Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6 July 2011 Lemon Grove Group Event. European Migration

European Migration
by Susi Pentico
Presented 6 July 2011, Lemon Grove Library 8073 Broadway,
6 to 7:30 pm
Shopping Mall across from St. John the Cross and near Anna's Rest.

Free to all who attend. Power point presentation.

We will look forward to you all attending.

We meet every first and third Wed of the month for presentations and sharing of information and
locating help with a brick wall.

Come join us, Beginners and others welcome.

We have been meeting here almost 10 years now.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Books We Use or Should Use For Research

Having read both Marian and Heather's blogs. I think the topic deserves some comment.
I wonder how often I have offered advise to people but not always given them a concise
reference of books to potentially acquire to help in their research.

I know I am an avid fan of William Dollarhide, Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-
1815. book. I recommend this book to every genealogist working genealogy in the United States.

I know I refer them to George W. Schweitzer's books for each state, that he did.

Thinking on this I am going to go one step beyond and print up a flyer with what I think are
critical books for any area for Beginners and Intermediate Research. I also feel Advanced can
get in a rut as much as Beginner's can get confused. Again as creatures of habit (rote) we sometimes do ourselves in with repetition and over look what we need to see.

We need to encourage others to use some good basic sources for the development of good habits.
We also should encourage others to try new things and not get so in a rut.

There are some good basic books out there for assistance.

My top books would be:

1.William Dollarhide's -Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815.

2. George W Schweitzer's State books, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland etc.

3. Ancestry, The Source, & Printed Sources

4. The Handy Book for Genealogists.

5. Val D. Greenwood," The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy"

When doing region work the list changes by additional books being added.

I recommend people to read Will books. Do you realize you can piece a family together just reading Will books many times? I love the books about "left mail in the Post Office", Land Deeds, Probate books, Church Record books, Tax lists and Business License Registers. Of course, do not forget Census records whether in book form or otherwise. But they are not always the answer to what you
are looking for. Again these books are generic in nature to any area.

For specific areas, they have some really great books for each region, locale.

I hope this was of some help to those who read it.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

52 Weeks of P G & H --- NEIGHBORS

Neighbors, are they the same as when you were young? Do we keep in touch the same way today?
Do we even know our neighbors like we did when Young?

When you live on a ranch or farm, (country life) much of your life depends on your neighbors and you make sure you know them and treat them well. You do not have police, medical or other help handy like when in the city (supposedly).

We knew our neighbors, we shared chores in times of need. We shared trial and tribulations and supported each other when I was a youth. I have attempted to always do that where I live. It makes a better living community. I have moved into areas that prior to our arrival were very aloof with each other. Once they met each other less crime, more fun and some even found they were related to each other.

Amazing the peace of mind when you know your neighbor has your back when things are not going well. Oh, things are not always perfect but it does help to have most of them on the same page.

Neighborhood Watch helps to foster this atmosphere also. Shame we had to have that to have some people become involved.

Block parties encourage this atmosphere also.

Fortunately for us many of our neighbors children now live in what was the grandparents home and so the community continues on.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jamboree Sharing Wednesday Lemon Grove Group 15 June

Wednesday 6 to 7:50 pm we meet and share information and break brick walls and find new family and friends. The Lemon Grove Library is in the corner of the mini mall with Anna's Rest on the corner and is across from St. John the Catholic Church, 8073 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California.

We will share some of the things we saw and learned at Jamboree. If time permits and enough attend I will give the Mid Atlantic presentation I gave in Bonita Library. Otherwise I will just send to those whom request it.

Map urls for your research are posted here.

Pictures are worth a million words, Maps and Charts can do the same thing.



Here is a link to a maps site that you should find useful.
It is for the USGS Fact sheet 099-02 Sept 02


New Jersey lists this under the History project. I clicked on one site and found a fabulous old site map. Slow to read and very large but good to read.


John Worlidge’s Map of East and West Jersey c 1696
http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/maps/John Worlidge 1696.shtml



North Carolina



Thursday, June 9, 2011

16 July 1 to 3 pm Bonita Library Mary Van Orsdol

Heads Up and Aware of Notice... Ta DA......

Mary Van Orsdol from Carlsbad Library will be speaking at the Bonita Library
on 16 July at 1 to 3 P M.

She will give an update on what the Carlsbad Library has available for research.

I was there three weeks ago a great resource for information.

Chula Vista Genealogical Society is planning a trip the fifth Saturday of July to
carpool to Carlsbad.

This is to get you acquainted with what is there and then we can learn how many

are wanting to ride or drive to Carlsbad.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goose Sentry, On the Rock, Valley Ford, CA

1. Goose and Gander nested on this rock every year for many years. I did not ask if they were
their this year.

2.Eastern lower pasture towards the creek where the Willows grew.

3.The Rock, we climbed and got Poison Oak from it. Squirrels lived in the holes of the rock.
Originally 2x's + larger was blasted and used for road rock.

4. Front yard where you can see the school I went to when young. I crawled over the fence
ladder was built in, and went to school for several years.

Remembering Valley Ford, CA

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Searching for Railroad Retirement Information

I just received word from NGS from Dick EASTMAN, EOGN that there is a new place to look for
information on the Railroad Retirement Board Records.
Atlanta, Ga now has them in their National Archives.

Records from the Railroad Retirement Board are now available at the National Archives, Southeast Region/Atlanta in Morrow.

It says the board was founded in 1936. You must supply the person's full name, date of birth
and if possible, Social Security number to have a file pulled.

These records are for all over the U. S. not just the Southeast.

I am enclosing the link because so many people have asked this question and I know there are
many looking for this information.

Read the full article.

Learn more about the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).http://www.rrb.gov/

Thank you Dick and thank you NGS for letting us know this vital information.