Monday, November 27, 2017

Wed Chula Vista Library 12 to 2? pm Monthly Meeting ANTIQUES

Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting.
“Heirloom Show and Tell”

Come join the fun. 
Noon at CV CC LIbrary 4th and F St.
Chula Vista, CA

Bring an heirloom and share with group.
I am bringing two pictures.
Could bring the Hoffman picture book ?
Could bring the Jones Bible.

Could bring Mom's doll it is nearly 100 years old.
Could bring quilt squares Grandmother did.
Never got completed in a quilt.

Have you ever quilted.??

You there.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017










Sunday, November 12, 2017

Amazing Finds, Takes Time

  I am sure many of you have Genealogy, in various folders and binders and sleeves.

 How often do you go back over these various files to see what you may have finally uncovered?

 This weekend has proved profitable for me in my finds.

 Alas can not locate box for nephew but I will as I dig deeper and clear out more data.  I had it in hand  just a few weeks ago.

 Having located a box from Mom's I had yet to open, yesk yet another one from five years ago.  Found newspaper clippings, a complete set of pictures from our trip to McPherson, Kansas to the MYER"s Reunion,  tape of my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and other things. Some of these items I suspect should have been shared with others in other places. So setting them aside like the items for my nephew to contact them to see if they would like to have them.

The Hoffman Huffman Book for Research was located and it has much data that I can use since my system crashed a couple of years ago.  Located Duvall data, Foulk data and more Warden information to catalog.

Found a letter from Don Jones from Sacramento, now dcd.   Hoping to locate a phone number for our Gritzner kin in Iowa.  Yes they are Jones descendants.

So maybe go through older files and binders and see what you have forgotten and left behind.

Have fun looking and cataloging the found data.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Blessed Veteran's Day 2017

 This is to say Thank You to all the Veteran's for their service.   Mine started in development of the country to current having a son following his Dad. Thanks Donald Pentico.

Many Uncles in WW2, some kin in WW1. Civil War,, War of 1812, Rev War and other skirmishes.
Some ladies in there too. Most of my Generation were in Korea, Vietnam and other more modern day skirmishes.  

My sisters grandson is at Camp Pendleton as a Marine and we have many others that have served.

It seems so many have forgotten what living through this skirmishs, wars and fights were like.
It affected everyone, the service person, their families and nieghbors.

Loved the article on U TUBE about the Lawyer that bought the tank that  landed at Normandy and made it to Berlin.  He bought it in Europe and had it shipped to his home.

Parked it in front of his home and it brought a reawakening of the past days. The neighbors were sad to see him get ready to move it to it's permanent home, Children climbed on it, people stopped and took pictures of it and everyone sorta stepped back and remembered we were a solid country at one time.

Husband lost an Uncle in Italy. Another Pentico is buried in Punch Bowl.  I am sure there are many since Jacob Pentico fought in CW.

Blessings to all Veteran's of all Wars and Skirmishes.  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Roots Tech and Other Venues There

Roots Tech and Other Venues There

At first I was excited and happy and was desiring to go to Roots Tech.  Then the brain kicked in and
asked me," what will I learn there that will help me in my research?".

Having attempted to learn more, listened to those who have attended and read articles, the answer to me is still not clear.

Doing research in groups is always helpful because what you miss someone else may pick up or see.

Not getting this being the vibe.

Possibly more about technical new advances on computer software and systems.  ??

Wishing there was a ten point or twenty point synopsis of what it would really help me to move my  genealogy forward.

Sure visiting with acquaintances and sharing stories may help.

Understanding it like sells out each time.

With funds being part of this, what is Roots Tech going to give me for the dollars I spend?

Have not been able to convince others to go with me makes me even more wary.  Is this a
computer tech seminar?

IS there someone out there that can give a good definition of the event?  Yes there are speakers and many or most well known.

I recall an early one and there was lots of information explaining it but it was several years ago.

Will it give me more data on information in various states?  Will it help me to master some of my non known computer skills?

Please share with us so we all can grasp this topic better and yes we know Randy is going again.
Randy is very computer sharp so maybe that is why it is key for him.  Yes he also shares his knowledge with us. But the answers many of  us seek are not there.

Guessing that when life and death become a very constant reminder of our time spent here we, some of us, get more careful in what we decide to do.

I think I want to go but I need to know why and what I can gain from it. Is that so bad.