to bring your attention to the topic of Byte-Size (or Bite-Size) Genealogy. It’s a term I came up with to describe doing little, tiny pieces of genealogical research. The best way to tackle your family tree is a little nibble at a time:
http://www.predecessorpro.com/blog/2015/1/11/byte-size-your-genealogy
Trying to complete a family history is, quite frankly, an impossible task. You will never finish it. There is too much there and you are just one person. However, if you pick out one task, and then break that down into even smaller tasks, you will be surprised at how quickly that can add up over time. This is what I would call Byte Size Genealogy.
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Jan. 15, 1919:  It was a sticky situation.  21 people died when a 50 foot wave of molasses hit Boston. This is real, this is not satire.

Here are some extra links:
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2015/01/15/great-molasses-disaster-96-years/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/27366/bostons-great-molasses-flood-1919
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/molasses-flood-physics-science/
In January of 1919, a molasses tank collapsed in Boston's North End causing the Great Molasses Flood, killing 21 and injuring 150.
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Feel free to check out my latest post. It's all about our canine friends throughout history.
#history   #ancestors   #dogs  
The modern domesticated dog shares the same DNA as the wild wolf that stalks alone in the forest. The wolf is a dog; or rather, a dog is a wolf. However, while they share the same basic DNA, several millennia  of contact with mankind have left the dog as a clearly different being from the wolf. The wolf began its path to domestication sometime during the dawn of human civilization. Read on to learn more.
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Coming soon: Monday's post at PredecessorPro.com to be on delicious facts about #genealogy  and a classic gingerbread #recipe from 1908.
A most curious site about genealogy, research, and history. 
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Part II of my post on how and why you might include video games in your family history research.

#Genealogy #VideoGames #Ancestors
Part 2 on Adding Video Games to your Genealogical Research.  Adding digital hobbies, like video games, to your Genealogy can be a challenge. With physical hobbies, you have tangible objects that have been left by your ancestors. Afghan blankets, baseball bats and pieces of furniture all leave behind things that you can pick up and examine with your hands. Even books and written materials have the physical presence of being ink or graphi...
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Tomorrow, keep an eye out for my new post at my website www.PredecessorPro.com. The post will be about including video games in your genealogy. I remember learning about counting as a kid with Big Bird's Egg Catch. Now, how do you go about including that kind of thing in your family research?  
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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., my newest post at PredecessorPro is about his genealogy. His ancestors passed down lessons that eventually formed the foundation of his legacy.
#mlkday2015   #martinlutherkingjr   #genealogy   #history  
The life of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., has been examined almost as frequently as any US Presidents. His confrontation of civil rights abuses against our African American and Black communities is well documented. As today is MLK Day, a holiday that has been established to celebrate the life and his mission of equality for all, I thought that I would take a look at the contributions that his genealogy played in making ...
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As we are all recovering from a holiday season filled with sweets, I thought that I would cook up a post with some tasty bits of knowledge about genealogy. So sit back, grab a glass of egg nog, and open up the gamble chocolate box of family history tidbits. Also, stay tuned at the end for an old fashioned gingerbread recipe. 
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Education
  • Temple University
    Finance, 2003 - 2008
  • Temple University, School of Communications And Theater
    Film and Media Arts, 2003 - 2008
  • Excelsior College
    Applied Science: Nuclear Technology, 1999 - 2000
  • Naval Nuclear Power School
    Power Generation / Applied Nuclear Physics & Chemistry, 1996 - 1997
  • Naval Nuclear Electrician "A" School
    Power Generation / Applied Nuclear Physics & Chemistry, 1996 - 1996
  • Naval Nuclear Prototype
    Power Generation / Applied Nuclear Physics & Chemistry, 1997 - 1997
  • Neshaminy High School
    1993 - 1996
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Most Curious Genealogy and History
Introduction
Genealogy, Research, and History are very interesting topics to me. All of the old stories from the past still have tales to tell. If you listen, you will learn something. I run a website Predecessor Pro, the most curious blog and website on genealogy, family, research, and history. I hope to make genealogy more accessible for the average Jane and Joe. My intention is to show you what I like to do when it comes to genealogy and how I like to do it. I also like to discuss the research process, and also the events that fill up the history books.

During the day, I work for the Make-A-Wish America team as a Prospect Researcher. I perform many different levels of research including biographical, demographic, financial/business, relational, and genealogical. 

I have over 10 years of experience in the financial services, technology, and records management industries.  I have worked previously with Iron Mountain, Ascensus, Delaware Investments and more; successfully resolving thousands of client issues.  

I have prior experience in Retirement Benefits, Record Keeping, Finance, Mutual Funds, Marketing, Communications, Customer Service, Presentations and Projects. I have maintained assets of up to $1.5M in revenue.  

I hold a BBA Degree in Finance from Temple University with a second major in Communications - Film & Media Arts. I have a Certificate in Human Resources from the AMA and am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). I have an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Nuclear Technology 

I have many other interests (Communication, Finance, HR) and have been educated in multiple fields. I love the numbers side of business as well as being creative. I have been a trainer, a technician, a writer, a blogger, a designer, and a communicator; I have worked as a team player and as a leader.


Also, I am an Open Networker and would like to connect on LinkedIn: trevor.stasik@gmail.com
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Research, Fundraising, Prospect Research, Human Resources, Retirement Benefits, Record Keeping, Records Management, Customer Service, Employee Benefits, Finance, Mutual Funds, Marketing, Communications, Customer Service, and Projects
Employment
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Prospect Researcher, 2014 - present
  • Iron Mountain
    Customer Service Associate II, Preferred Client Services Team, 2012 - 2014
  • Ascensus
    Retirements Account Executive, 2010 - 2012
  • Delaware Investments
    Mutual Fund Service Consultant, 2008 - 2010
  • OfficeMax
    Print and Document Services Associate, 2003 - 2008
  • Financial Management Association (FMA), Temple University Student Organization
    Vice-President of Communications, 2006 - 2008
  • Film & Video Production
    Freelance Crew Member For Media Productions, 2002 - 2005
  • US Navy, Carl Vinson, CVN-70
    Nuclear Electrician, 1996 - 2002
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Mesa, AZ
Previously
Phoenixville, PA - Bensalem, PA - Levittown, PA - Bremerton, WA - Port Orchard,WA - USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), US Navy - Saratoga Springs, NY - Orlando, FL - Great Lakes, IL - Gilbert, AZ
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I just had an exquisite time with my wife at the Beer Research Institute (BRI). My friend, Justin, had recommended them to me a few weeks ago; but this was the first chance that I've had to visit. They have a science theme at the brew pub, with beakers and test tubes everywhere. They make all of their own beer in-house, so you can also see the tanks and kettles in the back. You can tell that they take great care in the exact measurements of only the best ingredients. I had an opulent Pub Burger with fresh cut French fries. The food was very good; filling but not too greasy. However, the real reason to go to the BRI was to try their craft beer. They had 4 of their own beers on tap (they just ran out of the 5th, a Vanilla Porter). They had other craft beers on tap as well, but I didn’t have a chance to try them. I tried a flight of all of the available BRI brews: 480G IPA, Street Cred, Farmhouse Saison, and a Belgian Blonde. Of course, you know I fell in love with the IPA. It was so crisp and fresh! The other BRI beers were amazing too. The staff was very helpful, and was knowledgeable in discussing the make-up of the beers. The waitress and the manager were extremely attentive, and the prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend the BRI at anybody in the Phoenix, AZ area. It’s great food with even better drink.
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