Sunday, November 12, 2017

Amazing Finds, Takes Time

  I am sure many of you have Genealogy, in various folders and binders and sleeves.

 How often do you go back over these various files to see what you may have finally uncovered?

 This weekend has proved profitable for me in my finds.

 Alas can not locate box for nephew but I will as I dig deeper and clear out more data.  I had it in hand  just a few weeks ago.

 Having located a box from Mom's I had yet to open, yesk yet another one from five years ago.  Found newspaper clippings, a complete set of pictures from our trip to McPherson, Kansas to the MYER"s Reunion,  tape of my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and other things. Some of these items I suspect should have been shared with others in other places. So setting them aside like the items for my nephew to contact them to see if they would like to have them.

The Hoffman Huffman Book for Research was located and it has much data that I can use since my system crashed a couple of years ago.  Located Duvall data, Foulk data and more Warden information to catalog.

Found a letter from Don Jones from Sacramento, now dcd.   Hoping to locate a phone number for our Gritzner kin in Iowa.  Yes they are Jones descendants.

So maybe go through older files and binders and see what you have forgotten and left behind.

Have fun looking and cataloging the found data.





Friday, November 10, 2017

Blessed Veteran's Day 2017

 This is to say Thank You to all the Veteran's for their service.   Mine started in development of the country to current having a son following his Dad. Thanks Donald Pentico.

Many Uncles in WW2, some kin in WW1. Civil War,, War of 1812, Rev War and other skirmishes.
Some ladies in there too. Most of my Generation were in Korea, Vietnam and other more modern day skirmishes.  

My sisters grandson is at Camp Pendleton as a Marine and we have many others that have served.

It seems so many have forgotten what living through this skirmishs, wars and fights were like.
It affected everyone, the service person, their families and nieghbors.

Loved the article on U TUBE about the Lawyer that bought the tank that  landed at Normandy and made it to Berlin.  He bought it in Europe and had it shipped to his home.

Parked it in front of his home and it brought a reawakening of the past days. The neighbors were sad to see him get ready to move it to it's permanent home, Children climbed on it, people stopped and took pictures of it and everyone sorta stepped back and remembered we were a solid country at one time.

Husband lost an Uncle in Italy. Another Pentico is buried in Punch Bowl.  I am sure there are many since Jacob Pentico fought in CW.

Blessings to all Veteran's of all Wars and Skirmishes.  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Roots Tech and Other Venues There

Roots Tech and Other Venues There


At first I was excited and happy and was desiring to go to Roots Tech.  Then the brain kicked in and
asked me," what will I learn there that will help me in my research?".

Having attempted to learn more, listened to those who have attended and read articles, the answer to me is still not clear.

Doing research in groups is always helpful because what you miss someone else may pick up or see.

Not getting this being the vibe.

Possibly more about technical new advances on computer software and systems.  ??

Wishing there was a ten point or twenty point synopsis of what it would really help me to move my  genealogy forward.

Sure visiting with acquaintances and sharing stories may help.

Understanding it like sells out each time.

With funds being part of this, what is Roots Tech going to give me for the dollars I spend?


Have not been able to convince others to go with me makes me even more wary.  Is this a
computer tech seminar?

IS there someone out there that can give a good definition of the event?  Yes there are speakers and many or most well known.

I recall an early one and there was lots of information explaining it but it was several years ago.

Will it give me more data on information in various states?  Will it help me to master some of my non known computer skills?

Please share with us so we all can grasp this topic better and yes we know Randy is going again.
Randy is very computer sharp so maybe that is why it is key for him.  Yes he also shares his knowledge with us. But the answers many of  us seek are not there.

Guessing that when life and death become a very constant reminder of our time spent here we, some of us, get more careful in what we decide to do.

I think I want to go but I need to know why and what I can gain from it. Is that so bad.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lost Ancestors presented by CVGS Members Saturday 1 to 4 pm Free Come Join Us

Saturday from 1 to 4 pm at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library we will be presenting an approaching of Genealogy a wee different.

Various members with knowledge of their areas of expertise will be giving you a glimpse of what we will be doing on a larger scale at the end of February.

Come join in and help us to fill in the blanks.

A map of the USA will be shown.  Various areas will be discussed. More areas coming in February and if needed even later in the year more areas can be given.

There will be handouts for your use.

           1. Research Log for each Name
           2. Timeline for each name
           3. 5 Generation Chart
           4. Group sheet for each name surname need help with
           5. Map

Please bring a 5 Generation Chart of your own to refer to filled out the best you can.

Please bring your lap top or I pad if you have one not mandatory. 

After presentations we will break into groups of the area you are in need or want of more help.
As time permits we will be able to probably cover two areas for each guest.

February looks to be very exciting.  

We will be covering: Southern, Northwest,  Southwest, Mid Atlantic,  & maybe New England.

We will have help for other areas by learning the areas you need so we can present them.

Come prepared to tell us where you need the most help?  So we can help you conquer your brick walls.  

Boundary changes will be part of my topic because the Mid Atlantic region was in constant flux.

Our speakers are: John Finch, NorthWest area,  Ralph Munoz, Southwest region,  Bethel Williams will be doing Southern area. I will present Mid Atlantic area. Virginia Taylor will help with Indiana.

If you have knowledge of a specific area we would love to know that and the area.

This is open to all genealogists whom wish to join in and share.

We may even see someone rather famous in attendance helping? 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Paranormal Genealogy....Have you had any experiences?



Many years ago I was blessed to meet Hank Jones. He was also a speaker for our society many times.

We were not able to link our Jones lines at that time. Of course I picked up two more Jones lines since then.

Many of the odd things that happen in genealogy he traced back to not normal events over all.

Many more things than you are aware of, are a form of paranormal experience.

Looking for one thing in a book but suddenly finding data on a line you had given up on instead.
It as explained to me that they want you to find them and are showing you how to do it. A Book falls off the shelf while you are looking for another is the same.

Looking in Land Records and finding things you never saw but had to be there, the time before.

Ironically, having some weird things happen, brought a change on how and what I do for many things more than genealogical.

Nightmares for weeks brought me to bring my daughter away from the  home she was in, in Missouri.  Three days after she was out of the unit a tornado took the unit and most of the block out.
Thank You God for keep telling, to go get her.  Those horrid dreams ended and my stomach calmed down.

Having experienced many of these strange things Hank and I spent time sharing experiences.

I so understand and took college classes to better to grasp the situations.  It is like it is a time,
that we seldom get into.  Others say it is a dimension of space.

The talk about the carrier the other day was so like, yes, much of this talk is so relevant to our lives.

Having a family member that thinks death is dead, sometimes I have to be careful of how I word things.

Often wonder how this affects what we call souls.  Is it the soul of another giving us warnings?
How about research? Ancestors whom may have died on a ship or plane or car accident. Are they trying to tell us something, share something.

Knowing the process can change when that spirit has been resolved, of an issue, someone may be saved or found.




Monday, October 23, 2017

General Meeting " GHOSTS of the USS MIDWAY" Guest Speaker from the Midway.

Wednesday  25 October 2017   12 pm    Free for all.



Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting.
"Ghosts of the USS Midway"
Presented by: David Hanson
Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library
(365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910)

David Hanson runs the Midway museum's Curatorial Department, which handles all of the items donated to the museum. While his official title is "Collections Manager", he fills the role of what would be the ship's curator, and is the only paid staff member in the department.
David has held this position since December 2004 (not long after the museum opened to the public). In his spare time he is a military historian, and is the leader of the largest paranormal group in the county (the San Diego Ghost & Paranormal Group), which has over 900 members.

He will give a presentation on the "Ghosts of the USS Midway", in which he will discuss incidents of paranormal encounters aboard the USS Midway both during its active Navy career as well as in more recent years as a museum. These stories came from Midway staff members, visiting guests, and in some cases were personally experienced by himself while he led a professional investigative team around the ship during nine months of paranormal investigations. He considers the USS Midway to be one of the most paranormally active sites in San Diego, though it tries not to dwell upon it. Indeed, disclosures to the public of the Midway's hauntings are rare, and do not occur in any print or media.
The meeting starts promptly at Noon with announcements and introductions. Refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.
Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free



More information and online registration: CVGS General Meeting 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Guest Speaker Lemon Grove Library.-- Carole Sobke

Guest Speaker..

"The Giessen Immigration Society : 
Was my 2nd Great Grandfather a Member?"
Presented by: Carole Sobke



WEDNESDAY   18 OCT 2107

6:00 PM TO 7:55 PM



LEMON GROVE LIBRARY
3001 SCHOL LANE,
LEMON GROVE, CA


COME ENOY ANOTHER TALK BY CAROLE SOBKE.
WE LOVED HER BUTTON TALK ABOUT SACREMENTO, CA.

SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE CVGS SOCIETY AND SDGS AND OTHERS.