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My Adventures at a Genealogy Conference

by Memoir Mentor on June 16, 2011

Last week I gave a presentation at Jamboree, the nation’s third largest genealogy conference, held annually at the Convention Center next to the Marriott Hotel in Burbank, CA, and sponsored by the Southern California Genealogy Society. I’m always amazed at how many people (somewhere around 2000 this year), travel from all over the country to […]


“Who Do You Think You Are?” Second Season

by Memoir Mentor on February 1, 2011

The second season of the popular series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will air this Friday night, February 4, on 8 p.m. This season will focus on discovering the ancestry of celebrities Vanessa Williams, Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie, Ashley Judd, Kim Cattrall, Gweneth Paltrow, and Rosie O’Donnell. This week’s show will spotlight Vanessa Williams. […]

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Things I’m Grateful for…

by Memoir Mentor on January 19, 2011

My thanks to personal historian Dan Curtis for including my blog in his list of “Top Personal History Blogs of 2010.” Visit Dan’s site HERE to see what other blogs received this fine distinction. As long as I’m making announcements, I’d like to mention two useful books I’m currently reading. Despite the fact that I […]