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.

About Colleen

I am a librarian, web developer, genealogist, historian, 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 Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and am an instructor with the San Jose State University School of Information for whom I teach a graduate-level semester-long genealogy research methods class each summer.

Read my genealogy, technology, and cultural heritage tips and reviews on my professional blog.

Check my upcoming genealogy teaching and speaking schedule to join me for an exceptional learning opportunity.

On a personal note, I am a native Californian, who has spent most of my life in beautiful Orange County. I am married to the nicest wittiest guy in the world, am bonus mom to two awesome young adults, and am slave to my fur baby the adorable Holly Beagle.

Contacting Colleen

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.

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  1. Cynthia Buffington

    Please let me know which DNA test is best to do when trying to locate my daughter that I put up for adoption. Thank you !

  2. I am curious about your husband’s ancestors, as several of the surnames appear in my line as well. William Henry Greene, b. 1837 possibly Chenago Co., New York married widow Harriet (Wallace) Bemis whose first husband had been killed in the Civil War. Both Harriet and William died in Arizona, she in 1899 and he in 1921. I do not know where the couple married.

    I am a Wallace descendant and Harriet was a half-sister to my direct ancestor, W. R. Wallace.

  3. I am helping a friend with the last name Nieto research his family tree. Geography is similar to your family location

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