Thursday, January 31, 2013

Overview of your Research, Keeping up to Date

Overview of your Research, Keeping up to Date  12 to 3 pm Saturday, Bonita-Sunnyside Library

Overview of your research and keeping up to date are the topics of Saturday's workshop at the Bonita-
Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd. Bonita, CA next to the Sheriff's station and the Chula Vista Golf Course.

Saturday, I advise all to bring their laptops and we are going to see how up to date we all are on our database and what we should possibly look at for the next step.  If no laptop please bring your 5 Generation Chart with you filled out the best of your knowledge.

Printing out a 5 Generation Chart just may surprise you as to what you have completed and what you have missing yet in your files.

Tips and hints will be  given to assist your research.

 How to  Keep your Research logs current?

Are you missing places, dates, weddings, deaths, or cemetery records,?

Have you looked at Grantor/Grantee Indexes for clues?

Have you read Probate or Will or Guardianship records?

Then we look at Land Tax, Road Tax, School Tax. Voters Tax records

Do you follow the Migration trail for people of the community you find the kin in?

As I learned in Michigan, most of that state was settled according to the Head Archivist by New York residents so that is the reason so much NY Research data is in their library.   No I did not know that even though I did not have Michigan ancestors I did have New York Ancestors and the books were fabulous to go through and different than what is held in the holdings on the west coast.
Yes, some were the same but most were not.

So  you do not need to have kin from that state but if that state was settled by people from an area your kin was from they probably have information to share.

All Rights Reserved,  Susi Pentico

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