Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lemon Grove Library March 5, 2014

I received a notice that we will not be able to meet at the Lemon Grove Library  next Wednesday evening.  Seems the School is taking up all the Library space.  So we will see you all on the 19th.

Watch here and there will be information for you to learn and share prior to the meeting.

I also hope all those that were ill last meeting have recovered and be able to attend.

Be safe in the  rain if it materializes, and safer on the roads.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NGS Research Trip Planned, Have You Thought of Going?

Having just got the notice from NGS about their yearly research trip I thought I would share this.

Having been there a few years ago, for three hours, it just wet the appetite.

UpFront with NGS: National Genealogical Society Research Trip to Fort Wayne, IN 20–23 August 2014

Registration is now open for the NGS research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort WayneIndiana, from 20–23 August 2014. 

Major difference in Fees before 2 June and after.  

Was disappointed to see it was only double occupancy.  I wanted to bring two friends and maybe we could make it a foursome. Niece lives just north of this facility.    

May contact them and ask about that like at Burbank Jamboree.

Anyone interested in going east for this event?    

Contact me if you want.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Timelines, Do You Use Them?

  Timelines and do you use them?   Yes, we are  talking of  more than a birth to death time line.

There are timelines that should depict the history of the area the ancestor lived in to help acclimate yourself to their environment.  You can make it yourself. Yes, You CAN.

 There are timelines that show the movement of the family, again you  make them yourself.
 Break this data out of your files and make it independent so you can see what you may be missing.

  One of the neatest I saw years ago was in a set of Encyclopedia's at the Lemon Grove Library.
  They dealt with the weather and it's affect on the new settlers.  Alas, they gave them away when they      
  remodeled the old Library some years ago.

  It talked in one instance about a ship attempting to land at the port. A storm came up and shoved the   ship back  out to sea, not once but three times.  In the time of the non landing there were four deaths and they were sent over the side and never set foot on the new  land.  Most books never mention this.

 One year there was a horrid blizzard much like this winter, where they were fearing the farming, agriculture people would all freeze to death.  The irony of this was it was the people in NYC and other major cities that relied on: the milk man, the vegetable man, the meat man and their carts to come by and the storm was so bad no one could maneuver on the streets and hundreds died in the apartments because they were not prepared for the lack of street service.  No Firewood, no coal, no heat, they died of cold and hunger both young and old.  I have never forgotten reading that story to my attendees and sharing what the book had for pictures of the snow and the ice.

Rural people knew there was no one but themselves to take care of them so they prepared for the situation.  Those in the cities and large towns relied on others that could not assist them.

I love the Boy Scout Motto: "BE PREPARED".

Believing this motto is still true today, we must dig each kernel of knowledge with diligence and patience and breaking each thing down.  Separate the sentences in the Will or Probate Record or Deed.

This should be a fun hands on experience for all those whom attend.  Learning something new each time this project is done, it should really be fun.  Do the same for reports in Newspapers, church bulletin's, school papers and records.

Technically there is little that one can not make into a timeline.

Suggest you bring a document with you. If not I will find some for you. More fun to do your own and find new clues.

See you Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, Lemon Grove Library 6 pm til 8 pm

3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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