Thursday, September 27, 2012

RAOGK's Converted to Generous Genealogists.

RAOGK's Converted to Generous Genealogists

For those looking to find RAOGK's site, it has passed on, as it's creator has also 2011, July.

The great thing is someone has worked hard with others to create a new venue for this need.

Linked in  at the Genealogy Guild shared this information .

Generous Genealogists

Look around join, share and be a helper.  I am thrilled to see this endeavor taken on and continued
by our genealogical community.

Here is hoping if we give an hour a day, once a week even we may be able to help others.

Mark Rabideau thanks for this post.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Society Saturday Bonita-Sunnyside Library Workshop

Society Saturday
Bonita-Sunnyside Library Workshop

This event was our Fall Seminar, it was free to all who came and enjoyed.

It started with an introduction by President Gary Brock.  He then introduced
Sam Seat to give an over view of what our hopes were to help the attendees.

Sam gave a great presentation on the use of a 5 Generation Chart, various online
resources for research, and explained a basic overview of some genealogical computer programs
 to add one's research to after basic information placed on paper and pencil chart form.

He reinforced that you can do much genealogy with out joining a paid site. He supplied urls for many sites to assist one in doing research and he did mention a few of the paid sites also.

Paper and Pencil is used to start, so that you can correct and change as you are learning. Once it is determined correct it can be put into a Genealogical Program, ( Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, My Heritage or Reunion).  Those were the ones shown on the computers for people to see how they work and the ease of use for storage of your information.

Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker are for PC users, Reunion is for MacIntosh users. My Heritage is a cloud computing program that is free up to a certain amount and then fee based afterwards. It can be used on either computer styles, PC or MAC.  Yes, there are many more programs but those were the presented ones by members of the society to help others get started or to understand some of the mechanics of the program they are using.

Bernice Heiter was there to help with French Canadian research and her assistant was Bobbie Lane whom both are Daughters of the King.  It was noticed that there were people that took advantage of that source of knowledge.

Randy Seaver helped people with Roots Magic, Kevin Brown helped with My Heritage, Ken Robison shared data on Family Tree Maker, Shirley Becker showed the Reunion Program for the MAC users.

Susi Pentico used her I Pad to help a new member find his Grandmother on Ancestry in the census records for Puerto Rico.

A brief mention of the many tools in the ultra modern world that genealogist can now use: I-Phone, I-Pad, NoteBooks, LapTops, other Cell phones with Applications added.  Of course we have regular computers also.

Librarian Hielde Kraus, gave an over view of the County Library System and they do still have Ancestry available in their sites. She also mentioned we should use all our libraries for resources because there are many advantages to using libraries.  She talked about online Catalogs, and other  sources they have we do not have access to at home. JSTOR they do not have but our local universities should have it and we are eligible to use a universities libraries as tax payers.  I will mention World Cat here as another source for libraries.  Actually there are many, so drop by a library and ask.

JSTOR is a Journal Storage program encouraged and used by Universities and many colleges. It is
a very expensive program so lower level system many times can not afford it.  Since early genealogical data was stored in journals it is an ideal element to use for research.

 A Drawing was held for the door prize and other gifts donated to the society after both the morning and afternoon session.

We had at least one new member sign up whom I met and helped do research. We had many new faces in the morning session.

We had more attendees in the afternoon but no new faces. We were glad to see them come and learn about the programs and how to research and use the Electronic Storage Programs for their data.

Refreshments were provided for throughout the day.  Thanks Karen.

Thanks to all whom attended and shared and we hope you enjoyed it and would like to do it again.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Genealogy for Virginian's and Carolina Folk

Scanning through the mail, being exposed to new and different sources on a steady basis, this one seemed important to genealogy.

 I was pleased to learn about this article in the Science Daily, which often has data regarding genealogical matters.

 Hoping this is interesting for you also.

Old deeds, witness trees offer glimpse of pre-settlement forest in West Virginia

What a great way to help find the  long ago land boundaries and places and what the difference the land is with and without the trees.

Surely, without trees there is probably less water also. So an entire make up of the land can make some great changes.

 My friend Roberta Estes who has more than one blog has been doing some great digging up of data on some of the early lives of the Virginia, and Carolina peoples.  She tracks some great stories about some well known and not so well known Indian's of importance.

This piece describes the Buncombe County region that did at one time lie next to Tennessee. Haywood County took away that distinction but it is one of the gaps into the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This piece is bound to help those in early research years to maybe know where to look for more information.

You may want to follow Roberta on any of her blogs. This one comes from the Native Heritage Project.

 The Indian Path in Buncombe County | Native Heritage Project

On Sep 18, 2012, at 10:34 PM, Roberta Estes wrote:

Of course Susi, the more people we can help, the better.  So spread the


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seminar coming 22 Sept Bonita Sunnyside Library.

Some learn how to get started with Genealogy and Family History.  Come learn about the programs available for computers to help you. Find out what a 5 Generation Chart has on it, a Family Group sheet's information, research forms,  they help you keep track of where you stopped and want to go back to when researching{books at libraries, on line} besides at home.
Meet some of the members of the society that are hard at work to make  our community a better place.
We have been around more than 25 years. We are non profit, we furnish scholarships and speakers to the schools in the community.   Come Meet Us, Come Join Us, and Enrich Your Life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Research Topics That Crossed My Desk.

  Research Topics That  Crossed My Desk.

On the blog for the the Lemon Grove attendees and anyone else needing information I have been posting various links to various research sites.

Scan back through some past topics and find some great sources.

 Seems lots of good things are happening in the Scottish research department.
 Having received another site to look at yesterday. Thinking I was exposed to this site before but tucked  it away and  forgot to share it.

It is a mix of information on Scotland and it's ancestry. 

Then Dick Eastman brought up an interesting topic. With the way the Internet and Computer
Systems are changing I can really see this being a potential problem. Recalling they recommended 
putting your pictures on a CD, preserve them forever. Yes, they are preserved, but will you always be able to access them?

No idea how long is forever, was going to be and when the system changes you can no longer see the CD. So the topic Dick Eastman brought up was a valid one. To read about it follow this link.

Having blogs and a website on the internet. It was a very interesting topic.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Interesting to Try

Randy's suggestion to try.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Not

Memories of my Aunt.  Muril Jones Collins Isrealske

Aunt Muril was a sister to my father, Ray Dee Jones, Sr.   I am told I met her when I was very small.

 I remember her on our visits to Colorado and I recall them visiting us during the War in Petaluma, CA., many years earlier.  She was married to Uncle Joe (Jack Collins).  I can not remember the stories I was told about his War Service but some of it was definitely not good.  I remember my Uncle got me a GI Joe doll. Nothing like what you see today. Mom said I went no where with out my Uncle Joe doll.

Muril and Joe had two lovely girls, a wee spoiled at times but great cousins. (Gee, are not we all spoiled a bit by our parents.)
One girl married and had two girls, marvelous young women. I have known them since they were young. They have their own families now.
One girl married but no children.  Lots of fun and she showered her Mom with lots of love and attention.

My Aunt, is now gone. She passed last Friday.  Her burial services are today.
Uncle passed many years ago.

 I will miss her for we spent many hours on the phone over the years. Fortunately I have cousins I can talk to now.

Love you all.