Saturday, August 27, 2016

Who Do You Follow? Are You Aware of the Information Posted?

Who Do You Follow?  Are you aware of the information posted?

This evening I am going to comment on the needs of researchers to follow certain peoples, if they
really want to learn lots of information.

Like, what to look for, why look using that method?  What is the difference, why is it important?

About a year or so ago Randy Seaver put me onto following or communicating with James Tanner and reading his blog comments.   I have been reminded of many things, I had learned and basically forgotten.  Probably set aside and not thought of in so long, when in need, it was not mentally handy.

Today I was reading Mr. Tanner's blog and it brought again the reason we need to do research in so  many different ways.  The same document, not something different.

So hop over to this blog and read this post. If you want an eye opener for what you may miss being to conventional.

or try this:

 I hope you consider following him and his comments can help you as much as it has helped me to remember things I set aside and had forgotten.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

UP DATING--- LIz will be presenting in September Great Session though.

Family emergency arose and she did not get to do presentation.

But we had 6 people and  2 guests at the event.

 I presented what I am calling a Descendant chart / Family Group Sheet  ( it's real term.)

Many of us older generation now have children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and attempting to keep track of who's child belongs to whom can be a bit stressful.

Especially when family continues to carry the same name forward that was used in the past.

Example was  used: hubby wanted a Jr. , we already had two Fred first names in family, the baby would have been three. I reversed his name because that is what we would have been calling him anyway with two other Fred's near.

So use a Group sheet for each child you have which you should be doing any way. Color each child a different color.  Then fill out group sheets for each of their children and their  spouses.  Then again do the same for the do same for the next down line generation.  Keeping the colors aligned to the Ancestor color.

Then when Mary or Jerry calls you can look on the chart and see to which one of your down line children this great grandchild will belong to.

Ironic is not one of our children or grandchildren, named a child after their parents, yet.

But if you have large families and are struggling this should help you.

Having received many requests for a Descendants Chart, I realized the Family Group sheet is the answer.

Bethel spent some time explaining a GedMatch Program for our DNA linking.  We all were listening with intensity.

Shirley spent time explaining some wrinkles in her Computer workshop asking for suggestions.

And we then discussed the inadequacies of todays Genealogical Programs we are using.

Blended families, multi marriages, adopted children, all inter mixed that the system doesn't cover.

It was a very informative interesting evening and the time passed way to quick for the discussion was still going on when we had to close up and head for home.

Young ladies you are welcome to set in any time we are there and learn  more.  We appreciated your
questions and comments.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Using Library Resources for Genealogy Research, 17 Aug by Liz A Vagani

Our meeting in Lemon Grove is going to be presented by Liz A Vigani, Branch Manager

It is free to all who wish to attend. Please come learn more about our libraries we should be using.

Upcoming event information: 

CVGS Lemon Grove Outreach Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove 

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:00 PM PDT 

CVGS Lemon Grove Outreach

"Using Library Resources for Genealogy Research"

Presented by: Liz A. Vagani

Branch Manager
Lemon Grove Library

Liz Vagani is the Branch Manager of the Lemon Grove Library.  Prior to this position, she worked at the Poway Branch of SDCL, and before that in Michigan.
Liz attended Michigan State University and Wayne State University for her studies in literature and librarianship, She has been a librarian since 2008 and is a California Library Leadership Institute 2016 Fellow.
Summary: Learn what resources the library has to help with genealogy research.
The lecture will cover the SDCL catalog, the Link + catalog, other available resources, and tips and tricks for searching.
Length: 30-40 minutes
Please register for this event if you intend to attend so we may better prepare the venue.

More information and online registration: CVGS Lemon Grove Outreach 

Best regards, 

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A url for those who need help with Sourcing.

Here is a link that may help those with their homework or in general for sourcing.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Yes, I found a couple of blogs that share sources tons and tons of sources,

Crestleaf Blog has many tips and hints and suggestions for us to think about.
 The link is called the Crestleaf Blog.  I loved the article on the difference between a Family Historian and a Genealogist. 

Another topic was 6 Steps to Saving Water-Damaged Family Photos.

There was one on Adoptions, and things we should know also.

Another one I like to follow is :
My Genealogy Hound                                        a free service provided by Hearthstone Legacy Publications

You can browse by surname, by state, county. 

Yes they do sell things also but maps from 1820 of England, Scotland and Ireland  only $9.95. 

Lots of information to browse through.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Genealogy 102 by Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico, For All as Refresher

Genealogy 102 by Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico, For All as Refresher

Here is what Randy wrote regarding the class. So if you want to refresh and recall and go forward fresh and avoid bad habits created, please attend.  We are creatures of rote.

Hi genies,

We had a successful Genealogy 101 class last week, and this Thursday is the Genealogy 102 class on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bonita-Sunnyside Library in the Community Room.

The Genealogy 102 Class is about where to search - repositories and websites, and what to search for - genealogy resources. The emphasis is on USA resources and San Diego area repositories.  We will provide a handout and also a research checklist.

This class should be of interest to all CVGS members, not just beginners.  If you want a refresher on the where and what, please plan to attend.  We need to know how many to plan for, so please register your attendance on the CVGS website -- -- in the Events tab.

Cheers -- Randy Seaver

This class will start at 1 pm promptly.  You will need to bring the same items you brought to the last class and we trust you did your homework and are excited about becoming a better genealogist/historian.

This class is free.  Bonita-Sunnyside Library  in Conference Room.  

Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902

 Watch for the Blue Ribbons.  

  Please register if you can or call me Susi  619 623 5250.