“An occasional journal chronicling the author’s adventures in genealogy and his explorations of his American family of families.”‘
I have the archetypal American background, being descended from both slaves and slaveowners; from Native Americans and prominent (read English and French) and not-so-prominent (Scots-Irish) seventeenth century immigrant families. What does that mean for me in the world today? I’m sorting that out.
I have learned much about history, geography, sociology, economics, and other issues as I’ve gone on this journey. Along the way, I’ve also picked up a few technical skills, interacted with a lot of folks, found previously unknown cousins, and made some friends.
GeneaBlogie consists of genealogy news, tips, stories, some tech stuff, reviews of genealogical media of all sorts, and of course, my personal observations on my research.
We have an informal motto here: “Learn, Share, Enjoy, Appreciate.” I hope you’ll be able to do a bit of each as you read this blog.
About me, Craig Manson: I’m a law and public policy specialist currently employed as general counsel to a public agency in California. Previously, I was professor of law and public policy at a California law school. Over the last forty years, I’ve been a Top Forty DJ at a couple of radio stations, both AM & FM; a broadcast journalist; a cable television sportscaster; a radio sportscaster; a newspaper stringer; a lobbyist in a state legislature; a military officer, a college professor, a lawyer, a judge, and have served at the highest levels of both state and federal government. And then there was the time I got picked off first base for the third out in the ninth inning of the only professional baseball game I’d ever played in . . . .
I enjoy music of all sorts, but as for popular music, don’t bother me with much after 1985. Law, reading, fishing, public policy, and international affairs are my non-genealogical pastimes–not necessarily in that order.
Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org