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Holidays are coming. Are You READY!

Block this date for a day of fun and learning.

It won't even seem like learning.  A great interactive day has been planned.

Attendees will learn how to have fun, learn and not cost a large amount of money.

4 October   10 AM  to 4  PM   

Bonita-Sunnyside Library, Bonita, CA 

Engaging Your Family in Your Family's History Workshop.

Topics are:

Creating a Family Heirloom, come learn…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 30, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments

GenForum message boards and other service close to closure

Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.

I, for one, will be missing the closure of the forums, to which i have contributed over several years, both posing questions and providing responses.



Added by William Douglas on August 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

NGS Announces Publication of Genealogy and the Law by Kay and William Frielich

ARLINGTON, VA, 26 AUGUST 2014: The National Genealogical Society announces the

release of Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian by Kay

Haviland Freilich, CGSM, CGLSM, FNGS and William B. Freilich, Esq. Genealogy and the Law guides

readers through the variety of legal sources that genealogists need in order to explain many of

the events that occurred in their ancestors’ lives. Land ownership, estate…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 26, 2014 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Census - Colonial Ancestors

Annual population statistics were provided in Hong Kong throughout the 19th. and early 20th. century.  Unfortunately, these do not provide the detailed information sought by today's…


Added by Christine Thomas on August 22, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Richard Turner born about 1662 died 1742

Looking for father of Richard Turner was born Abt 1662 in Lands End, Cornwallshire County, England, and died Bef 8 Oct 1742 in Caroline County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth. She was born Abt 1662.  NOTE: Should be Corwall England.

Added by Adrian R Ottaway on August 21, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Colonial Ancestors - Hong Kong

Do not give up hope if you ancestors were born in Hong Kong.  Certificates are available although there are gaps in the records due to losses in the second world war.  This link will give you further details: …


Added by Christine Thomas on August 21, 2014 at 3:21am — No Comments




“Gone to Texas” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists


August 15, 2014 – Austin, TX.  Online…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 17, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Research Methods to Help You. All Rights Reserved


Methods to help you have the results you seek


!.   Record Keeping is Critical

2.  Timeline is a boost for research

3.  Know your Census’s Difference

4.  Go back where you were and recheck for new data, especially

5.   Do not waste steps  : > )



Do you wonder what that statement means?   


  1. When doing census research always, check page before and after page your looking at for…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 14, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Research Tips for Traveling

Susi Pentico will be giving a talk on the tips and tricks of a successful trip for research.  There are some key things one must to before leaving and preferably about 4 or so months before or even a year before. So when you arrive they are familiar with you.  Come to the Bonita-Sunnyside Library 12 to 3 pm Saturday 2 August and learn more.

 It is free.

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 1, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments


Contact: Tami Osmer Glatz,…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 29, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

Elizabeth Szilagyi Bertalan and her sons and grandchildren

This photo is of my great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Szilagyi Bertalan and on the far left is my great-grandfather (Emery Bertalan).  The man next to him I now believe to be his brother Louis Bertalan.  The very tall young man in the rear and the girl in front of him are probably his (Louis') children.  The young boy in the front and the two younger girls are my great-grandfather's children from his second grandfather's half-siblings.…


Added by Susan Crayne on July 27, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Unknown Hungarian relative: Picture of the week 6/5/14

On the back of this photo it says "The church where Lajos and others are."   We aren't sure who Lajos or the others are and we don't know where this is located either.

UPDATE: June 10, 2014 

After viewing this picture some very kind soul did some research…


Added by Susan Crayne on July 27, 2014 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment

looking for info on John Henry Ehlenberg, from Venne, Germany

Both of my parents lived somewhat east of Pittsburgh. My mother's g-grandfather was John Henry Uhlenberg, who was born in 1822 in Hanover, and sailed from Bremen, arriving in Baltimore on 25 May 1840. He indicated his place of origin was Venne, Germany, but he was the only person of that name on that voyage, so I'm not sure that I would find any information about him in Udo Thoerner's Venne book.  Mr. Euhlenberg had at least one daughter, Mary Eva, who was born in Wexford PA in 1847.  One of…


Added by James Alexander Muir on July 25, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Author Jennifer Holik announces the release of two of her latest books.


July 22, 2014


July 22, 2014 – Chicago, Illinois. Jennifer Holik announces the release of two of her latest books. The Tiger’s Widow the second book in the Stories of the Lost series. And, Stories from the Battlefield: A Beginning Guide to World War II Research.…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 22, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

NC Genealogical Society Webinar to feature J. Mark Lowe

The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
J. Mark Lowe
NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency
LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm EDT, Free Viewing Period: 3-5 October 2014
Go to: …

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 21, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Reading About Women in Our Past

 Found this book at Barnes & Nobles.  It is called 4,000 Years of Uppity Women.

 It is by Vicki Leon.

  Talk about a genealogical adventure in many early lines of the past, it will curl your hair, tickle your funny bone and leave you amazed.  

  If one has early Turkish, Mesopotamian, Mid East back ground you might want to sneak a peak at it.

  Having a glimmer of one of these lines I thought it might be interesting.  That was an…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Announces Jimmy B Parker Scholarship Recipient

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is pleased to announce Patti Gillespie

as the winner of the Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

scholarship for 2015. The competition was strong and many candidates

submitted worthy applications. The committee determined that Ms.

Gillespie's application exemplified the culture of giving back to the

community as demonstrated by Jimmy B.Parker.

Ms. Gillespie is the Virtual Professional Management Conference…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 17, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

From Denmark To America; Ane Christine and Hans Jacob, and Georgine and Soren (Part 2)


                   Raaby Church, where Georgine Vilhelmine Jansen was baptized 9 April, 1854…


Added by glenn peterson on July 16, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

"Call for Speakers" for The Ontario Genealogical Society's Conference 2015 - Tracks through Time

The Ontario Genealogical Society will host the Society's annual conference on 29-31 May 2015 at Georgian College Campus, Barrie, ON, Canada.  The conference theme -- “Tracks through Time” – originates from the 130th Anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada.  Many family historians have their roots in the immigrant laborers who built this railway across our vast country.  Other ancestors were tempted by the transportation routes and…


Added by Shirley Sturdevant on July 13, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Indiana Sneak Peak, Some help with Indiana


By Virginia Taylor & Susi Pentico

1)  Indiana Historical Society

480 W Ohio St

Indianapolis In 46202



2)  Allen County Public Library

900 Webster St

Ft. Wayne In 46805



3)  Indiana…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2014 at 8:21pm — No Comments

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