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: OPEN

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality:  OPEN

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Web Admin: Gil Leon-Guerrero

 

News 

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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We arrived to set up and the county was doing voting in our room so we moved to small room for study groups.

    WE set up I brought 15 books that we had talked about and showed the attendees what and how the states and counties boundaries really changed.

    They commented it was hard to believe that much boundary changes had happened. One guest was only looking in immediate boundaries for an early American happening.  Hope this helps them. 

     I will be posting the titles of books and other data on our webpage I have reactivated from Lemon Grove Research.  So hop there and I will have it updated by tomorrow with much more news.

     Next month I wish a Give Away Day. We will also cover what ever they ask about  for me to discuss.

    Also announced Bill Dollarhides new book is available to purchase  on Leland Metzler's Book site and Amazon.    

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    John. Thank You.  

    Talk soon. John is covering class today at Bonita Sunnyside Library please attend if you had planned on it. 



    Susi Pentico

    SusiCP1@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Will send data and information to whom ever contacts me. Husband down and daughter called she is sick on way home.  SusiCP1@gmail.com


    WE have lots to go over and excitedly learn some things we may have forgotten like I did. two of them.  


     Thanks Karen Smith for bringing it to the fore to remember.

    Susi

  • Monday, July 18, 2022 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NGS 

    National Genealogical Society  Magazine for  July-September issue is available. Have you ever looked at what they have?

    They are on line for Newsletter if you are a member.  

    An article worth reading is labeled. 

    NGS 2023 Family History Conference : Specialized Research Facilities in Virginia. By Teresa Kelly

    It also re iterates what I was saying about maps and boundaries with a couple more articles. 

    I am anxious to have time to read about Researching US Servicemen in the Mexican War by Craig R Scott, CG. Fuga


  • Monday, July 18, 2022 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It appears this was not posted.  


    Bonita Sunnyside Library Meeting

    19 July at 1 pm 

    We will be answering questions from Beginners to Advanced.  We are making cracks in some of the attendees data.

     Sharing your confounded information may help to jar a piece of information loose. IE as we discussed maps and boundaries, they 

    were not always the same, county or state, depending on the time frame.


    We will do a basic run through of: Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina at our next meeting. But one must remember

    Going sideways Kentucky is setting there awaiting . 

    The next group tentatively will be  PA, WVA and Maryland. Followed by Tenn. , Kentucky and Ohio.

    In the early development they had much in common . If it was a Seminar I would cover all these together.   Thanks to 

    George Schweitzer, Ph.,D., Sc.D.  Handouts will be available.  BTW, we carry his books in our library.


    I will be putting tidbits on our pages on line for you all to follow also. Exciting things coming.



  • Monday, July 18, 2022 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonita Sunnyside Library Meeting

    19 July at 1 pm 

    We will be answering questions from Beginners to Advanced.  We are making cracks in some of the attendees data.

     Sharing your confounded information may help to jar a piece of information loose. IE as we discussed maps and boundaries, they 

    were not always the same, county or state, depending on the time frame.


    We will do a basic run through of: Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina at our next meeting. But one must remember

    Going sideways Kentucky is setting there awaiting . 

    The next group tentatively will be  PA, WVA and Maryland. Followed by Tenn. , Kentucky and Ohio.

    In the early development they had much in common . If it was a Seminar I would cover all these together.   Thanks to 

    George Schweitzer, Ph.,D., Sc.D.  Handouts will be available.  BTW, we carry his books in our library.


    I will be putting tidbits on our pages on line for you all to follow also. Exciting things coming.


    SusiCP1@gmail.com

    Educational Chairperson 


  • 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

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