Thursday, July 30, 2015

URGENT URGENT Genealogists please read and protect ARIZONA.

URGENT URGENT  Genealogist please read and Protect

This is just in from Judy Russell, regarding Arizona.  Here is the link please read and respond in kind..

The Legal Genealogist: Arizona update

We are fighting again to preserve our past.  If you have SW USA roots you should be
paying close attention to this.  Indian, Hispanic, American, etc.

She says we must act today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TidBits of this and that.


At Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA) in the Community Room

Tomorrow we have a  guest speaker that will be presenting information on some San Diego History.

 "The History of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition"

  CVGS Program on Wednesday, 29 July 2015        from 12:30 p.m. To 2:30 p.m.






ACROSS THE POND, will be presented by the society.  This is our annual fund raiser for

Scholarhips. It's main purpose is to share information on topics requested by members to learn more about.  The side bar is we can help our community by funding another scholarship or two for the Sweetwater Union High School District Senior Students.

Keep watching you do not want to miss this event.  Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Italy maybe a wee England and Wales.?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Traveling, Is It Time To Travel.

Traveling, Is It Time To Travel

Reading lots of posts on upcoming fall and early winter events.  Many others went to early spring and summer events.

Have you read about the events in SLC, Utah? Have you learned of the late fall events around the state you are living in?

Not being on the East Coast, Oh wish I was, New York is having some great fall events. So is Virginia and other states east.

Please read the newsletters and the bulletins about various speakers and activities happening, when the air is a wee cooler and the time less harried.  My goodness they are already talking of Roots Tech in SLC in February.

So check if your region or area is having a Fall Seminar, Workshop or Presentation for you to learn more about your research methods or ancestors hidden news.

Some of Chula Vista Genealogical Society's dates.

Aug    1            1  to 4   Roots Magic     Randy Seaver.  A  genealogical program for PC users to store their Genealogical information in and keep track of your research. Randy is a well known speaker in the Genealogical Community.  You can use this on a MAC also, but contact Brian or  Roots Magic company for more information.  Free

Sept   5            1  to 4    Immigrant Library    Toni Perrone Toni will be telling us about this  library and it's contents and how it can help genealogists.  She is a Founding member of this library and belongs to many other organizations.  Very proficient in Immigration and Emigration with Italian Research & German Research.  Free

Chula Vista Genealogical Society is having Seminar 7 November at the Bonita Golf Course, Bonita, CA.  9 am to 3 p m.,  5540 Sweetwater Rd. Bonita, CA. 92902. FEE

Topics are German, Scotch-Irish and Italian Research.

We will be having Judith Brooks and Toni Perrone both as speakers, serving a set down meal and prizes to be won.

We will have motel information for those from out of town and more coming on our various webpages. Here and Society's and Randy Seaver's blog.

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Randy Seaver:
Susi Pentico:

The Seminar raises the money for what we will be able to give to the SUHSD Scholarship.
Please come and please be generous.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

Do you follow them or belong to their  group?  Are you taking advantage of the multitude of classes and activities they offer to move your research forward?

Their primary site is: Primary site is:

As a founding member of this group and current Educational Chairperson, trying hard to get help to
all those foundering around in the mire and the muck trying to break down the brick wall to find answers.

Many say we make our brick wall by how we think and respond to our needs.  It is possible, not always probable.

It is always advantageous to have a second or third set of eyes look over documents we think we  have pulled everything out of.  Many times re-picking up that document and discovering we missed a clue won't happen if that other pair of eyes is helping.

Sharing research can be a  terrific way to not build our own blinders.

We recommend you  use the six basic charts to keep track of your research.   We recently added a 6th.  There was just five.

Here they are:
*   5-generation pedigree chart
*   Family Group Sheet
*   Census record form
*   Research log
*   Research checklist
*   Timeline of researched person

The timeline can be used in many ways.  The timeline of the ancestor, the timeline of the community they lived in help to secure information you may otherwise miss.

These charts can be found on our webpage which is listed above.

 A great map site can be found here. 

Thanks Mr. Tanner for this information, for I had mislaid the link about a year ago.

The Educational Blog of course is here. Come back often or sign up to follow this blog to get good strong basics for research and or current news happening in the Genealogical World.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Workshop, Sharing and Something New Wed 6 to 8 P M

Workshop, Sharing and Something New

 Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm

 We will cover 4 topics.

 I will be sharing a new feature I found.

 Also more urls to play with as we dig our kin.

 Come Join Us In The Fun. It Is Free

3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, Ca 91945

Google Maps

Monday, July 13, 2015

References to Other Good Sources

 Having decided the world is a very large place, going to try something different for you all.

 Wandering through Comic-Con and observing the writers, illustrators and books available
  made me realize we need to share more.

 Today my goal is to post various Blog Sites that share information on a steady basis that really
  carry weight in our research.

 About a year ago Randy Seaver spoke about James Tanner and so I had to find out who he was.

 I have followed Mr. Tanner ever since.  Not every topic fits but the ones that do are so helpful to
 even a seasoned genealogist.

 Today he wrote about U.S. Census Records.  Suggest you click over and take a gander at his  information. Genealogy's Star- Let's Look at U.S. Census Records

 Of course,  you are all aware of Judy Russell and her sharing knowledge about the Justice System  and Court Records.  Showing the “Show Me” types | The Legal Genealogist

 Not to leave out my distant cousin and her blog. Her many tips on solving problems and making new  gadgets work are always excellent. Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems - How to Find Your  Family His

 There are many sources out there to help us.  Of course your already familiar with Randy Seaver's postings as a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society.

Planning to post various ones, over time and want to hear back if you have tried them and if there were helpful in your research.

We will probably cover some of them at our Workshops. Wanting to make sure you are utilizing information given to help you succeed.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bonita - Sunnyside Library Saturday 1 to 4 pm July 11, 2015

Workshop to be presented by Gary Brock, Shirley Becker and shared by all.

A worksheet of urls will be sent to each attendee and later posted here for all to utilize.

Please come share your names, places, brick walls and exciting finds with members.

Want to Keep Track? Here is a Map

Recently, this url has flown by again.  I think we can play with it and use it for research also.

Making a map and logging where this families lines have been may help to figure where the
missing data needs found from.

Being in the Michigan Archives and reading some material there for New York and other areas,
we really need to know the basic history of the community we are researching.

Being a major history buff, ancient to current, this is not hard for me but many do not like history that well but do not realize how key that knowledge is to research.

As well versed as I am in much history knowledge, we forget words and terms change. Items may still be used but not the same as what we recall them.

Having always pictured canals like those we see in California to water crops I would never have thought of a canal 4 feet wide and only 3 1/2 feet deep being used as a travel water way across regions of the eastern seaboard states. It made travel quick and easy and it did not have to follow all
the local roads. They did follow rivers though many times.  Rafts and flat bottom  boats were used for transport on these causeways.

Thinking it a topic we need to look into more deeply for travel and why we can not find them where we think they should be.

So here is a link top  a map you can color in for where you have been, a lot, a little  or lived there a long time.

Since I am finding more family near each other that we were not aware of in the past, and reading blogs and posts on other researchers that are finding much intermingled kin also. Hoping you get my drift of using a map in a different way to locate what we have missing.

Create Your Visited States Map | Gas • Food • No Lodging

Let me know if this jars a memory with you.  Thanks

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NEHGS Members Be Aware. NEW YORK

Wow, as reading the latest from NEHGS, I learned that they are doing a free Webinar

New York Resources at NEHGS is being presented Thursday 23 July.

If you are a member sign up for this important information.

 New York Resources at NEHGS

Going to call it my Birthday present and attend this event.

Christopher C. Child is doing the presentation.

O if you can not make the event, it will be posted to the NEHGS website the following day.

Click on the link and learn more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Library of Michigan and State Archives of Michigan

Having a chance to visit the Michigan State Archives and again chat briefly with Kris was awesome.

For those of you who do not know what this place has in store for you, please start thinking of a trip there.

It has the largest selection on New York Research I have ever seen. Finding things for many states besides the fact I did have family in Michigan early.  Yup, it did happen.

I know I have kin there now, at a High School as a Librarian (cousin) and our son and his family.

Yes, even in the same town.

Library of Michigan - Family History

For questions, please contact the Archives of Michigan at

They have an on site program to help you off site.  

I will not copy the data here because I did not get to ask Kris if it would be okay.  

When you go into the building and through the doors the L leads to the Library and the R leads to the elevator and the Archives upstairs.

Please click on the link given and learn what help you can get from home and from attending this great facility.

I want to take a sleeping bag and spend a week inside the building, even then it would not let me get through all the books they have that would advance my genealogical research.

Having done Michigan research, Virginia Research and Pennsylvania Research this time and found missing links.
Also learning how erroneous our History books are for Civil War persons.  Yes, I knew this long ago but it never ceases to amaze me that it is still  being done today.  

Oh, yes they have a copy machine and  the current up to date gadgets for Researchers to utilize.  Computers are used by people from all over the state as they are looking for a death certificate or a will or other documents on their family.

Yes, I found another distant cousin while at this library, They also live in Michigan but from an eastern state.

So click the link and see what is there and what will help.

Plan a trip if it is near enough if not plan a trip because to visit there it is not costly as other places are.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Free Access to Fold 3 Revolutionary War Records

If you have not heard a message from NGS says that Fold 3 is free through 15 July 2015 for Rev War Records.

They list some of the popular topics to look for also.

UpFront with NGS

The NGS also lists a  Genealogists Rights data with more information  we all need to be aware of.