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, February 26, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
  • 148


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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"North and South of The Border and Beyond"

Presented by: Diane Godinez

Patrícia Diane Godinez has returned for a second installment of researching and using She will bring an update on numerous families and present some new “cousins” from Canada, Mexico, and Other Places. She likes to think of herself as a DNA Queen with various people, related and not, from 23andMe. Some of her brickwalls have apparently dissolved while others have taken their place.

Patrícia “Diane” started researching in 1977 when she was pregnant with the third of her four sons. She worked for years on her husband Ramon’s Hispanic family tree and for many years taught Beginning Hispanic Genealogy, until a major breakthrough on her own lines. In two trips to Canada, with 9/11 interrupting the start of the second trip, and a wait of 30 days, she managed to obtain the long form of her birth certificate. Finally she learned the names of her paternal grandparents.

They were listed as Archibald Longhurst and Lulu Squires. Such unusual names she thought and very easy to find. Not quite true.

But within the year, Patricia was back in Canada and face to face with her father, Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst, and his second family. Since finding and losing her Canadian siblings, Patricia has gone on to helping others to find their lost family members on different continents; North and South America, Europe, and Australia.

Come learn how to think out of the box and break down walls with the help of DNA, determination, and a lot of emails to distant cousins.

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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