postJohn Robert Cole is currently serving as the United States Coast Guard Base Alameda Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology (C4IT) Department Head in Alameda, California. He is a prior enlisted Radioman (RM) having spent 17 of his 31 years copying Morse code and saving lives. He promoted to Officer at year 18 and has been saving the lives of wayward memoranda ever since.

He holds an Associates’ in Applied Science from Erie Community College in Orchard Park, New York, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from University of Maryland University College, a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a Master’s Certificate in Projects and Programs from Brandeis.

John is a native of Buffalo, New York and is married to the former Christine Daigle of Lowell, Massachusetts. They have been married for eight years and are the parents of one highly active English springer spaniel by the name of Milkbone.

John is a genealogist and the author of numerous family histories that include a detailed genealogical history of his parents’ ancestry. He has written two travelogues, a seven-volume reference guide documenting the headstones located at the historic Charter Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts, and is currently working on his first graphic novel. When not writing or keeping his dog from barking, he enjoys running and investigating the paranormal.




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  1. John,

    My name is Sheila Farman and I was married to Richard Craig Farman (mother Jeannette Gouyd). We had two children and now three grandsons. I have begun tracing the Gouyd history for my children as they don’t know much about that side of the family. I have a picture of my son as an infant with his gg Margaret Gouyd in Derby. She passed shortly afterwards. Please contact me as I would love to share information about my husband and his offspring for future reference. Would also like to help my children know this side of their ancestry.

    Posted by Sheila Farman | August 1, 2016, 8:43 am

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