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(click the link to access the website and my three tutorial videos:
"That's What Family History is All About")
click here to download updated (August 2012) 1940 Census handout
click here to download the "Cousin Relationships" handout
click here to download So. Calif. Notes for Native American Research
This is the web site of Jean Wilcox Hibben, Board-Certified Genealogist, family historian, national
speaker, folklorist, and troubadour (bio to the right, below) and the "home" of Lynn A. (Butch) Hibben's Living Legacy Project (click link to be rerouted there, where his bio, photo, handout link, and information resides).
If you have
found your way here, you most likely have an interest in genealogy and/or family folklore, are involved with a family history
center or historical or genealogical society, or a combination of these.
In 2008 I completed my doctorate
in folklore and am now taking clients, on a limited basis. If you are looking for help in your roots pursuits,
I would be pleased to hear from you. Contact links can be found throughout this website or go to Your People.
of this site is devoted to the lectures and programs I present: See an abbreviated listing below or click on Topic Categories. There is also a page listing my own genealogical research: check out My People (perhaps we are related). As I become more involved in the genealogy community, and continue
my involvement in the folk music community, I am getting more "web presence," courtesy of those with whom I have
interviewed. To check out the podcasts, news stories, etc., go to the Sights & Sounds page.
Also included here is the list of my available CDs and links to order them: go to CDs. That is the same page where you'll find info on ordering MP3s, for those who
want to put their music into the 21st Century.
If you are interested
in being added to my mailing ("fan club") list to receive quasi-monthly notification of my presentation schedule
and latest CD releases, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "sign my address book" (your email
will be seen by only me, I promise).
Plus, for the past few years
I have been writing articles that combine my various interests. I am doing a lot more of that, now that the doctorate
is finished, and Information on these can be found at Writings. And in October 2012 I finished and published (as an e-book) a historical novel on the story of my g-g-grandmother
Elisabeth, now available (check that page on this site for information).
Finally, I have joined some of the communication crazes and can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Circlemending. I also want to call attention to my blog (yes, I have decided to get into that, too) - click blog to go to that off-site location to read my comments about how music was part of our ancestors' lives, along with
other items of genealogical or historical interest, such as my posts that review of some of the microfilm
collections in the holdings of the National Archives, Pacific Region (Riverside County). These are lesser-known and under-utilized
resources that may have genealogical significance to researchers. I encourage people to check out these informational
blogs . . . who knows, you just might break through a brick wall! (I have to confess that, while I started out doing
regular blog posts, other writing obligations have side-tracked me; I do posts for others, occasionally - see my page here
on Writings for more specifics on that - and try to post on mine at least once a month.)
|photo by Pam McComb-Podmostko, © 2009
LISTING OF PRESENTATION TITLES
(CLICK THE LINK OF THE
TOPIC CATEGORY TO BE DIRECTED
TO THE DESCRIPTION PAGE)
Selected lectures (noted * below) available on recordings from various
seminars from Fleetwood Onsite (search by "Hibben"), JAMB, Inc. (search by conference; see details on topics for assistance) or Conference Resource, LLC (Jamboree order form). For specific program identification, see details on the description pages for these presentations.
Recordings are for personal use only.
Titles that are links will take you to a FREE viewing of the lecture on FamilySearch; search by lecture title (note: FamilySearch often makes changes and may remove lectures when outdated; if a link is
broken, please send me notification, thank you). These, too, are designed for personal use and should not be displayed at genealogical society meetings. Thank
you for respecting that.
Beginning to Intermediate (Experienced)
Intermediate (Experienced) to Advanced
- Dead Language/Dead People: Translating
Latin Records from the Catholic Church *
- Deduction v. Induction in Genealogical Research:
Applying Logic Theory to Family History*
- How Do You Do That? Practical Suggestions for People Who Want
to Do Genealogical Lecturing*
- I ♥ New York: A Look at the Connections between and Communities of the Mohawk
Valley and Jefferson County
- It's about Time! Pacing the Presentation*
- Researching German Records
When You Live in America and Don't Speak German
- Shaking the Myth: Proving/Disproving Family Legends*
- Who is That? Why Did Your Ancestors
Associate with Apparent Strangers?*
- Communicating in your
Ancestors' Homeland: Understanding Other Cultures can Make or Break Overseas Research
Trees: Putting Together the Pieces of the BIG Puzzle
- The Games People Played: Leisure Activities of Our Ancestors
- Genealogy on Wheels:Is RVing Right for You?*
- How the Music and Instruments
of Your Ancestors are Relevant to Family History Research
Here, Now What? Browsing & Searching the 1940 Census (formerly "Countdown to April 2012")
- Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats (click link to view at FamilySearch)
All levels (interesting
for non-genealogists, too)
SONGS & STORIES OF HISTORICAL EVENTS
Appalachian Ancestors: Their Lives, Legends, and
Bringing your Civil War
Ancestor Back to Life: Songs & Stories of the War of the Rebellion
Byproducts of Battle: War-Inspired Christmas Songs & Their Stories
"Dark as a Dungeon": Songs of
Erin Go Bragh: Music & Myths
of Irish Immigrants
". . . Excavating for a Mine": Songs & Stories of the California Gold Rush
From Slave to Freedman: How America's Music has been Influenced by African Americans
. . Gather at the River”: Gospel Hymns and Histories of Early America
Get Along Little Dogies: Songs and Stories of the Men (and Women)
who Tamed the West
Ghosts of Christmas Past: Tunes, Tales, & Ancestral Traditions
". . . hear the whistle blowing?" Songs of America's Rails
HiHo the Derry-O: Songs of America’s Farmers
Jolly Ol’ England:
Ancestral Songs from Across the Pond
Lifelines of a Growing Land: Songs of the Inland Waterways
"Once upon a time . . .": The Rhymes and Rhythms of Childhood
"Rock-a-bye Baby": Lullabies our Foremothers Sang
Songs of Floods,
Fires, and Fury: Was Your Family Touched by Disaster?
To Zion in Song: The Westward
Migration of the Mormons
Way, Haul Away: Shanties and Songs of the Sea
BANQUET TALKS/KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
- Ancestors as Heroes
- Before the Victrola: Songs Your Ancestors Sang
- “Come Away with Me”:
Time Travel Set to Music
Gumshoe: Lessons Written in Stone
- A Mile to the Mailbox: How Children Learn their Family History
On the Contrary, Dead Men (and Women) DO Tell Tales!
One Step Beyond: Synchronistic
Findings in Family Research
Remembering the Past for the Future: Listening to Grandpas instead of iPods
Remembering Homemade Music
Sherlock Homes: Investigating
Your Ancestor's House
from the Chicago suburbs to Southern California in 1973, I obtained my bachelors and masters degrees in Speech Communication
and worked as a professor in the field for 13 years before leaving academia to pursue my passions: folklore and family
history. I received my doctorate in folklore in 2008.
I have been involved in family research for about 35 years and have traced my origins to Germany,
Denmark, Holland, England, and France. Check the
link on this site to see the names of My People. I am the Director of the Corona, California Family History Center, in the
Corona Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also an occasional volunteer at the National Archives, Pacific Region (Riverside County).
I have been playing guitar for about 50 years and have added other instruments to my repertoire over the years. I
use a number of these in my musical progams to give folks a feeling for the music their ancestors might have sung and played.
To read more about that and the CDs I have recorded to date, please check out the pages on Details on Songs & Stories of Historical Events, Sights & Sounds, and CDs. I am active in a number of Southern California music groups,
including the Riverside Folk Song Society, where I run their blog dealing with the society and folk music in So. Calif.
I live in the Lake Mathews area of Riverside County,
CA; am married; have 4 children, 24 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren (with another on the way).
Not many of these are interested in family history, but with all the descendants that keep joining the clan, I figure that the
odds are in my favor that one or more will eventually take a shine to learning about their roots!
|photo by Pam McComb-Podmostko ©2009
My goal is to assist others in their efforts to connect generations (past to present),
completing the family circle.
I believe that who we are is a compilation of our experiences and associations as well
as our biological connections. When we understand our ancestors, we can better understand ourselves. By doing this, we can
complete and appreciate our family circles.
"Will the circle be unbroken,
by and by, Lord, by and by?
There's a better home a-waitin' in the sky, Lord,
in the sky!" - Trad.
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA,
Phone: (951) 780-1799
Cell: (909) 268-5326
Text: (909) 994-6114
CG & Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under
license, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office
I wish you the
in your Roots Pursuits!
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