I was born in White Salmon, Washington, on August 11, 1954. I am the youngest of my parent's 5 children - I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. For many years my parents operated a small holstein dairy farm in Trout Lake Valley. My siblings and I were raised on the farm and we all attended Trout Lake School, where I graduated from High School in 1972. In school my favorite classes were photography, history, and band where I played the trumpet.

     I moved to Portland, Oregon in 1978 and have lived here since. I began Genealogy research @1990, and have been the host of this website since September 1999.    

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