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

Committees

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

ZOOM - CVGS General Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • ZOOM - virtual General Meeting
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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"What the Heck Does That Say? Overcoming the Challenge of Difficult Handwriting” 

Presented by: Pam Vestal

All CVGS in-person meetings have been cancelled until further notice. The Libraries are now open to limited use and the Society is in the process of arranging use of rooms for our meetings. Until those arrangements are finalized we will continue to meet on ZOOM.

So, join us this month on ZOOM for our general meeting with:

Pam Vestal

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


One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in genealogy is the seemingly illegible handwriting in our ancestors’ records. Whether you struggle to navigate colonial penmanship that doesn’t even look like English or wrestle with contemporary documents that are poorly written, a few good strategies can make all the difference. We’ll look at more than 20 techniques to help you figure out what the chicken scratches on the page say as well as what the style of writing might reveal about our ancestors.

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the FGS's Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast. Pam specializes in conducting genealogical research and then turning that information into illustrated stories that even non-genealogists can enjoy.


Register on the CVGS website for this meeting and look for the email with the Zoom meeting link on/about 3 days and again on 1 day before the event.

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

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


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