|When:||Back to Calendar August 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am||Where:||Carlsbad City Council Chambers
1200 Carlsbad Village Dr
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|Categories:||Computer Genealogy Group (COGG) Upcoming Events|
Topic: L.A. (Butch) Hibben will speak on the value of family legacy in the form of stories and photographs (of people, places, and artifacts).
His focus will be to assist those whose family stories might be lost to history if not preserved in a permanent manner (that would be most of us!) as well as the need to preserve our personal stories for future generations. He will be discussing how to use the Internet for this purpose and will also cover some basics of interviewing in an effort to capture the memories of family members still available to provide clan history.
L. A. (Butch) Hibben, Certified Legacy Advisor, has been involved in the field of family history from his youth, when he took a typing class in school in order to help his grandmother by typing up the family group sheets and pedigree charts for the family’s Book of Remembrance. Knowing about his ancestry has been as much a part of his life as knowing basic life skills. Fortunate enough to speak with his forebears about their experiences as Arizona pioneers, Butch has remembered the stories and the roles his family played in the history of the states of Utah and Arizona.
Butch, like his ancestor pioneers, was a trailblazer in the field of computers, having become involved in the field in the late 1950s while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he continued in the field as a computer technician for many years until his retirement in 2008. It is no wonder that he was inspired to assist others in preserving their heritage when he was introduced to the Living Legacy Project in 2011 and, again, he is carrying on his ancestors’ tradition of pioneering in the world of on-line preservation. He has his own legacy to pass along, having sired five children, four of which have gone on to make him grandfather to twenty-four and great-grandfather to twelve.
He serves as Assistant Director in the Corona Family History Center and is married to its Director and Corona Genealogical Society President, Jean Wilcox Hibben. They make their home in the Lake Mathews area of Western Riverside County, California. Butch, a former square dance caller, is an audio technician and plays saw and spoons. He can be reached through the website Living Legacy Project.