Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vital Records for Lemon Grove Genealogy Attendees

This evening we numbered six and we talked a bit about probate and its's difficult turns in the County of San Diego, state of California. Then we turned to a more enjoyable chat about learning what a Vital Record is and where one my look to locate them.
Vital Records have an interesting description for themselves. They can be found about anywhere.

Learning also that newspapers of the past was the equivalent of the internet of today. Newspapers reached out to inform and share knowledge with the community and its neighboring areas. Data of all descriptions and sizes, meant to reach far and wide was put in papers of the 1700 and 1800's. It was a better means of communication than the Mail. It reported on when Mail was not picked up to notify the potential recipients. Making it a great source of vital information.

What was the most published vital record of the 1700 and 1800's? Do you know that answer. Do you know what area of the country had the most information published in this time period?

These were some of the things we talked of. Sites for newspaper information were given such as: GenealogyBank, Footnote, NARA, Libraries, Historical Societies and other sources.

To learn more come to my talk at the Chula Vista Library, Wednesday, July 29, 2010 at 12 p m meeting.

Civic Center and F st. across from Police Department.

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