Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dick Eastman, shares news on our Libraries.

Reading Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, was very refreshing to see the Libraries that are working to improve some areas of our lives.

27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving

You can learn more at:

You can see California really got invovled which excites me because San Diego and Los Angeles City Libraries are both invovled.  

Check this out ...

Dick Eastman thanks for this heads up.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blogging Troubles


For some reason since I last blogged. I can not access the family site to add new information.

Susi's Chatty Performances

Anyone have good knowledge I could use some advise.  I read a lot of information and nothing seems to apply.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Jamboree At Burbank 2018 Some People I know

Jamboree At Burbank  2018 Some People I know

Amazing things happen some times.   I read with great interest that fellow co workers of long, long ago are going to grace the grounds of the Jamboree.

As a working member of the old Golden Gate Forum as Host GFS Susi, who shared information about the Mid Atlantic States for 8 + years. I was graced with Jayne doing Delaware because it was her home state. I covered the others with help from various other speakers. We even had a newsletter that was shared amongst the members.  We had fun and we learned a lot as we also were helping others learn about Genealogy and History.  RIP Jayne.

Seeing that Drew Smith, MLS is going to grace the halls of the Jamboree. Not sure when I saw him last but not been to many years, maybe at a Jamboree as with Dear Myrtle. (Pat)
He is writing books and travels and shares knowledge with other genealogical groups and societies.
He discusses Cluster Research to get past your brick walls. He talks of many topics. Wow from way back in the early 1990's.

Then up comes another persons name and I see it less often that Drew's but was delighted to see it.
Angela Walton-Raji. BA,MEd.  Was so excited to see she is doing well and will be at Jamboree.

Angela, hi, I am waving to you.

She is great discussing Native American Genealogy and Slaves and Freedman and Women in many rolls.  A Great team player and knowledge galore. Love this ladies personality.

Then I see Cheri Mello, MA on the list another Golden Gate Forum person. Yes we have seen each other at Jamboree before.

On Facebook I see and share knowledge with other Golden Gate Forum peoples.

There are other people as speakers I have known for years but because many used hidden names I am not sure if there were more I should recognize.  Nice to see a cousin as a speaker, she must be thrilled.

May 31 and June 1 and 2 for actual Conference. Marriott Hotel Burbank, CA

But  you need to sign up now because they always seem to run almost or out of beds for all the attendees.  It is packed but so much fun.   I would like to find my FOULK cousin I saw there a few years ago.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lots of News Out There.

Lots of News Out There.

 Do you read Judy's The Legal Genealogist: NY’s black hole gets blacker.

It is a must for New York Researchers.

This is such a disgusting way for our government workers to make Citizens upset.

Instead of reaping rewards they are burying their heads. My opinion.

If you are a member of NEHGS they have some great things coming up to enjoy.
Creating a Research Plan:
Tips from NEHGS Research Services

April at both meetings will be TIMELINE Topic for all, both Lemon Grove and Bonita-Sunnyside Library.   Besides what is coming out in the Newsletter.

If you become a member of the society you will get the newsletter which is printed monthly, note quarterly. You can also access many of us older members surnames that are on our Society Web Page.

We want to remind people we have a Genealogical Section at the 4th and F St Branch, Civic Center Library. After you browse the book, put in on the rack near wall to be reshelved.  That way library and members know the books are being read, browsed. We have some important series that were books that will not go out of need. Source books.  We have many Surname books.  We were originally told we must reshelf them 20 years ago. It has changed and we have to readapt to the new process.  Please come and spend some time learning more about your kin.

Remember we meet the 1st Saturday of every month at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library to be available to help those whom work during the week. 1 to 4 pm 

We meet at Lemon Grove Library in the evenings. 6 to 8 pm . day and hours may change but still at that time and day.  I can be reached at 

This is the Educational Blog for any and all doing research.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Note ---- Roberta Estes wrote on her blog Everyone needs to Read .

Roberta Estes, has become a great friend over the last 10 years.  She first came to me in an article about THE LOST COLONY.  Next I learned she lived near our son in Michigan.  Alas, my trips were for caretaking of family and she was off to Roanoke Island  most trips east.

Hopefully on the next trip we will meet.  But please click on this link below and do a follow up of helping resolve issues mentioned there in.

Knowing the long lines mentioned in Randy Seaver's posts and the sessions closed almost before being opened there was a need for a change in my mind.

Having set aside funds for special events, I have to spend carefully, most all of us do, really.

Roberta Estes I want to say "Thank You" for such well written description of the situation.
Following the cousins and friends on Facebook whom attended, it seems to echo their comments on a daily or more often basis.  You just need to read their posts.

Genealogy has really changed over the many years I have been exposed to the larger crowd.
We went from pencil, paper , ink and typewriters to computers and then and many other groups. Absolutely used and as much as, they were our early go to's in Computers. Thanks Brian Leverich, Was so glad to meet you so long ago and what you did to move our research abilities forward.  I also enjoy using Linkpendium, Linkedin, and Whitepages.

Many groups have come and gone, some swallow others up, others still are creating new sites and places to research.

As someone said the other day, they had so many links saved to use she would never get them all covered.

Remembering when Cindy of Cindy's List started.  Wow a group of 50 urls was a major event.
Thanks to and it started in Kentucky.

Planners need to rethink and resolve and I pray they can do it for our future and the future genealogists of our world.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lots of Interesting things to read in the Mail.

  I am  trying to catch up on my emails and deleting more advertising.  I have learned some new
ideas for research and some tidbits for storing.  Tomorrow I have to clear my desktop again.

 When on Facebook, Do you ever look at the surnames of the members and see if any are related to you?   I did and found a few new threads to weave into the mat.

 Yes, having even used the JONES name.. one day I will really attack the Smith name.

 Called a member friend today and she wasn't home.  She is fighting a battle with Cancer and I am in  a worry over her . Another member did a face plant and ended up in ER with stitches. She is recovering at home. Here is hoping our members reach out to our members in times of duress.

Have you gone over to and looked at what they offer? It was part of  your January/ February homework.   Want to try a class in the chat room with us all setting at home.

Much like the old Golden Gate Forum days.  is my  blog there but you can see the other things they offer.  Message board that is really active. Chat room, a few blog posters and many people you know and probably do not know go there to share.

Also enjoy very much reading Scholastic news for teachers and others.  I also post tidbits  to Facebook for follow up for you all to be aware of.

Learned they have cadaver dogs looking for ancient REV WAR and CIVIL WAR burial places.

Also followed friends and cousins on their adventure at Roots Tech.

Trying to clear plate so I can work on DNA matches and resolve how to read the matches.

Scholarships  Applications will be up next month.  If you know of a Senior at any Sweetwater Union HIgh School they need to see their Counselor.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Just in from my Sister in Law Hope you all enjoy it.

"Lexophile" describes those that have a love for words
(usually plays on words), such as "You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish", or "To write with a broken pencil is pointless." An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. Here are some past winners
and runner-ups.

This year's winning submission is posted at the very end.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Did you hear about the crossed-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

When chemists die, they barium.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

I changed my iPad's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.

This girl today said she recognized me from the Vegetarians Club, but I'd swear I've never met herbivore

I know a guy who's addicted to drinking brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

I got some batteries that were given out free of charge.

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

A will is a dead giveaway.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He's all right now.

A bicycle can't stand alone; it's just two tired.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine last week is now fully recovered.

He had a photographic memory but it was never fully developed.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.

Acupuncture is a jab well done. That's the point of it.

Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end