Saturday, February 27, 2016

Scholarship Deadline Approaching Sweetwater Union High School Senior Students

Sweetwater Union High School District Seniors  Deadline Approaching

CVGS is presenting a $500 Scholarship Application for graduating Seniors to work on for this year. It involves more work than in the past but we think it
will expand their horizons and help them to understand the world better.

The students are to interview a Veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserves, or National Guard, they can be from foreign countries. 

The Veterans can be a family member, neighbor, teacher, friend or stranger. Students are to use the format we are inclosing to accomplish this goal.

We are requesting that when the application is completed, the student brings it back to the Counselor by 15 March 2016. We will pick up the Application, the day after the Applications are turned into the Office on 16 March 2016.

The Applications will be judged by members of the Scholarship Committee. We have a point system we use to judge the Applications: 
1. follow the rules given and 
2. accomplishing the Applications goals.

It is judged on the quality of the students work. This Scholarship is not linked to academic or test scores. The Scholarship is intended to supplement the students’ Educational goals.

Susi Pentico
Educational Chairperson
Chula Vista Genealogical Society

This is open to All Seniors that are within and under Sweetwater's umbrella.
 Charter, Independent Study, etc. 

I can be reached via our webpage or here.  Information below

Scholarship Information -- “Honoring A Veteran”

350-500 Word Essay Written by a Senior in High School

Typed, Double Space

Font Size  14

Blank Cover Page

Second Page  Letter of Introduction to Include:
                        Title:  “Honoring A Veteran”
                        Student’s Name
                        Student’s Address
                        Student’s School
                        Counselor’s Name and Contact Information

Student will interview a Veteran of their choice.
They may use the questions enclosed and or questions of their own.
The essay will include the Veteran’s name, rank, rate, and service such as       
     Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, etc.
The essay will include the length of time served.
Student will write the essay of the Veteran’s story as a narrative.
The essay will speak of the Veteran’s experience while in the service.
Student will write his or her thoughts of what they have learned from the 

Deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Essay is to be submitted by the Student to the Counselor’s Office.

Scholarship is for $500.00.


Senior Scholarship Essay 
Chula Vista Genealogical Society 2015-2016
Deadline for Submission, March 15, 2016

Prior to doing the interview, explain why you are asking a Veteran to  participate.  It is for a $500.00 scholarship to be awarded in May 2016 by the Chula Vista Genealogical Society.

The following questions can be used in your interview.  Your own questions  can also be used.

May I take your picture as part of the interview?

What motivated you to join the military?  (Can be US or another country)

How old were you when you enlisted or were drafted?

What kind of work did you do in the military?

How many tour(s) were you on? What was the duration of the tour(s)? 

Where did you serve while in the military?  Did you travel to other countries?  Where?

What was the most interesting or influential event that occurred during your time of service?

How did military service influence you and your family?

What advice would you give a young person (or high school student) regarding military service?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Green Co. Kentucky, Names and Trails Created

Green Co. Kentucky, Home of some Moody's and other collateral kin.

Green Co. Kentucky, what a interesting amount of boundary changes!

I found  it only one county away from Cumberland Co. of today.  Which stirs the pot and
tells me why so many surnames sound familiar.

Our Scott line came from Pittsylvania Co. VA to Cumberland (Indian Territory) pre 1795
as near as we can determine and some came later.

Another member of our society also is on this same  trail which makes it really intriguing to me.

They keep proving they traveled in groups and were family acting in their relationships.
The helped build each others barns, houses, bridges, fences, schools and their community.

Green River run through Green Co. Ky.

Any one have the Will of James Holloway? in helping a society member we found many had information but it was all synopsis of the original Will. So far no one has the Will. So back to Pittsylvania Co. VA.

I am posting here because obviously a trail, path was being created by the various names that left se Virginia and came to this part of Kentucky.

Learning that the boundaries were very different than what is shown today, totally expecting that to be the case.

Durham, Hampton, Moody, Scott, Lewis, Murray, Holloway are names that even though we knew not about joined seemed to have migrated about the same time to Cumberland and Green Co. KY.

Learning that more than 200 years later many of these names are interlinked closely.

Cumberland Co was formed in 1796 from Green Co.
Green Co was formed in 1792 from Lincoln & Nelson
KYGenWeb Project - Online Kentucky Genealogy Resources

Sad to say this site used to be bulging with data. I recommend the way back machine to find the older data.

I highly suspect that Herb Scott is also a rather close cousin of my family on Mom's side. I would try the rootslists that are recommended and write queries in hopes for answers.

 Going to check out the counties around Green because I know Cumberland was a much larger region in the  early 1800's.  When the SCOTT line went there it was still Indian Territory.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Rhode Island Researchers

Received data in from a good friend, Diane Boumenot. She writes One Rhode Island Family.

She is saying we can see some of these very valuable documents if we read her blog.

I have followed Diane for many years now.  Thanks Diane.

Wouldn't it be nice to see some of the original records of the General Court of Trials, held in various Rhode Island locations around the state during the 1600's and early 1700's. So it turns out you can see some of them, for free.  If you go to the bottom of this web page on […]

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Judith Brooks shared some Books-Scotland /Ireland

Judy Brooks shared some books to use for research when at our Seminar.
I am posting them here thanks for the pictures Ken. R.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Learning About Workshops and Why They Are Important, Lemon Grove Library 17 Feb 6 to 8 pm

Hoping to chat about workshops and why they are important, 6 to 8 pm Lemon Grove Library
this evening.  

Also cover various event held in the region that we seem to be ignoring and should be taking advantage of..

Have you seen the list?

Maybe attendees can say why they feel workshops help them also.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Bit of Slavery Information.

A few weeks back, attending a nice lunch with friends, slavery came up in the topic.

Attempting to let them know that it was Blacks that brought the first Blacks to America to sell not white 's. The topic was joined by others at the table, fortunately one was definitely up to date on data also.

Why do  our history books try to teach non truths?  It is such a sad thing.  It is not just about this topic it is about many.

When our son went to college he took a History class, came home and said, " Mom why did I have to learn all that non truth in our High School History book, when this book quotes, things that are from the Library of Congress, which are opposite of all that reading."

That was my second wake up call. When a daughter was in Grammar School, she had a workbook so full of non truths, the district had it removed.

We as human's have to be careful what we feed our minds, it tends to create biases we do not need.

Monday, February 15, 2016

President's Day

 Remembering back when this date did not exist.  Young people are still attempting to catch up.

 Learning through the Media of today, few of our college students, know the President's name,
 VP name or any Cabinet members.

 Worse they were asked by various media about the Civil War. Our (?) Major war in the United States after we became a country.  Many implied they did not know who was on the North and who was on the South.  So if we have gone back to being one Nation why are we destroying our  historical sites that represent what happened when, so long ago.

 We are loosing our own history due to neglect by our own media and teachers and government.

 If your school is not teaching handwriting, woe be their future. Why because our original documents
are all written.  They are the base of our countries rules and laws.

History has a tendency of repeating itself and if the young do not know the history, they won't even know how to avoid damages.

So President's of the past. I gather this  day to represent you all.  Of course, it was Washington our first elected President. (He was not the first President) that started the voting system.  Some one had to  hold the position until he was elected.   This was started to honor President Washington and President Lincoln, but I am going to let it represent all our past Presidents because that may get taken away also.

Some day maybe we will wake up and Honor the people that kept us alive in the beginning and  give them their place in our society.

Blessings on all our Presidents, whether I like their politics has nothing to do with the fact of the position they held or  hold.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Escondido Family History Fair Information from Karen Y.

Escondido Family History Fair - Saturday, March 5, 9AM to 5PM.

We are planning on going and carpooling with as many as we can. We need you to let Karen Y know if you want to attend or plan on attending.

Below is data to learn about the event from Karen Y.

    First, here is the speakers' schedule:
And here's the page to register (tickets are free; sent to your email)

     I have asked that our CVGS table be placed next to those for the Italian Genealogy Society  and the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, so we can share volunteers, and she said they could probably do that.  The booths can be set up Friday afternoon or at 7:30am Saturday (that's when I'll go up).  Let me know if you want to come with me.  Also, we should set up a carpool list and solicit drivers...  I'll pass around sign up sheets for volunteers and the carpool at our next meetings.

       No word yet on what's planned for lunch...
    Just FYI -  here's the site for the Escondido family History Center:
Karen Y.


Note from Susi 

In the past we have either taken a lunch or if sandwich available bought the sandwich.  No answer to this yet but Peanut Butter and Jelly is safe in the heat and an Apple or grapes to snack on works. Not sure if we should bring Water but suspect that is always the safest bet.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A New Site, A New Place, More Records too.

 A dear Genealogy friend posted data on her blog page some information many of you will wish to learn and try.

She went to Roots Tech and interviewed Glen Meakem.

If  you have not tried her website you should. Scottish Genealogy Tips Tricks & Tidbits

Christine Woodcock thank you.

And you should learn all you can about Glen Meakem and his program.

Then try to stay alert to free pages on various urls that cost and you can not afford them.

Find My Past  she also interviewed and they just had data free for a period of time for all to enjoy.

You did hear they have a massive accumulation of data on American (early and late) mostly, early marriages.

Remember this site is working with gathering and releasing data from Canada. Our neighbors to the north where some of our kin went and stayed and some came back. Our Foulk/Folk Line and our Silas Jones line has kin on both sides of the border today.

So your being given three new places to look for you kin.

Christine's blog

and Find My Past.   largest collection of Marriage records for Americans, so I am told.

These are some of the reasons we need to look at Workshops and events that share data with us besides our little ole computers..

Christine thanks so much for such a great post.  One day I hope we get to meet.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Old and New News, Follow to Keep Up to Date

The Scanning Event is past now but much learning was had by all. Even better was the amount of sharing that everyone did with each other and all.

Our first event had 20 people, the second had 12. Also a new person came and also joined Society.

Many brought pictures and shared them.  One photo was so full of clues we had trouble keeping track of all of them.  Hazel R then did a hands - on,  with the All In One Scanner.  I believe it was an Epson.  Gary B demonstrated a straight flat bed Scanner (Epson). Then worked with the All In One.
Showing the different programs each scanner offered.  Mentioned were: Hewitt-Packard(H-P), Brothers, Epson and Cannon for devices.Also the Flip Pal and the hand held types that are now on the market.

Gary Brock explained the different Scanning systems and how you can make large or small or pull out a specific piece of data to retain. He talked of several special programs you can add to enhance your systems performance and he demonstrated two.  We were shown Septa and black and white and compared which made the antique photo show up the best. Photo Gallery, he likes real well and for  resizing is Paint.

Shirley Becker showed us her hand held Scanner. (IrisScan Book3)  It was easy and quick to use once set up to work. Portable, does not need plugged in,  do not need computer to use,  (carry spare batteries, triple A) might want spare card if thinking you will be doing lots of scanning.  I Pad, Mini I Pads and phones etc can take pictures and save for you also.
(Seems wee fingers had been playing on her computer).  : > )

Ken Robison told us about a Scanning program he had watched in the morning from the SCGS. He  said will be repeated next week for those whom are members of the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Susi Pentico said that the RootsTech Program had a Web  Program planned. Also, she was wanting to learn about the Scanning talk given at RootsTech regarding new methods etc.  It seems most of these programs hit in the middle of day on Wednesday's. It left few of  us able to see them at that time.
That was the only complaint heard about these programs, was the timing.

Remember go to your calendar now and mark 6 March for the GedCom learning adventure that will be presented by Shirley Becker and Gary Brock.

Remember you will need to bring your computer device, thumb drive and back up material (batteries
if needed and cords for connecting to electricity. for you device. We will be contacting you to help set up what portion of a program you will share with someone else. Hopefully we can find some matches.

If not, you will have had the experience of doing a GEDCOM.

Mark Calendar 6 March  1 to 4 pm, doors open at 12:30 for set up. Bonita-Sunnyside Library,
Bonita, CA.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

6 Feb 2016 Workshop More Scanning by Gary Brock

We will be moving to the next step in scanning Saturday.

Please bring your Laptop and document or picture and a thumb drive to this event.

You will learn hands on and learn how to Scan.

Please be ready by 1 pm to start so come a bit before for setting up.

Gary Brock with assistance from Shirley Becker and others will be there to
guide you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

More News, More Exciting Information

My most exciting one is the matching of Roots Magic to Ancestry.  We have to wait for it but Hurray for Bruce Buzbee.  The 11 months will go quick and maybe it will happen before then.

Also FTM has been taken over? by MacKiev.  This clip from Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC
Hurray Leland M for the news.

Now – the good part!
MacKiev will continue to produce Family Tree Maker for Mac – and take on Family Tree Maker for Windows as well,

Leland's group also has a new guide for cellphone and tablet users.
Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – Now Shipping & 10% Off thru RootsTech!

See I told you to get started, set a goal and join the fray of fun as we dig, research and find clues.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gearing UP for Research

Gearing Up for Research.

Well, a major storm just pounded us a bit. Neighbor lost half a tree in two separate time frames between afternoon and midnight.

Changes are coming are you preparing?  Been supplying you with different urls to practice your
research skills.

Don't you just love when you get a name and two different dates and two different places and you have no knowledge of either of them.

Then you get a document that actually mentions both but it is so confusing to determine who is who to whom.  I have diagramed and out lined the family twice tonight and then I was looking at Mass. Records to see if there was more data to resolve issues.

Did you try those urls and see if different information was given from another site?

BTW, Black History Month is happening now. Today was also Selfie day for Genealogists if it mattered to you.   Sounds like they are attempting another day to remember.

A Channel 10 news team was injured by a falling tree today. I heard they both had broken legs. But that is only hear say.  I am not there.

Do you research a topic to verify if true when family mentions it?  Do not let it go 50 years and discover it was an assumption and not a fact. A partial fact but not all a fact.

Did you join one new group to assist in research this year?  If not afford fees, go to Rootweb and use the lists or join the area and post there often. These are free places to research.

Start a blog with your stuck names and work only a couple at a time to not get overwhelmed.

Now off to read Stuart Wood book to return to the library.

Much success this new year one month is already gone only 11 left to go.