Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Marisa Lowe Guest Speaker Bonita- Sunnyside Library 2 July


2 July 2016 
1:30 pm to 4 pm 

"Ancestry and the LIbraries
genealogical holdings"

Presented by Marisa Lowe

Librarian II,
Branch Manager,
County of San Diego

My name is Marisa Lowe, and I am the branch manager at the Bonita-Sunnyside library. I’ve been with the San Diego County library system for 11 years. I’ve worked at Bonita for nearly three years now, and I’ve also worked at Solana Beach, Santee and Lakeside libraries. Before working for the library, I was a Community News reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune and a reporter  for a small publication called the San Diego Downtown News.
My favorite part of my library job is helping customers find resources and books, connecting them with information and also training staff. In my spare time, I love to read, cook and watch movies. I am a fourth-generation San Diegan, so I love reading about San Diego history. One cool thing about my own San Diego connection: my great-grandmother attended the 1915 Panama Exposition and sold candy there as a young 

Please register for this event if you intend to attend so we may better prepare the venue.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Location: Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902

The Chula Vista Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our General Meeting.

"New York, Revisited!"
Presented by:   Shirley Becker 

Shirley Becker is a great grandmother to about 13, of whom 4 live with her. Since 3 are teenagers, she does occasionally have to battle for computer time. Shirley has been working on genealogy seriously for about 30 years and before that occasionally as she found time. Most of her research is in upstate New York, but as her lines grow she has found some in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the New England States. She is presently attempting to correct mistakes and add sources that were neglected when she was a beginner in the lifelong work that is known as Genealogy.

The meeting starts promptly at 1:30pm with announcements and introductions. A presentation by our guest speaker followed by a short business meeting and finally raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.

Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free

Additional information: 

Our scholarship winners are presenting their Applications to the members also.  Bring a hanky.

Click on this link to get the needed documents for this event - Program Handouts

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to All Dad's Everywhere

Thinking of the Father's of the world and how varied their lives are.

 Thought it would be nice to say, "Have a Blessed Fun Father's Day".

 Enjoy the children if they are near.

 Hopefully they will speak to you if from afar.

 Break bread with family and friends, think of when you first became a Father, or Dad.

 Gee, some of you learned to change a diaper, feed Junior a bottle and cuddle and hug this
 person you helped create.

 Hoping you can stop and remember the good moments truly out way the bad.

 Maybe drag out the picture album, the slide projector, or the 8 mm videos and share with
 the younger children so they know the reason for a Father's Day.

 We just celebrated Mother's Day.  Children's Day is coming.   I truly wish we celebrated a
 Family Day.

 That family had to by wanting to, get together and share their past on how family was for them.

 It really still is all about family.


Friday, June 17, 2016

A post from a Lemon Grove Attendee

Libraries in our Region: An Informative Presentation at the Lemon Grove Genealogy Group Meeting by Susi Pentico 18 May 2016

Gee. There are a lot of libraries around the San Diego area that I did not know about before tonight!
The PowerPoint presentation (with live links to library websites), along with interesting comments and discussion, will certainly assist in my never-ending search for lost ancestors.

Highlights for me included the San Diego Law Library site. There are three main law libraries nearby: The San Diego County Law Library & San Diego County Public Law Library (, and the California Western School of Law Library. Researching at a law library could turn up a black sheep in the family, maybe?

The Chula Vista Library at 4th and F St, Chula Vista, houses the Chula Vista Genealogy Society resource collection. These books are for in-library use only, so a road trip is in my near future.

Of course, the nearly-new, very modern San Diego Central Library is a go-to destination for local genealogists with an entire floor dedicated to genealogy.

Online site to search the catalog is: When on this site, click on ‘Library’, then ‘Classic Catalog’ go to ‘All Fields’, choose ‘Subject Keyword’, type in ‘genealogy’. Here I located at least 20 scrolling pages of results. Better get busy, fellow ancestor seekers.

And this is just a sample of the libraries covered in Susi’s presentation.
Happy hunting, y’all!

Cindy Teysko

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lemon Grove Library, More Libraries to Research 15 June 2016

More Libraries to Research

  15 June 2016  6 to 8 pm.  

    Presented by Susi Pentico

Learning more and more about our libraries.  I think you will find this presentation
very informative for your research and I have great news for future presentations on

 We will discuss lots of great things that are available that we seldom hear about.

  I am excited we are doing this as a topic for you to learn more resources for research.

  Will be covering some County and some City Libraries and some independent ones.

  Come learn the news and the knowledge for more information on your researching.
  Program is free.

  Covering places you will be surprised about.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Shared by Christine Woodcock and an Experience about Libraries in Scotland

This information comes from her sharing with Facebook a recent
event that happened on her tour.

My genea-bud Cheryl offers a weekly happy dance for those doing their genealogy research. Although I rarely get a chance to do my own research anymore, I have spent 10 days in AWE at the happy dances my tour participants were able to do on a daily basis. 
One participant had the best experience. Her ancestor was from Crieff, a little place west of Perth. The Innerpeffray Library there is the oldest lending library in Scotland and has kept all of their borrowers registers. These are ledger books where the reader has written down the books he/she has checked out of the library. 
My tour participant had contacted the library ahead of visiting and the staff not only were able to provide her with the register her ancestor was listed in, but also show her the books her ancestor had read!!

Susi Pentico Christine I am going to share this since we are doing Libraries this year.

Christine Woodcock Thanks, Susi!

What an amazing thing to learn.  Thanks Christine for sharing.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Map of Native American's You May Not Have Seen.

Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans.

Please click the link and learn so much more about our native American cousins.  Some of our history books and teachers are saying the Indians are basically gone. Not true, not true.
Carapella has designed maps of Canada and the continental U.S. showing the original locations and names of Native American tribes. View the full map (PDF).

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Colonial Families of the United States of America by George Norbury Mackenzie

Colonial Families of the  United States of America

Book series written by George Norbury Mackenzie (7)

I was most interested in what this book series may hold for my information on genealogical research.

I asked on Facebook where if anywhere was this series stored, housed or able to be seen.  That was a good thing for me to have done.

It brought about a cousin in Ohio learning it was next door to him and a friend near but not close to say it was within driving distance for me on film.

Guess what when I arrived at the Carlsbad Library, they looked in their files and found it on fische, then another person found it, in book form. Yes, all 7 books.

So my day that was planned to go to Jamboree and German talk was spent at the Carlsbad Library, scouring these books.   Family situation terminated Burbank Trip. Hope to be there next year.

This set is very expensive and originally I was going to ask our society to purchase them, but instead I want us to plan a day to go to the Carlsbad Library.  Since we are covering Libraries and what they hold and can assist us with  this year. I think this would be lots of fun.  After all we go to the FHCenter in Mission Valley, why not tool up the road to Carlsbad and check out their remodeling and some of the great books they have there.

Genealogy Bank had these advertised as on sale and would have loved to have bought them. Especially after I  got to scan them to see what was in them.  Their price was okay just can not afford to spend air fare on a book series. Maybe down the road our society may consider a 50-50 purchase of them. But they are expensive.  Also enough people have to want to use them to consider this.

I pulled the books to my table and started through them.  Each book offered me information on one family name or another for my genealogy. Some offered many names for me to reconfirm data already found or to add family and information to what is already known.

Because of the data and amount and time constraints I took notes of the names and copied the names with pages data to my folder. I snapped a few shots of the index pages that applied.

Also recommended to Librarians to salvage damage to one book that it was only the index pages in bad shape and if they would copy the index for people to look at it would keep the actual book from more damage. The book data was in great shape the index was in dire need of help.

On Genealogy Bank it says there are no fewer than 850 families and name 125,000 family members.

In many ways it reminded me of the PA Archives Series for Pennsylvania.

So be aware they are within reach of San Diego and surrounding areas. If you use them handle them with extreme care.  It covers the time period from 1607-1776.  

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Link Page of Other Counties in PA. Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, York,

Link Page of Other Counties in Pa.

Taken from Helen and my Web page sharing with others.

 Addison Twp. Somerset County Page



 For PA-Berks Co., 1767-Township Tax & Census Lists Part 1

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 For 1771 Tax List Lancaster Co., Pa. Part 1

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