Thursday, June 21, 2018

DNA Tests to help Reunite Separted Families. Read Hear

Dear Susi,

We have just launched an expansion of our DNA Quest pro bono initiative to reunite families through DNA testing. We are now pledging an additional 5,000 DNA tests to be distributed for free to immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border. Please see the link to the press release here for more information.

We would be grateful if you could help us amplify this in order to help help us reach as many separated families as possible, as well as relevant NGOs and government agencies who might be able to help us get the DNA kits to the right people. 
Best regards,

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

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

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Daniel posted on my web page.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Already Conference is Paying Off.


  Yes, already the knowledge from the Grand Rapids, Mi Conference is paying off.

This evening I took some information from a couple of talks and applied it to my FTDNA site for family members.  

Having found 4,  2nd cousins and 4,  4th cousins I would say that was pretty terrific.  Greene Co. PA hello again.

I also applied these thought processes to my JONES files and found two links to the lineage and wrote to them.  It is nice when things come together.

Sure the event was not near home but it was great to introduce my daughter in law to a Conference and to learn and listen to the other side of the world on how they relate to research.

Some time back a distant cousin shared a talk with me and I noticed it was different. I am so thankful  having had the chance to go to Grand Rapids and meet a couple cousins, Hug a few cousins we already knew of and learn so much great new concepts for research.

The pity is being west with heritage from the east it is a different ball game. If  you have west heritage then your research base is already here and built for you. You just may not know it.

Tomorrow evening we meet at the Lemon Grove Library and I will be sharing more of these methods of though we were exposed to.

6 to 7:50 pm..

O I should share I just signed up for a Webinar with NEHGS  for Early Vermont Settlers for June 21, at 1 pm .. says 3 to 4 eastern   I think it should say 12.  We are three hours different. This one is Free.

Last Chance to Register
Upcoming Webinar—Watch from Home!

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00–4:00 PM EDT
Presented by Scott Andrew Bartley, Lead Genealogist of Early Settlers of Vermont to 1784 Study Project
Free and open to the public
Call 617-226-1226 or email

Sunday, June 17, 2018



WVU Libraries
West Virginia University
1549 University Ave. | P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
Phone: 1-304-293-4040
Fax: 1-304-293-6638

© West Virginia University.West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

As I  was wandering around the  neighborhood, I stumbled onto this site.  It answered many questions that have
been bouncing in my head since Grand Rapids, Mi Conference and Ft. Wayne adventure.

A speaker though right now I am not sure which one was reinforcing to step out of our cirlcles  and  find new ways to do research.
It was mentioned that Libraries at Colleges and Universities can often immensely help our research.

I also mentioned at the end of talk that  National Archives and State Archives are great.

So I decided to check out a possiblity.  
Since I have a relative that died  in WVA in the last 20 years I was wondering what I may find.

I am sharing the link with you and hope you have as much succes as I have had so far.

I see a lending library and all sorts of information beyond what I was expecting.

So WVA is part of old Va you may want to keep that in mind while you are researching.

Pre Civil War it fell under Virginia a very early Colony for our ancestors.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Daughter found Father Via DNA , from D. Horowitz

Hi Susi,

I'm delighted to share this emotional reunion between a father and daughter who met for the first time today on The Today Show, thanks to MyHeritage DNA and just in time for Father's Day.

Sarah, from Fort Wayne, Indiana (now living in the Netherlands) was placed in adoptive care as young child by her mother. To try and find her biological family, she took a MyHeritage DNA test that her husband purchased for her. She was shocked when she got a match to her biological father, Arland, who didn't even know she existed.
Sarah and Arland then spoke on the phone numerous times, but today was the first time they met. 

Watch their emotional reunion which just aired on the Today Show and feel free to share it with your friends and followers:

Best regards,

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ft. Wayne and FGS 2018 Conference


Hopefully you've marked your calendar for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2018 National Conference, which will take place August 22-25 here in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Learn more information here.

Fort Wayne is home to the nation's largest public genealogy library, located in our easy-to-navigate, fun-filled downtown! It is also within a convenient walking distance of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, where the FGS National Conference will be taking place. This is the genealogy convention of the year and you won't want to miss it!

FGS Tracks Announced

From DNA to African American research, this year's conference will cover a vast amount of tracks to fit the type of learning for every genealogist and researcher.

Read our blog about the tracks offered at FGS 2018.

Why is Fort Wayne's Genealogy Center so Unique?

Check out this video that highlights some of the incredible offerings at the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center. We hope you visit us soon!

Visit Fort Wayne | 927 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Thanks Crystal for permission to repost.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FOOTBALL DNA- Soccer from D. Howrowitz -MY Heritage style

 I think this can open eyes for people. Thanks Daniel H for the post.  Big Soccer stuff in our news here. 

Hi Susi,

In anticipation for this summer’s tournament, we wanted to share a sneak peek of an exciting project we’ve been working on. To get into the spirit, we challenged 8 international football (AKA soccer!) legends to question everything they know about team rivalry and national identity.
They each took a MyHeritage DNA test and were shocked to discover how their origins break down. We revealed to the players their ethnicity results, information about their DNA Matches, as well as family history research with historical records and photos of their ancestors. England's legendary John Barnes? Should have played for Scotland! German captain Lothar Matthäus? 24.3% English!
We were delighted to have the opportunity to bring together these eight legendary footballers to discuss their careers and rivalries, and to delve into their family histories. The players now anticipate cheering on some new national teams — based on newly discovered heritage — during this summer’s tournament. To learn more about the players’ family histories, ethnicity results, and to watch them discuss their discoveries, visit Football DNA.
Please share this exciting video of the 8 football legends discovering their roots with your audience!
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert


Monday, June 11, 2018

Seeking Information and Sharing----Alexander

Seeking information on Adam Alexander, his family, and ancestors.

There is some documentation to support the following stipulations:
·       Adam Alexander
o   born 1773 in North Carolina
o   In Jasper County, GA for 1820 and 1830 census
o   Participated in the 1821 Cherokee Land Lottery in Georgia with 2 draws
o   Died on 8 November 1830 in Jasper County, GA
o   His estate was probated in Jasper County, GA in 1831
·       Wife was Martha Morrow – Morrow may be last or middle name – seems likely last as another Morrow living near them
o   Born about 1790 in North Carolina
o   Lived in Jasper, Monroe, Pike and Spaulding  Counties – last three may be all same location as county was divided
o   Claimed  land in Cherokee lottery as widow and as agent for orphans, one in Walker County, TN and one in Cobb County NC
o   Died after 1860 in Spaulding Co., GA
·       Children of Adam and Martha
o   6 cited at time of death – five found thus far
o   Lawrence Pike Alexander – b. 1814 in NC / marr. Mary Jane Hill 6 Jul 1843 / had at least 4 children-Julia, James, Laura and Minnie / was a sheriff / live in Monroe, Pike and Spaulding counties in GA
o   James Ludlow Alexander – b. 1815 in NC or GA as both are listed in census \ marr. Mary Ann Lake 27 Apr 1837 / had at least 9 children-Emily, Martha, Joseph, George, James L. Jr, Charles D., Mary B., Susan F., and Frank / was a clerk and general trader / lived in Monroe, Pike and Spaulding counties in GA / d. 1890
o   George Barren DeKalb Alexander – b. 13 Jan 1820 near Macon, GA / marr. Susan Elizabeth Owen 15 Sep 1853 in Phillips AR / had 9-12 children-Mary, Edward, Lee, Zulah Evelyn, Annie, Susan Georgie, Glennus Owen, Birdie Rose, and Charles Bibb Sr./ was a homoeopathic physician / fought in the Mexican American War as a Lt. with Fanin’s Avengers out of Griffin G / dies 16 Mar 1912 in Scurry Co., TX
o   Ephraim A. – born after 1818
o   Adam W.– born after 1818
·       Living near Adam in Jasper County, GA is George Alexander who appears to be related, most likely a brother – they both are involved in creating the Hillsboro School in that area

The following are strong likelihoods

·       Adam was born in Mecklenburg County  

·       He might be the son of  Charles Alexander or his brother Col Adam Alexander, both sons of William Alexander and Agnes Alexander of Mecklenburg

·       He is related to George Alexander who is in Jasper County, Georgia 1830.  He may also be related to George Lee Alexander in the same county at that time.

·       Other potential relatives, - Charles T. Alexander and Paris Alexander

·       His wife Martha Morrow is likely related to James H. Morrow who took on guardianship of one of her children when Adam Alexander died

     Contact:    Elizabeth Shaw Pentico

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Educational Report by Susi

8 June 2018 Educational Report

Two Scholarships were given out in May to a Student at
Otay Ranch High School and Hilltop High School.
The Scholarships were given to Virginia so she has their names.

Ceasar C presented the $250 at Hilltop his Alma Mater. 
Ralph Munoz gave the $500 to Otay Ranch.  Thank you to all who 
helped cover these events that occurred at the same time.

I understand Gary Brock covered Saturday's event at Bonita-Sunny Library.
Cancelled the Lemon Grove meeting due to being away.

Having attended the Grand Rapids NGS Seminar, much information was garnered
and will be shared over the next few months and in reports to the newsletter.
It was a great event in a great setting, next to the Grand River.

The President Ford Museum was across the river and was our one night event attended.

Talked with many people whom we know and many we have never met.  Mr. Olson sent 
a program for Randy to use and talk about or for the society to use as a raffle item. Thank 
you Mr. Olson.  He now with Family Tree Maker.

Attended 9 topic events and will share this also as time allows.  We split some events and so
we can share more data with you.  The keynote speaker was absolutely Awesome.  
I met his niece several years ago at the Lemon Grove Library.  Was nice to meet him, also
John Phillip Colletta,Ph.D  FUGA. He talked about the creating and use of the Erie Canal.
A full presentation will be hopefully in newspaper. Having attended two of his sessions, he is 
funny and so informative at the same time.

The next NGS will be in St Charles, MO  22-5 August 2019.  

The International German Genealogy Conference, "Strike It Rich! with Connections 2 Discoveries"  15-17 June 2019 
Saturday, Sunday and Monday  --- Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, Ca.
Local host: Sacramento German Genealogy Society--     Hashtag: #IGGC19   Facebook: IGGPartnership  International German 
Genealogical Partnership

After son was injured cancelled homecoming but waiting on results gave Elizabeth Pentico, a member of society,  and I a chance to go to Ft. Wayne, Indiana and enjoy the Genealogical Library.  

I brought back nine flyers with urls and book lists for these nine states to share with society.
We were able to break some of her brick wall we have worked on for 3 years. 
Being able to get copies of the Beekman Patent papers needed for about 4 year, brought about 
a terrific conversation with their Head Librarian.  Well share more on that later also.

Flyers are for: New York, Ohio, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming.
The have for each state and I am sure we can acquire other ones if requested.  Very nice Library, 
my second trip there. 

Stopping here and will share with Randy so the society can get the information via newsletter and 
our Saturday and Wednesday evening events. 

Thank You.

June 20  Lemon Grove Review of  Grand Rapids Seminar, covering some vital topics we have not 
broached before.  6 to 8 pm

July 7 Bonita-Sunnyside Library  "What They Drank and How It Affects 
Your Genealogy"    1 to 4 pm.

If wanting more data on files please contact me.   The Conference also has live streaming of many talks. I hope to get posted soon.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Grand Rapids Conference Day One

Grand Rapids Conference

It was grand in Grand Rapids, Mi. The Grand  River we walked across to go next door.

The weather was mixed and enjoyable.

The opening speaker was met with great applause. His talk about the development of the Erie Canal.
My family had people that worked and rode that  canal..

Coming Along the Towpath: The Erie Canal and the Peopling of the Great Lakes  States. By John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA

The information was enlightening beyond what I already knew.  It affected more people than I
Imagined.  it took from 1817 to 1825 to complete.  Yet, side branches were added for a time for travel.  It affected people from  Maine to Minnesota.

There were many jobs to be had on this project. Some you would not think of easily.

Some of it’s titles were:  Clinton’s Big Ditch,  Immigrants  flowed into this region and the area beyond that it gave them access to. Populating much of the Great Lakes region.

It was also referred to as the Govenor’s  Gutter.changing travel, social and business practices, immigrant settlement and the economy of the nation.

Having much to share at our future Saturday meetings.

We attended at least three talks each day.

Our next talk was given by Jen Baldwin.

Yeast, Grains, Hops and Water:  The Impact of  Beer  in American History.

Yes, it was the staple drink of the day, my thoughts were much like Europe due to water borne illnesses. Yes even children, drank the deluted liquid.

Jen shared many stories of successes and a few failures with us.

More data to come.

The other topic for the afternoon were hard to chose from.  Many no one on our side of the Divide has talked about.  Will attempt to make another eastern event happen.

John and Jen were the beginning of so much more exposure to what we need to look at and think about.

Thanks to all who helped make this event  happen.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Landed NGS. YES

NGS with sun, no snow,  
Ironic, I left my papers behind.

But I am here,

Read the Syllubus.
Not like Jamboree.


Hoping to meet some of my new found Facebook Kin and Freinds.

Learn more on Erie Canal.   New York and  DNA.

Not like typing on  I Pad..

To plan events, no times given, no idea if what I pick is same time, aha the handout has time, big boo boo.

Guess I will find out. w101,  w1335.,w125;, w145,  

Thursday.  T205; T213;  T245,  T222,  T270, 

Friday. F310,  F319,  F320,  F321, F332, F350,  F351;  F349 + F354,  

Saturday, S402;  S410;  S412; F416;

Some great potential events.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Carol Sobke Presents How My Hobbies Have Branched Together

CVGS General Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM, PDT
Where: Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
Will you be attending?

Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting.
“A New Family Tree to Plant
How My Hobbies Have Branched Together”
Presented by: Carole Sobke

Carole's Power Point presentation is about her other hobbies and how they relate to my genealogy. There is a little German and Scottish ancestry, but mostly San Diego and Sacramento family history. "It was just something I put together for fun!", says Carole, "It won't be necessary to take notes and there is no handout."
Carole is a native San Diegan and "root bound" as she has never lived more that 10 miles from where she was born - Mercy Hospital! She spent many years as a bookkeeper and library technician. "I have dabbled in a little family history for about fifty years but didn't get really 'hooked' until I took Randy Seaver's Oasis class. During one session I discovered an insane asylum record for a 2nd great-grandmother. That did it - the skeleton's in the closet began to appear - and I have found many!"

Following the presentation by our guest speaker there will be raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship to complete the program.

 Attendance is free

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Scams, Scams, DNA Scams

MMMMMM, this in from Thomas MacEntee.  View this email in your browser

It talks of scams in ordering DNA tests and to stick with Known DNA Test company.

Topics are to watch for Scams, Use known companies, prices up and down and somewhere in the middle. Since today Was DNA Day.  I am late posting.

Went 2 hours north to ggrandsons Birthday Party with youngest grandson.  Home in time for Dinner fixed by daughter. Thanks BJ.

Hubby said he had a good day. Discomfort but not bad.

 I trust you can read this report by Thomas and it might be wise to join his blog. He is one of the few I  follow for reliable and accurate data.  

 Best of luck on DNA Day and EARTH DAY.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DNA Quest by My Heritage So Exciting

Hi, Susi

Last month we launched DNA Quest, a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. The initiative, initially launched in the USA only, received an amazing response. More than 10,000 applications were submitted so far to receive free DNA kits, from the quota of 15,000 free DNA kits pledged by MyHeritage, worth more than one million dollars.

Being that the deadline for submissions is the end of April 2018 and there are still about 3 more weeks to go, and in light of the many requests we received from the community to expand DNA Quest worldwide, we decided to increase the scope of the project, from USA-only to global. This means that people are now eligible to participate in DNA Quest regardless of their place of residence and regardless of where the adoption took place.

Please help us spread the word on social media, especially with the news about DNA Quest going global, and include a link to the website to make this dream a reality for families around the world. Read more here

 Best regrads,
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy Expert



They are global now to find your lost kin for adoptees. Very excited about this for a close family member.  Hoping to find how someone with a very close match is related to us whom is an adopted now adult, also. 

Thanks My


Saturday, April 14, 2018 is Reawakening.....Boyd Researchers look here.

 Re Awakening or so it appears.  Daily I get another email saying this list is working or that list is working.

 We are waiting anxiously and not patiently for you to get the rest of it up for us to use.

Today I wanted to share that one of the lists has some one from Australia asking for our help.

He is a BOYD researcher and it seems all those helping him all have hit a brick wall.

 I am posting his original notice so any and all Boyd's can contact him.  It appears he has done some very heavy and thorough research with help also from others. Only way to go Sir.
Let me introduce myself

I have been doing my own Boyd family from Killarney, County Kerry since 1980.  This family started in 1792, but we have not ben able to find out any details of Thomas Boyd’s parents James Boyd and Ann Nester and their origins.  So after a short period, I thought it was easier to look for other known Boyd families to find a connection to James Boyd and Ann Nester (which I have yet to find).  But in the process I have now collected some 870 Boyd Family Chapters.  (Some of these are only the parents and a child, while others are some 160 pages long.  Over 10.000 pages)

In 2002, I was appointed Chairman of the Historical Committee, for the House of Boyd Society (Clan Boyd)

So I have been collecting any known Boyd family that I can find – both male and female – and their descendants since 2004 when I have visited Libraries in the UK and the USA.

I have several Boyd families along the Hudson Valley from New Windsor, Orange co., NY to Kent, Putman Co. NY, Salem, Washington co., NY and Albany County, NY.  I will post separate message on these over the next few days.  Somme of these family members have done to New York City.

So if you have a Boyd in your family tree, I would like to hear from you please.

Thank you

Mike Boyd

Brisbane, Aust.

I have saved his first three notices, but wanted to share with others. It is only way to maybe find answers.

This method was the reason the group when we started this blog chose this title.  Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound.  

Mike Boyd, I wish you much success. So far I do not believe I have found a Boyd body. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What do you SAVE???

I know what the papers say and the timelines needs, but what do you really save for the future?

Mom always had us hold Xmas cards and if some one died she kept their last one so she would have it and their signature. Especially if the deceased was family.

I have always kept the Christmas letter from kin. Making sure to add data to tree if any was given.

Saving newspaper clippings, Obituaries, marriage, birth and significant news in papers and quarterlies.

We take way to many pictures.  My thoughts 5 children split them up and 10 grands so split it up some more.  Learning some save very little for future references, what will the down line receive or remember or be able to thumb through and bring back memories of days gone bye.

I think certain Birthdays need recognized and some Anniversaries too. Always amazed at how many d o not make 25 or 18 years.  How many years married  25, 50, 60?

Found that some lines of the family are on their last links and going to go away in my generation.

Wills, Deeds, and government data is a given, but what do you save for the family to remember the family when you are gone.?

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Heads Up for Phone users!!!!!

  Was just give a heads up.

   Starting 2 June 2018. those living in our region must use this to make our phone calls.
   You can no longer just dial the number.

   Ironic, I made a call two weeks ago and was told not to use the area code.

   To dial our home which is in the phone book for all to read.  You must change it
    to read 1-619-690-1188.  No, it did not change if you were calling from out of area.

    Suspect this is state wide? It is put out by California Public Utilities Commission

Saturday, April 7, 2018

NYC Vital Records, Needs Help

The NYG&B  e-News Issue No. 22

Posts, that help is needed to preserve access to the NYC Vital Records.   Rules have changed Help is needed to help researchers access the records.

sub title

On Tuesday, April 10, we'll be LIVE on Facebook at 12:15 pm ET to rally support for this amendment. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to receive an alert when we're live. We hope to see you then! 

It is a shame when they could make money instead they are attempting to restrict access for much longer and later.  


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bonita-Sunnyside Library 7 April 2018


  We will also have a sharing of Lost Ancestors during the event.
   Community Room 1 to 4 pm  Free

   Come learn, join in and have fun.

  Our goals for the year are to cover all 50 States and the Countries that are requested.

  We have covered 10 so far.  Data available upon request.

  Need feed back on what countries you want more data on: Germany, England, Scotland, etc.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Joint meeting with South Bay Historical Society. TODAY

CVGS Special Saturday Joint General Meeting

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:00 PM, PDT
Where: Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium

Chula Vista Genealogy Society Special Saturday General Meeting.
“A Special Joint Meeting With South Bay Historical Society”
Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library
(365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910)
Our March meeting will be a joint meeting with the South Bay Historical Society. 
Please note:
 This meeting will be on Saturday March 24  1:00-3:00.
The program will consist of three presentations:
Connie Rascon Gunther: 

The Early Families Of Chula Vista – Reflecting on our past.
Victor Contreras: 
A Theatrical interpretation of a person who actually lived here – Bonifacio Lopez, A California Rancher of the 1800’s

Joaquin Blanco: 
Life and Farming In The Otay Valley.
Come join us and learn a bit about the area we live in. Invite your family and friends to join you.
Refreshments will follow the meeting.
Please note the change of DAY (Saturday) and TIME (1:00pm)!
Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Catching Up On Your Research By Susi P

March 21st Lemon Grove 6 to

    Catching Up on Your Research, by Susi and others.

        Reviewing your research, making goals for the future.

Come learn the new adventures we are having.  

Learn how easy it is to do this fun thing.  Also how it may actually also save your life.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dick Eastman, shares news on our Libraries.

Reading Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, was very refreshing to see the Libraries that are working to improve some areas of our lives.

27 Public Libraries and the Internet Archive Launch “Community Webs” for Local History Web Archiving

You can learn more at:

You can see California really got invovled which excites me because San Diego and Los Angeles City Libraries are both invovled.  

Check this out ...

Dick Eastman thanks for this heads up.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blogging Troubles


For some reason since I last blogged. I can not access the family site to add new information.

Susi's Chatty Performances

Anyone have good knowledge I could use some advise.  I read a lot of information and nothing seems to apply.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Jamboree At Burbank 2018 Some People I know

Jamboree At Burbank  2018 Some People I know

Amazing things happen some times.   I read with great interest that fellow co workers of long, long ago are going to grace the grounds of the Jamboree.

As a working member of the old Golden Gate Forum as Host GFS Susi, who shared information about the Mid Atlantic States for 8 + years. I was graced with Jayne doing Delaware because it was her home state. I covered the others with help from various other speakers. We even had a newsletter that was shared amongst the members.  We had fun and we learned a lot as we also were helping others learn about Genealogy and History.  RIP Jayne.

Seeing that Drew Smith, MLS is going to grace the halls of the Jamboree. Not sure when I saw him last but not been to many years, maybe at a Jamboree as with Dear Myrtle. (Pat)
He is writing books and travels and shares knowledge with other genealogical groups and societies.
He discusses Cluster Research to get past your brick walls. He talks of many topics. Wow from way back in the early 1990's.

Then up comes another persons name and I see it less often that Drew's but was delighted to see it.
Angela Walton-Raji. BA,MEd.  Was so excited to see she is doing well and will be at Jamboree.

Angela, hi, I am waving to you.

She is great discussing Native American Genealogy and Slaves and Freedman and Women in many rolls.  A Great team player and knowledge galore. Love this ladies personality.

Then I see Cheri Mello, MA on the list another Golden Gate Forum person. Yes we have seen each other at Jamboree before.

On Facebook I see and share knowledge with other Golden Gate Forum peoples.

There are other people as speakers I have known for years but because many used hidden names I am not sure if there were more I should recognize.  Nice to see a cousin as a speaker, she must be thrilled.

May 31 and June 1 and 2 for actual Conference. Marriott Hotel Burbank, CA

But  you need to sign up now because they always seem to run almost or out of beds for all the attendees.  It is packed but so much fun.   I would like to find my FOULK cousin I saw there a few years ago.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lots of News Out There.

Lots of News Out There.

 Do you read Judy's The Legal Genealogist: NY’s black hole gets blacker.

It is a must for New York Researchers.

This is such a disgusting way for our government workers to make Citizens upset.

Instead of reaping rewards they are burying their heads. My opinion.

If you are a member of NEHGS they have some great things coming up to enjoy.
Creating a Research Plan:
Tips from NEHGS Research Services

April at both meetings will be TIMELINE Topic for all, both Lemon Grove and Bonita-Sunnyside Library.   Besides what is coming out in the Newsletter.

If you become a member of the society you will get the newsletter which is printed monthly, note quarterly. You can also access many of us older members surnames that are on our Society Web Page.

We want to remind people we have a Genealogical Section at the 4th and F St Branch, Civic Center Library. After you browse the book, put in on the rack near wall to be reshelved.  That way library and members know the books are being read, browsed. We have some important series that were books that will not go out of need. Source books.  We have many Surname books.  We were originally told we must reshelf them 20 years ago. It has changed and we have to readapt to the new process.  Please come and spend some time learning more about your kin.

Remember we meet the 1st Saturday of every month at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library to be available to help those whom work during the week. 1 to 4 pm 

We meet at Lemon Grove Library in the evenings. 6 to 8 pm . day and hours may change but still at that time and day.  I can be reached at 

This is the Educational Blog for any and all doing research.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Note ---- Roberta Estes wrote on her blog Everyone needs to Read .

Roberta Estes, has become a great friend over the last 10 years.  She first came to me in an article about THE LOST COLONY.  Next I learned she lived near our son in Michigan.  Alas, my trips were for caretaking of family and she was off to Roanoke Island  most trips east.

Hopefully on the next trip we will meet.  But please click on this link below and do a follow up of helping resolve issues mentioned there in.

Knowing the long lines mentioned in Randy Seaver's posts and the sessions closed almost before being opened there was a need for a change in my mind.

Having set aside funds for special events, I have to spend carefully, most all of us do, really.

Roberta Estes I want to say "Thank You" for such well written description of the situation.
Following the cousins and friends on Facebook whom attended, it seems to echo their comments on a daily or more often basis.  You just need to read their posts.

Genealogy has really changed over the many years I have been exposed to the larger crowd.
We went from pencil, paper , ink and typewriters to computers and then and many other groups. Absolutely used and as much as, they were our early go to's in Computers. Thanks Brian Leverich, Was so glad to meet you so long ago and what you did to move our research abilities forward.  I also enjoy using Linkpendium, Linkedin, and Whitepages.

Many groups have come and gone, some swallow others up, others still are creating new sites and places to research.

As someone said the other day, they had so many links saved to use she would never get them all covered.

Remembering when Cindy of Cindy's List started.  Wow a group of 50 urls was a major event.
Thanks to and it started in Kentucky.

Planners need to rethink and resolve and I pray they can do it for our future and the future genealogists of our world.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lots of Interesting things to read in the Mail.

  I am  trying to catch up on my emails and deleting more advertising.  I have learned some new
ideas for research and some tidbits for storing.  Tomorrow I have to clear my desktop again.

 When on Facebook, Do you ever look at the surnames of the members and see if any are related to you?   I did and found a few new threads to weave into the mat.

 Yes, having even used the JONES name.. one day I will really attack the Smith name.

 Called a member friend today and she wasn't home.  She is fighting a battle with Cancer and I am in  a worry over her . Another member did a face plant and ended up in ER with stitches. She is recovering at home. Here is hoping our members reach out to our members in times of duress.

Have you gone over to and looked at what they offer? It was part of  your January/ February homework.   Want to try a class in the chat room with us all setting at home.

Much like the old Golden Gate Forum days.  is my  blog there but you can see the other things they offer.  Message board that is really active. Chat room, a few blog posters and many people you know and probably do not know go there to share.

Also enjoy very much reading Scholastic news for teachers and others.  I also post tidbits  to Facebook for follow up for you all to be aware of.

Learned they have cadaver dogs looking for ancient REV WAR and CIVIL WAR burial places.

Also followed friends and cousins on their adventure at Roots Tech.

Trying to clear plate so I can work on DNA matches and resolve how to read the matches.

Scholarships  Applications will be up next month.  If you know of a Senior at any Sweetwater Union HIgh School they need to see their Counselor.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Just in from my Sister in Law Hope you all enjoy it.

"Lexophile" describes those that have a love for words
(usually plays on words), such as "You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish", or "To write with a broken pencil is pointless." An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. Here are some past winners
and runner-ups.

This year's winning submission is posted at the very end.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Did you hear about the crossed-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

When chemists die, they barium.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

I changed my iPad's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.

This girl today said she recognized me from the Vegetarians Club, but I'd swear I've never met herbivore

I know a guy who's addicted to drinking brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

I got some batteries that were given out free of charge.

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

A will is a dead giveaway.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He's all right now.

A bicycle can't stand alone; it's just two tired.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine last week is now fully recovered.

He had a photographic memory but it was never fully developed.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.

Acupuncture is a jab well done. That's the point of it.

Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end