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 - April 2015

  • Wednesday, April 29, 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 for:     


Donie Nelson Presenting:

"Family Stories - Secrets, Lies and Surprises"


Donie Nelson has been researching her Swedish/English/Scots-Irish/Spanish heritage since 1979. For over 30 years Donie worked in the entertainment industry developing motion pictures and television projects and she brings this knowledge of storytelling to her work as a consultant who assists researchers with editing, writing and publishing their family histories. She is a past president of the Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society and coordinated the publication of their book: Abbot Kinney’s Venice of America. In partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library and the Southern California Genealogical Society Donie created a monthly genealogical workshop program entitled Genealogy Garage which is held monthly in the History & Genealogy Dept. of the LAPL. More than 350 researchers attend this workshop annually. She is currently the editor of a national quarterly journal for Hispanic researchers and specializes in establishing outreach programs for genealogical societies—to date she has established four monthly research programs in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. She has served on the board of the California State Genealogical Alliance and the Southern California Genealogical Society. She is a founding member of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California Chapter, where she served six terms as President and served seven years on the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America national board of directors.

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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