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: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gary Brock



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  • 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?


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  • 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.


  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wishing all Blessings of joy, and good health and prosperity for all.

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The title for the 1/7/17 talk is:  "Finding Your Elusive Ancestors:  The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search."  There is a description of it on my "Randy's Presentation" page on Genea-Musings -

    The event listed for Jan will be in March.    Sorry for the delay in the change. Come to this event it will be awesome. As always with Randy S.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We gathered lots of donated food and toys for the Salvation Army.  We had a good attendance but missed many of our steadies.  The slide show was nice.

    It was lots of work to put together,  Thanks Gary Brock for doing that.

    The Angel and the Santa Claus was the door prizes again this year. Been a custom we have done for many years. Poinsetta's were raffled off and 2 custom arrangements by Jo Bonner.  Thanks JoAnn Bonner for all the extra that you do and Anna to.

    Sarah at Starbucks said, she didn't realize that it was to be hot water. I did not check it so sorry I hope you all found the microwave to heat the water for tea. 

    May you all have a super Holiday, (Yes I say Holiday because other religions celebrate at this time also.) Blessed Merry Christmas also. 

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Subject: bestselling author Anne Rice at SD Public Library


    A Special Evening with Anne and Christopher Rice

    New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice appears at San Diego Public Library with son and fellow author Christopher Rice. Her new novel "Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis" conjures up an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power, uniting the ancient worlds and legends of the Vampire Chronicles. Ms. Rice will sign copies of the book, on sale at the Library Shop independent bookstore in the Central Library’s Garden Courtyard. Cosponsored with Romance Writers of America, San Diego chapter.


    When: Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Where: Central Library / Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101


    Thanks Marti Lewis for the heads up.

  • Friday, December 09, 2016 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I have copied with Chantel's permission the poster with the information.

    If you have kin in area you may post data for people to see it where your readers read.  Fowlerville of course was on news yesterday also. So should know where the area is lower Mi.  

    Susi's Chatty Performances on Genealogy- Young Family Friend is 

  • Friday, December 02, 2016 9:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lucie LeBlanc Consentino picture did not  transfer.

    She is also on

    Acadian Genealogist and Historian at Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home and Founder/Owner at Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home

    Lives in Methuen, Massachusetts

    Hi Susi.. I am going to be interviewed about the more than 60,000 headstones that are accessible on my web site for Acadian cemeteries in parts of New Brunswick, Canada.

    In October I was inducted into the AFGS Hall of Fame for my work over the years as an Acadian historian.

    Blog Link:  &

    Lucie that is absolutely marvelous news. Thanks for sharing the blog data so we can share with our society.  Blessings  Thank you Susi

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