Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 26 June 2014



Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lemon Grove Library, EVERNOTE for Genealogists to use. by Shirley Becker

EVERNOTE  May 21, 2014       6 to 8 pm

presented by Shirley Becker

Free to all who wish to attend. Evernote works for most people who have many files to keep track of.

Genealogists really like to use it.

So we are hoping to help more learn the use of it in our files.

Yes, there are other programs that you can use.

It is a free program then it can be come a paid program but worth it program for many.

Meeting  6 pm at the Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA.

You may need to park in the lot in back of library.

We are looking for a new meeting home but have not made any decisions yet.
Until that is done we will stay at the Lemon Grove Library.  We do meet now only
the 3rd Wed evening of every month.  

It is free come join and learn.

We will do Roundtable and introduce any new people and then Shirley will give her presentation.

If you have questions I can be reached by responding here or leave comments at the library.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hot off the Presses. You should check this out. NGS CONFERENCE DATA

First I will say Judy Russell sent us information via her blog:The Legal Genealogist: Conferencing continues

Then within the blog she shared with us how we can actually enjoy some of the conference that we could not get to attend.

Please read Judy's blog first then go to the second link to get the information on listening to the live feed of these topics.

I was sad to see John Colletta was not part of the group but that is okay.
Five of the live stream speakers I am familiar with.  3 I have associated with for years.

Please check this all out.

(And even if you didn’t sign up before… even if you missed it all… you can still see those presentations in what’s now called NGS On Demand.)

from Judy's  post.

We also will meet Wednesday at the library in Lemon Grove.  We will talk about Evernote, 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gena Phllibert-Ortega, Saturday the 10th, Speaker for SDGS 10- 12:30

San Diego Genealogical Society Meeting

San Diego Genealogical Society will be meeting at St. Andrews Lutheran Church from 10 am to 12:30 pm. 8350 Lake Murray Blvd. San Diego, Ca

Our guest speaker will be Gena Philibert-Ortega.  She is a neighbor from the north of us, she wrote a cook book about Recipes and Ancestors.  So you have heard of her before, do come enjoy the morning.

The society has refreshments and raffles and it is always a great time to meet other genealogists.

Gena's topics will be:

1st Session

Many researchers use the digitalized form of research and they access is almost limitless.  They can come from free sites, subscription sites, websites, etc.
She will be discuss digitized book websites, how to navigate them and find the information you need.

2nd session

One of the best sources for information on your ancestors is the newspaper.  Newspapers are
great equalizers for the rich and the poor, they all get mentioned generally.  She will show us how to get more out of reading those papers, ie scanning the pages with the eye.  In this presentation we will look at where to find newspapers, search strategies and the types of articles that can help benefit your research.

Gena's Biography
She holds a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion.  She is the author of hundreds of
articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines.  Her writings can be found on her blogs,

Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catching Up, Slowing Down and Turning Around

Greetings Everyone,

Having been away for a month near, going to try to bring you up to speed.

No, I am not going to Jamboree this year. Two graduations right in the middle of this grand occasion.
May sneak away one day with friend but at this time not looking like available.

Ordered new books from Leland before I left. We will cover some of that new information down the rocky road.

Graced the halls of the great Michigan Archives for a few hours one day. The head Archivist is a very pleasant person. He shares his information and the staff is great also.

Found it interesting they do not catalog their books like our society does.  So he could not provide me with a list of a specific state.  I can access it and work through to find the answers on line.  Yes, you can access this information from the desk in your home with your laptop.

You do not even need a Michigan State Library card which I have.

My son took a day off work and we drove up the west coast of Michigan to Grand Haven and looked at a lot of frozen Lake Michigan.  I saw different country side and Grand Rapids is a busy, rapidly growing place.  Possibly because it does not rely on the auto  industry to survive.  I really liked the area but am sure it is colder than the southern part of Michigan.  Nor did I realize,  really dawn on me that we were only about half way up Michigan and it curves over and links to Wisconsin.

I am hoping to check square mileage of Michigan against California.  It was still cold and snow in the ditches and rills on the countryside.  Flowers had not yet began to peak up from the frozen grown.

Was hoping Holland would have had some activity but it also was very plain waiting for enough sun to get the flowers going.  We saw one hot house very large with what was probably tulips in it.

Now you need to know Virginia has released and is releasing more birth records for people to access.
The link is here.  Thanks Leland for this news.


Virginians Now Have an Easier Way to Access Their Vital Records
May 8, 2014 6:16:13 PM PDT

We will meet again the third Wednesday of the month at the Library in Lemon Grove, 6 to 8 pm.

I can be contacted at or 619 623 5250

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference for next year will be held in Columbus, Oh.
Thanks to  Derek Davey send me a post.  I am hoping to make it one.  Alas next year will have two more Grandchildren graduating here and in Michigan.  NAH, It is a great thing.  I can save fund so I can attend the following year.