Born Aug. 18, 1952 in Fresno, CA. Lived in or around Fresno all my life. Valedictorian of my Central Union High School class of 1970. Graduated from Calif. State University, Fresno, summa cum laude, with honors, & a degree in economics. Married Dec. 18, 1976. Used to be a pretty good bowler until back trouble forced me to quit. Avid genealogist & cat lover. Besides genealogy, my hobbies are reading, solving puzzles, playing games on my computer, sewing, crocheting, & other kinds of needlework. Currently working on transcribing cemeteries in Fresno & volunteer work in genealogy.