About This Site
Colleen & Jeff’s Roots (formerly “Greene Roots” and “Colleen’s Connections”) is owned and published by Colleen (Robledo) Greene, MLIS. It is simply a single visible spot for me to compile and share any genealogy research, leads and inquiries that I choose to make public.
I have published a family history website continuously since 2004, running off of whatever platform I was favoring at the time: TNG, Omeka, Blogger, WordPress, TNG again, and now WordPress again. This current iteration runs on a self-hosted WordPress instance, utilizing a custom child theme, custom taxonomies, and custom post types.
I am a librarian, genealogist, historian, web developer, content strategist, and educator who teaches and presents on genealogy, web content strategy, social media, digital history tools, and other emerging technology tools and topics. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Masters of Library & Information Science, and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. I am the the Marketing & Web Systems Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and will begin teaching a graduate-level genealogy seminar online for the San Jose State University School of Information in summer 2015.
Current memberships include the American Library Association, the Library and Information Technology Association, the Orange County Heritage Coordinating Council, the California Council for the Promotion of History, the Orange County Historical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, the Texas State Genealogical Society, the New Mexico Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Association, and the Southern California Genealogical Society. I am the new co-chair of Outreach for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the new DNA Project chair for the Gann Historical Society & Library.
Read my digital heritage and genealogy reviews and tips on my professional blog.
On a personal note, I am a native Californian, who has spent most of my life in beautiful Orange County. In August 2009, I married the love of my life (Jeff Greene) and inherited two wonderful children (Kellie and Hunter), at which point I gained a whole new set of ancestral lines to research.
Hit me up on one of the social channels listed in the sidebar under “Connect with Colleen”, or email me at colleen.e.greene at gmail dot com.