The Life and Times of Joseph T Major

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There are two main interests I think you will be looking for and you will find them below. One is the science fiction fanzine I write for, FOSFAX. This is a publication that comments on a great many things in and out of science fiction, including mundane politics and if you have been looking for it you will know what I am getting at. Click on the title below for more information.

The other is my family. I am looking for descendants of my great-great-great-grandfather Charles Major (born December 3, 1775 in Culpeper County, Virginia, died June 25, 1857 in Christian County, Kentucky). There should be a stemma of my descent from Richard Major (born ca. 1600 in Hampshire, died 1664 in King William County, Virginia) with siblings, also a list of other ancestors.


I was born Christmas Eve, 1954, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. I started reading at the age of two, and have a newspaper account to verify it.

After school in Hopkinsville and Frankfort, Kentucky, college in Louisville, Clarksville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, I tried to get permanent work for several years. Finally, in 1988, I was hired by the Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District, where I still work. I am a computer programmer so this is a sort of busman's holiday, but I like it.

In the early 1990s' I met fellow science fiction fan and loc-hacker Lisa Thomas. We were gradually attracted to each other and were married on November 22, 1996. I rather like it.

This was what we looked like when we got married.

As usual, this is still under construction. Any comments should be addressed to



Family History

Alternate History

Last Updated on August 27, 2000 by Joseph T Major