Thursday, July 30, 2015

URGENT URGENT Genealogists please read and protect ARIZONA.

URGENT URGENT  Genealogist please read and Protect

This is just in from Judy Russell, regarding Arizona.  Here is the link please read and respond in kind..

The Legal Genealogist: Arizona update

We are fighting again to preserve our past.  If you have SW USA roots you should be
paying close attention to this.  Indian, Hispanic, American, etc.

She says we must act today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TidBits of this and that.


At Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA) in the Community Room

Tomorrow we have a  guest speaker that will be presenting information on some San Diego History.

 "The History of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition"

  CVGS Program on Wednesday, 29 July 2015        from 12:30 p.m. To 2:30 p.m.






ACROSS THE POND, will be presented by the society.  This is our annual fund raiser for

Scholarhips. It's main purpose is to share information on topics requested by members to learn more about.  The side bar is we can help our community by funding another scholarship or two for the Sweetwater Union High School District Senior Students.

Keep watching you do not want to miss this event.  Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Italy maybe a wee England and Wales.?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Traveling, Is It Time To Travel.

Traveling, Is It Time To Travel

Reading lots of posts on upcoming fall and early winter events.  Many others went to early spring and summer events.

Have you read about the events in SLC, Utah? Have you learned of the late fall events around the state you are living in?

Not being on the East Coast, Oh wish I was, New York is having some great fall events. So is Virginia and other states east.

Please read the newsletters and the bulletins about various speakers and activities happening, when the air is a wee cooler and the time less harried.  My goodness they are already talking of Roots Tech in SLC in February.

So check if your region or area is having a Fall Seminar, Workshop or Presentation for you to learn more about your research methods or ancestors hidden news.

Some of Chula Vista Genealogical Society's dates.

Aug    1            1  to 4   Roots Magic     Randy Seaver.  A  genealogical program for PC users to store their Genealogical information in and keep track of your research. Randy is a well known speaker in the Genealogical Community.  You can use this on a MAC also, but contact Brian or  Roots Magic company for more information.  Free

Sept   5            1  to 4    Immigrant Library    Toni Perrone Toni will be telling us about this  library and it's contents and how it can help genealogists.  She is a Founding member of this library and belongs to many other organizations.  Very proficient in Immigration and Emigration with Italian Research & German Research.  Free

Chula Vista Genealogical Society is having Seminar 7 November at the Bonita Golf Course, Bonita, CA.  9 am to 3 p m.,  5540 Sweetwater Rd. Bonita, CA. 92902. FEE

Topics are German, Scotch-Irish and Italian Research.

We will be having Judith Brooks and Toni Perrone both as speakers, serving a set down meal and prizes to be won.

We will have motel information for those from out of town and more coming on our various webpages. Here and Society's and Randy Seaver's blog.

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Randy Seaver:
Susi Pentico:

The Seminar raises the money for what we will be able to give to the SUHSD Scholarship.
Please come and please be generous.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Do you follow them or belong to their  group?  Are you taking advantage of the multitude of classes and activities they offer to move your research forward?

Their primary site is: Primary site is:

As a founding member of this group and current Educational Chairperson, trying hard to get help to
all those foundering around in the mire and the muck trying to break down the brick wall to find answers.

Many say we make our brick wall by how we think and respond to our needs.  It is possible, not always probable.

It is always advantageous to have a second or third set of eyes look over documents we think we  have pulled everything out of.  Many times re-picking up that document and discovering we missed a clue won't happen if that other pair of eyes is helping.

Sharing research can be a  terrific way to not build our own blinders.

We recommend you  use the six basic charts to keep track of your research.   We recently added a 6th.  There was just five.

Here they are:
*   5-generation pedigree chart
*   Family Group Sheet
*   Census record form
*   Research log
*   Research checklist
*   Timeline of researched person

The timeline can be used in many ways.  The timeline of the ancestor, the timeline of the community they lived in help to secure information you may otherwise miss.

These charts can be found on our webpage which is listed above.

 A great map site can be found here. 

Thanks Mr. Tanner for this information, for I had mislaid the link about a year ago.

The Educational Blog of course is here. Come back often or sign up to follow this blog to get good strong basics for research and or current news happening in the Genealogical World.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Workshop, Sharing and Something New Wed 6 to 8 P M

Workshop, Sharing and Something New

 Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm

 We will cover 4 topics.

 I will be sharing a new feature I found.

 Also more urls to play with as we dig our kin.

 Come Join Us In The Fun. It Is Free

3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, Ca 91945

Google Maps

Monday, July 13, 2015

References to Other Good Sources

 Having decided the world is a very large place, going to try something different for you all.

 Wandering through Comic-Con and observing the writers, illustrators and books available
  made me realize we need to share more.

 Today my goal is to post various Blog Sites that share information on a steady basis that really
  carry weight in our research.

 About a year ago Randy Seaver spoke about James Tanner and so I had to find out who he was.

 I have followed Mr. Tanner ever since.  Not every topic fits but the ones that do are so helpful to
 even a seasoned genealogist.

 Today he wrote about U.S. Census Records.  Suggest you click over and take a gander at his  information. Genealogy's Star- Let's Look at U.S. Census Records

 Of course,  you are all aware of Judy Russell and her sharing knowledge about the Justice System  and Court Records.  Showing the “Show Me” types | The Legal Genealogist

 Not to leave out my distant cousin and her blog. Her many tips on solving problems and making new  gadgets work are always excellent. Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems - How to Find Your  Family His

 There are many sources out there to help us.  Of course your already familiar with Randy Seaver's postings as a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society.

Planning to post various ones, over time and want to hear back if you have tried them and if there were helpful in your research.

We will probably cover some of them at our Workshops. Wanting to make sure you are utilizing information given to help you succeed.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bonita - Sunnyside Library Saturday 1 to 4 pm July 11, 2015

Workshop to be presented by Gary Brock, Shirley Becker and shared by all.

A worksheet of urls will be sent to each attendee and later posted here for all to utilize.

Please come share your names, places, brick walls and exciting finds with members.