Wing Family of America

Matthew Wing is my 11th great grandfather, born in England in about 1549. His son John Wing never made it to America because he died too young. But his daughter-in-law, Deborah Bachiler, widow of John Wing, did come to America with her father and her four sons.

I found a website called the Wing Family of America. They have a house/museum in Massachusetts, and a website with information about the Wing Family ancestry. They have a book on their online gift shop which is a family tree of the first five generations of the Wing Family in America. I found some information there, and will use it to find more info, hopefully even original records! I encourage you to check it out. What a great find with lots of information about an important ancestor.

I hope to travel to Massachusetts for the Mayflower 400th Anniversary; if I do, I hope to visit the Wing Fort House while I’m there.

The Wing ancestry leads to Smith and then Reed, and is ancestors on my mother’s side.

Board of Directors for SCGS

The election results are in, and I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS). I have attended the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree for years, and attended some of their general membership meetings, as I am a member.

Since I am currently studying with the ProGen 37 group, one of the things we’re learning is to get more involved with things genealogy. Otherwise, I don’t think I would have considered running for the Board. But I did, I was elected, and now it’s time for me to get a little more involved. I don’t yet know what that means, but I have some ideas, and I’ll figure it out as I go.

More info about SCGS can be found here. Membership is a good thing, even if it’s just for their webinars. Free to attend a webinar as it is live, but members get access to every single one stored in the archives! And I hope to see YOU at Jamboree 2019!

SLIG 2018

In January 2018, I attended the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and I loved it! I took the class “Taking Your Research to the Next Level” with Paula Stuart-Warren. It was the right class for me. Some stuff I already knew, but I also learned a lot. Well worth it. To learn more about Paula, check out her website. She teaches this class at other locations also.

We also had guest instructors, including Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List and we learned a lot about technology and the Hidden Web. My search skills, already good, improved!

Also had several classes with Debra Mieszala, CG; check out her website.

I plan on attending again next year. January is a good time for me to travel to Salt Lake City, as it is usually a slow time for my usual work.

While in Salt Lake City, I found a great many new records in my own research for my family! Those findings and others will be posted here on my blog, so check back!

Mark