Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Society Board

President: Karen Smith

1st VP, Programs: Terri Seat

2nd VP, Membership: Arlene Watters

Secretary: Daryl Hern

Treasurer: Sam Seat

Committees

Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

DNA Group: Randy Seaver

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gary Brock

 

News 

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  • Monday, June 06, 2022 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to Attend, Genealogical Information Shared

    We will go over the names we have shared.  Has anyone helped others or found they are both looking in same places?  

    We will share new data that is available for others to use.  

    A new sight to scan, a new publication to help in research, new vitals printed somewhere.  Success in your research. ??? 

    Maps, we touched on them last month and how vital it was to know when, to go with the where.  

    Example: At one time most states had just a small village or hamlet. That expanded to an area. As the area grew the boundaries changed.  

    With the boundary changes, names changed and what was Berks Co. PA was split  to several counties. Same as States.   

    Then you have to remember the states boundaries changed as time and development happened.  What was Ohio Territory may now be PA or WVA 

    as in a states new boundaries.  

    The big one in early development after the Rev. War was land was given in payment to service men in areas they were nor in or from. Many sold them for funds. Others moved there and developed the land. Connecticut covered the top of PA. New York had land given in OH. This is just a tease for you to realize it is not always where you think.  

    Remember Pennyslvania claimed 50 miles south of their real border as theirs and Maryland claimed 50+ miles into Pennsylvania as theirs.  There by bringing about the Mason Dixon line in the long wrong.  

    CW caused the split of Va to be VA and WVA. There were boundary disputes between VA and North Carolina also. 

    Time frames matter when looking for someone. They may have been there but you didn't make the name location change.   
















  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 4:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had 8 people at our event 2 new people for attending. It was great. Jaye Wright came as did Sue M.  

    Again we learned Jaye thought we folded she never got a call or heard from anyone for a long time.  We are hoping she rejoins. 

    We discussed basically two topics this time but got a little bit in on sharing Research to find kin.   

    We discussed Maps and Timeframes for Research.  Then showed them the error in the NY Bio book I got this weekend. Fortunately have taught PA history for nearly 30 years now. 

    It is vital to know the attempted boundaries for an area when researching. 

    The person you seek may be there but not in the time frame map  or  dates you are looking at. 

    Our Country's boundaries and state boundaries changed greatly from the beginning to the end of development. 

    For Pennsylvania there is a book called :PENNSYLVANIA LINE . It was published by Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services. Topic are "A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History. "  

    Sue M found a copy on A web site .  I have previously put one long ago in the library .

    The maps of the counties really explain the situation and even seasoned researchers were surprised how well this book is laid out. 

    The county boundaries may have changed and they may be in a new county or different state some times just with boundary changes. 


    The other big topic was CRI whom has made lots of changes since I last saw the webpage.  Daughter came home filling out a DNA Medical paper for them from Dr advise.  Yes it gives basic data about your being.  7 things you should know.  Mine brought a chuckle to the group but it was right on as we all knew.

    So we veered from deeper research to share some DNA knowledge and the various groups that are doing this research.  

    Because the room was small I did not put out the books I brought.  John I have some for you. Will see you soon.  

    Some of us found we all have same surnames in Rhode Island are going to try to get together and see what we can learn.

     Thinking we may address some queries by state or region or country.

     We are booked for the rest of the year for 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. No one responded when I asked 90+ people if we should change now that library open on Saturday.  

    Topics will be presented ahead of time as often as we can.  We do have to finish some things we started already.  See you soon.

    Susi Pentico

    Educational Chairperson CVGS


  • Friday, May 06, 2022 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Presents: Tracing Your Ancestors—Lost Ancestors Again.

    WE are hoping by working together we will have more answers for our trees. 

    Surname
    Your most sought, lost not found of your choice. You may have several.

    Country or State, County, Town 

    Time Frame, 

    How long have you been looking? 
     Are you working with others?

    Example
    Husbands:  Susi Pentico 

    Example: 50 years Mary(sister in law) and I together hunted. She lived 12 about years after we learned of the changed name.
    She lived Iowa, and CA later.

    Pentico, later learned was Beninghoff. Penticoff. Penticuff. Now mostly Pentico. I almost bet Pentecost is also ours,.????

    State Pa, 1780’s.. Came from Germany mid 1700’s I lost my back up drive for more data. 

    Mary & I found them in Lycoming Co. PA. 1810. LaCumberland 1828 Sept 7, Then in Westover, PA 1854 Then Iowa, KS. were settled, 
    You have to study the PA map for it’s development. FUN FUN. They are from Germany we learned. ??
    We looked for Pentico and Penticoff in ship lists 50 years before distant relative in PA contacted us. 
    Some of these names of then no longer exist.. Something for you all to remember.

    We were amazed to learn how the names changed  & the counties changed,

  • Friday, May 06, 2022 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings,  

    We will be discussing how we can help each other by discussing and sharing where we research.  Reason for the form for all to see data easily. No Perfect but gives you knowledge of others research. The option would be to work off of our 5 Generation Charts. But your problem may not be on that chart.

    Presents: Tracing Your Ancestors—Lost Ancestors Again.

    WE are hoping by working together we will have more answers for our trees. 

    Surname
    Your most sought, lost not found of your choice. You may have several.

    Country or State, County, Town 

    Time Frame, 

    How long have you been looking? 
     Are you working with others?

    Example
    Husbands:  Susi Pentico 

    Example: 50 years Mary(sister in law) and I together hunted. She lived 12 about years after we learned of the changed name.
    She lived Iowa, and CA later.
    Pentico, later learned was Beninghoff. Penticoff. Penticuff. Now mostly Pentico. I almost bet Pentecost is also ours,.????

    State Pa, 1780’s.. Came from Germany mid 1700’s I lost my back up drive for more data. 

    Mary & I found them in Lycoming Co. PA. 1810. LaCumberland 1828 Sept 7, Then in Westover, PA 1854 Then Iowa, KS. were settled, 
    You have to study the PA map for it’s development. FUN FUN. They are from Germany we learned. ??
    We looked for Pentico and Penticoff in ship lists 50 years before distant relative in PA contacted us. 
    Some of these names of then no longer exist.. Something for you all to remember.

    We were amazed to learn how the names changed  & the counties changed,
        Gary Thank You. 

     I can be reached at SusiCP1@gmail.com or 619 623 5250  or SusiCP@cox.net

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WE have been notified that we can restart our meetings at the Library.


     Do you want to go back to old schedule or would you prefer a change?


     Right now Saturdays are not open but we could hold meeting the Head Librarian stated.  I tend to think during week better because help would be there for us. We can move to Saturdays after the  date opens for services.

    They are hoping by first part of the next year to open on Saturdays.

    If you have not checked out the updates and changes you will be amazed.

    Truly enjoy dropping in and chatting with the crew and checking out all the changes.  

    Remember we are having General Meeting there the day before Thanksgiving. It will also be a zoom meeting for those who do not wish to attend in person.

    IF you read this please respond with your comments. We can do a small meeting in December to get realigned to the changes and move forward. She would love for us to meet this month also but timing is so short. 


    Advise please your feelings of which you prefer.  

    Susi Pentico

    Educational Chairperson

    CVGS 619 623 5250 cell 

    SusiCP1@gmail.com or SusiCP@cox.net

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    I have found data can be garnered from magazines as well as books.

    The service  organizations of the military have some great information in them if you can get ahold of them.  Also our Memorial sites magazines have data.  So you may not  get to the site but you can  learn a lot by joining the organization. Especially if you know the person was service orientated and which one.  

    We recently got one that had much data on my husbands units to our shock and delight.


    Karen Y. If you read this  do you know if your brother would have such a list aboard the carrier USS Midway.?


    If you want the names of some you can contact me also. Each service does have data.


    SusiCP1@gmail.com

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mary has passed to the other side.  She was ill then better then ill again.

    She made her 89th birthday. We celebrated with Lemon Meringue Pie. 

    One of her very favorites.  

    Diane G thanks the write up was fabulous and she liked it very much.

    She passed yesterday am in her sleep. God is Good.


    b 28 August 1931 IA


    d 22 Sept 2020  CA



  • Friday, September 11, 2020 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I said last month I would start adding data here for people to find and learn but I do not know if anyone has read any of it. Gary can you tell me anyone has. 

    Having lots of tidbits to share with society members, since time is minimal for me now. But it is good information.


    Thanks Gary?

    Susi

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 10:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I was looking for a chat room where we could intermingle and share, communicate. 

    Of course we can do this here but cumbersome at best. I have used it off and on but seldom  is it read what is here.


    Susi

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    She will be 89 years young.

    She is recovering from a couple of serious illnesses but making progress. 

    Just an FYI for those whom asked.

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