Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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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

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
  • 132


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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

“Hidden in Plain View”

Presented by: Judith Helton

Sometimes history is profound and recorded by endless sources but in regards to the Underground Railroad, as it was called during the Civil War, historians and genealogists have had to seek out proof and find descendants of those who are willing to share stories.

Although she will be talking about the book Hidden in Plain View, there will be references to other books. In her presentation, Judith will include some actual quilts as well as information and examples of some of the early African quilt designs. Some slaves passed down an understanding of this important historical movement. However, some historians are skeptical about the possibility of slaves and abolitionists using quilts as a form of communication.

As a longtime resident of the South Bay, Judith has been immersed in genealogy since 1967 when her grandfather gave her a small journal written by her grandmother, Pearl Hoffman McComb. Inspired by her grandmother, in retirement Judith took up quilting and is part of a dedicated group that creates historical and contemporary quilts, and hopes some of hers will be preserved as family history.

Following the presentation by our guest speaker there will be raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship to complete the program.

Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.

Attendance is free

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

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