Monday, September 17, 2018

Something Learned Yet Forgotten

Something  Learned Yet Forgotten  

  Amazing how much our brain can retain and yet forget.  Then bring back at the weirdest of times, for us to remember or to use.

  Yes, we all learn and then it is filed away for a rainy day and yet many times the rainy day does not come.  Yet someone will say something and suddenly you remember something you wish you had kept in closer filing system.

 This last week having being reminded of that, thought I would share that thought.

  You have been told to check records, all records, yes all records, what you have been told may not be the answer to the quiz.

  Records can be DAR or SAR Applications and Acceptances. Deeds to various people in the neighborhood, Wills, Probate Records,  Applications to other genealogical groups that require lineage.

 Recently learned that their are more organizations than we are aware of.  At least I wasn't aware of some of them.  Yes,  I knew of the Mayflower group, I did not know of the Rhode Island group and other early states groups for preserving their past.

 When at NGS in Michigan I talked to the people in charge of the groups: DAR, SAR, and a couple more. Learning that local units do not always have the same data as headquarters.  The example was my/our Alexander Duvall 11.  Friend here tried to help and could not find data.  When I presented this data at the hall in Grand Rapids the lady looked up smiling and said,"See he is right here and yes he is DAR available if you have documents".  She was so nice and smiling and the others looked over and said, O YES, You are a DAR TO BE. They even gave me some more papers to read etc.  Finally after 20 years of asking on the west coast, the east coast accepts my ancestor.

When in doubt do not blame the local members they are not always given all data. Write to the headquarters if you think you should be long to any organization.  

 Well I was busy when I arrived home and only recently did a follow up on another surname that had no ancestors.  Well the SAR Applications found my missing ancestor.  Now to try on other missing ancestors.

 This could be fun learning more names because of the applications names attached also.

 Best of  Luck in your hunt.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Heads Up - New Event, NEHGS Event Oakland, CA

 Saturday, September 22, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
In partnership with the California Genealogical Society
with Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, Director of the Great Migration Study Project and Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist of Newbury Street Press and Editor of Mayflower Descendant

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
Cost: $125, includes five lectures and lunch

More data can be gleaned here and you can sign up.

I found the fees to be reasonable and  wanted all to be aware of this event.

Questions? Email or call 617-226-1226.

Friday, September 7, 2018

From My Heritage by Dan Horowitz- AWESOME NEWS

Hi Susi,
I'm delighted to let you now about a new partnership between MyHeritage, and British Retailer WHSmith. For the first time, MyHeritage DNA tests are now available to purchase in retail stores in Europe.
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The distribution of the kits via local retail stores caters to the surging demand for at-home DNA testing throughout Europe.
Please find more information in the official press release below.
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Partners with British Retailer WHSmith to Distribute DNA Kitel Aviv, IsLondon, United Kingdom, September 7, 2018 — MyHeritage, Europe’s leading service for DNA testing and family history, announced today the launch of a retail partnership with WHSmith. This marks the first partnership of its kind for MyHeritage in the UK, and the first time that MyHeritage DNA tests will be available for purchase in retail stores in Europe.
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Ray Dee Jones Sr and Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones

  Happy Anniversary to you both.  I hope your day of Happiness is perfect.
  We Miss You Here on EARTH

Genealogists, Historians, do not forget to fill in the blanks on your time line with activities that happened in their lifetime.

 Seeing Pres. Ford's Museum brought back many memories that had disappeared until we wandered through the various rooms and looked and read the various displays.

Yes touring a Presidential Museum may help you fill in some of your blanks or to recall something that can help you move forward.

Blessed Labor Day 2018.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Bonita- Sunnyside Library 1 to 4 Pm 1 Sept.

We will be covering more topics from Grand Rapids.

How some family members unknown can help. is part of one theme.

How distant relatives some times hold the answer, don't ignore them.  also will be discussed.

1 to 4 PM    

10 more topics to cover.  Save the Nov 3 date for special presentation being given by : Randy Seaver, John Finch and I.  

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How Social Media Can Help Your Research.

Last evening we  reviewed some more of the classes I attended in Grand Rapids, Mi for NGS.

It was fun to see them look at each other and say,"That makes sense".  The side bar is, it makes sense but do we think of it when doing research.  That is the difference.

Maureen Taylor gave 5 reasons for using Social Media:

1. Share  Photos and Family History

2. Mobile Friendly, + can use on the go, it's free.
     It’s really easy to use. Download the apps and sign up for a free account. You can view
     or upload images and information. All your favorite genealogy companies have social
     media pages.

3. Social Media: It can be Cousin Bait.
    She suggested using Hashtags.{We all knew what they did but not how to do them. We will have a
    class on how to use them} (to me it will be a short cut to locate research material or names)
4. Networking with Other Genealogists,
    Collaborate with relatives, meet professional genealogists,Talk about your research or
    ask for help when you need it.
5. Keeping up with the Latest News
    From news feeds, to posts by other genealogists to user groups/focus groups, social

    media is the leading way to stay up to date with new record sources and tools.
    Including Social Sites: Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. 

    She recommends using your key surname and making a private site, for all researching that name       on Facebook program.

She had so many other wise words to share and she is as great today as she was the first time I met her many years ago at Jamboree.

This got lost.. Here it is.

Daughter and Father Reunited My's help

Hi Susi,

We’re pleased to share this emotional reunion between a father and daughter who recently met for the first time, live on The Today Show, thanks to MyHeritage DNA.
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Best regards,
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Best regards,

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage (USA) Inc.,
2975 Executive Parkway,
Lehi, Utah

Daniel.  Thanks for this information.   

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Review Grand Rapids Information by Maureen Taylor & James Brewster

  We reviewed  3  speakers and I have permission to post from two. Can only share what 3rd talked about.

Maureen Taylor   Social Media  5 Reasons you should use it.

It’s a Great Way to Share Photos and Family History

Mobile friendly: You can add to your feed while you’re out with family.
It’s Easy and Free
It’s really easy to use. Download the apps and sign up for a free account. You can view
or upload images and information. All your favorite genealogy companies have social
media pages.

Social Media: You Can Use it as Cousin Bait
Hashtags are like subject headings. Use specific ones and create unique ones. When
you click on a hashtag, it’ll take you to other posts that use the same heading.

Networking with Other Genealogists
Collaborate with relatives. Meet professional genealogists. Talk about your research or
ask for help when you need it.

Keeping up with the Latest News

From news feeds, to posts by other genealogists to user groups/focus groups, social
media is the leading way to stay up to date with new record sources and tools.

Social Sites,   Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn,  etc.

She recommends using your key surname and making a private site for all researching that name on Facebook program.

These are great tips and I will add one of mine.

I follow much surnames of my family via  
It has broken many brick walls.


DNA Tidbits from Jim Brewster

Set Up Account

Create a Tree

Autosomal Results 

Share Matches

Contact those people with matches YES

Shared URL's  by Jim B.
Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy -
ISOGG Wiki -
DNA Explained -
Yahoo DNA newbie Group -

 His Information is so right on.  Sharing information with others many say to me, "Susi  but they don't have a tree so I do not contact them."  They don't feel it worth it. SO SO WRONG.
 It is worth the effort to do that. Myself have found 3 new linking families to my tree filling in the blanks.

My latest was someone who had data I had hunted for, for ten years. They just have a private tree and  I am still trying to convince them to  open it to at least people of that surname.



Cousins are your Best Friends, was a great talk.

Since I can not share her information, I am  going to share what it reminded me of for sharing with  you.  I actually talked about this about 10 years ago at an event.

In grammar school we used to play various word games and our Cousins are those words.

I agreed with the speaker that distant cousins sometimes are answers more than close cousins.

Lets take a current situation. Your Grandma dies or your MOM or your DAD.  But you did not live close and now they are gone there are many things you wished you had asked.

They had 5 or maybe 8 siblings and maybe 3 to 7 children.   Each person will remember them differently.  Each person had their own relationship with them bringing different points of interest to the fore.

Just take our last 4th of July.  ASK each person whom attended the picnic party that day what they remembered.  You will get the same answers but not the same, and sometimes, something some one else completely missed. 

This also  applies to your parents and grandparents and distant relatives. Some times it will be neighbor that will provide you with a key that you need and didn't even know it was a key or needed.

Think about your best friend and your sharing, male or female.  

For me cousins were always my best friend and they still are today.  Partially because my parents
said,"FAMILY COMES FIRST."    Having lived my life that way I  probably started with a broader base for information than many friends and cousins.

So do not be afraid to write to these strange names and persons and find out what they remember about your Parents, Grandparents, Uncles or Aunts.  When stuck see if you can contact their neighbors for information. 
Remember the above still applies: "LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED".

  Would love to hear of your results doing this last one earnestly.


Friday, August 17, 2018

If you are Looking for Mayflower Information

As you are looking you may want to take an advantage of the data that is on Facebook that has active researchers sharing names and information and data. I found this link last week and have located several distant kin that has helped me to fill in some blank spots.

This is some of the things I learned to look for via Maureen Taylors talks in Michigan at NGS.

(6) PLYMOUTH COLONY Massachusetts Genealogy 1620-1775 Welcome, everyone, to this group for all descendants of Plymouth Colony families who settled in what is today's Plymouth, Bristol, and Barnstable County families! This also includes the Old Rehoboth (now East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA today). These early settlers left millions of descendants today. Not all of them are Mayflower families, however there have been many intermarriages for several generations. If you want to focus more on your Mayflower lines or if you need help with them, please join the recommended Mayflower group (look for its circle), they have lots of experts and knowledgeable members in there.

The rest you can read for yourself.

 Having been using NEHGS site for research which is also a great site for help and information.
 First after them I found New England Family Genealogy and History. 

This also has a tremendous amount of information to share and help one with. 
Sharing Research, Stories, Photos & Family Data about New England (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut) PLEASE RESPECT THE RULES:

Lost and Found Genealogy Pictures Here is another that can help with photographs.

Will be sharing sites for other areas soon. There are many many awesome groups that care on this site reminds me of the old and Golden Gate Forum of old.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

15 August Lemon Grove Library 6 to 8 pm

 We will discuss more information learned at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Seminar/Conference.

  Two topics we will cover are:  Cousins are Your Best Friends and  A Wee Bit of DNA.

We may also discuss news at

Free to all    

 I learned so much there and am trying to pass this information out to all.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Tidbits about 3 Topics Shared-- Grand Rapids, MI

                Jen Baldwin Notes

 Yeast, Grains, Hops and Water: The Impact of Beer in Early America

1                    Beer and Tavern License
2.            Arrests
3             Who were the Brewers
.                   Yale College had Brewery
5.                 13 Year Prohibition
6                   Your Families Stories
7                   Weather affected the business 
8                   Harvest or no
9                   American Early Taverns -  book to read
1            1726 British Newspaper Archives

 Virtue, Liberty, and Independence,
 PA Research by Kristin Harms

1.     Information by request
4.     Family Search
5.     Pa Genealogical Society
6.     Pa Historical Society
7.     County Libraries and the societies in them
8.      Many of them have websites and group events
9.     Newspapers, Church, Tax, Land, Will, probate, Deeds,
10.  Everything that pertains to every day life applies.

The Nature of Genealogy Through a War of 1812 Ancestor by Tony Burroughs

   1 Talk covered Fayette Co. PA
   2. Library of Congress Records
   3.  National Archives
   4.  Find My Past
   5.   Family Knowledge
   6.  Military Records, pictures, books
   7.  US Military Records by James Nagle
   8. Deep Waters- Sailors,  Shallow Waters- soldiers
   9.  Wikipedia
 10.  Learn history of area of service person (remember it was continuation of  RW)

Susi Pentico  If requesting more data contact me.  July 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Water, More Water, War and Survival 4 Aug.

Water, More Water, War and Survival

Bonita- Sunnyside Library 1 to 4 pm

Presentation will cover these above topics.  The Development of the Erie Canal, the progress it caused for New York and the upper states, The War of 1812,  The Water they did or did not drink. and how it affected the initial process of expanding in the new world.  Ironic it still affects us today.. Did you realize that?   Then an over view of what Pennsylvania has to offer for research.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

What About Your Pictures?

  What About Your Pictures?

  Yesterday, the society had a guest speaker whom talked about how to identify the time period and approximate age of one's pictures.

  As Genealogists this is sometimes very important to establish some events correctly.

   Fashion generally is one of the best way to determine time period, besides type of picture or film or mounting used.

  We learned of : Standup Collars,  lay down collars,  ties, scarves, Mutton sleeves, slender sleeves, bustles, peplums, wise shoulders, narrow armholes, knife pleats, wide pleats, narrow waists, pleats to collar, pleats to bust line, gathered narrow skirt, wide skirt that required metal hoops.

 Waistcoats, day coats, different style of mens slacks, very high waisted. Wide lapels, narrow ones,
high collars, Style of belts, neck  pieces, hats, scarves, gloves for men, gloves for women and children.

  It is always nice to hear someone else describe this fashion realm that has been going on since the beginning of time.

   The persons hand out was well written, and being of her own, I am going to say one of my favorite places to look is on this web page.   There were a few handouts left for those whom may want them.

Enjoyed this refresher course.  Thanks

 Vintage Fashion Guild : Fashion Timeline


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

National Genealogical Society Conference Presentation

21  Saturday  2018  at 1 P M    Family History Center

A new Interest Group has been formed by the SDGS.


 Having the Honor of being the first speaker to talk about a Conference I have attended to share with others in the community.

Enjoyed Grand Rapids, Michigan and it was their first Conference for Genealogy ever.

Treated family member to her First time event also.  So a few first time things happened.

Presenting data on  four subjects and hope to come back and do the other 5.  

The biggest reward was seeing people I have worked with since the old Golden Gate Forum group in the 1990's.  Also seeing some of my  east coast cousins for the first time in person.

We will talk about: Water Ways and Travel,  War of 1812 data, Key DNA Information,  What they drank to stay alive,  and maybe one more depending on questions and time.

So grateful I was a team member of the old Golden Gate Forum.  122 + leaders shared information with each other and attendees. We set many records and going to this Conference in Michigan so reminded me of the attitude and caring that was developed at that time and many were there.

To me, they approach research a wee different than us West Coast people do.  Of course many are not far from where they need to dig, others are at a distance. The prospective of how to approach research and presentations had a different air about them.

 Hoping you come and learn some of the cool information that was shared.  Some was things I have never heard broached let alone discussed.  Jamboree I have been to many times but this was sure interesting and fun and so educational.  

Looking forward to the one next year.  

A small hand out and query will be given.

Sending You Next Door

  Sending You Next Door

Yesterday having updated the blog, later realizing that it was written on the opposite blog.

Please go to this blog for the update I shared.    

Sometimes when one goes next door one may find more information than they thought was

Have a great day. It appears to be cooler today so far.

Monday, July 16, 2018 DNA Kits on Sale NOW

Dear Susi,

Hope all is well on your side.

I wanted to make sure you know about the DNA Flash Sale happening right now in the U.S. Now through July 18, MyHeritage DNA kits are only $59! 

Please share this with friends and followers, and invite them to take advantage of this great deal directly on


Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage (USA) Inc.,
2975 Executive Parkway,
Lehi, Utah

Thanks Daniel Horowitz for this update.   

I used this for my sons
DNA was pleased with it .

If you haven't tried it might want to at this price.  


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Save the Date for My Heritage Users .




Save the Date for the First Ever MyHeritage User Conference!
We're excited to announce MyHeritage LIVE — the first ever MyHeritage International User Conference! It's happening on the weekend of November 2-4, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The conference is open to anyone who would like to learn more about MyHeritage from every country in the world — subscribers, DNA customers, users of free MyHeritage services and even people not using MyHeritage who are interested to learn more about it. Come and find out more about MyHeritage products (current and future) directly from the senior MyHeritage staff, hear invited speakers who are leaders in genealogy and DNA research, and meet and make friends with fellow users of MyHeritage. Expand your knowledge, ask questions, and give your feedback. We will soon publicize the link to register to attend the conference, but for now we invite you to save the date in your diaries.

More news coming.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Genealogy and Your Time

This is about how you spend your time doing genealogy.    Or how maybe you should
      delve deeper into your needs and wants.

      Somehow there is a mixed message happening.You want more information on your line.
      Where should I look, who can help me. Is it going to be free or cost me.

      Just today I had to say that this is a hobby or life long goal but  you can make it as expensive
      as you want.  Many hundreds of sites on line are free. Many groups are free to help in research.
      Most libraries are free and you can use their computers also for free.

      A tidbit for you if your Grandfather or Father was in WW2 or Korea and the records burned.
      Go to the Resources for their Medical Records a different place and they can give you lots of
      help to fill in the blanks on your time line.

      Are you active with your own society?  That question was brought up several times in Grand
      Rapids by many speakers.  It is the same everywhere if you want help you need to be a part of the
      help.  No, You do not need to be genealogy smart but just willing to help and you will learn at the 
      same time.

      Having learned from some very sharp older members I do not regret the time I spent doing the
      little things.  The Rolodex file drove me nuts but now I wish we had that old Rolodex.  We have
      many newer members since 2000.  We knew each other well with the 1980's to 2000 group.

      Our new members aren't even always sure of other members faces.  We had Jam Sessions and
      discussed each others 5 Generation Chart and the people on it.  As we did research, we may find a 
      tidbit for another member and the same for them for me.

     We seldom had hurried meetings where a persons report wasn't important to all in attendance.

     Do you use We're Related?   It is a new feature and it has helped me to break some brick walls.
     No, many of the suggested people do not match, but then many of the people do match. If we are
     generation off it is an incentive  to find that next generation to see if you do link.  That was what
     our old chats and meetings did for us. Much the same thing.

    No I  do not chase 3 and 4 generations farther back. Nor do I worry a lot about Europe. My
    goal was to get to the water on the other side.  With all the names we have to track we should be
    thankful for the books written and generally only need small corrections.

   Having read some real stimulating information on ancient DNA recently we may have to think
   deeper and work harder to learn whom we really are.

   So get out your New Years Goals we are half way through the year and see if you are on track
   to accomplish your wishes or need to be more active and involved to help move your self forward.

   That was one tidbit I learned from several speakers at Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I learned many

   more.   Have a great life.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

7 July Bonita-Sunnyside Library 1 to 4 pm

   Saturday will be presenting data learned at Grand Rapids Seminar.

  At least some of it. Took me  4 days and 1 night to be exposed to what I had time for.

  John Philip Colletta, Phd.,FUGA  started off the Seminar with a terrific talk about the
  ERIE CANAL and the People whom made it happen.
  Having studied the history because an ancestor helped to build it, I learned so much
  more than what I had previously been exposed to. It helped to develop the state into
  what it has developed into today.  It created jobs, of many you wouldn't even think of.
 Jen Baldwin presented a very interesting topic in regards to every human whom lived at
 the time of development of this country.  Ironic we still are plagued by some of it today.
 Her topic was  on, what the people drank to live daily and not die from disease and contaminated
 water. "Yeast, Grain, Hops and Water, the impact of Beer in American History."  Amazing how
 we take so much for granted in how we think they really lived. O yes, we do.
  Excellent talk and I ordered the disc but it has not come in yet.

 Tony Burroughs,FUGA   next did a talk on the War of 1812.  Since we have many researching these records I thought  it would be a great talk to listen to.   It was. He talked about how it affected our genealogy and the records created for us to use in research.  He mentioned the Archives, Libraries,
and Repositories for files created for us to learn more about our ancestors.    I recommend this to you all.   A tidbit, war was not fought then as it is today in many ways especially in camps.

The end of the day I chose to listen to information on Pennsylvania Research.
Being a tad sad because was hoping that more information would surface in the learning of the great state of Pennsylvania.   Not her fault. Having instructed on the Golden Gate Forum for ten years on Pennsylvania Research there was little new information but there was some.  I suspect the
utilization of the Genealogy Society of Pennsylvania is something we should all use  more.
We really need to utilize our societies more in the areas of our research. State and local regions in the state.
The speaker was Kristine Harms.

That ended our first day.  

if time allows we may cover more but suspect that will fill our Saturday afternoon.

Please come in to enjoy, it is free.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

   To all whom  read this and especially those Chula Vista Genealogical Society members and supporters, wanting to wish you all a:

Be safe but have fun remembering what got us to this point by our ancestors and family members

Sunday, July 1, 2018

WVA Library Research

 Posting one place to look for WVA Veterans Research.

Clarysville Civil War Hospital Digital Collection


Friday, June 29, 2018

My Heritage News-European Distribution Center for DNA Kits

Dear Susi,
One more announcement from us just before we hit the weekend, that we thought you might want to share with your followers!
We are happy to announce that, in order to keep up with the high demand for MyHeritage DNA kits in Europe, we have just opened a new distribution center in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

MyHeritage DNA is offered in more languages than any other DNA service — and is sold in almost every country worldwide. MyHeritage is now known among family history enthusiasts as the leading DNA service in Europe and as the best choice for European DNA matching, enabling users to find relatives in Europe through shared DNA. It is the ideal DNA testing service for people seeking to find their relatives in Europe, and for people in the USA and the rest of the world whose ancestors originated from Europe. 
Blaine Bettinger, the founder of the popular Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques group on Facebook said:
"MyHeritage's European focus brings in some of the best European matches. This enables people in Europe and those with European heritage to find valuable new information. I have matches on MyHeritage I didn't get anywhere else."
As the market leader in Europe, the demand for MyHeritage DNA test kits in the region continues to grow rapidly. We have seen a 450% increase in DNA kit sales across Europe in the first five months of 2018.
Until now, DNA kits ordered by European customers were processed by the MyHeritage DNA fulfilment center in the U.S. Thanks to the opening of the new distribution center, these kits are now being shipped directly from Europe, shortening lead and transit times. Delivery time across Europe via standard shipping now takes less than a week and in some cases much less time (for example, 2-day delivery to the Netherlands and Belgium, 3–5 days to Germany and Denmark). Expedited shipping is also available, with next-day delivery for orders made before 1 p.m. and 2-day delivery for all others.
Shipping costs to Europe are now much lower for consumers than before.
The new distribution center covers most countries in Europe, except Poland, where MyHeritage DNA kits are not sold, and non-EU countries Norway and Switzerland, which are still served from MyHeritage’s fulfillment center in the USA. In the future, the new distribution center will also collect DNA samples sent back by European customers, and rush them to the MyHeritage DNA lab in the USA.
Opening the new European distribution center is the latest in our ongoing efforts to meet the growing global demand and to get DNA kits faster to our users, so that they can get their results sooner.
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Best regards,

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage (USA) Inc.,
2975 Executive Parkway,
Lehi, Utah

Monday, June 25, 2018

Annual Picnic 27 June 2018 11 to 3 pm CVGS

Chula Vista Genealogical Society
Annual Picnic
June 27, 2018, Wednesday 11:00am-3pm
4397 Allen School Lane
Please register if you plan to attend so we can plan for all the fixings!

June is the month for our annual picnic in lieu of our regular general meeting.

The meeting starts at 11AM with a picnic lunch, followed by presentations.
Attendance is free but we ask that you bring a dish for pot luck, perhaps an old family favorite, and a $5 donation to cover cost of hotdogs, brats, fixings and beverages furnished by the society.

Questions on dish needs: call Ana C. at 619 781-8441
The theme will be "A Celebration of The Life of Wanda Brock.“

Wanda, a long time member, officer and committee member of the Society passed away on January 7, 2018 and had wanted her passing to be celebrated not with sorrow but instead with a party with lots of laughter and joy. She was know for her love of laughter. So if you have a story or a rememberance of Wanda bring it along to share.
Members of The Way International Bible Research Ministry which Wanda was also a long time member will be attending and will present a little service for Wanda.

Parking will be available on the property with assistants to help you park. If overflow parking is need there is usually plenty of parking on the street. Golf cart service will be available to transport you and your belongings to and from the parking area if needed.

If you are bringing an old picture or drawing to tell us about please type up a short description or caption to place on the display board with Name, Dates and Places so others can read about your Ancestor.
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