Saturday, June 15, 2013

Research Group Summary - 12 May 2013

The June meeting of the CVGS Research Group on 12 June 2013 had 12 attendees.  We met in the Auditorium this month.

In the first hour, Randy discussed:

* the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree, and passed the syllabus books around;
* the Story View feature on Ancestry Member Trees;
*  finding Record Matches on MyHeritage;
*  using RootsMagic 6 to add content to the FamilySearch Family Tree;
*  the modified FamilySearch web pages;
*  finding Massachusetts Land Records on FamilySearch;
*  the Mastering Genealogical Proof book (and passed it around), and the DearMYRTLE MGP Study Group that starts on 16 June.

In the second hour, the attendees discussed:

*  Karen used the free access to Military Records on Ancestry over Memorial Day to find records for her cousin who took the movie of the flag being raised on Iwo Jima in 1944.  He died on Iwo Jima, received a Purple Heart and Navy Cross, was discussed in the book Flags of Our Fathers, and in an article in Parade magazine.  She is also checking records in the National Archives.

*  Diane has been working with John, and has been able to find five generations of ancestry on her mother's side of the family.  Her father's side is Italian, and she has three known generations there.

*  Shirley received a Record Match on MyHeritage, which gave a spouse's name for one of her Dutch ancestors in New York.

*  Joanna found a Find A Grave memorial for one of her relatives, and wondered how to request a photograph.  We found the memorial, and showed her how to request the photograph.

*  Susi is researching George Alexander (born in Georgia in 1821) for her daughter-in-law.  He had two older brothers born in North Carolina.  She found their mother's name, Martha, but can't find their father's name.  She is looking in land, probate and confederate pension records in Georgia and North Carolina for leads.

*  Helen received her 23andMe results, and asked how to see them and analyze them.  We used Randy's results as the example, going to the website and looking at the "Ancestry Composition" page (under the "My Results" tab) and the Family Inheritance page (under the "Ancestry Tools" item under the "My Results" tab) information.

The next meeting of the CVGS Research Group will be at 12 noon to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, 10 July 2013, in the Conference Room of the Chula Vista Civic center Branch Library (365 F Street in Chula vista).

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