Sunday, June 26, 2011

CVGS Program Meeting on 29 June - Susi Pentico on "Migration Patterns"

The June program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) will be Wednesday, 29 June, at 12 noon at the Chula Vista South Branch Library (389 Orange Avenue) in the Conference Room.

After a society business meeting, CVGS member Susi Pentico will present "Migration Patterns."

Migration patterns from Europe to the American colonies, and then migration within the United States as the country developed, are important to know for genealogical research. Wars and conflicts that created mass movements across the oceans and across North America, and Native-American displacement by the colonists and settlers, moving from their traditional homelands to faraway lands, will be discussed.

Migration trails make a big difference when one is attempting to find elusive ancestors. The “lay of the land” is important to determine migration paths. This presentation will also discuss the types of travel used at various times and in different regions.

Susi Pentico has been a family historian, researcher and genealogist for more than 40 years. She started at the age of 12 with her Grandfather telling her stories while sitting on the old hay baler in Platte County, Wyoming. His daughter, her mom, was already doing research, and the stories he told just made Susi want to learn more and more about her family. When her first child was gravely ill, Susi's interest in her in-law's family was spurred. Susi is especially interested in Medical Genealogy, and in the North Carolina Lost Colony studies and related DNA studies.

Currently the Education Chairperson of CVGS, Susi believes that our youth are our future, and education for everyone is key. After teaching online genealogy on the "Golden Gate Forum" on AOL, she taught on the Genealogy Forum, including a full month Family History event online. Susi is currently working with as a chat host once a week. She is a member of several other local, regional and national societies (NGS,NEHGS, OGS (Ohio), Southwest Pennsylvania, etc.).    

Please note that this program is at the Chula Vista South Branch Library at 389 Orange Avenue (corner of Fourth Avenue) in the Conference Room, near the west door off the library parking lot.

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