I Never Knew . . . .

As a kid growing up, I knew very few of my cousins.  In fact, I can recall meeting just three of them, all on my mother’s side, before I turned eighteen years old.  This was a consequence of the fact that our military family lived in places far away from where my parents grew up.  I used to wonder sometimes …Continue reading →

GeneaBlogie Grand Genealogy Journey – Day 1: Sacramento

Sacramento has often been overlooked by visitors to Northern California; the same visitors are frequently mesmerized by the city some 90 miles away called San Francisco. Dissing Sacramento used to be a favorite pastime of the cognoscenti.   “It’s too hot!”  “It’s too dry!”  “It’s too flat!”  “It’s got no culture!” Even the California Supreme Court refuses to have its …Continue reading →

Mary Geraldine Sekul, 1948-2008

A week ago, I was not expecting to write about Mary Sekul at all, ever, and especially not in this forum. Then again, a week ago, Mary Sekul was not expecting to be written about, and certainly not in the places and ways she’s been written about in the past few days. “An artist, poet, scholar, friend, sister, and mother” …Continue reading →

Sacramento African-American Genealogy Seminar

The Sacramento Regional Family History Center will hold its third annual seminar on African-American genealogy on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Registration is $20 with lunch, or $15 without lunch. Preference will be given to advance registrants. The Sacramento Regional Family History Center is located at 2745 Eastern Ave in Arden-Arcade. The center’s phone number is 916-487-2090. It’s open on Tuesdays …Continue reading →

Severe Weather in Northern California

One of the worst storms in decades has battered Northern California and the Sierra Nevada today.Starting at about 4 a.m. PST, wind gusts of more than 100 mph in the mountains and up to 75 mph on the valley floor ushered in heavy rains. There have been power outages throughout the day in the Sacramento metro area. Telephone and cable …Continue reading →

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