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: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gary Brock



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  • 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. 

  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Library- Family HIstory DAY was a great event. Thought we had a nice turn out.  Hope everyone had a good time and fun. As we help others we also learn about things for our use also.  

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since many methods were presented at the BackUp Saturday, the computer instructors are going to help those whom attend the Beginning Computer group how to use DropBox.  Then in the afternoon class they will log on to the library computer and access their Dropbox they created.  Come learn how with Gary and Shirley.  19 October 2016.

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    8 members attended and shared their information and ideas of how or what they use for Backing UP their data.  It was also shared to have students back up their homework in case of emergencies also.  It was great to see the different types of devices that are being used. Some new ones were suggested also keeping expenses down.  Thanks All.

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 9:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BACK UP YOUR DATA day with the society members, presenting their methods, ideas and ways to save your information.  

    Please come learn how to save your information.  

     Doors open 12:30 start at 1 pm. Bring computers, laptops etc.

    Randy Seaver, Shirley Becker and others will be presenting some tips clues and ideas on how to save you a bunch of misery and hurt.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We were sorry to hear our speaker was called out to care for a family member. Yes Family comes first. 

    We had 6 attendees, and a very interesting and lively discussion on three topics.  

    Susi talked about Descendant Charts and what they are and what they do.

    A Descendant chart is a family group sheet with parents listed and children and then you do a chart for each child and their children color coding them for each child. Then when you are attempting to remember which child belongs to whom you can check the chart and find that Mary and Jack are children of Tom and Jeanne.   Then you chart Mary and Jack's family children and their partners.  So that will help you track your grandchildren and great grandchildren as the family grows. 

    We also talked about software that tracks or doesn't track modern day world. Of course, this happened many years ago also. But Shirley's new Reunion upgrade shows, parents, step parents, non marital parents and many new features.  She demonstrated some of the new features. Comparing this to RootsMagic and and discussed  

    We also discussed DNA and GedMatch. Bethel did a great explanation and showed us some of the features of GedMatch.   

    The nice thing was two other people sat and listened and actually asked a couple of questions and I gave them a Family Group Sheet to see and maybe use.  

    Missed Clayton B not being there tonight.  

    Our Speaker will be there for September instead.  

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chula Vista Library in Conference room lead by Shirley Becker.

    Bring your computers.

    We will have a lunch break and then Regular Computers at 12:30.

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