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.
"Ancestry and the LIbraries genealogical holdings"
Presented by Marisa Lowe
Librarian II, Branch Manager, County of San Diego
My name is Marisa Lowe, and I am the branch manager at the Bonita-Sunnyside library. I’ve been with the San Diego County library system for 11 years. I’ve worked at Bonita for nearly three years now, and I’ve also worked at Solana Beach, Santee and Lakeside libraries. Before working for the library, I was a Community News reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune and a reporter for a small publication called the San Diego Downtown News.
My favorite part of my library job is helping customers find resources and books, connecting them with information and also training staff. In my spare time, I love to read, cook and watch movies. I am a fourth-generation San Diegan, so I love reading about San Diego history. One cool thing about my own San Diego connection: my great-grandmother attended the 1915 Panama Exposition and sold candy there as a young
Please register for this event if you intend to attend so we may better prepare the venue.
Location: Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902
The Chula Vista Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our General Meeting.
"New York, Revisited!"
Presented by: Shirley Becker
Shirley Becker is a great grandmother to about 13, of whom 4 live with her. Since 3 are teenagers, she does occasionally have to battle for computer time. Shirley has been working on genealogy seriously for about 30 years and before that occasionally as she found time. Most of her research is in upstate New York, but as her lines grow she has found some in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the New England States. She is presently attempting to correct mistakes and add sources that were neglected when she was a beginner in the lifelong work that is known as Genealogy.
The meeting starts promptly at 1:30pm with announcements and introductions. A presentation by our guest speaker followed by a short business meeting and finally raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.
Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free
Our scholarship winners are presenting their Applications to the members also. Bring a hanky.
Libraries in our
Region: An Informative Presentation at the Lemon Grove Genealogy Group
Meeting by Susi Pentico 18 May 2016
Gee. There are a lot of libraries around the San Diego area
that I did not know about before tonight!
The PowerPoint presentation (with live links to library
websites), along with interesting comments and discussion, will certainly
assist in my never-ending search for lost ancestors.
Highlights for me included the San Diego Law Library site.
There are three main law libraries nearby: The San Diego County Law Library
& San Diego County Public Law Library (sandiegolibrary.org), and the
California Western School of Law Library. Researching at a law library could
turn up a black sheep in the family, maybe?
The Chula Vista Library at 4th and F St, Chula
Vista, houses the Chula Vista Genealogy Society resource collection. These
books are for in-library use only, so a road trip is in my near future.
Of course, the nearly-new, very modern San Diego Central
Library is a go-to destination for local genealogists with an entire floor
dedicated to genealogy.
Online site to search the catalog is: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library.
When on this site, click on ‘Library’, then ‘Classic Catalog’ go to ‘All
Fields’, choose ‘Subject Keyword’, type in ‘genealogy’. Here I located at least
20 scrolling pages of results. Better get busy, fellow ancestor seekers.
And this is just a sample of the libraries covered in Susi’s
This information comes from her sharing with Facebook a recent
event that happened on her tour.
My genea-bud Cheryl offers a weekly happy dance for those doing their genealogy research. Although I rarely get a chance to do my own research anymore, I have spent 10 days in AWE at the happy dances my tour participants were able to do on a daily basis.
One participant had the best experience. Her ancestor was from Crieff, a little place west of Perth. The Innerpeffray Library there is the oldest lending library in Scotland and has kept all of their borrowers registers. These are ledger books where the reader has written down the books he/she has checked out of the library.
My tour participant had contacted the library ahead of visiting and the staff not only were able to provide her with the register her ancestor was listed in, but also show her the books her ancestor had read!!
Susi Pentico Christine I am going to share this since we are doing Libraries this year.
Christine Woodcock Thanks, Susi!
What an amazing thing to learn. Thanks Christine for sharing.
Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans.
Please click the link and learn so much more about our native American cousins. Some of our history books and teachers are saying the Indians are basically gone. Not true, not true.