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“We don’t have family traditions…

“We don’t have family traditions…

...like we would if we were religious." One early client reached out to not just trace, but to establish her family's path to the present. Some unique markers on that West Coast path came to light....

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To Love What Is Ugly: Family stories

We giggled onscreen together when she told me about the ring her grandmother had left her. ''It is so ugly! And I so love it." My pink-haired tattooed client also knew her great grandmother, which...

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My grandparents’ shocking first date.

"Once upon a time there was a farm girl -- the youngest of six kids.  She was shy and thought she was ugly.  She had some very glamorous older sisters and some very rowdy older brothers. They all...

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Not Your Grandma’s Family History0

Family history makes your family stronger.  But what's IN family histories these days might not be what you're thinking... I'm talking to moms about family history, and uncovering with some...

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Path to the Present: what’s your story?

Path to the Present: what’s your story?

I worked in academic archives for almost 20 years, and I know how the documents of history are collected. Mostly, "those four guys over there" decide that their work is important and they put it in...

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About Me

I spent 18 years as “archivist and senior research scholar” at an academic science library, actively trying to add women to the historical record and looking for the women who were already included almost accidentally. I have degrees in women’s history and cultural theory — the latter means that I see the cultural value of everyday practices such as food, clothing, hobbies, and domestic arrangements. Non-famous people matter.

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