Five Questions With…Ruby Coleman

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Ruby Coleman, one-half of the You Go Genealogy Girls (YGGG) blogging duo, resides in North Platte, Neb., but keeps her research on the go.

1. How did you and YGGG No. 2, Cheri Hopkins, meet?
-Cheri and I are sisters-in-law. We’ve known each other for years!
2. How did you come up with the name for the blog? 
-Because Cheri and I like to gad about in my car, aka “Lil’ Red,” doing research, prowling cemeteries and visiting relatives, my daughter thought the name You Go Genealogy Girls was appropriate.  We are actually grannies (and I’m a great-granny), but “girls” sounds so much better!
3. Who’s your favorite ancestor?
-My great-great-grandfather Jacob Roberts. Family tradition was that Rebels hung him during the Civil War. Alas, his son’s huge file of military records in the National Archives proved that indeed Jacob had a noose around his neck, but was cut down before he expired. 
4. Where have the YGGG gone in the name of genealogy?
-[We’ve] mostly traveled in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. We have gone to Salt Lake City each May or June for several years, for two weeks of pleasure in genealogy heaven. 
5.What’s the most-procrastinated item on your genealogy to-do list?
-I really don’t procrastinate … really! If I could admit to it, I’d say cleaning the closet in my genealogy room. It’s “open doors, throw in, shut doors and wait for the crash.”

From the January 2012 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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