Friday, November 12, 2010

Research Group Summary - 10 November 2010

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group met on Wednesday, 10 November at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library.  There were eight members and guests in attendance.

Randy started the meeting with introductions around the table, and then announced the upcoming November CVGS activities, and the need to complete the Member and Program Surveys.  Several attendees filled them out during the meeting.  The round table discussion included:

*  Ruth wondered about copyright issues for her January talk and her forthcoming book.  The group suggested that she use a release form for text or images she wants to use in the talk handout and the book.

*  Helen found an obituary for her brother that said he had 11 grandchildren, but Helen knew of only five.  It turned out that they were counting children of spouses of the children.  She added the information to her database for clarity.

*  Sylvia found wrong information in an Member Tree and wants to correct it.  She will try to contact the submitter.

*  Shirley found family papers (dated 1927) in her file that contained four generations of her Sweet family data, including Bible pages that included a great-grandmother's maiden name.  However, one sheet claimed a Revolutionary War Pension File for her Benjamin Sweet (born ca 1780) that must be conflated with another Benjamin Sweet. 

*  Virginia reviewed, and the index for the Southwest Pennsylvania newsletter for information about her Robert Dunlop of Washington County PA, with no luck whatsoever.

*  JoAnn talked to her aunt, who sent her research done by an uncle 40 years ago, but it was lost in the mail (empty and torn envelope).  We suggested that she contact the Post Office to see if they can be found. 

*  Gary is investigating the persons in the will of Timothy Roff that mentions many nieces and nephews, including his (?) Solomon Roff. 

*  Randy discussed his trip to Salt Lake City, and the two days in the Family History Library where he found Whittle baptism, marriage and burial data in English parish registers, searched for Vaux land records in Marshall County, Kansas, and the Revolutionary War damage claims in New Jersey.

The next meeting of the Research Group will be on Wednesday, 8 December at 12 noon in the Conference Room at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library.

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