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Retired Educator, Blogger, Family Historian and Proud Grandmother.
Blogging, social media, genealogist and family historian
  • Miami University
    Educator, 2007 - 2012
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
    Retired from CPS, 1971 - 2001
  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
    2002 - 2007
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Kathleen, Jones, Hellmann
I am a married,retired educator, mother of one and grandmother of two.  I am very interested in genealogy and love riding my bike on the Loveland Trail.
  • Regina High School, University of Cincinnati, Miami University
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