October 1, 1992 |
Here are some of the organizations and resources available to help track down ancestors: GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES North San Diego County Genealogical Society The society meets twice a month in the Carlsbad City Council chambers next to the library. Founded in 1968, the organization encourages the study of genealogy and the the preservation of genealogical records. It is open to any person with an interest in their family roots who is willing to support the society in its endeavors.
November 2, 1994 |
If the task of organizing and transcribing family history interviews is too daunting, you can try an easier, scripted approach with one of several memory books available in bookstores. To ensure they actually get filled in, plan to make an afternoon or evening of it with your relatives. Here are a few to consider: * A series of memory books from HarperCollins, including "Grandfather Remembers" and "Dad Remembers." Includes such good topics as, "My worries about the future were. . . ."
June 26, 1999 |
A man who claimed he was sleepwalking when he stabbed his wife 44 times and held her head under water was convicted Friday of first-degree murder. Scott Falater, 43, stared straight ahead and did not react as the verdict was read in a Maricopa County Superior Court. He then hugged his stepfather and kissed his mother on the cheek. "It's not over yet," Falater said just before he left the courtroom.
October 21, 2010 |
Fatima Bhutto wrote her book because she wanted to remember her father. She wanted to remember his silly nicknames, his joke about putting a disco ball in her redecorated bedroom, and how he told her she was too young for lipstick. She wanted the 14 years she had with him to be written down somewhere before she started to forget. It was the last promise she made to him before his death in 1996. "When I think of my father, I never think of him as a politician," she said in a recent phone interview.
June 1, 1998 |
These recommendations are based on guidelines from the American Urological Assn., the American Heart Assn., the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Assn. (For personal advice, talk to your doctor.) * Physical Exam: A simple screening by a primary physician should be conducted every two years until a man turns 40 or 45, and then annually. * Prostate Cancer: a rectal exam and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test each year after the age of 50.
April 28, 1990 |
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.
April 1, 2013 |
Certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer dramatically. But that doesn't mean all women should line up for laboratory testing to see if they have those risky versions of the genes, members of a government panel said Monday. Unless she has a family history that makes it likely she has the harmful mutations, a woman will be unlikely to benefit from genetic counseling and...
February 28, 1988
I would like to address an issue which I feel strongly about and which was brought up in David Thomson's review of James Brown's "Final Performance" (The Book Review, Feb. 14). This issue I refer to is that of taking a work of fiction to be just that--a work of fiction. In his review, Thomson refers "to a reality that is not owned up to in the author's biography on the jacket." He goes on to cite similarities between Brown's older brother, Barry, and Mike, the older brother in "Final Performance."
May 2, 1991 |
Genealogical research is not reserved for the elderly. But older people do have the time, knowledge and responsibility to hand down precious information to perpetuate their family's history. According to the April issue of American Demographics magazine, 18 generations, each 20-25 years in length, have lived in America since the 1620s. Moreover, today's "G.I. Generation" of active elderly age 66 and older, will decline in influence in the next decade.