Friday, May 13, 2011

18 May Library Adventure 6pm & 1 June Guest Anne Bowman

Please arrive promptly on the 18th for our new adventure. We are going to attempt to listen to a talk over the computer and share with all. It should be very good.

We have Anne Bowman is presenting:The final title of the presentation is "Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogical Research: Tips and hints to help with the search". This presentation gives an overview of the subject matter and looks at the big picture of researching immigrant ancestors. We will review the historical context of these immigrant groups, which records hold the most promise (both in U.S. sources and those in the U.K.) and a list of useful websites and resources will be provided.

Here is her Bio and Picture.

Anne E. Bowman, DDS

Anne Bowman was born and raised in the suburban Chicago area and has lived in San Diego for over 25 years. She attended Loyola University of Chicago for both her undergraduate and dental degrees and earned a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics at LSU in New Orleans. She spent five years on active duty as a Navy Dental Officer before opening a private practice in Chula Vista, retiring from dentistry after 36 years of direct patient care.

Anne’s interest in genealogy had an unusual beginning. Both of her parents were only children so she grew up without any aunts, uncles or first cousins and she knew only one of her four grandparents. When her first niece was born in 1998 she decided to investigate as much of her family tree as possible. What began as a casual hobby has evolved into a new career.

She completed the Boston University Genealogical Research Program in 2010 and is a member of the Linares Chapter of the DAR. She is currently enrolled in the ProGen Study Club and her ultimate goal is to earn Certification from the Board of Genealogical Certification. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, The Association of Professional Genealogists, The Polish Genealogical Society of America and The Southern California Genealogical Society.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tornado Follow ups for all to See. Padres too.

Tornado Follow Ups

I am so thrilled to see that these sites are up and still functioning and people are responding to the sadness of it all.

Facebook has made big difference in the recovery of items and animals and probably even people lost.
http://www.facebook.com/PicturesandDocumentsfoundafterAprilTornadoes

Here is one for animals
http://www.facebook.com/ALTornadoAnimals

Another for those whom like to do prayers.
http://www.facebook.com/PrayfortheTornadoVictimsofApril2011
another
http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaTornado
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northwest-Alabama-VolunteerDonation-Info-Tornado-Relief-Effort/170829099638710

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-2011-Tornado-Lost-or-Missing/183171718402002
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prom-Dresses-for-Tornado-Victims/222254931124213
http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Memory-of-4272011-Tornado-Victims/105059329582526

TODAY AND TOMORROW THE SAN DIEGO PADRES WIFES ARE DOING A DONATION AT THE END OF THE GAME TO COLLECT CLOTHES AND FUNDS FOR THE VICTIMS, WITH THE ACCEPTING OF $20 DONATIONS PER PERSON PER AUTOGRAPH, PLAYERS THAT may be there are: Mat Latos, Heath Bell, Mike Adams, Tim Stauffer,Chad Qualls, Nick Hundley, Ryan Ludwick, Will Venable, and Orlando Hudson. SAN DIEGO, CA

The gates to drop off the donations are: Home Plate, Park Boulevard, Gaslamp and East Village gates. This is in the Union Tribune on page 4D. So can only tell you about it not quote it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Genealogists, Historians and Bloggers Let us step to the Plate.

Link for you all to read and understand how we can help.



http://www.facebook.com/PicturesandDocumentsfoundafterAprilTornadoes

I just read on my cousins Facebook that more tornado's are being spotted and
the potential for more damage is great.

If you have the ability to get the word to the local people to not toss out the pieces of pictures, bible, school records etc please do. I do not know who all blogs in the southern region but a few.

We never learned even if we lost a blogger home or a genealogist, historians house but I can guarantee you that we did. Whether they were active or just did their own family they are
historians for their family and the Keeper of those Keys.

Looking at all the photo's and papers and albums and hand work found tells me we have some awesome
terrific outstanding people out there.


We need to make sure that the farmer and the townperson whom finds data of any kind gets it to any of the safe places for it to be matched to it's owner or to it's descendants family.

http://www.facebook.com/PicturesandDocumentsfoundafterAprilTornadoes

I should have pulled the store owners name when I was scanning the photos that have been posted.

Channel 19 WHNT likes this and slowly we hope others will step up.

We as humans do strange things in times like this and one will call it debris and another a family treasure no matter how broken.

People need to know that there are places to notify if they have located any items, quilts, crochet, knitting, books, albums, scraps of pictures and any other thing that the winds took to air, with.

Right now they are posting Tornado warnings for West Tenn and eastern Arkansas. Laine cousin dear be safe. Tina you do the same, all of you out there please take care and help those to get the word to others not to toss because it's a half picture etc.

It is amazing how well some of the photo's have come through these storms.