Chula Vista Genealogical Society

                                       We Dig Our Ancestors

Society Board

President: Karen Smith

1st VP, Programs: Terri Seat

2nd VP, Membership: Arlene Watters

Secretary: Daryl Hern

Treasurer: Sam Seat


Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

DNA Group: Randy Seaver

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: OPEN

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gil Leon-Guerrero

CVGS General Meeting - March 2015

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
The Chula Vista Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our General Meeting.  

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew:  

"Land Records and Homesteading"

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew PLCGS is a frequent speaker in Southern California. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and various societies in areas where she does research.  She is a Board member and incoming President for the Association of Professional Genealogists, Southern California Chapter, past President of the California State Genealogical Alliance and past-President and current Board member of the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California (GSNOCC).  Her business, California Cousins: Family History Research Services is online at

Across the Prairie: Land Records in the Public Land States

Land records form the largest group of records for our ancestors and often leave the only clues to marriages, deaths, and relationships. By the mid 1800’s it is estimated that up to 90% of white males in the United States owned land. When records were destroyed, land records were the first to be recreated leading to land records where no other records exist.

Where do you find land records? What is the difference between State Land States and Federal Land States? Did our ancestor receive Bounty Land? Was he or she a homesteader? How can you find out where the land your ancestor owned is today? All these questions and more will be answered.

The meeting starts at noon with light refreshments followed by a presentation by our guest speaker.

Attendance is free

Mailing Address: PO Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA  91909

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