Monday, August 30, 2010

Preparing for the 2 October Seminar CVGS, Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista Genealogical Society

October is National Family History Month

Join us for our Special Annual Seminar
Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St., Chula Vista
Where Do We Go From Here?
Saturday, October 2nd, 9:00am to 4:30pm
GUEST SPEAKER: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD., MA CGsm
keynote address plus two additional 1 hour sessions
“Backdoor Genealogy” and “Moving from Paper to Electronic Records”

GUEST SPEAKER: Alfredo Pena, head genealogist for CorGoMiUri.
Mexican – Spanish Genealogy After the Conquistadors

Please register NOW!
Registration includes refreshments and catered lunch.
$25.00/Person until September 20, $30.00 thereafter.

For further information, contact Susi Pentico at (619-690-1188), or via email at
Or contact Virginia Taylor at (619-425-7922) or email at
Registration Form
Name __________________________________________ Amount Enclosed: ____________________________

Address _________________________________________ Names of persons attending for name tag: Please Print

________________________________________ ____________________________________
Email and/or telephone # ____________________________________
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Please Remit To:
Chula Vista Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA 91919-3024

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

5 Generation Charts- our Picnic was today -Sunday is Surnames

Great Day of 5 Generation Charts

Today we had a great turn out for 5 Generation Chart and Surname exchange day.

There was almost some one from every where on the wheel. I can think of only two places the
wheel hit that no one had kin that was there. But I know we have people whom have kin in
those regions also. :>)

Sunday, Gary Brock will be expounding on the surnames that were presented and telling where
they are from and what they mean as best as he can. Chula Vista Library 4th and F St. 12 to
3 P M.

It seems it was very hard for most to have a fully completed 5 Generation Chart. Many others
besides myself had 4 generations complete. I did not use the 5 Generation completed chart to
share today. Yes many of the female lines are very hard to track with accuracy.

It seems sad that we can not go back 5 full generations with completed data. I wonder how
much our grandparents knew that we did not learn that would solve this. Since we are talking
of their Grandparents.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

5 Generation Charts and our Picnic is tomorrow

5 Generation Charts and Annual Picnic

The picnic is tomorrow at the Elks Lodge in Chula Vista off Telegraph Canyon Rd.

Make sure you bring your 5 Generation Charts can be up to 7 generations so you may be using
two of them.

Many of us are doing a 4 Generation Chart twice easier to see and we will have
the 7 generations we are allowed to use.

If you have received new information make sure you have entered it onto the charts and
sited the source.

Remember this is bring a sack lunch and share in the games and fun. Also there will be
a White Elephant raffle. Not sure if we are doing a book sale.

Starts by 11 and ends around 2:00. Join Gary in the Wheel of Fortune for your family
surnames and find either new people to share research with or new kin or better yet both.

This will also show how much you learned at the 5 Generation Chart and Forms classes
Ruth did to help everyone.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Evening in Lemon Grove 19 August 2010

Today is Wednesday, mid of the week day, Hump Day, Words of Wisdom Day or Wordless Wednesday.

It also is Lemon Grove Research meeting day. 6 Pm Lemon Grove Library.

We will be sharing information on 5 Generation Charts and what they can accomplish for us in

genealogy. We are stressing these charts and others because they really tell you more than

you realize as you are filling them in or leaving blank holes.

I am going to show you a chart that Ruth Himan uses that was new to me and Gary Brock was

adding to it already. We shall share our research news and talk about if we have any goals

we set last year and if accomplishing any of them. Does setting goals help you to move

forward with your research?

See you this evening.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

5 Generation Chart Day Bonita Library, Bonita Ca

Greetings today Ruth Himan will be presenting data on Charts that are used in Genealogy. The main emphasis will be on the five generation chart that is used to complete the registration to join the society and to use at the yearly picnic 25 August at the Elks Lodge in Chula Vista.

Gary has created an awesome game to learn about our ancestors and regions they lived in or came from.

So come get your Charts knowledge and prepare to join us for our picnic in a couple of weeks.

1:30 to 4 PM Bonita Library, Bonita Rd, next to golf course and history museum.

Friday, August 13, 2010

5 Generation Charts and other Forms, join Ruth

Ruth HIman will be sharing her knowledge with you to fill out the charts and forms used by genealogists in their research.
The focus will be on the 5 Generation Chart for those who have not filled one out or will need to fill one out.
They are used to be part of the Game on 25 August at the Elks Lodge, CHula Vista, CA and to complete your application as a member of our society.

TIME 1:30 to 4:00 P M 4375 Bonita Rd, Bonita, Ca at the Bonita Library. August 14, 2010.

Come share in the fun. Meet more members and learn of other events.