Monday, September 8, 2014

Cluster Research Comments

Cluster Research comments that I did not bring up when we discussed the 5 pages of our Beginners Packet.

When doing Census research,  a very wise man told me to go 20 up and 20 down on the census page about 1995.  Shortly after that I learned it was even wiser to check page before and after, just in case.

Especially in rural communities instead of larger towns and cities, this method is wise  to rely on.

I am  going to post a page portion of our genealogy which will give you reason to understand why one needs to search a wee farther in smaller communities because, future mates basically came from with in that very community.

There is a big inter mix of the Hoffman/Huffman, Stewart, Fry kin. Not only in the area of Greene Co. PA but also over to Monroe Co. OH.  Again in Kansas and Iowa and other areas they later migrated to, this happens.

Catherine/Catrouch Frye 1765-1770 - Bef. 1850
............  +Henry Huffman 1740ie- 1812 (will probated Jan 1812)
................... 3   Nancy Huffman pre 1794 VA raised in Greene Co. Pa
............................... m. (s/o James Stewart and Eleanor)
.......................  +David Stewart moved to Monroe Co. Oh
................... 3   Philip Huffman 1794 - 1866
....................... m. (d/o James Stewart and Eleanor)  (The line of HBedient@aol.com)
.......................  +Letitia Stewart 1799 -
............................. 4   Frederick Huffman Abt. 1817 -
............................. 4   Richard Huffman Abt. 1818 -
.................................  +Mary Rees Abt. 1820 -
............................. 4   Hannah Huffman Abt. 1820 -
............................. 4   Rachel Huffman Abt. 1821 -
............................. 4   John Huffman Abt. 1822 - 1911
............................. 4   Nathan Huffman Abt. 1824 -
............................. 4   Elizabeth Huffman Abt. 1826 -
............................. 4   Joseph Huffman Abt. 1828 -
............................. 4   David Daniel Huffman Abt. 1829 –
................... 3  


 Jacob Huffman 1795-7 d 22 Jan 1879 (The line of LEVANS@aol.com) 
                   (The line of bbb2121@earthlink.net)
.......................  +Nancy Mitchell d 13 Jun 1876 also moving to Monroe Co OH
............................. 4   Unknown Huffman
............................. 4   Jane Huffman b 1825
............................. 4   Erasmus Huffman b 1828
............................. 4   Stephen Huffman b 1831
............................. 4   Jacob M. Huffman b 13 Feb 1833   d 16 Dec 1907 
                                        Civil War Vet Co C 2nd WV Cav
.................................  +Mary E. (Truex) Huffman b 5 Mar 1849 d 27 Jul 1922
............................. 4   Roseberry Huffman b 1835
............................. 4   Nancy Huffman b 1837
............................. 4   May Huffman b 1840
................... 3   Joseph Huffman b 6 Jun 1801-stayed in Greene Co PA d 11 Dec 1864 
                   in Greene Co PA (The line of)hsdurbin@yahoo.com (current)
............................... m abt 1835 (d/o William & Sarah Phillips Hunt
.......................  +Sarah Hunt
............................. 4   William Huffman b 5 May 1828 d 20 Feb 1911
.................................  +Margaret Stewart b 6 Feb 1832 d 4 Sept 1909
                   Father: Richard Stewart Mother: Catherine Thomas m 22 Oct 1849
............................. 4   Thomas Jefferson Huffman b 30 Aug 1828 d 27 Mar 1902
.................................  +Caroline Hathaway b: Wash Co PA
                   Father: Jacob Hathaway Mother: Jane  ? m. 27 Dec 1855
............................. 4   Rezin Huffman b 24 Jun 1831 d 4 Oct 1907
.................................  +Sidney Stewart b 20 Jul 1843 d 15 May 1923 m 15 Oct 1859
                   Father: Richard Stewart Mother: Catherine Thomas m: 15 Oct 1859
........................................ 5   Joseph L Huffman b Dec 1858 d 16 May 1932 
............................................  +Sarah Elizabeth Fry 1881
........................................ 5  



See all those crossing over surnames.  The list goes on also.  Neighbors married neighbors and when scanning a census look for all family names you have heard your parents or grandparents mention.
Check for any surnames in the family history, as neighbors, that you have no idea where they came from.

Check School lists, tax lists and land records for whom was the neighbors of who.

Land Records some times give you family stories regarding the purchasers kin. (the early ones)


Thursday, September 4, 2014

6 Sept Beginners Workshop 12 - 3 pm Bonita-Sunnyside Library

Saturday 6 September from 12 to 3 pm we are presenting a Refresher and a Beginners Packet for
genealogy, historian researchers.

 We will cover the five basic charts, we chose to use long ago and we will be adding some new charts to the mix.

 We are hoping this will help the new members whom are just learning and the older members and guests that have never seen the Beginners Packet we put together years ago.  We are sad it was dropped and no idea when it was dropped.

There are newer charts found that also increase our abilities when on a computer that Randy Seaver has created that we use you may like to see also.

We will be talking about how to fill out the charts, (always in pencil) until the final draft.
We will be talking about cluster research and maps and various things that will help you when you are working with family histories.

The Beginners Packet will be provided by CVGS.

Save the Date of 4 October for the Major Workshop of fun and learning.  This year it is free.

4375 Bonita Road, CA 91902

SusiCP@cox.net

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Engaging Your Family in Your Family's History Workshop.


Fall Seminar Replacement  4 October----- Free

Bonita-Sunnyside Library,

10 am to 4 Pm

Block this date for a day of fun and learning.


It won't even seem like learning.  A great interactive day has been planned.

Attendees will learn how to have fun, learn and not cost a large amount of money.

Topics are:

Creating a Family Heirloom, come learn how simple this is.

Sharing Stories, just as simple, it is amazing

Captioning Family Photos, a fun family or society event.

Designing a Family Crest, template will be provided.

Starting a Generation Chart.  Chart will be provided.


So whether a beginner or advanced com learn what we have and enjoy your genealogy buddies and friends and take these ideas home for the Fall Holidays.

Your Educational Chairperson
 for the Workshop Committee

SusiCP@cox.net






Monday, August 25, 2014

Hispanic Research in San Diego, with Ceasar Castro









 Hispanic Research in San Diego

Saturday, September 6, 2014 • 10 a.m to 1 p.m. 

San Diego Central Library • 9th Floor Genealogy Library 
330 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101 
http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/ 

Directions: 619-236-5800 

Central Library Underground Parking: First 2 hours free with validation for library users. Cash only. 
OR 
Offsite Parking in the Area Thousands of affordable public parking spaces are also available within walking distance of the Library. 
Announcing the inaugural Hispanic Research Day in San Diego County. This is an opportunity for Hispanic Researchers to receive personalized assistance from a veteran genealogist in a state-of-the-art library. Whether you are new to genealogy or have been searching for years, expert guidance can save you months, if not years, of time. Bring your pedigree charts and family history sheets and/or your laptop to save time. 
Your host/expert is Ceasar Castro was born and raised in San Diego County and whose ancestors are from Baja California. Ceasar was introduced to genealogy in 2008 and eventually tracked his Castro ancestors to the early 1700s when the first Castros arrived in Baja California. He has a blog (castrobajacalif.blogspot.com) on this Castro family line. 
Castro is a member of the San Diego Genealogy Society, the Chula Vista Genealogy Society, the San Diego Computer Genealogy Society, the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGS) and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California (GSHA-SC). He is a graduate of San Diego State University and has a Masters degree from Purdue University. He is well known in the San Diego area for his informative presentations, one of which is “California and the Mexican-American War From a Genealogical Point of View”. 

[contact Ceasar Castro at castro.baja@gmail.com] 

This event is co-hosted by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California (GSHA-SC) and the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) 




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, SusiCP@cox.net) 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.