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October 2015 Blog Posts (8)

RootsTech 2016 Announces Opening Day Keynotes, Bruce Feiler and Paula Williams Madison

For Immediate Release


SALT LAKE CITY, October 27, 2015—RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today the first three keynote speakers in its all-star lineup for RootsTech 2016. The first general session (Thursday, February 4, 2016) will feature three inspiring speakers, which include New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison, and the…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments



The Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) met in Salt Lake City on 10 October 2015. Three new trustees joined the Board: Paul Graham, CG, Judy Kellar Fox, CG, and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL. Two trustees retired from the board: Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, and Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL  Both have served as president of the BCG and provided distinguished service to the Board and the community at large for many years.

The BCG…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments


Researching Irish ancestry is always a challenge! Why not move the search to the land of your ancestors and join me on a 15 day grand tour of Ireland in April 2016? Three days of research at the National Archives in Dublin and the Public Record Office in Belfast, plus a fully guided tour of many historical and interesting sites.  Sharing our research interests and "brick walls" with others is often one way of discovering more about our own family history. See the land, breathe the air ...…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 27, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Fall Seminar Bonita Golf Course 7 November 2015


Contact our society and go to Events and sign up. Please do this before 28 October so we will have food for you on the 7th you can pay after the 1st of October.  Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 26, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Another Missing Person, I lost her Address and Information. She is a FOULK Cousin in Los Angeles area.

If you know whom my cousin is please tell her I would love to communicate. I was off to Michigan and misplaced her data. We met at the Los Angeles Library a few years back. Susi Jones Pentico  San Diego, CA…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 24, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

The Amazing Story that Went Before -- Henry's Story

Starting to blog about family history -- looking into a story passed down about my maternal great-grandfather's parentage. We probably all have a story like this somewhere in the tree.

Henry's Story

Added by Meghan Dewhurst-Conroy on October 20, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Peter Foulk Jr and Susannah Martin Showalter Foulk, our Ancestors

Peter was born 1803 Cumberland Co. PA d 13 August Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA

Susanah (Susan) Martin Showalter Foulk  b 9 Dec 1805-6,  in Lancaster Co. PA, died 3 May 1886 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA

He is the son of Peter Foulk Sr and Catherine Ohlinger ??who is the son of John Folk  died Berks Co. PA and Mary Magdeline Strock of Cumberland Co.…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 11, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Finding The Truth- Pennington?Curtis Name Change

For years and years our extended family line of Curtis has tried to get at the reason for a name change to Curtis from Pennington. Here is what we know. Hiram Pennington was born abt. 1825 and raised in the household of Joshua and Nancy Sparks Pennington. They were found early on in Lee County, Va before they moved to the part of Floyd County, Ky that would in 1844  become Johnson County. The first instance found of Hiram changing his name to Curtis was when his daughter Cynthia was born in…


Added by Doug Kretzer on October 7, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

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