Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound is a group of people that meet at the Lemon Grove Library once a month to share their genealogical data. We welcome beginners to advanced to attend. We meet the 3rd Wed of every month at the Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.
"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.
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
Our scholarship winners are presenting their Applications to the members also. Bring a hanky.
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 (sandiegolibrary.org), 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: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library.
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
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.
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.
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.