Sunday, October 16, 2016

19 October 2016 Two Classes this day. CVCLibrary and Lemon Grove Library

Lemon Grove Library 

19 October 2016   6 to 7:50 Pm 

Is our own Liz Vagani, Lemon Grove, Branch Manager."Using Library Resources for Genealogy".
5 to 7:50 pm.

Free to all to attend, come join us.


Computer Classes for  19 October, Chula Vista Civic Center Library Classes presented by Gary Brock and Shirley Becker will cover the "Dropbox" program.

Morning 10:15 to 11:45 

Installing it in the morning class and learning to access  and use it in the afternoon session.

Afternoon 12:30 to 2 pm 

Bring sandwich or quickly go and come back.

Bring your computer device for this morning class. Please.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Research Meeting with Randy Seaver 12 to 2 pm CV Civic Library Wed.


Share your confusion and delight in your finds.   One never knows when someone may spout out the very name you have been looking for.

Yes that happened to me this last year and I found a member in the society who is a MORROW

We need more to time to share our surnames and see who is looking for whom, where and when.

Randy want me to bring an ice pack?  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


We had a quick efficient board meeting today.  We presented the slate of officers for the coming year.

 President Ceasar Castro
 Programs Carol Sobke / Virginia Taylor
 Secretary  Karen Yarger
 Treasurer  Sam Seat
 Membership  Karen Smith

  We also chose the Honoree for the Christmas Party.  Sorry you have to wait for that information
  to be exposed in December at the Christmas Party. It was exciting and unanimous.

 Scholarship Applications should be given to Sweetwater Union High School District by Friday.
 Karen has approved the papers.

 A quick prayer for Shirley Becker she is down for a bit.

 We have 92 active members.

  Christmas party is 14 December 11 to 3 at South Branch Library.

  Family History Day is shaping up to be a great event.  Mark calendar for 23 October, 10-3 pm
  Chula Vista Civic Center Library.  Watch for more news on this event.

  Prayers also for Program Chair whom is recuperating at home also.

  The year is winding down and gearing up.

  More to follow.

  Did anyone want to learn about Randy talked of it at BackUp Workshop last Saturday.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Family History Day 2 October 2016

 Family History Month is here, it is upon us.  We can use it to fill in some blanks in our tree.
 We can share our little adventures for the future to know what this month was like for us.

Realizing this month was going to be very full, it helped me to decide to make an open log of the month for you to read and follow.   When this (2001) was first announced our society planned an eventful day for it's members.  We planned the month to assist in our research and sharing of family knowledge.  Our society is planning a major event bringing in the community this year  22 October
at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library.

My Family History Month, day 2,  started out with a family event held at one members home and she is the Matriarch of her line.  Having met her about 8 years ago, I think, when I took her Grandaughter home from school for them.   Years later the Grandaughter married our Grandson, now they have a child of their own.  Our first Great Granddaughter.  Having shared giving rides with her family members for two years I was able to know a bit about a couple of the sisters and 2 brothers she had.

Now that we are at the current time frame, we had in the Matriarch's yard,  families covering families on many sides. So the Grandchildren had many Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles in the mix, let alone all the cousins of the younger generation.  We had some wee babies and toddlers and teens and it was so great to see the terrific interaction done by all to get to know the extended family better.

My thoughts were, this was more like what my Great Grandparents witnessed when they put their family events on. People were treated as family, no matter who's line it might have been. It also reminded me of my Grandparents major events, when we would come to visit back in Wyoming.

We were the only line away for a long time.  Because of that I got to know many of my Great Aunt's and Great Uncles, 2nd and 3rd cousins etc.  I wrote when young to my Great Grandmother  generally on a weekly basis when we had money for the stamps. We also sent her stamps to be able to answer us. I did the same for my Grandmother years later. Some how even though we lived far apart our parents made sure we knew our family and what they did and where they lived  & their children.

Yes, there were a few divorces, some deaths of young and old.  New Marriages and acceptance of the new faces as part of our family.   Generally it would lead to new cousins  down the line, to add to the mix though not always.  It also generated some from Wyoming to move to California and serve in the Service and live near us.

I can not even tell you all the last names that attended  this event yesterday, but it made my heart happy to see the mingling and exchange of dialogue.

As you can tell I now need to find out the names of all those families to add to my Great Grandaughter's tree.  O yes, our first Great Grandson was there with his family too.

No wonder it was such a great event.    : > )

Thank you to everyone whom attended, the party for our Clementine and Michaela.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October is Family History Month

 This event was founded  in 2001, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, introduced the resolution.
 Noting that we were loosing a lot of historical information important to families and communities.
 His quote,  "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family."

  This is the posting for the event in San Diego this year. taken from our newsletter.

SDGS/SDHC Genealogy Day is Saturday, 15 October

Registration is open for the 2nd Annual San Diego Genealogy Day. The event, sponsored by the San
Diego Genealogical Society and the San Diego History Center, will feature Anne Gillespie Mitchell, from (AncestryAnne). She will speak on “How Do I Know When I’m Right” and, in a breakout session, “Finding & Researching Women.” Other breakout sessions include using newspapers in genealogy, resources in San Diego for building your family tree, and free genealogy websites!
Located at the History Center in Balboa Park, the event is scheduled for Saturday, 15 October from 8
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast and get your genealogy questions answered from local genealogical societies. Go to for details about price and to select your sessions. Volunteers are needed! To offer your help, or get more information about Genealogy Day, contact Penny McBride at

Here are links to read regarding this event and how to help you get started.

 8 steps presented here.

Great resources here and has Free Wednesdays. New England Historical Genealogical Society.

10 tips and hints are listed here. Some is so easy and few even think about the topics yet they live it every day.

Never can tell  you may find an ancestor was from one of these places,

Family Discovery Day   LDS affiliated site for assistance, open to everyone.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1 October 2016 Bonita-Sunnyside Library Back Up Your Work

Back Up Your Work

 Will be presented by the workshop group of society members  & guests that do back up and share the different ways they do back up their work.

There are many ways to back up your work on your computer.

Commercial entities to your own non expensive method.

Come share how you back up your data and learn the many ways that you can do this.

 Randy Seaver and others will be leading this event.  Ken Robison suggested it but he is away celebrating becoming a First Grandfather today.  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Robison.
Nothing like becoming a Great parent and may you live to be a Great GrandParent which is even better.

I use a private program on computer, I subscribe to a service that covers it for me and then sometimes I send to a relative so we do not loose.  I believe in sharing the important stuff because we may die with out sending it on to others. No need for them to dig like we did when we can help us all move forward.

Come learn and share.  This should be a very educational event and yes bring your computers, laptops, I Pads etc.

We should have doors open at 12:30 if not we will be in room by 1 pm.   That gives us time to set up for this event.

 1 to 4 pm  1 October 2016.  Questions contact