Monday, August 18, 2014

Lemon Grove Library, Planning a Research Trip

The Lemon Grove Research Group now meets once a month at the Lemon Grove Branch Library
( location is 3001 School Lane in Lemon Grove) from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

 Contact Susi Pentico (619-623 5250, for more details. All are invited to attend. Beginners are welcome! Upcoming programs include:

Wednesday, August 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Program: “Planning for a Research Trip” with Susi Pentico.

Wednesday, September 17, 6 to 8 p.m.: Program: “Maryland Research” with Susi Pentico

For all whom are interested would love to share that there is a quick guide for this state also to help in your research.
Leland has it on sale now.  If your wanting to consider  let me know.  Family Roots Publishing - Product View

Lots of information at your finger tips. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pensions, Preservation and a Walk

Just read Judy Russell's blog.  I will post link here for it.  I wish I could walk with her.

Even if you do not have  the $25 maybe a group of you could put in $5 a piece and do this.

Ask the  your society to participate also.

A pension walk | The Legal Genealogist

by Judy Russell

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Guide to DNA Testing by Richard Hill.

Guide to DNA Testing

Richard Hill is a well-known authority on all things DNA. A few days ago he advised me that his Guide to DNA Testing, which is posted online, and available free to all, has been updated and expanded. Richard also produced an excellent book a while back entitled Finding My Family. I recommend both.

This comes from Leland M. done by Richard Hill and it is free.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

New Book on the Synagogues of Central and Western Pennsylvania

For my Jewish friends looking in some of the areas I knew you had asked about. Julian H. Preisler author has approved my post of this for all to learn about.

New book on the synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania

History Researcher, Author & Genealogist
I'm pleased to let you know that my book, “The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey”, has been published by Fonthill Media. The book contains 198 b&w photos, 32 color images and lots of historical information. Current, former and some demolished synagogues are included. Signed copies are $19.99 plus $3.50 s/h. Interested person can contact me at for details. The book is only available for purchase directly from me right now, but it should be available more widely in the next month or so when it is “officially” released to the public by the publisher, Fonthill Media. The book looks terrific, has a beautiful color cover and color section and is filled with important images and information. I enjoyed working on the book and hope that readers will enjoy the book and find it useful, engaging and a pleasant read.

Site hasmany great catagory's for genealogists.  This came from: Pennsylvania Genealogy and History Research.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Research Trip Planning to be presented by Susi Pentico

WResearch Trip Planning

Many  have waited to near fall, to travel, to learn and to find more information.

Suddenly realizing all my great adventures have been in the fall. Less snakes, less
brush, (
generally been partially cleared in summer by Scouts or others), and marvelous time of year to travel.

Also love to see the changing of the seasons and the smell in the air.

I will be giving a power point presentation on how to make the adventure a positive, one with results.

Results can mean many things but you will get results.

You may learn where not to look, where to look, share a family story, swap family pictures, wander an
never before seen grave for ancestral kin. It is such a great adventure one of our best.

Will be sharing what needs to happen prior to the trip for this to be a success. What you should expect to do to help others while looking. Remember to always say Thank You and Smile.

You will be learning the history of the region of your ancestor, it better explains why they did some of the things you found.

You may be sharing new family and photos and many other things.  But first you must do your homework.

Please join us at the Bonita Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd. next to the Chula Vista Golf Course and Sheriff's Station. 12 to 3 P M.

Wanting your trips to be as rewarding as mine have been by following these steps. A hand out with key tips will be presented for you to follow.

This is free, no cost, just a bit of your time.

Who is  she?

 We know whom she is. Thanks Cousin.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Donna Bradley, “How Do I Prove My American Indian Genealogy?”

WEDNESDAY, July 30 th 

from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

At Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) Auditorium
Donna Bradley: “How Do I Prove My American Indian Genealogy?”

Donna has been asked to come back and share more information with our members.
Yes, she has been here before.

She has written, Native Americans of San Diego County it was published in 2009.  She hopes to have her next book out some time in 2014.  

Donna is an Honored Member of “The Worldwide Who’s Who
Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” as a business owner, author and professional genealogist.

Please join us for a great time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

5,000 White Slaves, Authorized in 1618

A quote from  page xi states: Kidnapping of children bound for America can be traced to a letter
dated  13 Jan 1618, from James 1, King of England, to Sir Thomas Smythe,  Governor of the
East Indies Company.

"Whereas our court hath of late been troubled by idle young people having no employment, we have thought fit to have you send them away to Virginia, that they may be set to work there, wherein
you shall do a deed of charity by employing them who otherwise will never be reclaimed from the idle life of vagabonds."(10)

19 August 1618 was the first ship of 100 boys and girls be sent to Virginia.  The constables were to walk the streets and collect them as they saw fit. Records say 75 boys and 25 "wenchs" were sent to Virginia. The three reported ships were: the Jonathan, the George, and the Neptune.

Seeing that this is immediately after the people for Roanoke were abandoned, I wonder, are these children of some of the adults whom disappeared,  or maybe family members of some of those now gone.

20  April 1619 another ship left with 100 from London and only about eighty survived.

The rules then got tougher and meaner. After a massacre at Jamestown and epidemic more children were brought to replace those lost to battle and disease. 1622.

The English Civil War brought the Scottish and then later it brought the Irish the same way by boat loads to the American colonies. After battles they salvaged the non dead and to weak and sent them in bondage to the colonies against their will. 150 went to New England and 900 went to Virginia.  1650 and then 1651 even more from other battles in England with the Scot's were shipped. The records say 8,000 to New England, Bermuda and Barbabados.

Cromwell's invasion of Ireland gave them 400 children from Ireland to be shipped to New England and Virginia. Sept 1653.

So remember whites were slaves also.  This book I purchased last spring gives names of persons, owners and dates of events taking place.  An Indenture is someone with a contract to pay their way. They were not part of this, that was completely different rules.

The Lost Colony Blog has dates, names and data of the people involved.  There is the Hattaras Group and the Lost Colony Group.  Remember white slaves were seen working the fields when the Captain of Jamestown was out looking in the neighborhood.

I am also curious about the data found on the river going up towards Virginia instead of down or inward. Since my names come from about where that water way ends.

Lost Colony Research Group  click here and scroll down on the right side for the list of names involved
in this adventure.

My Paine/Payne were in Halifax region early from ? my Scott the same way.  I also wonder if the Berry here and Jamestown and Mass are the same Berry families.

Remembering this book has 5,000 names of white slave children that most became citizens of the Colony.

Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records  
It covers Maryland and Virginia.
There are references to find names of those in New England in the book.

Written by Richard HAYES PHILLIPS, Ph. D.

Printed Genealogical Publishing Company.2013

Payne, Paines, in the book Scott in the book very well laid out and easy to follow.  Here in may lay your brick wall.