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Chula Vista, California

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ZOOM - CVGS General Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ZOOM - virtual General Meeting
  • 70


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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"Old Sacramento,

Miss Odessa's Medical Idioms,

and a Pop Quiz"

Presented by: Carole Sobke

Due to concern about the corona virus, the city of Chula Vista has closed all libraries.

All CVGS meetings are cancelled at these facilities until further notice. As soon as we have any updates, our members will be notified.

So, join us this month for our general meeting on ZOOM virtual meeting with Carole Sobke presenting.

If you are not already receiving invitations to our ZOOM meetings please contact Randy Seaver at: and request your invitation.

This month's program is a short history of the founding of Sacramento, the early flooding problems, with a few of her ancestor’s experiences included, and the founding of the Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Miss Odessa, a docent from the Sacramento History Museum, will be talking about the background of some of the medical idioms. If there is time, there will be a quiz on some of the early and strange names for medical ailments. So be prepared with a pencil and paper nearby!

Carole is a fourth-generation San Diegan – her paternal great-grandfather, J.H. Frederick Heilbron, a German immigrant, settled in San Diego in February 1888 and opened the first cold-storage butcher shop in downtown San Diego called Superior Market. Being German, he also had F. Heilbron Saloon and Bottling Works, also in downtown San Diego. Her first four years were spent in Mission Hills, then they moved to Point Loma. She graduated from Point Loma High school, then attended San Diego State, San Diego City College and Grossmont College at various stages of her life! Carole was the bookkeeper for her father’s business (Heilbron Electrical Co.) and her husband’s business (Adams Auto Parts). She spent 20 years in the Technical Services department at Grossmont College.

Over the years she has had several hobbies - antique cars were so much fun! Currently, she collects antique and studio art clothing buttons, collects ephemera from the 1915/1916 Panama-California Exposition and the 1935/36 California Pacific International Exposition (both grandfathers were involved), delves into genealogy and writes family biographies and stories - the good, the bad and the ugly. She has also done knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, cruel embroidery, quilting and currently she makes cross-stitch greeting cards.

Attendance is free but only 100 seat are available so please register soon.

Chula Vista



P.O. Box 3024
Chula Vista, CA  91909

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