Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 5/9 - Susan Pentico on "Lost Colony of Virginia"

The Monthly Meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society will be Saturday, May 9th, at 12 noon at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd in San Diego, just south of Jackson Drive).

The program presentation will be ‘The Lost Colony of Virginia’ with Susan Pentico. The program summary is:

The Lost Colony is about Roanoke Island in Virginia in the late 1500’s when England and Spain were arguing over the ownership of America. It involves a specific group of people that were supposed to have landed elsewhere and what happened to them after their arrival at Roanoke Island.

The scientific community has taken a great interest in this group of people because it appears that the survivors were taken in by local Indians and their lineage is still waiting to be discovered.

If you have VA, NC, SC, etc. ancestry, this talk may help explain why their history has been so elusive. Handouts on The Lost Colony Genealogy and their DNA Research Group will be most informative as will a list of subject surnames. Find out how DNA research may be the missing link to finding your possible ancestors.

The speaker's CV:

Susan Pentico has been actively pursuing historical and medical genealogy since a young child in 1960, prompted by a family medical condition. She has been involved with numerous genealogical groups over the years including board positions with the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, host of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Golden Gate Forum and currently the Genealogy Look-Up Forum
at Rootsweb. She is also a member of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego, the New England Genealogical and Historical Society, Ohio Genealogy Society, Genealogical Society of Southwest Pennsylvania, Cornerstone
Genealogy Society of Greene Co. PA and SDGS.

In addition to giving talks on medical genealogy, census searches, brick walls and photography, she also teaches classes twice a month at the Lemon Grove Library. A native of Wyoming, Susan moved to California at an early age. Married to a Iowa farm boy and retired sailor, she is the mother of five with ten grandchildren.

I hope to see many of you at the SDGS meeting this Saturday!

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