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Lisa Gorrell
Worked at Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Attended California State University, Hayward
Lives in Martinez, California
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Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 20: The Feeling of Home
The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here . Home means different things to different people, so this week we are going t...
The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here. Home means different things to different peop...
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Thank you very much, Tony. I'm saving this for sure!!!!
Anyone who has been following my advice in Using Microsoft Word with Blogger in order to generate footnotes/endnotes in your blog may be wondering why they don’t quite work. Well, it’s a Blogger fault but it’s also easy to fi...
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52 Ancestors, Week 10: David William Lundquist
This is week 10 of the
“52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge” by Amy Crow from  No Story Too Small .  I am a bit behind but intend to catch
up. This week I'm writing
about my husband's great-uncle, David William Lundquist. David William Lundquist
was born 3 O...
This is week 10 of the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge” by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small.  I am a bit behind but intend to catch up. This week I'm writing about my husband's great-uncle, David William Lundquist. ...
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Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 15: Snow
This week’s prompt is – Snow! Do you live
in area where you routinely have snow? How old were
you when you first saw snow? Did you make
snowmen? Throw Snowballs Have Sledge
Rides What is the
image that first came to mind when you read snow? What does
snow f...
This week’s prompt is – Snow! Do you live in area where you routinely have snow? How old were you when you first saw snow? Did you make snowmen? Throw Snowballs Have Sledge Rides What is the image that first came to mind wh...
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Book of Me, Written by You--Prompt 12: The Year You Were Born
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week.  More information can be found at Anglers Rest here . This week’s prompt is - The year you were born ·         What happened ·   ...
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here. This week’s prompt is - The year you were bo...
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Book of Me, Written by Me, Prompt 19: Who Do You Miss?
The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here . This week’s prompt is “Who Do You Miss?” People who live elsewhere and that ...
The Book of Me, Written by Me is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here. This week’s prompt is “Who Do You Miss?” P...
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Source Have You Used the Most?
Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing encourages us every Saturday to have a bit of Genealogy Fun. Today's event is about finding statistics about the sources in our genealogy database.  He wants to know: How many sources do you have in your database? What is the so...
Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing encourages us every Saturday to have a bit of Genealogy Fun. Today's event is about finding statistics about the sources in our genealogy database.  He wants to know: How many sources do you have...
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The Ragu Challenge: 3-2-1 CITE! - Birth of Anna Marie Gleeson Sullivan
I am
accepting the 3-2-1 RAGU Challenge of Dear Myrtle : Take three sources and write two paragraphs about one event. This is
a great challenge. Instead of just inputting the information found from a
single source (like a birth certificate) into the genealo...
I am accepting the 3-2-1 RAGU Challenge of Dear Myrtle: Take three sources and write two paragraphs about one event. This is a great challenge. Instead of just inputting the information found from a single source (like a...
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Book of Me, Written by You—Prompt 13: Special People/Iconic People
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here . If you had to hold a dinner party and could invite a maximum of 12 special ...
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here. If you had to hold a dinner party and could ...
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Book of Me, Written by You--Prompt 11: Military
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week.  More information can be found at Anglers Rest here . This week is week 10 and the prompt is Military. Did you join the military ...
The Book of Me, Written by You is a blogging theme where one can write about their own life using blog themes posted each week. More information can be found at Anglers Rest here. This week is week 10 and the prompt is Milita...
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Occupation
Retired
Employment
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District
    Employee Development Specialist, 1996 - 2010
    Trained BART train operators
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District
    Train Operator, 1978 - 1996
    Operated BART trains
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Currently
Martinez, California
Story
Tagline
Genealogist, Blogger
Introduction
I currently research my own family. I became interested in researching my family when I was pregnant with my first child. I had always liked hearing the stories told by my elderly aunts but never thought about the continuity until my daughters were born. Now I wished I had taped those stories! Now that I'm retired, I'm spending much more time working on my families and now plan to write about my adventures into the past.

I am currently on the board of directors for two societies: Contra Costa County Genealogical Society and the California Genealogical Society.  I also volunteer with the Contra Costa County Historical Society.

I love working with the environment, volunteering with the California Phenology Project through the John Muir National Park, and planting native gardens with the Friends of Alhambra Creek and the New Leaf Collaborative (a part of the Martinez Unified School District).

I love teaching and currently give presentations on Using City Directories, Beginning Genealogy, and Breaking Brick Walls Tips.
Education
  • California State University, Hayward
    Biological Sciences, 1977
  • California State University, East Bay
    Teaching Credential, 1991
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Female