Saturday, July 30, 2016


Yes, I found a couple of blogs that share sources tons and tons of sources,

Crestleaf Blog has many tips and hints and suggestions for us to think about.
 The link is called the Crestleaf Blog.  I loved the article on the difference between a Family Historian and a Genealogist. 

Another topic was 6 Steps to Saving Water-Damaged Family Photos.

There was one on Adoptions, and things we should know also.

Another one I like to follow is :
My Genealogy Hound                                        a free service provided by Hearthstone Legacy Publications

You can browse by surname, by state, county. 

Yes they do sell things also but maps from 1820 of England, Scotland and Ireland  only $9.95. 

Lots of information to browse through.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Genealogy 102 by Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico, For All as Refresher

Genealogy 102 by Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico, For All as Refresher

Here is what Randy wrote regarding the class. So if you want to refresh and recall and go forward fresh and avoid bad habits created, please attend.  We are creatures of rote.

Hi genies,

We had a successful Genealogy 101 class last week, and this Thursday is the Genealogy 102 class on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bonita-Sunnyside Library in the Community Room.

The Genealogy 102 Class is about where to search - repositories and websites, and what to search for - genealogy resources. The emphasis is on USA resources and San Diego area repositories.  We will provide a handout and also a research checklist.

This class should be of interest to all CVGS members, not just beginners.  If you want a refresher on the where and what, please plan to attend.  We need to know how many to plan for, so please register your attendance on the CVGS website -- -- in the Events tab.

Cheers -- Randy Seaver

This class will start at 1 pm promptly.  You will need to bring the same items you brought to the last class and we trust you did your homework and are excited about becoming a better genealogist/historian.

This class is free.  Bonita-Sunnyside Library  in Conference Room.  

Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902

 Watch for the Blue Ribbons.  

  Please register if you can or call me Susi  619 623 5250.   

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach area etc, Genealogists Heads Up

We are having Shirley Becker do a presentation on the great state of New York at the Lemon Grove Library this coming Wednesday evening.  She has much data as a native of the state and many years of research.  She has spoken on the topic before and we asked her for more.  She is a Past President of our Society and retired Newspaper Editor before Randy took it. The time is 6 to almost 8 pm. Lemon Grove Library.

We are also putting together a Genealogy 101 class as a refresher course and a new researchers course.  Thursday 1 to 3 pm Bonita-Sunnyside Library, Bonita, CA.

You may say you do not need such a course, but do you still have brick walls that just do not tumble down? Remembering we are people of Rote, yes we repeat our motions constantly.  So are you not realizing you may be repeating a minor error to lead you down the wrong lane?

Do not sell your self short when this course may be the beginnings of new and better findings in your research.

At least come and give it a try, you may find  a minor change makes a major difference.

If you are thinking of doing research on your family or your family's history you may find this the best thing since sliced bread for getting good knowledge on how to start and keep track of  your records and data and information that will be shared and collected.

When we keep it together and in order it is easier to follow and minor details do not slip through the cracks quite as quick.

You do not need a computer to attend the classes. Just a few pencils and erasers and paper and 3 ring binder type of stuff to start.

Why all the way back to that you  say.  Because when you write it you remember it better. It helps your brain to pick up on tips you otherwise may miss. That is not the only reason.

Give it some serious thought and come learn lots of ideas and how to implement them.

You may go to our web page and sign up for any of the up coming events.  We hope to see your faces there. If you are not sure how come anyway and we can help you learn how.

Susi Pentico. Educational Chairperson, CVGS
also member of SDGS, NGS, NEHGS,  and many others.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Genealogy 101 with Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico

 Our Workshop is set up and ready:  21 July at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3 pm.

  Save This Date for Gen. 102           Thursday  28 July,  at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3 pm.

Genealogy 101 1st session
Time: Thursday,  21 July 2016, 1 to 3 pm 
Where: Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 4375 Bonita Rd, Bonita,  CA 91902

You will learn:

What is Genealogy.
Where to get records of your family
Organization of your information
You will need: paper & pencil, #2 preferred, paper (yellow note pad, 8 1/2 by 11 tablet) eraser, 3 ring binder type notebook. 
All information you can gather on your families.

We will furnish: 2 Pedigree Charts, 1 for use other to copy; 2 Family Group sheets, again 1 to use, Research Log & Resource List.
You will use the Yellow Tablet to start your Correspondence Log.

Instructors will be: Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker, and Susi Pentico

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Are You Working with or

Are You Working with or

If you are working with either of these programs you should be reading the information that Judy
Russell is discussing on her blog.

I am supplying the link here and you should probably go back to two earlier reports to follow through.

Some very interesting reading and I have found some of it within my reporting on

The Legal Genealogist: MyHeritage and Geni: Part I

Suspecting many of us should be following her blog for even general information.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Some Southern CA Activities In July, It is Travel Time.

And Yes I am sharing this with everyone if SCGS wants to resend to members. Blessings to All this 4th of July.

Southern California Genealogical Society
sent out this list of July Events.[CA-SCGS] News from the Southern California Genealogical Society
 I have added to it the events, what is happening. It just might have what you are looking for and where you may want to do a local type travel to instead of catching a plane or train.

02     Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Delbert Ritchart presenting
This one we missed 

09     Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research - Letty Rodella presenting
July 9, 2016 SHHAR's presentation:
Letty Rodella “Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution and the DAR and SAR Connection" 

09     San Diego Genealogical Society meeting - Randy Seaver presenting
Ice Cream Social      1) Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records.
2) Social Media and Networking for Genealogists

"Genealogy in the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts and Brick Walls", JGSCV members and guests

10     San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society meeting  WORKSHOP
Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog – - 

11     Corona Genealogical Society meeting Round Table Discussion Lead by various Leaders.
Love the topics.

13     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group - Randy Seaver presenting
Sharing Research resources and each attendees queries. 12 to 2.

 Ice Cream Social.

16     Ventura County Genealogical Society mini seminar - Jean Wilcox Hibben presenting
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mini Seminar and free. Click the link for more data
Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA

16     South Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Hal Horrocks presenting
“Road Trip!” Presented by Hal Horrocks

17     Questing Heirs Genealogical Society meeting - Penny Nugent and Nancy Huebotter presenting 
1:15pmIntermediate ClassPenny NugentGrandfather's Story: Was It True or False?
2:45pmFeatured SpeakerFrancie KennedyUsing County Histories and Mugbooks

19     Conejo Valley Genealogical Society meeting - Barbara Randall presenting

19     Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society meeting  No Meeting

20     South Bay Cities Genealogical Society meeting - Linda Serna presenting
Linda will be speaking to the Society about: "Road Block: Where do I go from here?
22     Genealogical Society of Morongo Basin Computer Users in Genealogy Group meeting

23     Nikkei Genealogical Society meeting at Japanese American National Museum
click on link

24     British Isles Family History Society - USA meeting - Hall Horrocks presenting
Topic: British Parish Records
Parish records can assist in learning more about your British ancestors.

27     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Annual Picnic $5 for sharing of BBQ items
The theme will be  “Digging the Dirt-Our Family Stories”  and will include a large display board where you can place pictures, maps or stories of an ancestor to show their place in time and specifics of the Dirt. A display table will also be available for you to show family artifacts. Attendees may present their material with explanations and stories. 

30     Genealogical Society of North Orange County - Seminar featuring Cyndi Ingle 
Self explanatory.  Cyndi's List.

31.   Welcome to Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society

.    300 E Latham, Hemet, CA Downstairs 
       Wow  Thomas MacEntee 9 July  and  Peter Drinkwater   8:30 to 12 pm 
       more    Kory Meyerink 23 July  and  Tammy Happs same time
       Worth watching their posts, have attended a great event here in the past.

32.   Riverside and San Bernardino County Genealogical Societies many groups listed.
I thought groups missing.  Yes, I do not see Riverside Genealogical Society and 
another one Sis belongs to. Yes I see  11 more some our speakers come from.

Click on link and see who else is within 2 hour driving distance and has great events.

 I think it great that they posted what they did I give them full credit but suspect we need to expand the list a bit. Also let genealogists know what is going on in their near back yard instead of Tuscon, St. Louis, or beyond.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Wee Bit of Scottish News

A dear  friend runs a blog and travels a bit. She posted this on her blog.

Posted: 30 Jun 2016 04:31 AM PDT

As Educational Chairperson I am passing this along.. Yes, it says Free.

If you do Scottish research she should be a top blog read daily or as often as she posts.