Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound is a group of people that meet at the Lemon Grove Library once a month to share their genealogical data. We welcome beginners to advanced to attend. We meet the 3rd Wed of every month at the Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Chula Vista Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting has MOVED
Yes, we are meeting at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library 4375 Bonita Road Bonita, California 91902-2698.
Chula Vista's Auditorium is being renovated. I hear we will be back in September when completed.
It is great to see a City of this size finally upgrading it's main library and getting the Wi-Fi functioning correctly, and the computers up to modern day speed.
The Chula Vista Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our General Meeting for:
Randy Seaver Presenting:
"Probate Records: My Favorite Records Type"
Randy is a native San Diegan, a retired aerospace engineer, a genealogy researcher and family historian since 1988, with a fine set of obscure Northeast US/Canada colonial ancestors, with some 19th century English immigrants. He too is a Past President, current newsletter editor and committee chair for research and queries for CVGS.
We work hard to create a learning environment for our members and guests.
We hold many meetings each month to incourage members and guests to learn more about our society and how we can help you move your genealogy/history along with a postive stroke or two.
We will be presenting two Scholarships to two Sweetwater Union High School District seniors in the near future. This is to help them move on to a College or Jr College or Trade School.
We hope next year there will be a greater participation at both our Seminar that funds the Scholarships and students participation to win one. The Scholarship is not tied to grades or other influences. It is tied to doing the required steps and being presented properly to the Society. It could help you to become a Baker, a Chef, a Car Mechanic, etc.
More to come on the Seminar, keep watching. This is all free also.
Interesting to see mentioned are the : Astor Library and the Lenox Library. Tilden wanted one also.
With society changes the Tilden Lawyer was able to convince the other libraries to cojoin and create a new entity---- The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. 23 May 1895.
After many stages of growth the new system was in place and has grown to what it is today.
Today the Library has 92 locations including 4 research centers.
Interesting to see they did not have a state affiliated library system and may not still except the
New York Library Association founded in 1890 was the first state-wide organization of librarians in the US. Today this group is affiliated also with the ALA (American Library Association). New York Library Association
Libraries and Library Systems in New York State: Library ... much information here. A key url would be this one listing the libraries by counties. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/county.htm This site list each county and has maps and both school and public systems also reference and research resources systems. It breaks the areas down. Under Albany which is under Capitol District which is then under Capital District Library Council, are 11 libraries (without changing the page). Links are available. http://www.cdlc.org/ There are 9 regions in which to research, maps are easy to see and most instructions are easy to understand. So when you need help in New York, try starting with the town, or district or library in that district for more help. Town Historians are also a terrific asset if they are available. Libraries can become your very best friends with the Librarians in them. Remember treat them like your best friend, smile, even when they don't.
If the county not active go to the archives area and research until your eyes glaze over.
The next best site is the http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ site that is part of the Ancestry.com system.
Yesterday we did a lot of work on the rootsweb site. The reason is the amount of data that was created and maintained on those front pages and internally.
You get Mailing Lists. Are you using a Mailing List site for you Brick Wall?
You get Message boards which you can post your query and some times get a response fast sometimes it takes a few years. (On Tuesday of this week someone answered one of my old queries and I have a new link with lots of fresh information to share and it ties so much together.)
It has so much more than what I want to confuse you with. So start with those two and try it.
It does not cost a penny, just a few minutes of your time.
We are going to briefly touch on modern resources and methods to keep in touch and learn.
Have you attended a Google Plus Hang Out? I attended one of the very first and did the LONGEST HANGOUT with a group of genealogists and other people around the world. I spoke to people in Brazil, Germany, Russian, Poland, Iceland, and other places a round the world. Having found a cousin in Germany that was from Wyoming was really cool. Shared recipes with the Brazilian man, and DNA information with the man from Iceland.
Have you tried a U -Tube Video? Some interesting information on them as well.
What about Webinars? This will give you something to think about and do try at least one in the next few days.