Category Archives: Other

Off the Charts : Presenting Ancestors’ STories (PAST) meets 3rd Wednesdays via Zoom @ 1:30 pm

We are a genealogy group for people who like to think outside the box and beyond the chart. We exchange support for our work and excitement about how we’re sharing it. Our meetings include topics and speakers on writing, crafts, photo projects, organization, trips, reunions, issues, and much more.

Wednesday August 17th @ 1:30-3:30 ==> Contact Kathy knielsen68@gmail.com or Karen 917-2042 for Zoom meeting details.

This Month: “Sharing stories of Ancestor’s Journeys”

My goodness do we have a great meeting today!! Thirteen of our members have volunteered to show n tell with photos and stories of their ancestors’ journeys. This topic definitely resonated with all of us. We will share the thirteen that contacted us first. If we have extra time we will share stories from those who might want to add a story. If we have more stories to share, we will continue Part 2 next month during our updates. Thank you Gail for coming up with a wonderful topic,,,one that definitely appealed to many. I look forward to seeing you today and hearing your stories.

Every meeting includes a chance to connect, ask questions, and update genealogy friends on your latest discoveries or roadblocks. We also have an opportunity to receive inspiration from others and to help.

The Family History Center in Seaside is now open on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, and people are coming in.

Gary Carlsen, one of the volunteer Librarians, reported we once had 14 Librarians, and now have 2. Volunteer positions are available.

Gary stated that the Monterey Public Library has Ancestry.com available, as do the Monterey County Free Libraries, and that his first Ancestry subscription cost $26 in 1990.

The Family History Center has Ancestry.com of course, for free, as well as training with FamilySearch.org.

Off the Charts : Presenting Ancestors’ STories (PAST) meets 3rd Wednesdays via Zoom @ 1:30 pm

We are a genealogy group for people who like to think outside the box and beyond the chart. We exchange support for our work and excitement about how we’re sharing it. Our meetings include topics and speakers on writing, crafts, photo projects, organization, trips, reunions, issues, and much more.

Wednesday June 15th @ 1:30-3:30 ==> Contact Kathy knielsen68@gmail.com or Karen 917-2042 for Zoom meeting details.

This Month: “Cemeteries; Mysterious Resources and Artistic Family Treasures”

This month’s special topic will be “Cemeteries; Mysterious Resources and Artistic Family Treasures”. Caroline Miller will show her discoveries, and others are welcome to share their experiences. Please send photos to Kathy at least a day ahead, if you’ve got a picture to share.

Every meeting includes a chance to connect, ask questions, and update genealogy friends on your latest discoveries or roadblocks. We also have an opportunity to receive inspiration from others and to help.

We will NOT meet in July.

A Sideview Quickie Observation

When you view the Ethnicity breakdown by parents, be careful in your interpretation to others. The system can only show parts that you inherited! It is accurately split by side, but it is only showing the 50% that you received and retained from that parent.

A given parent had 50% of something else that isn’t showing and we don’t know what that is unless you test your parent.

Perhaps my Dad was 50% Prince and my Mom was 50% Princess and I only inherited the Leprechaun-ish stuff.

Finda Grave is being a bit tacky!

Roberta Estes is on the warpath again about Find a Grave and their way of incentivizing the creation of new grave sites. In particular, the Uvadle, TX kids haven’t even been buried yet and still their names are showing up in Find a Grave.

Ancestry . com owns Find a Grave and Roberta wants us to push and prod to get things changed. For example, stop showing how many sites a volunteer has created. There are good ideas here. Her blog post is worth a read. Click below:

CGSL is Calling All Writers

The California Genealogical Society invites writers to submit articles to be considered for publication in our magazine, The California Nugget. The Nugget is published twice yearly, in spring and fall. We carry a wide variety of genealogical articles by both amateur and professional genealogists.

Articles usually fall into one of three categories: the story of a California ancestor; longer feature articles involving genealogical research; and methodology (DNA, skill-building, research tips), or about a particular archive or repository. Except for articles on methodology, the submissions should have some connection with California history or genealogy. We accept items as short as 750 words or up to several thousand words, depending on the subject.

Complete submission guidelines can be found under the “Publications” tab at our website, www.californiaancestors.org.

Articles may be submitted by email to: nugget@californiaancestors.org

For questions, please email the editors at  nugget@californiaancestors.org