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 30, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Library, South Branch, Marketplace
  • 135


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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

“Researching in Historical Newspapers

Presented by: Randy Seaver

Please Note: This meeting will be held at:

Chula Vista Library, South Branch, Marketplace

389 Orange Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Newspapers are a vital historical resource for genealogy researchers. However, they are an underutilized resource, even with more newspapers coming online as searchable digital images.

Newspapers offer all sorts of gems for genealogy and family history researchers. We can use them to unlock the stories of our ancestors, as well as learn more about the time and place in which they lived.

In this presentation, Randy will describe the information types that can be found in historical newspapers; where you can find information about which newspapers have been published in a specific locality; and where you can find historical newspapers in print, on microfilm, or in digital image collections. He will describe how he has solved some of his genealogy mysteries using historical newspapers.

Randy Seaver is a San Diego native, a graduate of San Diego State, and a former aerospace engineer at Rohr in Chula Vista. He started chasing dead ancestors in 1988 and has built a family tree with about 55,000 persons. He has been a member of CVGS since 1992, and is currently a member of NEHGS and SDGS. He has written several books about his own family history, and blogs about his genealogy world daily on Genea-Musings (

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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