Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Escondido Family History Fair Information from Karen Y.

Escondido Family History Fair - Saturday, March 5, 9AM to 5PM.

We are planning on going and carpooling with as many as we can. We need you to let Karen Y know if you want to attend or plan on attending.

Below is data to learn about the event from Karen Y.

    First, here is the speakers' schedule:
And here's the page to register (tickets are free; sent to your email)

     I have asked that our CVGS table be placed next to those for the Italian Genealogy Society  and the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, so we can share volunteers, and she said they could probably do that.  The booths can be set up Friday afternoon or at 7:30am Saturday (that's when I'll go up).  Let me know if you want to come with me.  Also, we should set up a carpool list and solicit drivers...  I'll pass around sign up sheets for volunteers and the carpool at our next meetings.

       No word yet on what's planned for lunch...
    Just FYI -  here's the site for the Escondido family History Center:
Karen Y.


Note from Susi 

In the past we have either taken a lunch or if sandwich available bought the sandwich.  No answer to this yet but Peanut Butter and Jelly is safe in the heat and an Apple or grapes to snack on works. Not sure if we should bring Water but suspect that is always the safest bet.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A New Site, A New Place, More Records too.

 A dear Genealogy friend posted data on her blog page some information many of you will wish to learn and try.

She went to Roots Tech and interviewed Glen Meakem.

If  you have not tried her website you should. Scottish Genealogy Tips Tricks & Tidbits

Christine Woodcock thank you.

And you should learn all you can about Glen Meakem and his program.

Then try to stay alert to free pages on various urls that cost and you can not afford them.

Find My Past  she also interviewed and they just had data free for a period of time for all to enjoy.

You did hear they have a massive accumulation of data on American (early and late) mostly, early marriages.

Remember this site is working with gathering and releasing data from Canada. Our neighbors to the north where some of our kin went and stayed and some came back. Our Foulk/Folk Line and our Silas Jones line has kin on both sides of the border today.

So your being given three new places to look for you kin.

Christine's blog

and Find My Past.   largest collection of Marriage records for Americans, so I am told.

These are some of the reasons we need to look at Workshops and events that share data with us besides our little ole computers..

Christine thanks so much for such a great post.  One day I hope we get to meet.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Old and New News, Follow to Keep Up to Date

The Scanning Event is past now but much learning was had by all. Even better was the amount of sharing that everyone did with each other and all.

Our first event had 20 people, the second had 12. Also a new person came and also joined Society.

Many brought pictures and shared them.  One photo was so full of clues we had trouble keeping track of all of them.  Hazel R then did a hands - on,  with the All In One Scanner.  I believe it was an Epson.  Gary B demonstrated a straight flat bed Scanner (Epson). Then worked with the All In One.
Showing the different programs each scanner offered.  Mentioned were: Hewitt-Packard(H-P), Brothers, Epson and Cannon for devices.Also the Flip Pal and the hand held types that are now on the market.

Gary Brock explained the different Scanning systems and how you can make large or small or pull out a specific piece of data to retain. He talked of several special programs you can add to enhance your systems performance and he demonstrated two.  We were shown Septa and black and white and compared which made the antique photo show up the best. Photo Gallery, he likes real well and for  resizing is Paint.

Shirley Becker showed us her hand held Scanner. (IrisScan Book3)  It was easy and quick to use once set up to work. Portable, does not need plugged in,  do not need computer to use,  (carry spare batteries, triple A) might want spare card if thinking you will be doing lots of scanning.  I Pad, Mini I Pads and phones etc can take pictures and save for you also.
(Seems wee fingers had been playing on her computer).  : > )

Ken Robison told us about a Scanning program he had watched in the morning from the SCGS. He  said will be repeated next week for those whom are members of the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Susi Pentico said that the RootsTech Program had a Web  Program planned. Also, she was wanting to learn about the Scanning talk given at RootsTech regarding new methods etc.  It seems most of these programs hit in the middle of day on Wednesday's. It left few of  us able to see them at that time.
That was the only complaint heard about these programs, was the timing.

Remember go to your calendar now and mark 6 March for the GedCom learning adventure that will be presented by Shirley Becker and Gary Brock.

Remember you will need to bring your computer device, thumb drive and back up material (batteries
if needed and cords for connecting to electricity. for you device. We will be contacting you to help set up what portion of a program you will share with someone else. Hopefully we can find some matches.

If not, you will have had the experience of doing a GEDCOM.

Mark Calendar 6 March  1 to 4 pm, doors open at 12:30 for set up. Bonita-Sunnyside Library,
Bonita, CA.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

6 Feb 2016 Workshop More Scanning by Gary Brock

We will be moving to the next step in scanning Saturday.

Please bring your Laptop and document or picture and a thumb drive to this event.

You will learn hands on and learn how to Scan.

Please be ready by 1 pm to start so come a bit before for setting up.

Gary Brock with assistance from Shirley Becker and others will be there to
guide you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

More News, More Exciting Information

My most exciting one is the matching of Roots Magic to Ancestry.  We have to wait for it but Hurray for Bruce Buzbee.  The 11 months will go quick and maybe it will happen before then.

Also FTM has been taken over? by MacKiev.  This clip from Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC
Hurray Leland M for the news.

Now – the good part!
MacKiev will continue to produce Family Tree Maker for Mac – and take on Family Tree Maker for Windows as well,

Leland's group also has a new guide for cellphone and tablet users.
Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – Now Shipping & 10% Off thru RootsTech!

See I told you to get started, set a goal and join the fray of fun as we dig, research and find clues.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gearing UP for Research

Gearing Up for Research.

Well, a major storm just pounded us a bit. Neighbor lost half a tree in two separate time frames between afternoon and midnight.

Changes are coming are you preparing?  Been supplying you with different urls to practice your
research skills.

Don't you just love when you get a name and two different dates and two different places and you have no knowledge of either of them.

Then you get a document that actually mentions both but it is so confusing to determine who is who to whom.  I have diagramed and out lined the family twice tonight and then I was looking at Mass. Records to see if there was more data to resolve issues.

Did you try those urls and see if different information was given from another site?

BTW, Black History Month is happening now. Today was also Selfie day for Genealogists if it mattered to you.   Sounds like they are attempting another day to remember.

A Channel 10 news team was injured by a falling tree today. I heard they both had broken legs. But that is only hear say.  I am not there.

Do you research a topic to verify if true when family mentions it?  Do not let it go 50 years and discover it was an assumption and not a fact. A partial fact but not all a fact.

Did you join one new group to assist in research this year?  If not afford fees, go to Rootweb and use the lists or join the area and post there often. These are free places to research.

Start a blog with your stuck names and work only a couple at a time to not get overwhelmed.

Now off to read Stuart Wood book to return to the library.

Much success this new year one month is already gone only 11 left to go.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Places to Go that Won't Break the Bank.

Places to Go

I received my CA-SCGS today in the mail.  It is a great post for Researchers wanting to expand their
knowledge with out going out of state. It also gives you a chance to be exposed to different speakers we seldom, if ever get in our neck of the woods.

[CA-SCGS] Upcoming SoCal Genealogy Events - February/March 2016

See the places we could go and the speakers we can be exposed to.