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:  OPEN

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Web Admin: Gil Leon-Guerrero



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  • 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

  • Friday, December 02, 2016 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Subject Change,,, Illness changes topic.

    CASUAL SATURDAY   1 to 3:30pm Bonita-Sunnyside Library  3 Dec. 2016

    We will be getting together to do a discussion of each others. brick walls and stumbling blocks.

     Bring your Five Generation Chart and where your help is needed. 

     Hints and tips will be presented for assisting you to find answers.

     Shirley and Virginia and I will be leading this event.

     Virginia says Hot Apple Cider and cookies to go with.

     I will bring some charts that might help you to realign your stray.

     A time to share your names with your fellow researchers and find out whom you may link to.

     What the other person may know or help you with.

     Books will be available for you to take home and maybe find kin. 

     Will also share the Acadian Research person who is happy to hear there are

      more Acadian Researchers out there.


    Expose you to some of the many Facebook Genealogical Societies maybe too.

  • Saturday, November 05, 2016 6:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow, it was great to see those who attended the workshop today. Two new potential members that attended last Saturday's event.  Need the names of those who did so I can invite them to  our weekend events, since they can not make Wed day meetings.

    We all learned a lot about Alway Sync. I think it may help us all to keep things coordinated. 

    Gary's presentation was different and it really helped everyone to keep up and work through the problems getting started.  Many asked for more on this type of things soon. 

     Gary has other programs as do I that may benefit our members.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Finally the District responded and has gotten the Applications sent and accepted by each school. I will do another head count in the morning mail but think most of them responded since four had previously responded.

  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Having gotten to speak to CeCe Moore, Linda Cooper, JPaul Hawthorne and FTDNA speaker.  Learned of a new DNA testing company also. Actually it was one my cousin used in Colorado so that was interesting.  First I have seen it here in our area.  

    Having promised to help my society  I did not get there Saturday to event but did get there today.  Will share data in newsletter in coming month. 

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