Chula Vista Genealogical Society

                                       We Dig Our Ancestors

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:  OPEN

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Web Admin: Gil Leon-Guerrero



Post articles and announcements that might be of interest to our members here.

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In defense of our country I wish this lady's talk was viral and the whole USA heard it.   She talked about diseases and the devastation that they have caused our country since pre Civil War. 

    She was excellent and wow can her information help you learn why you may have blanks in your research and maybe the places one should look for answers.

    Infections Diseases in 19th Century America Part 1 

    Bacterial Diseases in the Civil War that impacted the Civil War.

     By Barbara B Hemmingsen

    Shirley Becker was as impressed as I was. 

    Mary was very excited because one of the counties she has worked extensively is one Mary is digging. 

    Thank  You  Barbara B Hemmingsen.

  • Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Will be presenting some things about that  you may find interesting.

     If time permits my cousin has sent  me a file on other places to do research.

      She covers Tennessee and hope to soon get data shared with you all, also.

      My just changed their system in the last two days so we will all have fun together.  Bring laptop, Ipad, or working device .

     I am no where near as good as our last presenter but will share some neat things that this site does for genealogists. or

  • Monday, January 30, 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IS anyone interested in going?    We could make i t an over night if interested.

    Please contact me if interested. ASAP

  • Monday, January 30, 2017 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Southern CA Genealogical Society

    [CA-SCGS] What's Happening at the SCGS Library in February 2017?

    Posted: 25 Jan 2017 04:15 PM PST

    Kick-start your 2017 family research by participating in one of the many Special Interest Group meetings, Free Lectures, and Research Assistance opportunities happening at the SCGS Library in Burbank in January.

    February 1           French Canadian Research Assistance

    February 4           GSHA-SC General Meeting

    February 4           TMG User Group Meeting

    February 5           United Daughters of the Confederacy

    February 8           French Canadian Research Assistance

    February 11         Lunch and Learn

    February 11         African American Interest Group

    February 12         Writers Interest Group

    February 12         Family Tree Maker's User Group

    February 13         Legacy Family Tree User Group

    February 15         French Canadian Research Assistance

    February 18         German Interest Group

    February 19         RootsMagic User Group

    February 21         Hispanic Tuesday (Research Assistance)

    February 22         French Canadian Research Assistance

    February 25         SCC APG Mini-PMC

    February 29         DNA Interest Group Meeting

    Schedules are subject to change. Please check the SCGS calendar for the latest information.

    Southern California Genealogical Society

    & Family Research Library

    417 Irving Drive

    Burbank, California 91504

    Cross street Glenoaks

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OCCGS is proud to present...

    A Day of DNA with CeCe Moore

    Saturday, March 4, 2017
    Huntington Beach Central Library

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2017 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Members and friends,

    This week's presentation will be ~ Identifying & Researching Your Ancestors’ Who Served in the Military - Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4195 Camino Del Rio South, 7:00 - 8:00 pm., The objective of this presentation is to research the vital dates on your pedigree chart,census and death records to identify your ancestors who may have served in the military.



    Margaret Lewis ~ President 

    San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group 

    P.O. Box 741956 

    San Diego, California 92174-1956 

    Home (619) 262-5810 - Cell (619) 507-7676


    Tell me and I forget . . . Teach me and I remember . . . Involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin 

    Those who care nothing about their ancestors will rarely achieve anything worthy of being remembered by their descendents . . . I want to be remembered so I'm researching the following surnames - 

    Bell, Bolling, Brown, Burnett, Clerk, Cuthbert, Gordy, Grant, Greville, Grice, Griffin, Gurden, Hamilton, Hearn/Hearne, Hewitt, Horn/Horne, Hurt, Mathews, Montique, Moore, Newbell/Newbill, Patterson, Peterson, Parker, Paxson/Paxton/Paxon, Pownall, Purcell, Rasberry, Ray, Roberts, Rogers, Rudd, Salbury, Sanders, Ship/Shipp, Simcock, Sims/Simms, Simmons, Small, Smith,Taylor, Thomas, Tue, Vance, Vaughn, Wain, Waln, Waterman, Wills/Wilks/ Wilkes, Williams, Wingate.

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2017 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archival Outlook | Society of American Archivist

    The NGS wrote an interesting article about this group at UpFront with NGS.

    Permission granted to repost given.

    UpFront with NGS


    >>> Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists

    >>> Posted: 05 Dec 2016 08:41 AM PST

     >>> Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists 

    >>> Archives are so important to genealogists.  There are so many, many more than most of us can fathom.

    >>> I really enjoy the bi-monthly publication of the Society of American Archives (SAA), Archival Outlook, as it both informs me about what is going on at various archives (that I am not familiar with, D.C. Africana Archives Project) as well as entertains me by talking about archival collections (The Second City improv group out of Chicago, IL).

    >>> Most of the articles are visual and typically about 1-3 pages in length; making it an easy publication for quick discoveries. 

    >>> I also learn about the world of managing archives in terms of staffing, the creating of finding aids, ticketing systems, brochures, professional development, and more.  Though you may not view such information as critical for you to know, it does help users better understand how archives operate and when we are armed with that knowledge, we can better use the archives we visit.  I don’t read every article and just skimming the titles provides me insight into what are important issues for archives. 

    >>> Beware – you will find this publication an easy source of distraction.  I don’t suggest looking at it when you “should” be working!

    >>> What new repository or archival collection did you learn about via this publication?


    National Genealogical Society | Home

    The National Genealogical Society is the premier nonprofit educational society for genealogists, beginner and experienced alike, providing publications, online ...

    >>> Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from NGS. Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article. Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission to All republished articles may not be edited or reworded and must contain the copyright statement found at the bottom of each UpFront article.

    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    >>> Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!

    >>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017 7:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Darcie Moody There is Francis Williams, born abt 1812, who died between 1870 and 1880, and his wife, Catharine Rousch, both born France, lived in Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, PA. Their daughter, Mary, married Henry John Sexton, son of Joseph Sexton and Sophronia ___. I have very little on the Sextons, no land or probate records, a smattering in the court records. I have no death date or burial place for any of these people. So frustrating.

    Posting here in case any one has clues in our society.  

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over on Facebook, Family Search has added a video: Robert Kehrer - How to use un-indexed records.  

    Unable to figure how to put data here.  I did put it on our Facebook page. 

    It states what we see online is only about 30% of what F S has.


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