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Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico's Blog – July 2012 Archive (9)

Listing a Group of Blog's, Websites, that may be of Interest

 Look for Educational Information  for the society, thought sharing here may help others with their research.

 Researching German Ancestors - Guide to German Genealogy…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 31, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Why Groups Tend to Falter

Why Groups Tend to Falter

Oh yes, they do falter, get stale and some even disappear. But why does this happen, we ask ourselves?

There is a multitude of reasons for this to happen, whether intentional or not, it can sneak up behind you and you do not even know your going to be hit.

I recall a President saying," we are at 65 members and slowly going backwards, what do we need to do to stop this?"

The many people at that board table…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 26, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The News is Out. Sutro Library to Open

From: Kohnke, Diana a href="">>

Date: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Subject: Re: Sutro Opening


Dear Researchers and Friends of the Sutro Library,

I am so very pleased to announce that we will be opening the Sutro Library

on Wednesday, August 1st. Our hours will be Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM.

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All of us here at the Sutro are truly grateful for the patience you…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 20, 2012 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

Blogging and It's Challenges

Blogging and It's Challenges

Blogging can bring families together that were not aware the other existed.  Blogging sometimes makes people say please do not write about my family. Please, yes respect their wishes. 

Blogging is almost like a diary for some. They record their adventures as they move along. 

Blogging definitely has it's challenges. Some days we win and some days we lose. We all have our own set opinions on how to blog, what to blog…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 16, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Interesting Thing Happened on the Way to Blogging

  Interesting things happen when one blogs.  Someone said," use phrases that catch the eye and the mind, get the readers attention."  But my mind obviously does not work the way others do and it leaves some readers very confused, so I am told.  

I mentioned in the last blog having a home for your research questions to go to, to roost. To help you wind your way through the maze of documents and data and information that is today presented to a family historian or…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

More Society TidBits

  More Society Tidbits.

 Here is hoping that most of you have found a home to call home in Genealogy for a Society.  Whether it is a National Society or the local one down the road.  Maybe a Historical Society that fills the space for that region would be good also.  Many start as Historical and branch off to become Genealogical.

 A Society can so help you in your research: Surname files, 5 Generation Charts, Pedigree sheets, Family Group Sheets, Compiled…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Societies that are Expanded and the new Needs they Find.

  Societies that are expanded and the new needs they find for their society. This topic came up on a sidebar at our board meeting yesterday.  When the society is 65 people and under, almost everyone can remember everyone and share tidbits and make all comfortable.  When a society reaches over the point and is reaching the 80's, 90's and above, one has to make some changes. We learned that a Greeter at the door is very beneficial to the society. It helps to make the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 7, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Sharing Information by -- Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA 5 different things to do at the FGS 2012 Conference


  Sharing Information written by  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. Paula thank you for this information. 

  It echos my sentiments and is well stated. 

  At Burbank Jamboree this year I did this very thing. As Educational Chairperson of our society, I felt I needed to 

  bring back as much information as I could to help our members doing their research.  Having attended new speakers,

  learning new search methods, and shared ideas with others…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Adoption Records

  Just opened my mail to learn that Rhode Island has opened up the Adoption Records for people over 25 years of age.

  I know a touchy subject but recently learned almost every family or so it seems has adoption  lurking in it's  background.

  Does not mean any one was bad or not  liked or mean, it just means that some times it was felt that others could do a       do  a better job or they had no way to support or keep you as a person.

   I do not…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 2, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

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