- Spokane Public Schools; Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington Genealogical SocietyEducator, present
- The Salvation Army
- Northwest Microfilm, Inc.
- Spokane Public Schools
- Buzz (current)
- AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors (current)
- Online Historical Newspapers (current)
- My Binders Full of Women (current)
- GeneaPress (current)
- Online Historical Directories (current)
- &Etc. (current)
- The Atlas Project (current)
- The Eastern Washington Graveyard Rabbit (current)
- gmail.com (current)
Miriam J. Robbins has been instructing and lecturing since 2005 to various groups in the Inland Northwest. She has been interested in her family history since she was a young girl, living in Southeast Alaska, far from her extended family in Western Michigan. In 1987, she began her genealogy research.
Ten years later, she was successful in reuniting her paternal grandmother--an adoptee--with her biological family. Miriam writes an award-winning genealogy blog, AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, and keeps busy adding links to her Online Historical Directories and Online Historical Newspapers websites. When not chasing dead people, she crochets, gardens, and bicycles.
If you would like Miriam to make a presentation to your group or would like to see her list of topics, please contact her.
- Spokane Falls Community College
#genealogy #copyright #splogging
Just received an email from Barry J. Ewell, announcing his new "Genealogy by Barry" blog. "Deseret News" associate Barry J. Ewell is best known for his MyGenShare.com site.
I had a quick look at the new blog. Text such as "is provided as a sampling the resources you will find on MyGenShare.com" suggests at least some of the content is duplicated from MyGenShare, and that suggested some googling was in order.
After randomly googling sentences from some of the many blog posts, which all seem to have been mass-posted between 2014 Mar 1 and 8, I highly doubt that the last two words of the blog's title are accurate.
Example splog and some of its multiple sources
Example splog post
How to take care of vinyl is a curious subject for a genealogy blog, and as an audiophile, I know a few things about it. After googling some sentences, I quickly found the following matches:
The surname WALKER is from the English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish and is an occupational name for a fuller. The work of the fuller was to scour and thicken the raw cloth by beating and trampling it (walking on it) in water. Another version of WALKE...
JOHNSON is an English and Scottish patronym from the personal name John. I have not researched this family much, due to the commonness of the surname and the time frame for this family requires searching other record collections besides vital and census rec...
I have spent a lot of time, thousands of hours, researching my ancestors and collateral relatives in vital records, especially in Michigan county birth, marriage, and death records. The more I became familiar with these records groups, the more I realized I...