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

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Saturday Workshop

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902
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Chula Vista Genealogical Society  Saturday Workshop:

Welcome To 2019

Presented by: Patricia “Diane” Godinez

Family History has been a part of my life for over 42 years. I started out with two yellow pages of names of relatives in England.

When they died, they left no one to inherit their estate. Eventually it turned out that my mother and perhaps a few of her cousins, would be able to have something small with which to remember this couple. I don’t know their names but their legacy to me was the enjoyment and thrill of seeking after many others on my family tree.

I first learned how to do research in classes at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I enjoyed their program of PAF/Personal Ancestry File and looking at microfiche and microfilm in their local family history libraries. I perfected my skills by attending family history fairs, joining numerous groups, reading books, traipsing thru cemeteries, doing DNA tests on family members, traveling to Mexico and Canada, and by being a teacher of beginner genealogy classes.

I have had great luck in connecting with young and old by interviewing in person and writing letters or emails when distance was a factor. I like to think out of the box. My pleasure has been in helping others to find their own connections.

My special talents seem to be in taking pictures, keeping journals, making posters, and remembering to share genealogical findings with others. It also helps that I have a love for the Spanish language and world history. I have since added the study of Romanian and Italian.

I look forward to an afternoon of sharing information and experiences with my fellow members and invited guests of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society.

This event is FREE to attend.  Please register to attend this workshop on the CVGS web page -- -- on the Events tab so that we can plan for seating, handouts and refreshments.

Please be prompt.

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

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