Sunday, January 7, 2018

3 Feb 2018 Doing Research, Footnote about Jan. Library Information Meeting

How to do Research?  Improve Research Methods.

We will have our next meeting at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library 3 Feb, 1 to 4 pm.

Learn some easier steps to keep track of your research. Learn what things 
may help you to do research more efficiently. There are some ways to help you 
you may not be aware of.

The states to be discussed will be VA/WVA  since it split during the CW.

This last Saturday 6 January, we discussed Libraries and the state of Michigan for research.

We started with a library well known in Scotland and then moved to the many systems and libraries, that we are exposed to in this region. 

Taking that information you can apply it to all other areas.

Every State has a Library system and an Archives of sorts. 

Our county has many library systems and they all offer different information.

You want Maps, go the the South Branch of Chula Vista Library on 4th and Orange Ave.

You want more about military, if it has not changed since it was upgraded the Imperial Beach Library used to carry far more books on military as  does the Bonita-Sunnyside Library.

Are you aware you should be looking at the Law Libraries for data when land disputes and will disputes and child care disputes irrupted. Laws about these items are follow by all states, and many times cause changed laws.  

Are you aware you should be looking into college libraries, love them places. My favorite was Northridge where a grandson went and it was rebuilt after the earthquake. WOW, is all I can say.

Having been into two here in our area: Southwestern College and USD.  

Also there is a Genealogical Library in Carlsbad (part of the library on upper floor),  downtown San Diego, and a section in the Chula Vista Library on 4th and F St. in Chula Vista.

Would love to see the county get involved and have one also.  We live in a huge county. I think it is almost bigger than a couple of states.

Remember when unknown use and ask for information on a specific library or area library.  I showed them how I put in Information on Michigan Genealogy.
You can do this for each state.

Fortunately I have done much research there in the archives and they have an extensive New York
Collection.  When asked why, was told because New Yorkers basically founded Michigan.

Yes I have lines from New York that got to Iowa via Michigan.  I did not look there until that statement hit my ears and by golly there were the answers.

Those in attendance will be given the data they requested.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Some things I learned last year.

Some places to look at and maybe share.

DNA.LAND.webloc   more information on DNA.
Interesting blog
more DNA explanations.

Mr. Samuelson's site.
This is the site about the 1885 Census

Do you check Twitter?   I have found some neat information on Twitter.

Many yet do not do FACEBOOK, either it is one of the hottest places for research,
I suspect it will be hotter this year.

O yes ROBERTA ESTES Blog is great for layman to read and understand for DNA data.

I worked with her on the LOST COLONY PROJECT as a side line and still think two of those names on the disappeared list belong to me.

We will be discussing what Libraries can offer us this coming Saturday at the Bonita -Sunnyside Library 6 Jan  1 to 4 pm  


One of the biggest things I learned was, Autosomal DNA is what is needed when lost. But it did not exist 10 years ago like it does today.

We can thank God my husband survived Cancer and my brother is recovering from 4 bypass surgery on heart recently, plus all the other events that occurred.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The New Year is Coming...... coming....... and almost here.

  The New Year is Coming... coming... and almost here.

  Tis time for a turn over and a roll up and move on is upon us.

  Looking forward to many new faces at our events this year.

  Blessed Happy New Year to everyone, Everywhere.

 We even have a New Moon coming on it's heels to greet us.

  Jan 6, Bonita - Sunnyside Library

  1 to 4 pm  

  More Libraries
  What they can offer you?
  Where you will find them?

  Come share with new faces and help us all find new places.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas and May Your Day Excite

  May Your Day be Exciting, Peaceful, Joyful and Happy.

   Wishing you all the very best to start the New Year.  


      Jan 6 Bonita Sunnyside Library, We will talk about Libraries.

        1 to 4 pm.  

Monday, December 18, 2017


GREETINGS, to all.

 I hope you did a Xmas letter and shared especially with the younger generations.
Surely you have many younger kin that really do not know much about their families
past or know of their extended relatives.

We live so far apart any more even if we live next door almost compared to a 100 years ago.

Ever so often people post these games to play on Facebook.  They are quizzes about your life.

I save them because they remind me of so many things that we never think to talk about with our grandchildren. Others also for that matter.

Our cultures are more diverse and some are melding some are strictly apart.

My neighbor said to me : "it never snowed here."  Wrong I say, we made a mini snow man put him in the freezer for when DAD got  home to see it." He had shrunk down a couple inches from when we put him in freezer but Dad got to see it.  Yes since 1970 we have had snow here.

Even more fun on the 15th floor looking down on the rim around the building I worked in it had a lace collar of snow. The street had water below the 13 floor.  Streets to warm it melded on contact.

So share the memories to broaden their horizons for the future and about the past.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Xmas Event Now Past.

Xmas Event Now Past

 We had about  30 members in attendance.  We learned several are down with a bug? also.

 We had a nice presentation by our members on what was their favorite Xmas gift.  Many brought
 the item and some had Gary show pictures.

 Amazed at how many wished for a horse.  I got my horse for birthday. I got my doll for Xmas right after the War.  Another member got their horse for a Xmas gift. Two of us shared our first Xmas with a critical ill child and with excellent Dr's and God's Blessings they are both a live today.

Many have been in the military community almost all their life.  More than I was aware of. Love when they open up and talk about their past. It helps to get to know them better.

I think it helped members to understand other members more than before.

We need more time to bound and chat to cement our society into a good working group again.

 We are having a special event in February at our monthly meeting to help bring this about.
 Feb 28. CV Main Library 4th and F St.  

The film clips Gary Brock showed were terrific to get people to relax.  Thanks Gary very much.  We missed Wanda being there.

Many went home with Poinsetta's.  Shirley got the Santa. I forgot to buy the Angel.  Brother had surgery and sorta preoccupied.   Sorry.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Party South Branch Library Wed 13 DEC.

 Party is at 11

 Bring gift for child

Bring food for family

Bring self and item you last name designates.

Mostly bring self to share and have fun.

If you want to do Gift Exchange bring gift to swap.

Child and family food is for Salvation Army which we have always done.

Do not wrap gift for child. No perishable food for family.  Dry goods, canned goods, etc.

See you there.

Bringing Coffee, and D-Caf and Water for tea.