My name is Karen Clifford. I lived in Monterey County, California, for 22 years. I still teach Distance Education college courses in genealogy as part of the Library Department at Monterey Peninsula College (www.mpc.edu). I have also developed and taught genealogy courses at Hartnell College in Salinas, and Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. Even though I currently live in Utah, I visit Monterey often and am an active member of the Monterey County Genealogy Society.
Since I had spent so many years working with genealogy records in Monterey County, I was asked to help write a wiki page for the Monterey Family History Center, and to continue to help with the Monterey County wiki page. I feel I am up-to-date on some aspects of research in Monterey due to professional work in the records, grading homework from students who still live in the area, and excellent discussions with genealogy friends. HOWEVER, I certainly hope anyone who is still living there or who sees a lack on these pages will jump in to help me with this task.
Everyone knows something that someone else could use to help them trace their ancestors. I would be happy to help you in any way I can to have success in adding to these pages.
[[[User:Cliffordk|Cliffordk]] 01:12, 15 June 2011 (UTC)]