Friday, October 13, 2017

October 11th CVGS Research Group Review

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group meeting on 11 October had 14 attendees.

In the first hour, Randy provided information on:

*  "Finding Your Roots" series has started on PBS on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. Pacific time.

*  "Genealogy News Bytes" published on Tuesday and Friday on

*  Best of the Genea-Blogs is published each Sunday on

*  He defined his "Genealogy Work Flow Using RootsMagic TreeShare"

In the second hour, the attendees discussed their successes and challenges, including:

*  Diane Googled an ancestor, Eliza (Mansbridge) Burton, and found a Find A Grave memorial with her photograph and family information.

*  Virginia's great-grandfather was in a Civil War database on that provided his regiment history and information about the siege at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

*  Helen's brother received a request for a DNA sample from a researcher working on World War II Normandy Beach soldiers.  Her uncle died in the assault in an explosion on the beach, and a report on him was sent by the researcher.

*  Jean T. found a photograph of her ancestor Richard Dramsfield in an Ancestry Member Tree.

*  Nancy is trying to find a death record for her relative, Sanford A. Painter (1894-1918).  She thought he had died in Texas.  A search on Ancestry found him with a New York death record, and entries in two Ancestry Member Trees which provided the mother's maiden name.

*  Linda went to Salt Lake city for three days researching her Hispanic ancestry at the Family History Library.  She learned how to use the FamilySearch Family Tree, FHL catalog, microfilms and digital microfilm.  She also has an AncestryDNA test result and wants to get her Legacy Family Tree into an Ancestry Member Tree in order to get DNA matches with other testers.  The group suggested creating a GEDCOM file of her Legacy database and uploading it to an Ancestry Mermber Tree, then identifying herself associated with the AncestryDNA test.

The next CVGS Research Group will be on Wednesday, 8 November at 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street, Chula Vista CA 91910).  

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