Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Genealogist Caroline Rober passed away yesterday
I received this email today from Norma Storrs Keating of CSGA:
Long-time CSGA member Caroline Braxton Rober died last night, 1 Feb 2011, after a 6 month battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease.) She was 58 years old. She leaves a husband, three children and 7 grandchildren. Caroline was a past-president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG.). She received the California State Genealogical Alliance Award of Merit in 2010 for her hours of volunteer work for SCCAPG; for her work as a teacher for the Whittier Area Genealogical Society and the Orange Family History Center; for her many hours of service as the technical director for the Orange Family History Center (a regional Family History Library); and for her uncounted hours serving as the chairman for the genealogy booth at the Orange County Fair (Orange County, California) over a period of 7 years.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
If anyone would like to follow her journey the past few months they can go to her blog at
This is very sad for me, and for all genealogists and friends that knew Caroline. I only met her one time, when she presented to the San Diego Genealogical Society last year. Her illness was not obvious then.
If you knew her, and have memories you want to share with the family, I encourage you to make a comment on her blog that the family is monitoring and adding to. Read the blog posts that lead up to her passing, and take some time to reflect on the dignity of this woman and this family.
Rest in peace, sweet Caroline. You are appreciated, and will be missed.