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April 28, 1990 | MARILYN PITTS, Marilyn Pitts is a free-lancer writer based in Santa Ana.
Nearly 400 years ago, Pedro Robledo left Mexico with the Juan de Ornate expedition, venturing into what is now New Mexico, to become one of the first settlers in that region. Today, his 13th-great-granddaughter, Pauline Chavez Bent, a genealogist who specializes in Latino history, travels uncharted terrain of a different nature, searching back through time to meticulously piece together her family's history.
March 15, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
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December 9, 2005 | Jonathan Bor, Baltimore Sun
Most pregnant women have little trouble kicking caffeine once their doctors warn them that the common stimulant found in coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and other foods could endanger their babies' health. But researchers have found a group that does have trouble: women with a family history of alcohol abuse. "It's not just an academic issue," said Dr. Roland R.
June 7, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Women with a family history of breast cancer do not appear to increase their risk of developing the disease by taking birth control pills, according to a study released Tuesday. Adding to the sometimes confusing array of research regarding the association between breast cancer and oral contraceptives, the study said that neither the length of time on the pill nor the length of its use before pregnancy seemed to have any bearing on the breast cancer risk among women whose mothers, sisters or daughters had suffered breast cancer.
There may have been a genealogy about your family published decades ago. It is foolish to think you are going to find a book that has your complete family tree in it. But you may be lucky to discover one that includes parts of some of your branches and twigs. Many genealogy how-to books recommend that you consult compiled family histories early in your research.
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