Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CVGS Computer Group Review - 15 February 2012

The 15 February meeting of the CVGS Computer Group had only eight attendees, but we had some genealogy fun.

Randy reviewed the SSDI issue, the 1940 U.S. Census Indexing project, the San Diego City Directories added to, the Pennsylvania Death Records (1906-1961) available at the Pennsylvania Archives, and Megan Smolenyak's book Hey! America! Your Roots Are Showing.

Virginia has had computer problems with a virus that slowed her system down and prevented some actions.  She eventually called AVG (anti-virus software company) and the technician took over her computer and corrected the problems over most of a day.

Jaye is researching her ancestors Thomas and Loretta Halley and wondered if more could be found about their ancestry.  Several researchers went looking in databases and found information for her from and  Several census records, and death records, were printed out for her.

Joanna's computer is not working, so she wanted help finding information about her ancestor Homer Williams and his ancestry.  She thought that his father was Homer Williams, but we found her Homer (born in 1909 in Buffalo NY) as a son of Bruce and Lillian Williams in the 19190, 1920 and 1930 census records.

Other attendees noted that they learned something about searching with wild cards and birth date/birth place filters by watching the searches performed on Ancestry and FamilySearch.

The next meeting of the CVGS Computer Group will be on Wednesday, 14 March at 12 noon in the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library Computer Lab.

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