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San Ramon Author Sondra Perry Discovers Family History

Family history projects lead to discovery–not only of the family stories, but also to knowledge of ourselves.

Local author Sondra Perry is passionate about her family's stories, so much so that she recently had me research and write them down in a book entitled, Then and Now: The Story of the Busch Family.

Researching the family history gives you a chance to not only record the family stories, which in Sondra's case included an ancestor drowning in the not-quite-frozen Volga River in Russia, but also to learn about what centuries-old DNA traits you carry which contribute to those loveable but previously unexplanable personality quirks.

As an example, I discovered that my ancestors were fearless about trekking off into uncharted territory and starting new ventures, a trait which I carry today.

Researching famly history can lead to a world of discovery. As an added bonus, handing down the stories is a priceless gift to those who follow.

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Jennifer June 07, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Sondra, I have a couple questions about your availabily for presentations. What is the best way to get in contact with you? Warmly, Jennifer
Charlynn Throckmorton June 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Sondra Perry can be contacted directly through her website: www.henrythegreatbueheron.com.
Charlynn Throckmorton June 08, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Sorry; that website is: www.henrythegreatblueheron.com.
Father Serra September 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM
So... if you went back 300 years then how come you didn't mention the fact that your father, Raymond Conrad Busch married your ex-husband's mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Edmonds? Did you forget to mention that you married your step-brother after living with him for 10 years? And that you and he seduced scores of married women leaving their marriages a wreck? Then you stole everything he had and now you are masquerading as an author when really it is Lance who is doing all the writing and Cisco employees who are doing all the book buying. How come you didn't mention any of that in your 'family' history? Loser. It all started with a dream about a girl named Felicia...

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