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HOW TO START by Susi Pentico 3 Feb 2018

HOW TO START by Susi Pentico   2018


  1. Look around your home for you clues.
  2. Catalog what you have saved or were given
  3. Put names on your Pictures
  4. Keep your data like you do taxes.
  5. Reach out to your living family members
  6. Ask them to share about themselves & their deceased members.
  7. Ask your children what they remember about an event.
  8. Ask your grandchildren the…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 3, 2018 at 11:17pm — No Comments

A Different Approach...... Is It Needed


A Different Approach.... Is iIt Needed

It seems there are so many sites out there that researchers, yes even older researchers are getting a bit frustrated.

My serious concern is the loss of with their surname files and  lists for regions you can share your data with people with.  Have not heard how New York is doing with our records either. Now that is a state of major need for me on four lines.  

So reading NGS, NEHGS and…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 1, 2017 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green, yes, I said 50 shades of Green. It is less than 10 miles from our home. 

It is a great drive to enjoy and take in the many, many shades…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 2, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Mississippi Research by Susi

 Mississippi Research by Susi Pentico




Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 3, 2017 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Wandering around the Boards, Do you Pin?

     Good day to you all.  The sun is out here and breeze is calm at the  moment.   It will probably rise up around 2:30 or 

     3 pm and get much cooler. 

     Resting my shoulder and neck, so instead of trying to read lots of fine print, I did a a bit of wandering.

      I am just getting the hang of Pinterest.  But I am learning that there is lots of free information out there that is 

      commented on differently depending on what…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 23, 2017 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

Sentimental Sunday Easter and the changes.


 Easter and the changes.

Easter was a great event when I was small. It was still a great event as a young mother.  

I so enjoyed the getting together with Cousins, Aunts, Uncles  and friends.

As our family grew, and young adults married it was harder to get together but we did manage a few great events

with relatives and friends.  Most of my parents friends were treated equally as relatives.  We even called them Aunt

and Uncle or Grandpa and…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 16, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Notes and Information Shared at Saturday's Workshop. Susi Pentico

1 April 2017            Bonita-Sunnyside Library   Notes and Information


5 Generation Charts and Sharing of Information. By Susi Pentico


Much to my dismay, the computer system would not show up on the screen.  There fore, I started with what I was going to end with. Nor did we complete the helping of each other as intended but we did get names and places out there for us to think about.


Books mentioned:

  1. The Handy Book for…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 7, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Randy Seaver &,"Finding Your Elusive Ancestors: The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search."

This event is free for all to attend.

Next CVGS Saturday Workshop – 7 January 2017

The January 7th Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).

“Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard GPS)? It deals…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 29, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Our HIGGINS lineage...

  Our Higgins Lineage

Rev. John Higgins is your 10th great grandfather.

You …


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 12, 2016 at 12:11am — No Comments

Seminar with Thomas Mac Entee SDGS

San Diego Genealogical Society

January Annual Meeting


With Guest Speaker

Thomas MacEntee






Session 1: Genealogy Do-Over:

A Year of Learning from My…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 6, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Genealogy Wise and Surname's For Finding Kin I have used for several years now. I never see anyone writing about the great advantages of using for posting for a surname or for attending a chat.

Chats  many time have leaders that present classes. I have done this in the past myself. At one time I was very proficient with Pennsylvania Research, Maryland Research and Virginia Research.

Having done classes for almost 10 years for the Golden Gate Forum owned by George F., it helped me to…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 29, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Facebook and Finding Kin

Facebook and Finding Kin

I have been busy with family and more family and more family. Now is that great or what.  We have had  Iowa Visit.

A daughter visited her home state of Hawaii.  Northern California came to visit family.  Dear friends from Colorado.

O how my husband and and I miss them.  Prayers for their family, their child needs prayers for survival back to normal.

I knew this person since infant.  

 Yesterday I was chatting with a…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 18, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Genealogy 101 with Randy, Shirley and Susi Free come learn even more about Genealogy.

Genealogy 101 with Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and Susi Pentico

 Our Workshop is set up and ready:  21 July at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3 pm.

  Save This Date for Gen. 102           Thursday  28 July,  at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library, 1-3…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2016 at 5:13pm — No Comments

New York Revisited by Shirley Becker presenting


 Event:  "New York, Revisited!"

 Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

 Location: Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane in Lemon Grove) from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

 Classes are Free.

Shirley will be bringing us up to date on her latest finds and knowledge about her home state.  She has given a talk in the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 10, 2016 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Have you heard of

     Have  you heard of  You may want to try it.  You can map and tell a family story all in one.

     I am working on making it work.    

     Maps are really critical keys in our research. I think I picked  up the information about it from Dick Eastman.

     But other things have happened and I did not get it posted right away.

     But it should be a lot of fun for most of you all.


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 26, 2016 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

Durbin Link page on our Eastern United States site. with married in names.

Durbin Link Page  Also are you aware that Durbin is  a variant of D'Orbin which comes from France and married DuVall.




Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 2, 2016 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Logsdon-Durbin Information

Logsdon Family notes 

Family lore has it that William Logsdon at about age 50 in approximately 1702 selected a young Irish lass, Honora O'Flynn to be his wife. It is

believed that Honora was kidnapped from Kerry County Ireland and brought

aboard ship against her will to become a wife of an unmarried planter

in Maryland. Later, a footnote in the "The Centenary of Catholicity

in Kentucky" by the Hon. Ben, J. Webb…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 28, 2016 at 5:33pm — No Comments



Copied 5 May 1974 by Joseph F. Floran -  the drawing is not drawn to scale. (See at end of census)Directions: Turn south from Scenery Hill, Penna. On Leg.…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 28, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Family History Day

What are you doing for Family History Day?  What are you doing for Family History Month in October?

Is your group looking at putting on a display or event? Will you be sharing data with others at the local Library?

Maybe your community puts on a big gala?  I am thankful that we try to recognize Family and History.

I hope you are too.  So maybe you should start planning for it now.  

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 4, 2016 at 6:35pm — No Comments




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