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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  • Sunday, April 03, 2016 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was great to see the people return to complete the workshop on GedCom's.

    We also had five new faces attend and one joined the society.   Hope the other four come back also.  

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Monday, February 08, 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those whom knew Wanda Hartson and Betty Hampton both have passed this last week.  Services for Wanda H were held Saturday a m, we learned.

    We will keep you posted for services for Betty Hampton.

  • Sunday, February 07, 2016 7:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out this information.  

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Remember I will not be at the Lemon Grove Library this month. Mary is doing much better and by next month I should feel comfortable to come to Lemon Grove event.   

    Working on doing an online chat at Google plus?  Then you would not have to leave your home to attend a learning session.

    Is anyone interested in learning this method of communication and presentation.?


  • Sunday, January 10, 2016 11:02 AM | Deleted user

    This should be of inteerest to some our members. I would stress that space in the Library Computer Lab is limited so if you think you would be interested in these free classes you should register early. You must register to attend.

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    Community: Chula Vista Library and San Diego Futures Foundation Offer Free Computer Classes for Seniors; Register Now

    Dear Neighbor,

    Seniors, feeling left out of the computer age? Families, do you know a senior who wants to learn computer basics? The Chula Vista Public Library and the San Diego Futures Foundation have partnered to offer a free six-week series of classes for those 62 years and older at the Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street. The classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, from January 25 through March 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Senior Tech Ambassadors will lead each class, teaching basic computer skills, such as keyboard and mouse functions, safe Internet browsing and keyword searches, creating and managing files, and social media. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, please call (619) 269-1684, ext. 213, or online at

    Data from the Pew Research Center show that 41% of adults ages 65 and older don’t use a computer. Most “offline” seniors say they would need help if they were to go online. The top motivations are to maintain connections with family and friends, shopping and health information. Within the library itself, many processes and services are digitized and online, giving patrons access to a world of information. The San Diego Futures Foundation is a nonprofit agency established to bridge the digital divide in San Diego. As part of its mission, the foundation increases access to technology for seniors, low-income households, and people with disabilities. For full details, view this message on the web.

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  • Monday, January 04, 2016 7:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DNA test reveals a phantom father who was never born | Abroad in

    Lots  of interesting things posted there.

  • Sunday, January 03, 2016 5:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gary Brock, Thank you for a very informative talk on Scanning and the various machines available.  it was interesting to learn about how color affects our seeing. We learned about sizing and how external items around a picture, we take and scan can create infringement. 

    Gary presented a really simple home made, Camera Stand to Shirley Becker.

    The stand eliminates the fuzzy edges and stablizes a picture when shooting.

    You can use this for many normally harder to take pictures. 

    There was a hand out presented if you signed up ahead of time. Gary will be putting it up for members to see shortly. 

    We had 20 attendees at this event. We gained two new members. Welcome to: Glennalie Coleman and Heather Goebel, (I think). Gave data to Gary Brock. 

    Prior to starting the meeting, intoductions were made and comments were given on how Christmas treated them.

    Those in attendance were: Shirley Becker, Hazel Radke, Jean Taylor, Bethel Williams, Steve Riddle, Virginia Taylor, Linda Espino, Sam Seat,  Karen Yarger, Ken and Sharon Robison, Joan Lienemann, Diane Godinez, Jane Strawn, Susi Pentico, Peggy Ferris, Lorraine McCarthy, Heather L Goebel and Glennalie Coleman.

    20 in attendance. 

    Was nice to see guests attend.  We are open to all to attend the workshops and our events.

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:37 AM | Deleted user

    Genealogy: New York, Library and society resource list

        New York, Library and society resource list

    By Barry J. Ewell

    As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

    • State-wide Resources
    • University Archives and Collections
    • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
    • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
    • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
    • Digital Library Collections
    • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

    While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

    **Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

    State-wide Resources (4)

    1. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society:
    2. New-York Historical Society:
    3.  New York State Archives:
    4. New York State Library:
    5. New York State is the only state that requires, by law, that each municipality have a historian. There are 1,600+ historians.  The position is an officer of the municipality with four areas of responsibility which include research/writing of the muni’s history, working with schools to provide local history education, historic preservation, and advocacy. They report the fulfillment of these responsibilities to the State Historian annually.  Their offices typically contain information on families, muni subjects, maps, and much more.  The state-wide organization of Associated Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) provides contact information for each historian.

    University Archives and Collections (62)

    1. Adelphi University:
    2. Alfred University. Herrick Library:
    3. Alfred University. New York State College of Ceramics:
    4. Alfred University. Scholes Library. Special Collections:
    5. American Baptist–Samuel Colgate Historical Library:
    6. Binghamton University:
    7. Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library:
    8. Columbia University. Health Sciences Library:
    9. Columbia University. Herbert H. Lehman Suite and Papers:
    10. Columbia University. Law Library:
    11. Columbia University. Oral History Research Office:
    12. Columbia University. Rare Book & Manuscript Library:
    13. Columbia University. University Archives and Columbiana Library:
    14. Cornell University. Kheel Center:
    15. Cornell University. Mann Library:
    16. Cornell University. Rare and Manuscript Collections:
    17. Fordham University:
    18. Hofstra University. Long Island Studies Institute:
    19. Hofstra University. Rare Books and Manuscripts:
    20. Hofstra University. University Archives:
    21. Hunter College. Archives & Special Collections:
    22. Hunter College. Centro Library and Archives:
    23. Long Island University:
    24. New School University:
    25. New School University. Parsons School of Design:
    26. New York University Library. Special Collections:
    27. New York University Medical Center. Archives:
    28. New York University Medical Center. Special Collections:
    29.  Niagara University:
    30. Plattsburgh State University:
    31. St. Bonaventure University. Archives:
    32. St. Bonaventure University. Franciscan Institute:
    33. St. Bonaventure University. Jim Bishop Archives:
    34. St. John’s University. Archives:
    35. St. John’s University. Special Collections:
    36. St. Lawrence University:
    37. State University of New York Maritime College:
    38. State University of New York, Brockport:
    39. State University of New York, College at Fredonia:
    40. State University of New York, College at Oneonta:
    41. State University of New York, Geneseo:
    42. State University of New York, New Paltz:
    43. State University of New York, Oswego:
    44. State University of New York, Potsdam:
    45. State University of New York. Upstate Medical University:
    46. Stony Brook University:
    47. Syracuse University. Archives and Records Management:
    48. Syracuse University. Belfer Audio Laboratory & Archive:
    49. Syracuse University. Special Collections:
    50. Syracuse University. Television History Archive:
    51. University at Albany. Special Collections and Archives:
    52. University at Buffalo. Health Sciences Library:
    53. University at Buffalo. Music Library:
    54. University at Buffalo. Poetry/Rare Books Collection:
    55. University at Buffalo. Sears Law Library:
    56. University at Buffalo. University Archives:
    57. University of Rochester Medical Center:
    58. University of Rochester. Memorial Art Gallery:
    59. University of Rochester. Rare Books and Special Collections:
    60. University of Rochester. Sibley Music Library:
    61. Yeshiva University. Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica/Judaica:
    62. Yeshiva University. Special Collections:

    Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (28)

    1. Adirondack–Adirondack Research Library:
    2. Baldwinsville–Baldwinsville Public Library:
    3. Bronxville–Bronxville Public Library:
    4. Brooklyn–Brooklyn Public Library:
    5. Broome County–Four County Library System:
    6. Buffalo–Buffalo/Erie County Public Library:
    7. Clifton Park–Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library:
    8. Corinth–Corinth Free Library:
    9. Crandall–Crandall Public Library:
    10. East Hampton–East Hampton Library:
    11. Easton–Easton Library:
    12. Ithaca–Cornell University, Olin Library:
    13. Longwood–Longwood Public Library:
    14. Middletown–Middletown Thrall Library:
    15. Morgan–Morgan Library:
    16. New York City–New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library:
    17. New York City–New York Public Library, History and Genealogy Division:
    18. Ogdensburg–Ogdensburg Public Library:
    19. Patchogue-Medford Library:
    20. Pember–Pember Library:
    21. Pierpont–Pierpont Morgan Library:
    22. Port Washington–Port Washington Public Library:
    23. Queens Borough–Queens Borough Public Library. Long Island Division:
    24. Queens Borough–Queens Borough Public Library. Woodson Collection:
    25. Rochester–Rochester Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Division:
    26. Rochester–Rochester Stake FHC:
    27. Schenectady–Schenectady County Public Library:
    28. Scottsville–Scottsville Free Library:
    29. Seymour–Seymour Public Library:

    Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (21)

    1. American Irish Historical Society:
    2. Bronx County Historical Society:
    3. Brooklyn Historical Society:
    4. Center for Jewish History:
    5. Chemung County Historical Society:
    6. Diocese of Rockville Centre:
    7. Diocese of Syracuse:
    8. Episcopal Diocese of Western New York:
    9. Huguenot Historical Society:
    10. Huntington Historical Society:
    11. New York State Historical Association:
    12. New-York Historical Society:
    13. Old Brutus Historical Society:
    14. Rensselaer County Historical Society:
    15. Sag Harbor Historical Society:
    16. Saratoga County Historical Society. Brookside Museum:
    17. Saratoga National Historical Park:
    18. Schenectady County Historical Society:
    19. Shelter Island Historical Society:
    20. Westchester County Archives:
    21. Woody Guthrie Foundation & Archives:

    Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

    1. NOVEL: New York Online Virtual Electronic Library:

    This New York’s first statewide online virtual library is a collection of electronic databases that provide New York State residents with access to thousands of full-text national and international newspapers and magazines, health and medical resources, business collections, Spanish language materials, and age-appropriate materials for youngsters.

    Digital Library Collections (29)

    1. Online Archive of New Mexico: Images of Historical Documents:
    2. Byron Company Collection Online:
    3. City Sites: Multimedia Essays on New York and Chicago, 1870s-1930s:  []
    4. Rochester Images:
    5. American Museum of Natural History Library, Digital Library Project:
    6. Digital Collections By Subject:
    7. Columbia University, Teachers College, Institute for Learning Technologies (ILTweb) :
    8. Digital Dante:
    9. Columbia University Libraries, Digital Library Projects:
    11. Electronic Text Service:
    12. Digital Collections By Subject:
    13. Cornell University Library, Cornell Digital Library Collections Digital Collections By Subject:
    14. Electronic Text Center
    15. Networked Resources:
    16. Digital Collections By Subject:
    17. Hamliton College Library, Digital Collections of Hamilton College Library:
    18. Digital Collections By Subject:
    19. Metroplitan New York Library Council, MRDI: METRO Regional Digitization Initiative:
    20. New York Public Library, Digital Library Collection:
    21. Digital Collections By Subject
    22. NYPL Digital Gallery:
    23. New York State Documents:
    24. South Central Regional Library Council, Digitizing Program:
    25. Syracuse University Library, Department of Special Collections, Digital Collections:
    26. Digital Collections By Subject:
    27. United States Military Academy Library (West Point), USMA Digital Collections:
    28. University at Albany, State University of New York, Department of History, History and MultiMedia Center:
    29. University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Libraries, UBdigit, Digital Collections at the University at Buffalo:


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