Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Society Board

President: Karen Smith

1st VP: OPEN

2nd VP: Carrie Holleron

Secretary: Ana Castro

Treasurer: Karen Polk

Committees

Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

DNA Group: Randy Seaver

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  OPEN

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings: Carole Sobke

Webmaster: Gary Brock

CVGS General Meeting

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
  • 130

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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"20 Places to Find a Maiden Name"

Presented by: Gena Philibert-Ortega

What’s her maiden name????” is the question I get asked the most. Knowing where to find it is half the battle. In this presentation we will look at 20 documents that provide a woman’s maiden name and discuss strategies for uncovering it.

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research (Moorshead Publishing) and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree.

She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank blog. She is a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the National Genealogical Society Conference, the Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, the Geo-Literary Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.

Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture. 


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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