Thursday, June 29, 2017

Genealogical Class Tonight at LDS LIbrary

We went to a Genealogical Class at LDS tonight to learn more about DNA and Genealogy.
It ended up being an extremely informative meeting and very educational to those who are not history buffs. One of the attendees I could spend hours talking to about History of old old times.

 What gracious people they all were.  Of course, Shirley Becker and I have gone to this class before to learn something that was being discussed.

It brings into play what I have been talking about off and on all spring and now it is summer.

To do Genealogy justice one must learn a bit of history about the area you are researching.
You need to know the timeframe and what the boundaries were then, the people in charge and the
climate for knowledge at that time.

Was great to have them say Weather is a factor many times in our ancestors past. Shirley talked about people leaving Germany because it was so cold the birds were falling out of the sky frozen.

I know the Lemon Grove Library had a great history series on the WEATHER and when they remodeled the library those books disappeared I was working on the 2nd or 3rd one for our classes.

Library had no idea where they went or could not get them back.

An example would be I learned that people thought country people would perish faster than city people in the late 1700's early1800's.  But when an ice storm hit the north east coast, it was the people in the city that starved to death and froze to death because they relied on others supplying them with food, water, milk, heat and news.

People in the country were prepared and stocked  up on water inside, wood inside animals closed in buildings if possible and extra food and water supplied them. They survived twice as well as the NYC residents.  I never realized how much we were self supporting in rural life and I had lived it.

We read of ships about to dock at ports on east coast and storms shoving them back out to sea and people dying because of the situations. On many ports on the east coast, this was a almost common occurance.

Tonight the talk was on how a desert used to be an oasis and people left because the land no longer supported them.   I think that example happens in many places if we think about it.  The reverse is also true where there was no water and suddenly there is a lake or river and people had to adjust.

Marti Lewis and friends thanks so much for such a great evening of exposure to history and our genealogy of ancestors.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Genealogy on Facebook, A few I use.
This web page I use for my YOUNG, WRIGHT, COOKE, COOK

As we did our workshop the other day and the last one two, people are still forgetting the data may change due to the time element.  Early America was only finally established 13 colonies.
But prior to that they were even less.  Much of Maine is in the early Mass. Records.  Also some of those records are in Canada or the UK.  

IE:  Jonathon WRIGHT b 24 Oct 1701  Essex, Mass.  died 25 Jan 1784  Hillsborough, NH
 son: Jesse Wright Sr b Pelham Mass, 19 Nov. 1749 d 1784 wife Abbey COOK/e
  his dau: Hannah Wright  b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. ME.
  died 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis, Maine.

Job YOUNG Sr 1695 b York Village, York, Maine d 1850 York Village, York, Maine
m to Patience KING b 1701 Kittery, York, Maine, d 25 July 1790, York, York ,Maine
Job YOUNG  b 21 April 1739 York, York, Maine, d 13 June 1827 Belleisle, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, m Hannah BARNES  b 1745 Paradise, Annapolis, NS, Canada d Belleisle. N. S. Canada
son Abraham Dorrison YOUNG b Franklin  Co. Maine, 23  April 1812 d 9 June 1883 Nashua, Chickasaw Co. IA. USA. m Eliza Grover and 2nd, Hannah OEN/OWEN
dau Hannah m Calvin Fay JONES.

See the movement.

The Pentico/Benninghoff line actually moved about quite a bit also.
The wife's line is YOUNG but from Germany and to PA and so far not known if related to Maine /Mass Young, Probably not.
This name is multi spelt. Penticoff, Penticuff, Bennikuff, Penticoast, etc.
John's deed has five spelllings of his name in the deed.  Wish I could find the sales deed. This line is also found in Lehigh and other counties in PA. including Washington Co. PA.

 I have four proven Jones lines and the 5 is going to slide in I feel strongly about.   This is a great group that works with each other most of the time.  The more shared the more we learn to add or subtract.  Subtracting is as important as adding. It is summer, a couple local cousins migrate to Rhode Island and areas to dig more on our Teague Jones Family.  Thanks so much and so lucky you can live both places.

Teague Jones Sr. Mass. m to Rahamana.
Capt William Jones, Maryland daughter m Duvall.
Jones in Dauphin Co. PA m to Myers. MEYERS, MOYER.
JONES in Greene Co. PA from eastern PA may link to Capt William JONES
JONES in Greene Co. PA that relates to Renssealer Co. NY.

Ah, this is probably my most favorite site anywhere on line. Why because I have about 20 surnames that migrated through this county/PA and at least 10 stayed for part of the families.
I can communicate with cousins on an almost daily basis of any one of the downline family members.
I met many of them in 1993 and alas have lost many since but found more with the help of this site.

Nice to know I have things they need and they always share new things with me.  It fills in the blanks so much easier. It also tells me and our family more about these lines of ancestors.

The biggest thing about this group is it covers when it was Virginia up to current time.  Yes,
If you are looking early in Greene Co. PA you also need to look at Va records then you need to look at West Virginia Records and I have even found major data over in Monroe and surrounding areas of Ohio.

So learning the native ground and time frame is very important to assist you to find data.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tracking your Ancestors----- Timelines, Census, Recorded Books.

  Tracking your Ancestors,  trusting you use: Timelines, Census, and Recorded Books.

 As I am from the old school, when census doesn't divulge information that work with a timeline,
 I like to go to published books.  Whether they are surnamed, autobiographies, or history books, they all carry data that genealogists should be using.

 If you are really stuck on computer research then remember to go back to the early computer records shared with society;,,, and others.

 Remember NARA, Library of Congress Records, Military Records, Medical Records both military and civilian.  Recently learning many states share a certain amount of medical data I was not aware of.

Of course Mortuary Records, Land Records, Probate's, Wills, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Annulments, Divorces, written local histories, local newspapers, County records and newspapers.

Do not ignore the states records: look at State Records and Newspapers, State Archives, etc.  I love the State Archives for information.

We have many places to garner information. Bottom line is ask family members, near and far and unknown.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Transcribed Bible Page GRAVES, John and Sarah


John Graves born 13th of October 1770

Sarah Graves  was born scratched out
the wife of John Graves
was born 4th of October 1772

We were married the
2 nd of J---- Sept 1791

Benjamin Graves born 
of John and Sarah Graves
was born March----
the 7th 1798

John Graves jr the son 
of John graves and sarah
was born august 21 1790

Ellender Graves was born
9th of April 1795.

Margaret Graves born June
19th 1797

other side of line

Thomas Graves was 
born the 10th of March

Samuel Graves was born
July 15, 1802

Rebeccah Graves born
the 8th of November 1805  

Eliz ana Eliza was 
born July the 6th 1809

Susanna Graves
was born June 14?


Graves Bible page shown on previous entry. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Research Member needs help, Graves the last name

Shirley Becker at

Anyone out there researching GRAVES.  We need to find kin of this family.

John Graves,   Sarah Graves
Thomas Graves,

They were in New York, some  in PA.   Contact

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Never Ending Resources and Programs

Never Ending Resources and Programs

Having learned one can find a new program or search engine on an almost daily basis, I am hoping
to present to you all some of them.

Tina Sansone's presentation mentioned sites I had forgotten about. O we mortals of the creatures of habit. We find it, we like it,we use it.  Something new comes along and we repeat the process.

How many of you have tried the We're Related application that is affiliated with Ancestry in some format.?

Today I was talking to a long time acquaintance regarding a web site.  I was talking about We're  affiliated with Ancestry.  She was talking about this site.

 Enough  to make you think.  Another one was sent me last week but this is enough for now.

You may want to check them out and see if there  is help to be had by using any of them.

 The We' application I get on my  phone and I-pad.

 Today I was able to confirm 4 matches that came in this past week. Never would my Uncle believe that General Patton was a 3rd cousin. My Uncle had the privilege of defending General Eisenhower for a nap, when  G P was going to interrupt it.  The end was the General E said, "Carry On, I am going to finish my nap." and GP had to wait until he was called to the General E's tent.

I am going to share this with him soon. Since he is still with us.

Learning there are many genealogical programs people use that most of us never hear about.
They also suit the needs of some peoples research better than others.

Marti Lewis uses a very neat program and I keep saying I want to try it.  Judy just shared another,
suspecting there may be as many as 10 to 15 depending on where you live.
Some of them are free, some of them are fee.

So I will let you play with the two mentioned above before we muddy the waters and talk about more of them.

O yes, We' finally agreed that Shirley Becker and I are cousins.  We also found 4 other lines we definitely link on.

Enjoy and tell me if it helps you.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Updating Society Schedule and News Presented

 Ceasar Castro and I attended the Bonita Vista High School Senior Scholarships and Achievement Awards.
 We presented to Andrew Eide a Check for $300.  He was also given a letter to attend our June picnic  and share his talk with the society. What a great story he shared.
 We like to meet the recipients and their families when we can.
 We have not heard back yet. We hope he comes to the program if he can.

  Our very first recipient is completing her education and we are very proud of her. She was a Chula  Vista   High School Senior.

 Ceasar and Virginia Taylor  did the presentation for Alejandro Valdez, at San Ysidro High School
 for the first  place application. He will be tied up with college data that week and not able to attend  our event. But  he is welcome, and parents to come to another meeting so the society can get to meet  him.

 We want to say, "Thanks", to the members of our society that voted to help fund a second applicant  for assistance.

 We yearly fund for $500.  In the past we have done more but it takes community support to make  that happen.

  The community should know that members wanted to do the second place person and so we had a    vote which they approved unanimously. Then an individual member donated even more to make it to   $300. for the second presentation. Thank you member for your terrific donation.

   Our donation button on the webpage does work.  Amazing what $5 from a multi group of people
   can do to help others.

   Our annual scholarship program is the object of most of our fundraising efforts throughout the year. In an effort to introduce young people to the subject of genealogy, a genealogical essay competition is open to all graduating seniors of the Sweetwater Unified School District and the winners receive cash awards to help with their post high school efforts.
The purpose of the Society is to promote general interest in the related fields of Genealogy, History, and Heraldry by individual and group effort.
These shall include, but not be limited to:
• Encouraging the exchange of group information.
• Coordinating research activities.
• Educating members to assist others in research.
• Acquiring and organizing research materials.
• Acquisition of books, manuscripts, and materials for the Chula Vista Public Library.
Society members are available for assistance at the Chula Vista Civic Center main branch on most Wednesdays from 10 am - noon in the Family History section.

 The new Application is being completed and the same  topic will be presented next year.
We think it helps to have the younger generation some knowledge about Veterans.

21 June We will be presenting the first half of Tina Sansone's Presentation.  It covers all over the world for urls and search engines. This will be at the Lemon Grove Library. 6 to 7:50 pm  There will be some Tennessee data included, but not the major  topic

1 July will be the DVD which Denise Levenick has given permission for me to share. Bonita- Sunnyside Library 1 to 4 pm. Paper or Plastic , Preserving Keepsakes Workshop.

18 July will be discussing our own Genealogy.  Why are you doing it? What are your plans for it? Have you started writing about your family for future generations?

 This is because so many travel and we want you to be prepared at least a wee bit before we loose you, so your family is not totally confused, with what you leave behind for
them to sort through and preserve.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Past and Present Pathways by Tina Sansone presented by CVGS

     Free to attend, Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room,4375 Bonita Rd,
     Bonita, CA 91902   1 to 4 pm

            Chula Vista Genealogical Society Saturday Workshop

CVGS Workshop:
"Past & Present Pathways"
Presented by: Susi Pentico for Tina Sansone
I am delighted to be able to offer you this presentation which Tina has given in the east coast area. Yes, she is related.

This event covers much Tennessee sources and east coast sources for researchers to use. It is filled with sites to explore and ideas from another mind. Excited for you all to see her presentation.
Photo of Tina Sansone
Tina Sansone is a Professional Genealogist that lives in Tennessee. She owns Past & Present Pathways, VP for the Second Life Virtual APG Chapter, 2nd VP for ISFHWE and background researcher for WDYTYA.

She recently started doing work with AncestorCloud where she researches and submits to their blog. She is the Genealogoy Editor & Ebook Manager for BellaOnline. She enjoys helping others with documenting for lineage groups and breaking down brick walls. She is also a wife, mother and grandma. She can be reached
Time is 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Please be prompt.

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