Genealogy and History of the Hubbell Family Vols. 1 & 2

Hilbert R HubbellHubbell Geneaology

Hilbert R Hubbell
Category: Genealogy

The author is a retired Navy Commander raised in Chicago, Illinois and a graduate from Chaminade and Central Michigan Universities as well as the Naval War College. He has served on the board of directors of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Historical Society and the Hubbell Museum and Library of Des Moines, Iowa. He held several positions in the Hubbell Family Historical Society as board member, committee chairperson, President and is the current genealogist. He is the author of “A Military History of the Hubbell Family in North America” (2001), the “Genealogy and History of the Hubbell Family” (2017) and “Hubbell Sea Captains” (2017). He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife the former Joan Boggiali of Napa, California and has four children born in Germany, Morocco, California and Hawaii. His children’s question, “Where are we from?” led to his interest in genealogy.


The Ancient Arms of McGuinness

Barbara ORourkeThe Ancient Arms of McGuinness

Barbara ORourke
Category: Genealogy (Honorable Mention)

Barbara has been researching her family’s genealogy for over thirty years. She is passionate about investigating the correct facts and she is now delighted to have more time to spend on this passion since her recent retirement. Barbara was a Mathematics teacher at Cromwell High School for thirty seven years. She has three grown children, and four granddaughters. She lives with her husband Dennis in Cromwell.


“Tell Your Family Story” Essay Co-Winner

Fred Apelquist

Fred Apelquist
Category: “Tell Your Family Story” Essay Contest

Fred W. Apelquist, III, M. Ed., has been in various management positions for more than two decades. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Professional Managers Association, coordinated the operations of its National Advisory Council, and now is a Lifetime Member. His background includes a wide-range of analytical, administrative, and management areas. He was an aide to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and also served as Chief of Staff for the Security Office of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Further, he won national recognition for implementing and managing IRS’ e-mail assistance service, which was voted the best U.S. Federal Government Program in 2000
He holds the Masters of Education degree from the University of Virginia and received the Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland where he majored in political science with minor studies in philosophy and psychology. In addition, he has completed graduate work in public administration at the University of Maryland and George Washington University.
As a free-lance writer (www.yetmo.com), he has published dozens of op-ed, management, humor, and general interest articles in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, PMA Update, Interrace, The Journal Newspapers, and The Flagler Times (Flagler County, FL). His historical essay on Fairfax County school desegregation was distributed for curriculum use throughout the school system, which is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious. His social and political commentary appeared regularly in The Journal Newspapers (Washington, DC, suburbs) and The Flagler Times. He was also a member of the Leaders Digest editorial board, the IRS magazine for managers (circulation of 10,000), and was asked to serve as a judge for the Tinners Hill (Falls Church, VA) festival essay contest.
Mr. Apelquist has held many church posts including deacon, elder, chair of the deacons and worship departments, chairman of the board, and Vestry member. He has served as Treasurer of the Flagler County (FL) Education Foundation. Fred served as the first Contributing Editor to “The Forum” at the Understanding Government Foundation (www.understandinggov.org).


“Tell Your Family Story” Essay Co-Winner

Janice Howard

Janice Howard
Category: “Tell Your Family Story” Essay Contest

Janice K. Howard, a long-time resident of Brookfield, CT, is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, with a degree in political Science and a minor in journalism. She is a former writer and editor of The Brookfield Journal and has worked as a reporter for other weekly newspapers, such as the Weston Forum, New Milford Times, Valley Times, and Litchfield County Times. She also volunteered for over 25 years for several Brookfield boards and commissions. She is a member of the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, and is currently a member of its Historic Cemeteries of Brookfield Association that oversees the care of historic cemeteries that are no longer in use. She also served for several years as a director of Brookfield Open Space Legacy, a private land trust. She is the mother of three children and has four grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a member of The Connecticut Society of Genealogists and other genealogical organizations and has been researching her family history for over 35 years.