For the past twenty years, Mike VanBlaricom has been a full-time genealogist, family researcher and historian. His admitted obsession began with his need to learn all he could about his mother, who died suddenly during a family vacation when he was four years old. His family tree, published on Ancestry.com, has grown to over twelve thousand people; all of whom are either related by birth or marriage, or are somehow associated with his family.
Mr. VanBlaricom was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California; served four years as a bandsman in the U. S. Air Force; graduated the University of Texas, Austin, with a Bachelor of Arts in English; and had a twenty-year career as a professional firefighter. It was not until his retirement that he was able to fully immerse himself in his family history research.
His family narratives present not only the mere facts of the peoples' lives - birth, marriage and death - but also stories of where and how they lived, how the events and institutions of the time affected them, and vice versa.
His two favorite words are, "I wonder . . ."
He resides in Prescott, Arizona with the love of his life.
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San Antonio Is - The Poetry of Jason VanBlaricom
A posthumous tribute to a life full of poetic promise that came to a premature end. To those who have known Jason VanBlaricom and acclaimed his writing, this previously unpublished volume of poetry offers pleasurable remembrances; for everyone else, it offers an equally pleasurable introduction.
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