Thursday, January 18, 2018

Do you Do Swedish Reseach?

   If you do Swedish Research you may want to try this application for assistance.


 Short  term is free.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Field Trip 24 JAN.2018

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Special Field Trip Event

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:00 AM, PST
Where: San Diego Central Library

Will you be attending?

Please sign up so we know whom all going and have enough transportation.

 Field Trip to the LDS Family History Library

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Meet at 9:30 AM to car pool 

On Wednesday, January 24, John Finch will lead a group to the LDS Family History Center and Library in Mission Valley.

We will meet at 9:30am at our usual place: the Third Avenue parking structure behind Marie Calender's - on the second tier. The carpool will depart for the Family History Center at 10:am.

We'll return from the History Center at about 2pm.
If you plan to join us - and especially if you can drive, please contact John Finch or Karen Yarger at
Please register for this event if you intend to attend so we can arrange carpooling.

Please go to our web page and sign up or contact us that you are attending. 

Thank you

Sunday, January 7, 2018

3 Feb 2018 Doing Research, Footnote about Jan. Library Information Meeting

How to do Research?  Improve Research Methods.

We will have our next meeting at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library 3 Feb, 1 to 4 pm.

Learn some easier steps to keep track of your research. Learn what things 
may help you to do research more efficiently. There are some ways to help you 
you may not be aware of.

The states to be discussed will be VA/WVA  since it split during the CW.

This last Saturday 6 January, we discussed Libraries and the state of Michigan for research.

We started with a library well known in Scotland and then moved to the many systems and libraries, that we are exposed to in this region. 

Taking that information you can apply it to all other areas.

Every State has a Library system and an Archives of sorts. 

Our county has many library systems and they all offer different information.

You want Maps, go the the South Branch of Chula Vista Library on 4th and Orange Ave.

You want more about military, if it has not changed since it was upgraded the Imperial Beach Library used to carry far more books on military as  does the Bonita-Sunnyside Library.

Are you aware you should be looking at the Law Libraries for data when land disputes and will disputes and child care disputes irrupted. Laws about these items are follow by all states, and many times cause changed laws.  

Are you aware you should be looking into college libraries, love them places. My favorite was Northridge where a grandson went and it was rebuilt after the earthquake. WOW, is all I can say.

Having been into two here in our area: Southwestern College and USD.  

Also there is a Genealogical Library in Carlsbad (part of the library on upper floor),  downtown San Diego, and a section in the Chula Vista Library on 4th and F St. in Chula Vista.

Would love to see the county get involved and have one also.  We live in a huge county. I think it is almost bigger than a couple of states.

Remember when unknown use and ask for information on a specific library or area library.  I showed them how I put in Information on Michigan Genealogy.
You can do this for each state.

Fortunately I have done much research there in the archives and they have an extensive New York
Collection.  When asked why, was told because New Yorkers basically founded Michigan.

Yes I have lines from New York that got to Iowa via Michigan.  I did not look there until that statement hit my ears and by golly there were the answers.

Those in attendance will be given the data they requested.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Some things I learned last year.

Some places to look at and maybe share.

DNA.LAND.webloc   more information on DNA.
Interesting blog
more DNA explanations.

Mr. Samuelson's site.
This is the site about the 1885 Census

Do you check Twitter?   I have found some neat information on Twitter.

Many yet do not do FACEBOOK, either it is one of the hottest places for research,
I suspect it will be hotter this year.

O yes ROBERTA ESTES Blog is great for layman to read and understand for DNA data.

I worked with her on the LOST COLONY PROJECT as a side line and still think two of those names on the disappeared list belong to me.

We will be discussing what Libraries can offer us this coming Saturday at the Bonita -Sunnyside Library 6 Jan  1 to 4 pm  


One of the biggest things I learned was, Autosomal DNA is what is needed when lost. But it did not exist 10 years ago like it does today.

We can thank God my husband survived Cancer and my brother is recovering from 4 bypass surgery on heart recently, plus all the other events that occurred.