LINKS The monthly Journal of the
SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
THE DECEMBER 20th MEETING
Jim and Terry Willard will return to tell of “The civilized internet for Genealogists.” Since 1960, Terry and Jim have been teaching students from age of 5 to 95. From 1995-2000, they served as co-hosts for the popular PBS Television series Ancestors.
THE DECEMBER MENU
The menu for December is Chicken salad on a croissant with a side salad, or a large chef salad without meat, assorted dressings and a roll with butter. For dessert, we will enjoy our traditional Holiday Bread Pudding. Yum, Yum.
PLANNING AHEAD FOR 2012
Jan. 18 – Donna Murray “The Name Game"
(surnames, nicknames and
Feb. 21 – Debra Fleming, “Newspaper
Resource; following the lead”
Mar. 20 – Donna Mouhty, an Irish program
Apr. 17 – Jean Morris, “Migration by river
and canal from PA, NY, VA and MD
to the west.
May 15 – Ann Mohr Osisek, “Out of the
Census: into the book stacks” –
using library sources.
Due to early voting at SBGS for the Florida Presidential Primary, our January luncheon has been moved to the Royal Palm Restaurant at Little Harbor.
BEWARE THE TRANSCRIPTION
Ye Old Editor’s mother’s name was meant to be UARDA, from the heroine in a book her mother enjoyed. Her birth certificate spelled it VARDA and it appears on my FamilySearch record as WANDA. No wonder Professional Genealogists charge so much.
TREESTONES … are basically grave markers in the shape of a tree. They were derived from the Victorian rusticity movement, and at one time could be ordered from Sears Roebuck.
WHEN GENEALOGY BECOMES POPULAR
Newspapers published genealogical columns. Family historians browsed libraries and collected the names and dates of ancestors from tombstones in cemeteries. Soon, genealogical research trickled down to the upper middle class and became the popular hobby it is today.
Extracted and adapted from Genealogy Today
= WHERE WE CAME FROM
The extent to which modern Europeans are descended from these early farmers, versus the indigenous hunter-gatherers who settled the continent thousands of years previously, is a matter of heated debate. But, the latest research leans towards the idea that most of Europe's residents (our ancestors) descended from the stone-age hunters
The latest genome analyses show that each of us inherited up to 4% of the Neanderthal genome. This implies interbreeding, which is going to make your research even more difficult. How far back do you want to go?
WHY WE DO
WHY IS IT?
We hear a lot about the Mayflower and the pride of its descendants, but little about the Jamestown community. The Jamestown settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607, 13 years before the Mayflower crowd. Both groups were about the same size, 102 for the Mayflower and 105 Jamerstowners.
Several SBGS members are decedents from the Mayflower and belong to the Mayflower Society, but we don’t know of any local members of the Jamestown Society. Is this a matter of PR or what?
surf to goo.gl/X4QEN to find a list of online Irish genealogy sites
Ancestry.com has announced Footnote.com is being retargeted as a military history website and is renaming it fold3.com. The Fold3 name is derived from the third fold in a traditional military flag folding ceremony.
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