P. A. White Esq.

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48708224

Bio

OVERVIEW

I am a U.S. Air Force veteran devoted to government service. My strengths include proven skills and capabilities in project and program management, federal and tribal real property management, construction and facilities maintenance, contract negotiations and execution, fiscal management, oral and written communications, and quick and confident problem-solving. In positions of ever-increasing responsibility, I have helped guide cross-disciplinary teams to successfully plan and execute administrative, legislative, realty, commercial, and infrastructure projects and programs of virtually unlimited scope and scale.

WHY GENEALOGY?

In all but the most spectacularly successful families, all it seems to take is for one generation to have a rough time to erase virtually all a family's history — good, bad, or ugly — that went before.

In my own family, we had a double whammy. My father and his siblings were orphaned when their mother died of pellagra in 1915 at the age of 30, and their father died two years later of untreated bronchial pneumonia and appendicitis at age of 40. And the Charlotte, North Carolina, orphanage where the kids landed evidently had no time or interest in preserving family memories.

My mother had it nearly as rough. She was just a toddler when she and her sister were moved by their mother far from their father and their deep family roots in northwest Illinois farm country, to live in 1920s Los Angeles, California following a marital breakdown.

And so, with those tragic childhoods, both my parents seemed to have no stomach for reliving past memories. When they died they left behind virtually no family stories. And that's what led to my later-in-life search for those stories.

Having had the benefit of Internet resources undreamt of by previous generations of genealogists, I've been lucky enough to reconstruct a lot of that lost family history of both my parents.

Now, I do what I can to help others accomplish the same through my work on FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, Ancestry.com, and through one-on-one consultation.

My work here on FindAGrave includes, as of July 2022, creating hundreds of previously missing memorials, working hard to add proper biographies to all the nearly 600 memorials I manage (I'm into quality, not quantity!), and suggesting several thousand edits to memorials managed by others.

OVERVIEW

I am a U.S. Air Force veteran devoted to government service. My strengths include proven skills and capabilities in project and program management, federal and tribal real property management, construction and facilities maintenance, contract negotiations and execution, fiscal management, oral and written communications, and quick and confident problem-solving. In positions of ever-increasing responsibility, I have helped guide cross-disciplinary teams to successfully plan and execute administrative, legislative, realty, commercial, and infrastructure projects and programs of virtually unlimited scope and scale.

WHY GENEALOGY?

In all but the most spectacularly successful families, all it seems to take is for one generation to have a rough time to erase virtually all a family's history — good, bad, or ugly — that went before.

In my own family, we had a double whammy. My father and his siblings were orphaned when their mother died of pellagra in 1915 at the age of 30, and their father died two years later of untreated bronchial pneumonia and appendicitis at age of 40. And the Charlotte, North Carolina, orphanage where the kids landed evidently had no time or interest in preserving family memories.

My mother had it nearly as rough. She was just a toddler when she and her sister were moved by their mother far from their father and their deep family roots in northwest Illinois farm country, to live in 1920s Los Angeles, California following a marital breakdown.

And so, with those tragic childhoods, both my parents seemed to have no stomach for reliving past memories. When they died they left behind virtually no family stories. And that's what led to my later-in-life search for those stories.

Having had the benefit of Internet resources undreamt of by previous generations of genealogists, I've been lucky enough to reconstruct a lot of that lost family history of both my parents.

Now, I do what I can to help others accomplish the same through my work on FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, Ancestry.com, and through one-on-one consultation.

My work here on FindAGrave includes, as of July 2022, creating hundreds of previously missing memorials, working hard to add proper biographies to all the nearly 600 memorials I manage (I'm into quality, not quantity!), and suggesting several thousand edits to memorials managed by others.

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