Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jean Wilcox Hibben, Ph.D.

I received an email from Jean Wilcox Hibben, one of the very best conference and society presenters, who lives in Riverside County. Jean has received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Folklore. Here is some of Jean's email to her friends and supporters:

"The dissertation itself was on family folklore and its value to future generations. The PhD is complete, dissertation bound and submitted, and diploma already received and framed. All the hard work has been followed with the efforts to put away many, many books (some purchased for the project so bookcase space needed to be located) and to post the dissertation to the web.

"This has been accomplished and, in case you have any interest in looking at it, you can do so by going to my website: www.circlemending.org. Click on "Dissertation" and follow the directions there (which explains how it is all organized) and click on the link. That link takes you to another "store and share" site from which you can download the file to your computer and read and/or print it (I strongly advise against the latter unless you really want it - it's 221 pages long). If you have any questions (they can't be harder than my dissertation defense, though), please feel free to contact me."

You can read about Jean's dissertation project and download it using the link at http://www.circlemending.org/dissertationproject.html. I look forward to reading Jean's dissertation and learning more about Family Folklore and its impact on future generations.

Congratulations to Jean for her well-earned degree. I look forward to meeting Jean at the Chula Vista Genealogical Society seminar on 18 October when she will make three presentations to our members and community.

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