Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound is a group of people that meet at the Lemon Grove Library once a month to share their genealogical data. We welcome beginners to advanced to attend. We meet the 3rd Wed of every month at the Lemon Grove Library from 6 to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Research------ HOW TO START by Susi Pentico
How to Start by Susi Pentico 2018
1. Look around your home for things given or saved.
2.Catalog what you have saved or were given
3. Put names on your Pictures
your data like you do taxes.
5.Reach out to your living family members
6.Ask them to share about themselves & their
7.Ask your children what they remember about an
8.Ask your grandchildren the same questions.
9. Everyone perceives things a wee different.
10. Write events you live daily on
your calendar, great reference point.
11. Ask some one to share research
with you. (Two heads better than one)
12. When speaking with elderly, give
them food for thought, go back, later to see what the have remembered.
1.Use forms for record keeping, computer and paper
2.Take a class if given on the methods of
research. Both Computer and manual
3.When one line blocks, it is time for a
break. It is amazing when a break
is given how much you see
4.Have a back up device on computer for saving
data on system.
5.Look at the pros and cons of a cloud system for
research. Ie My Heritage.com
7. Chula Vista Library on 4th and F has a
Genealogical Section. It has for more than 20 years.
8.Do as much as you can at home and locally before
planning a trip.
Planning a Trip, that was written up nationally some years back ,will be
presented soon. It is all still relevant.
9. Look at the Law Library for land data and clues about
information in Wills, Deeds and Probates.
10. Not all information is on the Internet.
Nor will it probably ever be.
Family Group Sheet
Research Log (for person, places and things)
TimeLine Chart, so vital to keep track of what
Correspondence log of some sort, to keep up with
data ie awaiting Death Certificate, Marriage Record, Land Deed copies etc.
Do your DNA. Do family members DNA
Medical knowledge for future generations.
8 Join a Society, even if you cannot make the
meetings there is much information shared in their newsletters an workshops and
web page, especially areas where you are researching.
If no Genealogical Society look for a Historical
If all else fails contact the
local library in the region of research and Chamber of Commerce.