Sunday, July 17, 2016

Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach area etc, Genealogists Heads Up

We are having Shirley Becker do a presentation on the great state of New York at the Lemon Grove Library this coming Wednesday evening.  She has much data as a native of the state and many years of research.  She has spoken on the topic before and we asked her for more.  She is a Past President of our Society and retired Newspaper Editor before Randy took it. The time is 6 to almost 8 pm. Lemon Grove Library.

We are also putting together a Genealogy 101 class as a refresher course and a new researchers course.  Thursday 1 to 3 pm Bonita-Sunnyside Library, Bonita, CA.

You may say you do not need such a course, but do you still have brick walls that just do not tumble down? Remembering we are people of Rote, yes we repeat our motions constantly.  So are you not realizing you may be repeating a minor error to lead you down the wrong lane?

Do not sell your self short when this course may be the beginnings of new and better findings in your research.

At least come and give it a try, you may find  a minor change makes a major difference.

If you are thinking of doing research on your family or your family's history you may find this the best thing since sliced bread for getting good knowledge on how to start and keep track of  your records and data and information that will be shared and collected.

When we keep it together and in order it is easier to follow and minor details do not slip through the cracks quite as quick.

You do not need a computer to attend the classes. Just a few pencils and erasers and paper and 3 ring binder type of stuff to start.

Why all the way back to that you  say.  Because when you write it you remember it better. It helps your brain to pick up on tips you otherwise may miss. That is not the only reason.

Give it some serious thought and come learn lots of ideas and how to implement them.

You may go to our web page and sign up for any of the up coming events.  We hope to see your faces there. If you are not sure how come anyway and we can help you learn how.

Susi Pentico. Educational Chairperson, CVGS
also member of SDGS, NGS, NEHGS,  and many others.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Genealogy 101 with Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico

 Our Workshop is set up and ready:  21 July at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3 pm.

  Save This Date for Gen. 102           Thursday  28 July,  at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3 pm.

Genealogy 101 1st session
Time: Thursday,  21 July 2016, 1 to 3 pm 
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd, Bonita,  CA 91902

You will learn:

What is Genealogy.
Where to get records of your family
Organization of your information
You will need: paper & pencil, #2 preferred, paper (yellow note pad, 8 1/2 by 11 tablet) eraser, 3 ring binder type notebook. 
All information you can gather on your families.

We will furnish: 2 Pedigree Charts, 1 for use other to copy; 2 Family Group sheets, again 1 to use, Research Log & Resource List.
You will use the Yellow Tablet to start your Correspondence Log.

Instructors will be: Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker, and Susi Pentico

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are You Working with or

Are You Working with or

If you are working with either of these programs you should be reading the information that Judy
Russell is discussing on her blog.

I am supplying the link here and you should probably go back to two earlier reports to follow through.

Some very interesting reading and I have found some of it within my reporting on

The Legal Genealogist: MyHeritage and Geni: Part I

Suspecting many of us should be following her blog for even general information.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Some Southern CA Activities In July, It is Travel Time.

And Yes I am sharing this with everyone if SCGS wants to resend to members. Blessings to All this 4th of July.

Southern California Genealogical Society
sent out this list of July Events.[CA-SCGS] News from the Southern California Genealogical Society
 I have added to it the events, what is happening. It just might have what you are looking for and where you may want to do a local type travel to instead of catching a plane or train.

02     Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Delbert Ritchart presenting
This one we missed 

09     Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research - Letty Rodella presenting
July 9, 2016 SHHAR's presentation:
Letty Rodella “Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution and the DAR and SAR Connection" 

09     San Diego Genealogical Society meeting - Randy Seaver presenting
Ice Cream Social      1) Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records.
2) Social Media and Networking for Genealogists

"Genealogy in the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts and Brick Walls", JGSCV members and guests

10     San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society meeting  WORKSHOP
Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog – - 

11     Corona Genealogical Society meeting Round Table Discussion Lead by various Leaders.
Love the topics.

13     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group - Randy Seaver presenting
Sharing Research resources and each attendees queries. 12 to 2.

 Ice Cream Social.

16     Ventura County Genealogical Society mini seminar - Jean Wilcox Hibben presenting
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mini Seminar and free. Click the link for more data
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

16     South Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Hal Horrocks presenting
“Road Trip!” Presented by Hal Horrocks

17     Questing Heirs Genealogical Society meeting - Penny Nugent and Nancy Huebotter presenting 
1:15pmIntermediate ClassPenny NugentGrandfather's Story: Was It True or False?
2:45pmFeatured SpeakerFrancie KennedyUsing County Histories and Mugbooks

19     Conejo Valley Genealogical Society meeting - Barbara Randall presenting

19     Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society meeting  No Meeting

20     South Bay Cities Genealogical Society meeting - Linda Serna presenting
Linda will be speaking to the Society about: "Road Block: Where do I go from here?
22     Genealogical Society of Morongo Basin Computer Users in Genealogy Group meeting

23     Nikkei Genealogical Society meeting at Japanese American National Museum
click on link

24     British Isles Family History Society - USA meeting - Hall Horrocks presenting
Topic: British Parish Records
Parish records can assist in learning more about your British ancestors.

27     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Annual Picnic $5 for sharing of BBQ items
The theme will be  “Digging the Dirt-Our Family Stories”  and will include a large display board where you can place pictures, maps or stories of an ancestor to show their place in time and specifics of the Dirt. A display table will also be available for you to show family artifacts. Attendees may present their material with explanations and stories. 

30     Genealogical Society of North Orange County - Seminar featuring Cyndi Ingle 
Self explanatory.  Cyndi's List.

31.   Welcome to Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society

.    300 E Latham, Hemet, CA Downstairs 
       Wow  Thomas MacEntee 9 July  and  Peter Drinkwater   8:30 to 12 pm 
       more    Kory Meyerink 23 July  and  Tammy Happs same time
       Worth watching their posts, have attended a great event here in the past.

32.   Riverside and San Bernardino County Genealogical Societies many groups listed.
I thought groups missing.  Yes, I do not see Riverside Genealogical Society and 
another one Sis belongs to. Yes I see  11 more some our speakers come from.

Click on link and see who else is within 2 hour driving distance and has great events.

 I think it great that they posted what they did I give them full credit but suspect we need to expand the list a bit. Also let genealogists know what is going on in their near back yard instead of Tuscon, St. Louis, or beyond.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Wee Bit of Scottish News

A dear  friend runs a blog and travels a bit. She posted this on her blog.

Posted: 30 Jun 2016 04:31 AM PDT

As Educational Chairperson I am passing this along.. Yes, it says Free.

If you do Scottish research she should be a top blog read daily or as often as she posts.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Marisa Lowe Guest Speaker Bonita- Sunnyside Library 2 July


2 July 2016 
1:30 pm to 4 pm 

"Ancestry and the LIbraries
genealogical holdings"

Presented by Marisa Lowe

Librarian II,
Branch Manager,
County of San Diego

My name is Marisa Lowe, and I am the branch manager at the Bonita-Sunnyside library. I’ve been with the San Diego County library system for 11 years. I’ve worked at Bonita for nearly three years now, and I’ve also worked at Solana Beach, Santee and Lakeside libraries. Before working for the library, I was a Community News reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune and a reporter  for a small publication called the San Diego Downtown News.
My favorite part of my library job is helping customers find resources and books, connecting them with information and also training staff. In my spare time, I love to read, cook and watch movies. I am a fourth-generation San Diegan, so I love reading about San Diego history. One cool thing about my own San Diego connection: my great-grandmother attended the 1915 Panama Exposition and sold candy there as a young 

Please register for this event if you intend to attend so we may better prepare the venue.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Location: Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902

The Chula Vista Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our General Meeting.

"New York, Revisited!"
Presented by:   Shirley Becker 

Shirley Becker is a great grandmother to about 13, of whom 4 live with her. Since 3 are teenagers, she does occasionally have to battle for computer time. Shirley has been working on genealogy seriously for about 30 years and before that occasionally as she found time. Most of her research is in upstate New York, but as her lines grow she has found some in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the New England States. She is presently attempting to correct mistakes and add sources that were neglected when she was a beginner in the lifelong work that is known as Genealogy.

The meeting starts promptly at 1:30pm with announcements and introductions. A presentation by our guest speaker followed by a short business meeting and finally raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.

Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free

Additional information: 

Our scholarship winners are presenting their Applications to the members also.  Bring a hanky.

Click on this link to get the needed documents for this event - Program Handouts