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January 4, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever wonder where your family tree is rooted? About great-great-great-Aunt Mildred who gave you your middle name? Whether your ancestors were pilgrims, princes or pirates? A team of sleuths in Burbank is used to these types of inquiries. The volunteers at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library consider themselves more detectives than librarians.
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June 9, 2000 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
Blame it on the Girl Scouts. More than 20 years ago, Doug Miller was asked to guide his daughter's Girl Scout troop through a badge called Your Family History. The result was that Miller tumbled to the sometimes obsessive pleasures of genealogy (his daughter Lynn sewed on her badge and showed no further interest in the subject). His curiosity piqued, Miller sought out the closest archive of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
Blame it on the Girl Scouts. More than 20 years ago, Doug Miller was asked to guide his daughter's Girl Scout troop through a badge called Your Family History. The result was that Miller tumbled to the sometimes obsessive pleasures of genealogy (his daughter Lynn sewed on her badge and showed no further interest in the subject). His curiosity piqued, Miller sought out the closest archive of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever wonder where your family tree is rooted? About great-great-great-Aunt Mildred who gave you your middle name? Whether your ancestors were pilgrims, princes or pirates? A team of sleuths in Burbank is used to these types of inquiries. The volunteers at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library consider themselves more detectives than librarians.
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April 30, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While digging up her family tree's roots, Jan Jennings of Glendale discovered the kind of skeletons that many others try to bury forever. She says court documents revealed that the widow of her great-grandfather's brother became a madam in Arkansas and gave birth after she had applied for her late husband's pension--much to the consternation of relatives.
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January 7, 1994 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When I was about 9 or 10, I used to love rummaging through my grandfather's innumerable boxes of stuff stacked neatly in the basement. Grandpa was a pack rat. Treasures, such as his old chauffeur's li censes, would pop out. Some would have his picture and name, Joseph Savarese, while others would feature an Anglicization of his name, Joe Savage. And there were lots of pictures of family and friends long since gone.
NEWS
May 5, 1990 | TROY CORLEY, Corley is a Southland free-lance writer
Virginia and Bob Emrey blame their genealogy habit on an earthquake that shook Glendale about 40 years ago. The quake so upset a neighbor that the Emreys offered their help. During the resulting friendship, the neighbor, who was a genealogist, "proved to me that I was related to her late husband," said Bob Emrey. "That's how we got mixed up in this mess."
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February 11, 1988 | TROY CORLEY, Corley is a free-lance writer in Reseda
Before a fire ravaged the Los Angeles Central Library downtown, one of the most popular sections was the genealogy department. Any time it was open, you could find at least two dozen people squeezed together at the study tables, poring over stacks of worn books for clues to family histories. Now that this prized genealogical collection will be closed for several years, where can family-tree seekers pursue their work?
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